General manager for the Middle East and Africa, Amanda Turnbull.
The evolution of Discovery in Africa

Discovery Inc talks about investment in the African broadcast content market through diversification and a multi-partner model...

By Louise Marsland 3 hours ago

Multiple choices for MultiChoice after Naspers' unbundling or way of the dinosaur?
Multiple choices for MultiChoice after Naspers' unbundling or way of the dinosaur?

#Newswatch: It's not necessarily a death knell. There's speculation on potential positive outcomes following Naspers's announcement that it will unbundle MultiChoice to shareholders early next year and separately list the company on the JSE...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Sep 2018

AfricaCom 2018 takes place in Cape Town, 13-15 November 2018.
Celebrating Africa's digital heroes in 2018

AfricaCom will once again reward the success and innovation of those companies and individuals in Africa that are leading Africa through the Fourth Industrial Revolution...

14 Sep 2018

Give your brand the space to grow on Bizcommunity
Give your brand the space to grow on Bizcommunity

Give your brand the space to blossom on the biggest B2B website, catering to 18 professional industry sectors and niche audiences across Africa...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 14 Sep 2018

Trevor Ncube to launch online TV station in Zimbabwe
Trevor Ncube to launch online TV station in Zimbabwe

Alpha Media Holding (AMH) will soon launch an online radio and television station in Zimbabwe...

By Yuveshen Darmalingum 12 Sep 2018

Detailed 'PR value' media monitoring service for Africa
Detailed 'PR value' media monitoring service for Africa

APO Group launches enhanced press release monitoring service for Africa and the Middle East...

10 Sep 2018

Africacom, Cape Town.
The spread of digital connectivity in Africa

Africa's largest technology, media and telecommunications conference and exhibition, AfricaCom 2018, held in Cape Town, 13-15 November 2018, will cover the most strategic digital issues affecting the continent...

3 Sep 2018

Giokos on the roof at CNN London.
#WomensMonth: "Focus on your talents and ignore the noise"

Eleni Giokos, CNN African correspondent, rounds out our Women's Month coverage by sharing her realisation that "career plus baby is doable", as well as some of the noise she's learned to ignore, like being told to cut her hair short as long hair isn't 'corporate' enough...

By Leigh Andrews 30 Aug 2018

Latest Warc trends report shifts focus to online video advertising
Latest Warc trends report shifts focus to online video advertising

The rise of mobile drives advertisers to invest $30bn in online video despite ongoing risks...

23 Aug 2018

Taylor ‘tailoring’ her selfie…
#BehindtheSelfie with...Trish Taylor

This women's month, we go behind the selfie with Trish Taylor, CEO for Primedia Broadcasting Western Cape...

By Leigh Andrews 22 Aug 2018

Netflix is now showing ads between episodes to some users
Netflix is now showing ads between episodes to some users

Netflix is now showing unskippable advertisements of its other content between episodes, the company confirmed this weekend...

By Andy Walker 20 Aug 2018

Media deal to increase brand exposure for African rugby
Media deal to increase brand exposure for African rugby

APO Group and Kwesé Sports announce strategic alliance to promote rugby across Africa and the globe...

15 Aug 2018

Toussaint Alain, African Daily Voice CEO.
New pan-African news agency launched

African Daily Voice (ADV) will provide comprehensive coverage in text, photo, video and computer graphics of African news...

14 Aug 2018

Spotify may soon let users skip advertisements
Spotify may soon let users skip advertisements

In an extremely brave and risky financial play, Spotify may soon allow free tier users to skip audio and video advertisements whenever they want...

By Andy Walker 13 Aug 2018

#Newsmaker: Samantha Cowen joins Hot 91.9FM's breakfast show
#Newsmaker: Samantha Cowen joins Hot 91.9FM's breakfast show

Samantha Cowen, with over 20 years in breakfast radio, has made her comeback, joining Sasha Martinengo, John Walland and Simon Hill as of today, 1 August on Hot 91.9FM's breakfast show, weekdays from 6 to 9am...

By Jessica Tennant 1 Aug 2018

#Newsmaker: Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp, the new voice on Jacaranda FM
#Newsmaker: Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp, the new voice on Jacaranda FM

TV and radio personality Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp has rejoined Jacaranda FM to present the WorkZone and provide parenting advice on her 'Baby Brunch', featured on Jacaranda FM's podcast hub...

By Jessica Tennant 1 Aug 2018

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Netflix's 'Man in a Van' ad is really going to annoy satellite TV companies

It's safe to say that Netflix South Africa has adopted the Wendy's brand of guerilla marketing, this after its latest ad dropped in the country this week...

By Andy Walker 26 Jul 2018

Call for African animation talent
Call for African animation talent

Cartoon Network is looking for new animation talent in Africa in the first ever Cartoon Network creative venture run in Africa...

18 Jul 2018

AfricaCom.
AfricaCom 2018 launches conference, expos

Shaping Africa's digital future - AfricaCom launches free headliner conference tracks with worldclass speaker lineup...

16 Jul 2018

Sipho 'Hotstix' Mabuse celebrates Mandela 100 with tribute playlist on Deezer
Sipho 'Hotstix' Mabuse celebrates Mandela 100 with tribute playlist on Deezer

South African musician Sipho 'Hotstix' Mabuse has compiled a special tribute playlist for Nelson Mandela's centenary birthday on music service Deezer...

16 Jul 2018

Netflix
Netflix introduces 'Smart Download' feature to Android

Netflix's Smart Downloads is now available on Android, and it may save you from forgetting to download your favourite shows...

By Andy Walker 11 Jul 2018

Multichoice
DStv Now usage spikes as World Cup reaches fever pitch

South Africans love sport, don't they? And now that the World Cup is entering its pivotal semi-final stage, more users than ever are tuning in to see a ball (and Neymar) roll around a field...

By Andy Walker 10 Jul 2018

Image supplied. © Cato Louw by Zanyika du Preez.
#YouthMonth: Find what you love doing, then passionately run with it!

If you're a rugby fan, chances are you already know the voice of 26-year-old broadcast sports presenter, Cato Louw. She's officially the youngest female rugby anchor on SuperSport, and also the voice behind the EWN sports bulletins on the KFM 94.5 Weekend Breakfast Show and the John Maytham Show on CapeTalk. She shares her unbridled rugger-passion and advice for others looking to follow in her sports broadcaster footsteps...

By Leigh Andrews 28 Jun 2018

Is Foogle the enemy?
Is Foogle the enemy?

Facebook and Google are the biggest media owners in almost every market across the globe and they seem to be heading for world domination, says Richard Lord. But, is that so bad?...

By Richard Lord 22 Jun 2018

Photo by Tim Gouw on Unsplash.
Marketing fragmentation: A cross-device world

Ellen De Matos Silva, shares her thoughts on fragmentation in marketing and how online users are becoming increasingly comfortable with a cross-device messaging world...

By Ellen De Matos Silva 22 Jun 2018

Vaulina, seen Showmaxing with Sbusi Dlamini, HR business partner: Connected video group at Multichoice.
#BehindtheSelfie with... Anna Vaulina

This #YouthMonth, we go behind the selfie with 'just-35' Anna Vaulina - head of retention and customer experience for Showmax, she also moonlights as the head of marketing for the IAB SA, holds an MBA from the Gordon Institute of Business Science and has completed both a Harvard business and innovation leadership course and a Massachusetts Institute of Technology big data and analytics course...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Jun 2018

Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2018 being streamed live
Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2018 being streamed live

Kwesé TV to bring the Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2018 live, via streaming and its free television model...

18 Jun 2018

Fabian Frese, CCO at Germany’s Kolle Rebbe and this year's Loeries film, radio and audio jury president.
#Loeries2018: "How will technology impact this year's ideas?" - Fabian Frese

I chatted to the international jury presidents ahead of Loeries Creative Week. Next in the series is Fabian Frese, chief creative officer at Germany's Kolle Rebbe and this year's Loeries film, radio and audio jury president...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Jun 2018

Feature image: Drew de F Fawkes via Flickr (CC 2.0 BY), on
Robbie Williams (and his World Cup middle finger) spikes Google Search traffic

If you were expecting Will Smith to open the 2018 World Cup in Russia this evening, don't worry, we were, too...

By Andy Walker 15 Jun 2018

Barron Hufkie by Eben Photography.
#YouthMonth: How to make your mark in the SA broadcast industry

This year, Barron Hufkie is celebrating seven years in radio. Here, Hufkie explains his biggest learning since entering the world of work and shares advice on how others can follow suit...

By Leigh Andrews 14 Jun 2018

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