Google, Amazon quarrel gets heated

Amazon and Google's tit for tat relationship has taken to new heights after Google announced on 6 December 2017 that it will be restricting YouTube access on Amazon products. Google decided to implement the restriction since Amazon does not sell Google's products. The restriction means that...

7 Dec 2017

EWN wins CT leg of GEN hackathon

EWN's Ukweli Google Chrome extension prototype won the Cape Town leg of the Global Editors Network (GEN) Editors Lab hackathon. GEN, Google News Lab, and Code for Africa held a two-day hackathon that was designed to find solutions for the future of news around the issue of misinformation. EWN's...

5 Dec 2017

Sowetan, Sunday World unveil website redesign

The Sowetan and Sunday World websites recently underwent a redesign. Some of the new additions to the websites include a simplified navigation bar and responsive layouts for mobile browsing. The Sowetan has also launched its newly updated app on the Google Playstore and the App Store. The...

24 Nov 2017

Bookmarks 2018 entries close tomorrow

The entry deadline for the 2018 IAB SA Bookmarks close tomorrow. No entries will be accepted after midday on 24 November 2017. The Bookmark 2018 Awards takes place on 1 March 2018.

23 Nov 2017

Goal.com launches data-free app

Goal.com has launched its Goal Zero mobile app with data-free smartphone access and reduced bandwidth usage. The app is distributed by Perform Group and has been developed on the biNu App Publishing Platform, which incorporates technology that extensively optimises data efficiency. The app has...

21 Nov 2017

Discover Digital develops electronic guide

Discover Digital has developed a new digitally interactive electronic programme guide (EPG) system for broadcasters and digital TV streaming services. The EPG creates a direct path to programming information and converts it to local time zones, providing viewers access to accurate live programme...

21 Nov 2017

Condriac Live to broadcast e-sports

Condriac has launched a live-streaming e-sports channel on Twitch TV. Condriac Live will be led by Kyle Singh and will broadcast from 9am to 5pm on weekdays.

20 Nov 2017

Mediamark goes digital with audio advertising

Mediamark has partnered with Triton Digital to provide digital in-stream audio advertising solutions to its clients. Mediamark is the media sales representative for Kagiso Media stations, which include Jacaranda FM and East Coast Radio. Clients' inventory will be available for direct purchase or...

7 Nov 2017

IAB supports free access to online information

IAB SA is supporting the launch of the issue paper addressing perspectives on universal free access to online information in South Africa. The Free public Wi-Fi and Zero-Rated content issue paper was prepared for the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) with the assistance of Applied Law...

11 Oct 2017

Media24 accomplishes growth in e-commerce, digital media

The media and e-commerce businesses of Media24 brought about a double-digit growth in the past year. The company passed on the news to its shareholders at the Welkom Yizani annual general meeting (AGM) in Cape Town on 28 August 2017. 24.com, Media24's digital media division, grew monthly by...

31 Aug 2017

Showmax is now compatible with Xbox One

The Showmax app is now compatible with the Xbox One console and is available for purchase in the Xbox Store. The Showmax app was also recently added to the DStv Explora and Android TV platforms.

29 Aug 2017

SABC TV Licences renew online services

SABC TV Licences division has recommenced its online payment service via its website www.tvlic.co.za after its www.paymytv.co.za website has been discontinued. The www.tvlic.co.za website is upgraded for usage from any type of device....

28 Aug 2017

Even further deadline extension for 2017 New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards

Deadlines for the New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards have been extended even further. All entries for this year's awards must now be submitted by close of business on Wednesday, 26 July 2017. Check out the New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards website for more information on...

21 Jul 2017

NetBooster announces partnership with Limbik

Global NetBooster Group has announced a partnership with South African agency Limbik Responding Creative. Group's extensive digital services and expertise will be available on the Africa continent.

14 Jul 2017

Nfinity partners with AdColony

Nfinity has entered a partnership with the mobile advertising company, AdColony. AdColony is led by Andrew Kramer in South Africa and provides in-app mobile video advertising; providing consumers, in African markets particularly, access to HD ad experiences across 1,000 mobile apps.

13 Jul 2017

Deadline extension for 2017 New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards

The deadline for entries for this year's New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards has been extended; all entries must now be completed and submitted by 21 July 2017. For more information, check our the FAQ page on the New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards website....

6 Jul 2017

Multichoice in favour of ConCourt ruling on subsidised set-top boxes' non-encryption policy

Multichoice has welcomed the constitutional court's ruling on the encryption capabilities of the five million state-subsidised set-top boxes. In a move that hopefully paves the way for the long-awaited migration to digital terrestrial television, the court's ruling confirms that the minister of...

9 Jun 2017

Discover Digital's DEOD awarded near-live short-form digital rights for ICC events

The Dubai-based Channel 2 group has awarded the near-live short-form digital rights for the International Cricket Council Champions Trophy 2017 and the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 tournaments to Discover Digital's Digital Entertainment on Demand TV service. DEOD has also been appointed the exclusive...

7 Jun 2017

ITN archive to be made available on Getty Images

ITN and Getty Images have entered a distribution partnership that will see ITN broadcasts available to licence on Getty's platform. In South Africa, ITN's archive will be available to licence via Gallo Images Johannesburg as it is Getty Images' exclusive representative in the sub-Saharan Africa...

30 May 2017

BlankPage Publishing unveils two B2B new apps

Shortly after its launch, BlankPage Publishing has unveiled two new apps; Retail Brief Africa and Med Brief Africa. The Retail Brief Africa app provides users with segmented news on a daily basis as well as allow users access to product activation information, retailers are also given the option to...

29 May 2017

Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon launch digital platform

Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon have launched Discovery, a new web-based platform, which travellers can use to access content from the airlines' inflight magazines, Discovery and Silkroad, from anywhere in the world. The online platform will provide a broad range of articles and feature stories...

15 May 2017

Media24 DAF to strengthen digital, e-commerce offerings

Media24 has appointed Sverre Munck, Yasmin Namini, Pat Kolek, and Evelyn Chan to serve on its newly formed digital advisory forum. The DAF is to strengthen the company's digital media and e-commerce operations.

2 May 2017

LinkedIn announces 500m member reach

Professional network, LinkedIn, has announced that it has reached a 500m member mark across 200 countries and territories. The platform represents 10m+ active jobs, 9m+ company and over 100,000 articles posted per week, globally.

26 Apr 2017

Icasa releases draft regulations in TVWS ahead of DSA summit

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has released draft regulations on the use of TV white space in the African region, ahead of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance's fifth annual global summit which will be held in Cape Town from 9-11 May 2017. The draft regulations shed light on...

21 Apr 2017

2017 SingularityU Johannesburg Chapter launched at screening of The University

The launch of the 2017 SingularityU Johannesburg Chapter was held as part of a screening of the documentary film, The University, at the Killarney Mall CineCentre. A few days earlier, Michael Fichardt had hosted the Cape Town Chapter at Open's Workshop 17. Mann Made Media director Mic Mann is...

16 Mar 2017

NATIVE VML to manage Vaseline Men's digital engagement

Unilever has named NATIVE VML as the lead digital agency for Vaseline's men hand and body range. NATIVE VML is to provide digital engagement across various channels for the heritage brand. “We believe NATIVE VML has the proficiency to place Vaseline in the mind of the modern man through deep and...

9 Mar 2017

Gumtree South Africa launches new homepage

One of South Africa's largest classifieds sites, Gumtree, has launched a new homepage which boasts several new and improved features. These features include trending ads, activity card notifications, as well as a search bar and location recognition improvements for mobile devices. The redesign...

6 Mar 2017

Ogilvy & Mather acquires digital communicator Eightytwenty

Ogilvy & Mather, a wholly-owned subsidiary of advertising and public relations company, WPP, has acquired digital partnership in Ireland with Irish digital communication industry leader Eightytwenty Customer Experience Limited. The new acquisition will create new capabilities for digital...

20 Feb 2017

Liquorice announces fifth office opening

Digital innovations for brands company, Liquorice has announced the opening of their office in the Cape Winelands. This marks the agency's fifth office in South Africa and is co-located with its client, Distell. Currently, Liquorice works with 26 Distell brands and recently won the Distell...

19 Jan 2017

Sprout Performance Partners is now a Premier Google Partner

Digital media buying agency, Sprout Performance Partners has been named a Premier Google Partner after being trained and certified to best manage online advertising by Google. To be certified, a company has to create and complete a Partners company profile, pass the AdWords certification in Google...

19 Dec 2016

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