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

One Show launches VR shower as deadline reminder

To remind the creative community the deadline for entries is fast approaching, the One Show launched the 'One Shower' - a VR 360 shower meant to help creatives come up with brilliant ideas. This year, the One Show's call for entry highlights all the benefits afforded to One Show winners with a...

15 Dec 2016

Referral SaaSquatch Inc. wants to reach new audience with Veronica Jones

Referral marketing provider, Referral SaaSquatch Inc. recently launched The Adventures of Veronica Jones: Growth Marketing Detective, its standalone Medium publication. The publication was developed to reach an entirely new audience through the Medium social media platform. The publication is...

15 Dec 2016

Ideaing.com's e-commerce website launches

Ideaing.com has launched the first smart device editorial and e-commerce website. A range of devices may be found in the following categories: smart home, smart body, smart entertainment and smart travel. Having initially partnered with 16 smart device product lines at launch, the company aims...

21 Nov 2016

WhatsApp adds video calling

WhatsApp is adding WhatsApp video calling to enable its more than one billion users to make video calls across Android, iPhone and Windows devices. It wants to make these features available to everyone, not just those who can afford the most expensive new phones or live in countries with the best...

16 Nov 2016

NMP SA shortlisted for Google Premier Partner Awards

NMP SA has been shortlisted in the Best Search Performance category in the Google Premier Partner Awards for their Drive South Africa paid-search campaign. In its first year of operations, NMP SA, through sustained campaign success and several key account wins, has maintained its commitment to...

10 Nov 2016

Webby Awards now open

The annual Webby Awards are now open and they're calling all digital creatives to enter their best work by 28 October 2016. All work will be reviewed by online innovators like Jimmy Kimmel, Eva Chen - the head of Fashion Partnerships at Instagram and the founder of Gimlet Media, Alex Blumberg....

18 Oct 2016

SABC launches #KaeKapaKae

The South African Broadcasting Corporation has launched #KaeKapaKae, an online digital portal for some of its most popular television, news and radio content. Audiences can now catch up on their favourite SABC TV show on YouTube, download their favourite radio show as a podcast and stay...

14 Oct 2016

Target Media Directory revamped

Newsclip's online media database, Target Media Directory, has upgraded its service offerings to include search functions highlighting specific media sources; a messaging service allowing users to send personalised emails directly from the platform; and the media content profile, which highlights the...

27 Sep 2016

Heavy Chef presents Justin Spratt head of business dev at Uber in Africa

Heavy Chef presents Justin Spratt, head of business development at Uber in Africa on 'Global tech trends that will influence Africa in the next decade'. He will looking at global trends such as Bitcoin, Microservices, Machine Learning, AR and VR and unpacking ways in which they will influence our...

9 Sep 2016

Flume opens Cape Town branch

Flume is opening up a Cape Town branch, allowing the digital marketing agency to physically entrench themselves in their Cape Town clients' business, while also affording them the opportunity to further diversify their portfolio in the Mother City. Flume was started in 2013 by Jacques Du Bruyn...

1 Aug 2016

New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards close for entries next week

Entries for the 2016 New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards close on Tuesday 26 July 2016. The competition is open to winning campaigns or an individual who goes beyond just doing his or her job and deserves an award. New entrants are welcomed. Entries can be submitted manually via the Excel...

22 Jul 2016

Vox Telecom's Braintree partners with Linkfresh

The consulting and integration division within Vox Telecom, Braintree, has confirmed its partnership with Linkfresh, a packaged business management system for the fresh food sector and a Microsoft Dynamics certified add-on package. The application has been specifically designed for companies who...

19 Jul 2016

Isoflow wins Dribbble Silver Bucket award

Dribbble, an online community for displaying user-made artwork of web designers, graphic designers, illustrators, icon artists, typographers, logo designers and other creative types, has awarded its international Silver Bucket Award to Isoflow in Cape Town, as the most active Dribbble community,...

18 May 2016

New digital advertising consortium includes South Africa's most influential publishers

A new digital advertising consortium, AdJoin Africa publisher co-operative, includes South Africa's most influential publishers, including Rubicon Project, MaxAxion and Kagiso Media, has been launched. It represents the ideal solution for local campaigns and global buyers looking to reach the...

18 Apr 2016

Geoff Cohen to head up new venture, Delv

Geoff Cohen and digital disruption agency &innovation, have joined forces with the Ole! Media Group to form a new venture, Delv, which will provide highly targeted advertising opportunities by harnessing the power of big data. Having identified that it required a data model and strategy, Ole!...

18 Apr 2016

WE Communications purchase majority of Buchan

The Australian communications agency Buchan, a WE+ partner since 2008, has sold a majority stake in its business to WE Communications. It will be renamed WE Buchan and continue to be an integral and significant part of the group's, bolstering offerings in the APAC region and around the globe....

7 Apr 2016

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