TCM's line-up update results in increased viewership

TCM has recorded a viewership increase of 300% since introducing a new line-up of films like Rush Hour 3, Underworld, I Am Legend, Blood Diamond, Mad Max, and 300. AG Nielsen South Africa's TAMs also indicated that the channel has been placed as one the top five go-to movie channels in South Africa....

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BBDO to sell I Get Paid For This items at Design Indaba

BBDO's I Get Paid For This project will sell its apparel at Design Indaba in an effort to raise funds for the MAL Foundation-driven Seed Library Initiative. Members of BBDO's creative staff design apparel that is sold in proceed of the development of the Seed library programme. More than nine...

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Kagiso Media to sponsor water well at CT school

Kagiso Media will sponsor the first water well at a school in the Western Cape as part of Jacaranda FM's second Project Waterdrop #CC4CT (Capital City for Cape Town). The aim is to create a more permanent, sustainable solution to the water crisis in the region. Content hosted by

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BBC News enters VR with documentary series

BBC News has entered the world of virtual reality (VR) with the launch of its two-part VR documentary Damming the Nile. The BBC News and the BBC VR Hub produced the documentary, which includes a half-hour programme on BBC World News and a radio documentary on BBC World Service, as well as video and...

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Imbizo to highlight issues with Copyright Bill

The SA Copyright Alliance and the University of Pretoria's Centre for IP Law will hold a special Creative Industry Imbizo at the Musaion Theatre at the University of Pretoria on 24 February 2018. The imbizo is aimed at raising awareness of the issues posed by the Copyright Amendment Bill for...

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SABC's Virtual Academy to assist learners in five critical subjects

SABC Education recently unveiled its SABC Education Virtual Academy (SEVA), which is aimed at equipping learners with additional resources in five critical learning areas. SEVA will make video lessons, flash cards, notes and online assignments in mathematics, accounting, English, physical and life...

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Caxton to pay Competition Commission's admin penalty

Caxton has announced that it will not contest the Competition Commission ruling on its commission system and will pay the administrative penalty set out. Caxton also indicated that it would also contribute a sum towards a bursary and development fund for previously disadvantaged persons in the media...

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Icasa invites public to hearings on end-user regulations

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) will hold a series of public hearings on the published second draft of the End-User and Subscriber Service Charter Regulations at its head office in Sandton, Johannesburg from 1-2 March 2018. The regulations are aimed at protecting the...

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Lisbon Awards Group creates Lisbon Health International Festival

The Lisbon Awards Group has developed the Lisbon Health International Festival; a new worldwide advertising festival that is devoted to communication, advertising, and design in the health sector. The festival is a by-product of the Lisbon International Advertising Festival and aims to award the...

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Safrea releases 2017/2018 media industry rates survey

The Southern African Freelancers' Association (Safrea) has released the 2017/2018 SA freelance media industry and rates survey and is now live. The survey serves as a tool to gather relevant information on the sector and to assess current rates trends. The survey will take approximately...

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Wits Business School to host Emerging Markets Conference

Wits Business School (WBS) will be hosting the annual Emerging Markets Conference Board (EMCB) this year from 4-7 April. Well-respected faculty from all over globe will speak at the conference. The doctoral colloquium on 4 and 5 April will precede the conference on 6 and 7 April. The EMCB is a...

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R2K rebuffs Inxeba reclassification by Film and Publication Board

The Film and Publication Board's (FPB) X18 reclassification of Inxeba has been opposed by the Right2Know Campaign (R2K). The campaign deems the reclassification as a violation of the constitutional right to freedom of expression for the LGBTIQ community. The X18 classification contains elements...

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Free entry to Design Indaba on open night

The entry for the first night of the Design Indaba Festival 2018 will be free of charge. Attendees will get to experience music, performance, exhibitions, installations, and food on the first evening. The event takes place at the Artscape Piazza on 21 February 2018.

15 Feb 2018

Discovery Channel renews Don't Stop Wondering Award

Discovery Channel, in partnership with the Jozi Film Festival, has opted to return its 'Discovery Channel Don't Stop Wondering Award' for 2018 after receiving over 200 entries for the award in 2017. The award calls for two to five-minute documentary filmmakers in Africa that demonstrate/celebrate...

15 Feb 2018

WPP's Geometry unveils new brand identity

Geometry has launched a new brand identity, which includes a new logo, monogram, and website. WPP's omnichannel brand experience agency created its new brand identity in-house in Hamburg, Germany. The new colour palette and a set of symbols are aimed at representing diverse disciplines and...

14 Feb 2018

Associated Media Publishing unveils ampDigital

Associated Media Publishing (AMP) has teamed up with Thumbtribe to launch ampDigital. AmpDigital will assist brands in tracking and growing their engagement and reach via original content. The joint venture will specialise in services such as web, mobile, Wi-Fi, print solutions, social,...

14 Feb 2018

Red Dot entries to open in March

Entries for the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2018 will officially open on 5 March 2018. Agencies, designers, and companies from around the world are encouraged to submit their design and creative projects to the international design competition. Entries can be submitted during the 'early...

13 Feb 2018

100% Design to present exhibition at Decorex

100% Design South Africa will present an exhibition curated by Cathy O'Clery of Platform Creative Agency at the 2018 Decorex Cape Town. Decorex Cape Town will be held from 27 April-1 May 2018. All the exhibition pieces will be produced especially for the exhibition and will have their debut at...

12 Feb 2018

Khathu Litshani links up with Transit.TV

Khathu Litshani has entered into a content partnership with Transit.TV to uphold the channel's availability of entertainment to its viewers. Litshani's well-known videos due to his humorous character will be played daily on the channel. Litshani is a DJ, public figure, and comedian. Transit.TV...

8 Feb 2018

InterContinental Hotels Group trend report highlights importance of provenance

InterContinental Hotels Group's (IHG) 2018 Trends Report - that was published at the World Economic Forum - underlines the importance of provenance and its relationship with brand success. IHG unveiled The Provenance Chain in the sixth edition of its annual report series. The Provenance Chain is...

8 Feb 2018

Folio to announce Digital Awards winners, induct Digital Hall of Fame in NY

The winners of the 2018 Folio: Digital Awards will be announced on 5 April 2018 at the Yale Club in New York, USA. Folio will also induct its 2018 Digital Hall of Fame class, which recognises those who have been thought leaders and innovators in digital media throughout their career. The Folio:...

8 Feb 2018

Four Vega students acknowledged in WPO competition

Four students from Vega School have been recognised in the 2017 WPO International Packaging Design Student Competition. The competition serves as an international platform for students who have won awards for packaging design in their home countries. Eliana Raff, Page Lotze, Casey Ogilvie, and...

7 Feb 2018

ADC Annual Awards bags John C. Jay for programme theme

The ADC 97th Annual Awards has acquired John C. Jay to deliver a stream of consciousness that is in line with its programme theme of craft and its importance for the future. Jay delivers his thoughts and feelings on the matter through a video. The programme theme for the awards is 'Where Craft...

7 Feb 2018

AME Awards Jury consists of three Serviceplan reprensentatives

Serviceplan Group representatives Qing Zhong, Francis Bonifacio, and Diane Schulz are a part of the AME Awards Grand Jury 2018. The three jury members are representing Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa. The jury is tasked with awarding the most effective marketing campaigns...

6 Feb 2018

SABC 3 reschedules news bulletin, introduces new current affairs programme

SABC 3 has changed the time of its 6pm news bulletin to 9pm. Peter Ndoro and Francis Herd will carry on as the presenters for the news bulletin, whilst Chriselda Lewis and Aldrin Sampear will present the weekend edition. The TV channel will also be introducing a new current affairs programme...

6 Feb 2018

Tembisa Mdoda and Mashalane Galane to host Your Next Million

TV personality Tembisa Mdoda and comedian Mashalane Galane will host Standard Bank's Your Next Million game show. The game show's questions and tasks are focused on enabling people to achieve their next; money that may be used to help people reach their goals, whether that's paying school fees,...

5 Feb 2018

Jennifer Lopez is the new Guess Girl

Guess has obtained Jennifer Lopez as its new Guess Girl. Lopez is part of a campaign that is art directed by Paul Marciano and shot by fashion photographer Tatiana Gerusova. The new Guess Girl's campaign images portrays a similarity to early classic Guess campaigns.

2 Feb 2018

Global Mobile Awards announces hosts, nominees

The 2018 Global Mobile Awards (Glomo Awards) has announced that TV presenters Suzi Perry and Ortis Deley will be the hosts for the event. The Glomo Awards has also announced the nominees for each category. Click here to see the list of nominees. The awards show consists of 38 categories. The...

2 Feb 2018 is no longer available on OpenView HD will no longer air on OpenView HD as a decision by the platform to create space for newer content that is desired by viewers. The music channel will be replaced with a new entertainment channel on the platform.

1 Feb 2018

Tiso Blackstar unveils a digital daily news edition

Tiso Blackstar Group has released Times Select; a digital 20-minute daily news edition. The newly launched news edition replaces the former print edition of The Times. Times Select will be free to readers on desktop and mobile devices till April this year and thereafter will require a...

1 Feb 2018

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