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Glow TV launches on DStv

Glow TV, South Africa's first free to air channel to offer eastern-inspired content launched by Kagiso Media a year ago, will now appear on DStv channel 167. The channel will be available on the DStv Family, Compact, Extra and Premium packages. In keeping with the wide variety on offer, Glow TV...

Mediamark increases TV portfolio

Mediamark, one of South Africa's leading media sales houses, has built up its TV portfolio significantly over the past few months and now has seven television stations in its portfolio, including one channel on OpenView HD, four channels on the DStv bouquet and two community TV stations. The DStv...

Nataniël, Mandoza do #SizzleSizzle for new TVC

A new TVC for Checkers and Shoprite 2014 Championship Boerewors features Afrikaans performer and food celebrity Nataniël and kwaito music star Mandoza. The brainchild of Cape creative shop, Mad Advertising, which has been agency custodians of the Championship Boerewors brand since 2001, the...

The Loeries Special Feature to air on Vuzu Amp this Friday

DStv's new channel, Vuzu Amp (Channel 114) will be airing the first of a two part series called 'Looking for the Loerie with Denise' this Friday, 17 October 2014 at 7pm. Looking for the Loerie with Denise chronicles VUZU's bright young star as she embarks on an epic journey to Loeries Creative...

VIDI incorporates The Learning Channel

VIDI has announced that the Learning Channel, which offers excellent resources for school-goers of all ages, is now available as part of its monthly subscription option. Coming out of the educational series that aired on SABC television, the channel also offers free downloadable workbooks for matric...

Another trial to captivate TV audiences

Media intelligence providers in Southern Africa, ROi Africa will offer real-time media coverage statistics and analysis on the upcoming Dewani murder trial in Cape Town. Regular statistics, updates and Twitter feeds will keep all up-to-date with the insights into this controversial trial. As with...

New Engen TVC brings brand to life

The new Engen TVC follows a man on a road trip, from the arid plains of the Tankwa Karoo through the fynbos of the Cape to the Atlantic Ocean, backed by emotive soundtrack, written and performed by Theo Crous and Arno Carstens, with lyrics by Aaron Harris. FCB Cape Town used the client's philosophy,...

New video clip channel for StarSat

StarSat launched the QYou channel, available on its Super Package on channel 165 yesterday, 1 October 2014. This is the first 24/7 channel to showcase some of the world's best high quality short form video clips from around the world, usually viewed via the Internet. With 12 hours of fresh video...

New TVC for Painblok

AIR Films has produced a 20-second commercial for Y&R South Africa's client Painblok emphasising the nature of headaches by harnessing the power of symbolism to communicate its intrinsic qualities. The TVC opens with an office worker determinedly sitting at his desk, struggling to concentrate...

SABC... One interview, two Zuma wives...trouble

According to Mail & Guardian, two of Zuma's wives turned up for the same interview at the SABC... and that's when it started... War of Zuma wives at SABC studios.... It could have been worse - just suppose they had all turned up... Still at the SABC, according to Channel24, a naughty...

SABC: Did Tshabalala lie about her qualifications?

According to a Mail & Guardian report, parliament's oversight committee on communication has said that SABC chairperson Ellen Tshabalala has failed to provide proof of her qualifications to the committee, which has now set up an inquiry that is expected to begin on 16 September. Mail & Guardian...

Swahili channel opens on StarSat

StarSat satellite Pay-TV platform has launched a Swahili entertainment channel, (channel 450), targeted at Swahili speaking people who live in South Africa and want to watch East African content. Its line-up of drama movies, music, comedy, celebrity news, events, art shows, Swahili cultural wedding...

New FCB Cape Town TVC for Musica

Capitalising on 'when words fail, music speaks'; FCB Cape Town has created a new TVC for Musica. Musica tasked the agency with creating an ad that would break through the loud, and often brash, clutter normally associated with retail advertising. According to executive creative director, Mike...

Generations: Cast underpaid?

According to Generations producer, Friedrich Stark, reports Mail & Guardian, the show's actors' salaries average R55,000 a month. In their press statement, the fired actors' said, "We live in a country that is notorious for artists living and dying in a state of poverty, tragically, never managing...

Pornography on TV battle to start

A legal battle over the decision to allow three pornographic channels to be broadcast on television is likely to go all the way to the Constitutional Court‚ a legal expert said last week. The Justice Alliance of South Africa is challenging the Independent Communications Authority of South...

Report: Hlaudi to sue Thuli

NEWSWATCH: According to iafrica.com, quoting Beeld, SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng is apparently planning to sue Public Protector Thuli Madonsela for crimen injuria. Why? Because, according to the Beeld report, Motsoeneng claims the case against him is "politically motivated and that Madonsela's report...

Oscar Pistorius trial recommences
Oscar Pistorius trial recommences

With the reopening of the courts, the Oscar Pistorius trial is back on air on DStv, Channel 199 since yesterday, 7 August 2014. The channel will broadcast for two days only, after which it will close until judgement is given....

Zone launches advertising sales on CBS Action and Drama in SA

International broadcaster AMC Networks International - Zone (formerly Chello Zone) announced that it is introducing advertising on its CBS Studios International joint venture channels, CBS Action and Drama in South Africa this July. CBS Action (DStv channel 133) and CBS Drama (DStv channel 134)...

New sports channel from StarSat

This past weekend, StarSat launched its new sports channel, StarTimes Sport 2 on channel 241. To accommodate the new channel and other future channels, sports channels will now be located between channels 241-251. In addition, Fox International Channels (FIC) will rebrand the Setanta Africa and...

Shifting Afrikaans programmes is illegal: FF Plus

The SABC's decision to move Afrikaans programmes from SABC2 to SABC3 was illegal, the Freedom Front Plus (FF Plus) said on Tuesday, reports Sowetan LIVE. "The FF Plus views the decision with regards to Afrikaans as illegal as the Afrikaans community did not have any say in an administrative decision...

Look beyond Motsoeneng in SABC controversy

Aubrey Matshiqi, writing in BD Live asks "What is the controversy over the Hlaudi Motsoeneng imbroglio really about? It follows a decision by Communications Minister Faith Muthambi to confirm the appointment of Motsoeneng as the chief operations officer of the SABC. The minister's decision was the...

New StarSat channel enables movie catch-up

StarSat has launched its Fox Movies +2 on channel number 136 that is a time shift channel that enables subscribers to catch up on movies they may have missed on the Fox Movies channel. When a movie is broadcast on Fox Movies channel 135, it is available two hours later on Fox Movies +2. For more...

Madonsela to launch new probe at SABC

According to BD Live, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela "has decided to launch a new investigation into the appointment of SABC chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng". The new probe will include examining if he has the right qualifications to hold the position. For more information Madonsela to...

The Oscar Pistorius Trial Channel to pop down until 7 August

The court for the Oscar Pistorius criminal trial has adjourned, and as a result The Oscar Pistorius Trial: A Carte Blanche Channel (DStv Channel 199) will pop down until 7 August 2014. The channel will continue to broadcast live interviews and analysis of the trial with repeat programming...

BBC's global audience up 9 million

The Global Audience Estimate (GAE) of BBC's international services has increased to 265 million people a week, an increase of 9 million people on the previous year. The GAE measures the combined reach of BBC World Service, BBC World News, bbc.com/news and BBC Media Action, across the world. The...

SABC's Motsoeneng given a calf, cow... and a wife

According to an IOL report, women were lined up in Thohoyandou, Limpopo, on Wednesday, and SABC acting chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng was invited to take his pick. It's reported a 23-year-old human resources management student took his fancy. The 'gift' was apparently organised by...

'David Beckham Into The Unknown' documentary available

BBC Worldwide has announced it has pre-sold David Beckham Into The Unknown to a range of countries, with South Africa (BBC Knowledge) being one of them. David Beckham 'Into The Unknown' follows David and three of his closest friends as they explore and experience the isolation of the Brazilian...

SABC blocks City Press ads

According to a Mail & Guardian report, the SABC has cancelled a series of adverts the newspaper wanted broadcast in terms of a barter agreement with the national broadcaster. The ads apparently refer to the Marikana massacre and the EFF. For more go to SABC refuses to broadcast City Press ads -...

Hippo.co.za brings you Chicago PD

Hippo.co.za brings you Chicago PD, which is the spinoff series: moving from fire station escapades to police in Chicago's District 21. The series airs on MNet series from May. Carl Louw, Chief Marketing Officer for Hippo.co.za says, "Chicago PD was an obvious fit after the success of Chicago Fire,...

The Oscar Pistorius Trial Channel to pop down till 30 June

The Oscar Pistorius trial is scheduled to have another recess while the panel of mental health professionals complete reports on Pistorius' mental health. As a result, The Oscar Pistorius Trial: A Carte Blanche Channel (DStv Channel 199) will pop down at midnight on Tuesday, 20 May 2014 and will...

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