Vila Kasi Holdings fails to pay employees

Radio station 702 reports that approximately 90 employees from an alleged fake TV channel owned by Vila Kasi Holdings have not received their salaries for June. News anchor for 702, Fahraaz Patel, reports that a number of people hired at the TV station are from Afro Worldview, which is formerly...

13 Jul 2018

DCMN make DC Analytics available for free

DCMN has made DC Analytics available for use without payment, which gives the opporutnity for brands in South Africa to track the performance of its TV advertising campaigns. The technology was first only used internally for DCMN clients but is now available for anyone to use. DC Analytics...

5 Jul 2018

Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards deadline is approaching

The deadline to submit your corporate films, online media, and documentaries for the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards is 2 July 2018. The international competition is open to film producers, client companies, agencies, TV stations, as well as students. Click here to submit your entry....

29 Jun 2018

DStv to honour Mabida's century birthday with pop-up channel

DStv is to launch a pop-up channel to celebrate Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday. The Mandela 100 Tribute channel will be available to all DStv customers across Africa and will run for five days starting on 18 July 2018 at 7pm. The channel will feature a mix of films, documentaries, archive...

27 Jun 2018

SABC unveils new World Cup ad

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has unveiled its television ad campaign for the 2018 Fifa World Cup Russia. The gist of the ad is social cohesion as anyone, regardless of background, may access the programming of the football tournament. SABC audiences may enjoy the matches...

14 Jun 2018

DJ Fresh fills in for Tumi Morake on #WTFTUMI

Metro's DJ Fresh will be replacing Tumi Morake on #WTFTUMI while she is away on her Tumi or Not Tumi one-woman show in Australia. During the first #TheFreshBreakfastInvasion, which aired on SABC3 last night, the Metro FM breakfast show host interviewed South African personality Somizi Mhlongo...

22 May 2018

Hectic Nine-9 introduces Hectic on 3

Hectic Nine-9 is extending its brand by introducing Hectic on 3; a new show aimed at South African tweens aged eight to 12 years old. Each episode of Hectic on 3 will explore three themes: play, create and inspire. The show will be presented by Boitumelo Moloto. The show launches 30 April 2018...

30 Apr 2018

Bonang Matheba is Miss SA's new host

Bonang Matheba will host the 2018 Miss South Africa pageant. The 2018 edition of the pageant marks the 60th anniversary of the Diamond Jubilee Spectacular. The pageant takes place on May 27 2018 at Sun International's new flagship Time Square Sun Arena in Pretoria.

26 Apr 2018

GGA calls for 24-minute pilot proposal

Good Governance Africa is calling for the proposal of a 24-minute TV pilot for sales and promotional purposes, along with a two-minute trailer. The pilot should interpret the meaning of the selected edition in a television documentary that includes appropriate scene-setting, interviews with experts...

6 Apr 2018

4th Street Wines is Project Runway SA's headline sponsor

4th Street Wines has come onboard with Ndalo Pictures to sponsor the first season of Project Runway South Africa. Ndalo Pictures secured the rights to produce Project RunwaySouth Africa and along with production partner Rapid Blue. The local version of the show is set to follow the same format...

22 Mar 2018

SundanceTV introduces a shorts competition

SundanceTV has introduced the 2018 SundanceTV Shorts competition, which is open to films no longer than 15 minutes. Entries are open until 15 April 2018; films must be delivered with English subtitles if English is not the language spoken in the film. MultiChoice is SundanceTV's affiliate...

19 Mar 2018

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....

21 Feb 2018

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...

21 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

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

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

Beatlab.tv is no longer available on OpenView HD

Beatlab.tv 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

Tumi Voster returns to TV screens

Tumi Voster is set to appear on the SABC 3 television show Tropika Island of Treasure, thus marking her return to TV. Voster went through a number of challenges in preparation for the show's newest season, such as familiarising herself with her teammate and re-examining her fitness...

1 Feb 2018

Pay TV subcribers in Africa to grow by 75%

Screen Africa reports that there will be a 75% increase in pay TV subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa between 2017 and 2023 to reach 40.89 million. Sub-Saharan Africa Pay TV Forecasts, however, expects that subscriber growth will overtake revenue progress. The forecast suggests that pay TV revenues...

11 Jan 2018

Trace channels now accessible on Black

Trace and Cell C have collaborated to introduce its channels to Black; a media entertainment platform created by Cell C. The channels Trace Africa, Trace at Gospel and Trace Sports Star are now available on Black. Black offers local and international video-on-demand content and live TV...

22 Dec 2017

MobiMedia launches a mobile TV platform

Ole! Media Group's mobile content arm MobiMedia has launched Jika TV, a mobile television platform. Jika TV features 20 channels that cover topics such as sports news and round-ups, health and fitness, food, inspirational and religious content as well as children's content, which includes learning...

18 Dec 2017

MMA, SOS support SABC strike

Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) and the SOS Support Public Broadcasting Coalition (SOS) has expressed its support of the strike action taken by the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media & Allied Workers Union (Bemawu) and the Communication Workers Union (CWU) at the South African Broadcasting Corporation...

18 Dec 2017

Okosi emphasises public-private partnerships at CGMS 2017

The 2017 Children's Global Media Summit (CGMS 2017) was curated by the BBC and held in Manchester in the UK from 5-7 December 2017. This year, the CGMS 2017 focused on education, empowerment, entertainment, innovation and freedom. During his address, executive VP and MD at Viacom International...

11 Dec 2017

ICASA asks for submissions for regulations

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has asked for submissions as part of the public participation in reviewing and publishing the Draft Code for Persons with Disabilities Regulations. The regulations propose that an electronic communications services licensee must ensure...

20 Nov 2017

Jika TV pulls in half a million subscribers

MobiMedia's new launched platform, Jika TV, released subscriber figures that shows that the platform has generated an active user base of over 500, 000 in three months. The growth is driven by a variety of content that covers topics such as sports news and round-ups, health and fitness, food,...

20 Nov 2017

SABC to broadcast RWC host country announcement

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) will broadcast the World Rugby Council's announcement of the host country for the 2023 World Cup Rugby. SABC Sport will broadcast the announcement live on SABC 2, news channel 404, and several SABC radio stations from 2.30pm until 4pm. RSG and...

15 Nov 2017

VOOV to get channel on DStv

Streaming mobile app VOOV will launch its own channel on DStv on 3 November 2017. The channel will start off broadcasting live streams of VOOV ambassadors in 10-minute segments from 5-8pm every day. VOOV TV may be viewed on channel 196 on the Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family, Access and...

2 Nov 2017

Disney to premiere Tangled:The Series

A series of Walt Disney Animation Studios' film Tangled will be premiered on DStv's Disney Channel on Monday, 30 October 2017 at 4pm. The roles of Rapunzel and Eugene will be repeated by Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi. The series was developed by Chris Sonnenburg and Shane Prigmore.

26 Oct 2017

SABC joins Oliver Tambo statue unveiling

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is to partake in the revealing of the life-size statue of Oliver Reginald Tambo at OR Tambo International Airport on Thursday, 19 October 2017. The event forms part of the build-up to the centenary celebration that will take place on 27 October...

19 Oct 2017

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