All-new Star Wars animated series starts on Disney XD

An all-new animated television series set in a galaxy far, far away will debut on Disney XD (DStv channel 304), this week. Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures will present a whole new set of protagonists and antagonists along with established Star Wars characters as they embark on exciting quests....

22 Nov 2016

Engen promotion to find new star for Scandal

Engen has launched its 'Claim Your Fame' promotion, giving its QuickShop customers a chance to win a featured role on Scandal, the eTV soapie. The competition is open to all persons over the age of 18 and entries close on 31 December 2016 at 23.59. The winner will be announced in January 2017 and...

16 Nov 2016

1Life to sponsor Married at First Sight SA

South African direct life insurer, 1Life has entered a multimedia partnership with entertainment channel brand, Lifetime® for A+E Networks® Africa's local adaptation of the reality show, Married at First Sight. The show features six people who willingly participate in an experiment which...

15 Nov 2016

Sands of Time to start on Zee World

A brand new drama series Sands of Time will air on Zee World, this November. The series which follows Jia and her fight to retain her honour will premiere on DStv channel 166 on 7 November at 22.00.

7 Nov 2016

Six-part series MARS to premiere this month

National Geographic Channel along with several role players in the film and television industry have joined forced forces to create a global event series on the subject of Mars. MARS, the six-part series will premiere in 171 countries in 45 languages, this month, and will showcase innovative...

7 Nov 2016

New lifestyle show features Nandi Madida, Ayanda Thabethe as presenters

Bet A-List, the new weekly lifestyle and entertainment magazine show from BET will feature Nandi Madida and Ayanda Thabethe as the new presenters on Thursday nights on DStv channel 129, from Thursday 8 September at 6.35pm. Monde Twala, Viacom's VP, BET, Youth & Music for Africa, says, "They are...

23 Aug 2016

New TVC for King Price

King Price launches its new product, business insurance, through a new TV commercial, in a creative collaboration between Xfacta and Team Best. The TVC aligns itself with business owners in a way that says, "We get you, because we are you." Click here to view....

18 Aug 2016

WeChat turns TV into e-commerce channel

Utilising technology from WeChat, television viewers can scan a QR code from a television advert and have five products from Futurelife delivered free to their home from 9 September to 9 October on DSTV channels. WeChat will also be giving customers R50 cash back to their wallet, once the...

17 Aug 2016

Four SABC journalists to be reinstated

The Labour Court has ruled that four SABC journalists that were dismissed by the broadcaster must be reinstated. Represented by trade union Solidarity, the journalists to be reinstated are Foeta Krige, Suna Venter, Krivani Pillay and Jacques Steenkamp. The journalists were four of eight who...

26 Jul 2016

SABC censorship interdicted

On Wednesday 20 July, the High Court in Pretoria interdicted the SABC from enforcing its decision on censorship. The Helen Suzman Foundation approached the High Court calling for the interdict. This news emerges after recent developments in the SABC's refusal to broadcast violent protests earlier...

20 Jul 2016

Subscription TV stays in tough financial times

MyBroadband reports on the findings from a recent Old Mutual study of 1,000 working South African households on what they'd cut back on when times are tight. While luxury items are usually the first to go, most respondents said they would rather cut back on essentials like food before cancelling...

12 Jul 2016

#SABC8 receive Nat Nakasa award

This weekend, eight SABC journalists, known as the #SABC8 on social media, received the Nat Nakasa award for "fearless and brave journalism", as they challenged key changes made within the SABC, including the refusal to display protests on television....

11 Jul 2016

SABC 3 launches Top Chef South Africa

A local version of the American reality TV series, Top Chef, will launch locally on SABC 3 on Tuesday 12 July at 8pm. Produced by Urban Brew Studios, Top Chef South Africa will be hosted by Top Billing presenter, Lorna Maseko. Head judge on Top Chef South Africa will be Neill Anthony, a TV...

7 Jul 2016

New DStv campaign features Gabriel Macht

DStv Premium has launched its new commercial, 'What do You See', featuring its brand ambassador, Gabriel Macht, star of the TV series Suits. The TVC is about how great entertainment, sports and series shapes you into who you are. In the third chapter of these commercials, DStv Premium brings its...

2 Jun 2016

Y&R SA produces new campaign for Investec

In what is its first brand campaign in almost a decade, Investec Bank has launched two new ads, created by Y&R South Africa. The through-the-line 'Ambition' campaign stretches across outdoor, print and a digital storytelling platform that houses 'Out of the Ordinary' stories of personal drive and a...

17 May 2016

ShowMax expands local partnerships

ShowMax continues to partner with local businesses to improve access to internet TV in South Africa. With prepaid vouchers now available at Makro, Game, CNA and Pick n Pay stores, this gives access to many viewers who do not have a credit card or PayPal account. One of the major obstacles holding...

17 Mar 2016

Launch Factory game show nominated for SAFTA

Launch Factory's TV show's Down for the Guap, produced for Vuzu TV, has received a nomination for best game show at the 2016 SAFTAs. With Down for the Guap nominated after just a season, in the same category as Noot vir Noot, the country's longest-running game show, Launch Factory's GM: branded...

29 Feb 2016

ShowMax introduces prepaid vouchers

ShowMax vouchers will soon be available in more than 200 Massmart and Edcon stores nationwide. This is part of their drive to broaden access to internet TV. The internet TV service, owned by Naspers, will see ShowMax vouchers going on sale in 125 Game stores, and over 100 CNA stores across South...

25 Feb 2016

The Insurance Apprentice 2016 released

The first episode of The Insurance Apprentice 2016 has been released. Viewers can expect a seven part series that will investigate the world of the apprentices and follow them on their journey to be crowned The Insurance Apprentice 2016. Expect a glimpse of the day-to-day workings of the apprentices...

24 Feb 2016

Play Movie service launched in SA

Google South Africa has launched the Play Movie service in South Africa. Google Play Movies allows South Africans to rent or purchase movies for watching on their phones, tablets, computers and smart TVs. Movies are available to purchase or rent from R19.99. Once rented, you will have 30 days to...

21 Feb 2016

GOtv launched in SA

M-Net has just unveiled its new digital terrestrial television service for South Africa, called GOtv. GOtv will use digital network towers throughout South Africa, much like cellphone companies are currently doing. Customers will need to check if they fall within the coverage areas and will also...

3 Feb 2016

Glow TV available through new satellite channel

The eastern-inspired programme, Glow TV, will be available via an additional satellite bouquet, StarSat (on channel 570). It is already available via MultiChoice's DStv platform (channel 167) and OpenView HD (channel 108). Urban Brew Studios manage Glow TV. Channel manager, Naz Khan says, "We're...

12 Jan 2016

kykNET, ShowMax expand footprint to five new countries on three continents

South Africans living abroad have a new way to get a taste of home as kykNET expands its footprint, using the ShowMax video on demand platform to supply content to Afrikaans speakers in selected countries in UK, US, Australia, Canada and New Zealand via the ShowMax platform. With around 13,000...

14 Dec 2015

DStv opens micro agency in Alexandra Township

DStv has opened a micro agency in Alexandra Township, owned and operated by a member of the community, Zacharia Makhwedzha of Makhwedzha Satellite Solution. The Alexandra agency will benefit customers and manage everything from installations, processing payments, upgrades, repairs and decoder sales...

7 Dec 2015

New TVC for Carling Black Label

The latest television commercial from Carling Black Label celebrates the champion men who take action rather than sitting on the sidelines. Shot in September 2015, with Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town and Velocity Films and directed by Keith Rose, this TVC shows the story of a man taking immediate action...

26 Nov 2015

Herbert Hadebe selected as international Emmy Awards juror

Herbert Hadebe, drama director at Urban Brew Studios has been selected as an international Emmy Awards juror. He will be judging the 'Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Drama', as part of the prestigious television awards. With over 15 years' experience in the film and television industry, Hadebe...

24 Nov 2015

21 Icons Season III repeats on Mondays

The show, 21 Icons Season III, which premiered on Sunday 5 September 2015 at 7.27pm, with three-minute short films featured each week, will now be repeated on Mondays at 5.57pm on SABC 3. This is due to popular demand from viewers and part of the SABC's programming mandate to provide quality...

2 Nov 2015

New business empowerment series from [ED]

A new show, 'Turning Point' on [ED] (DStv Channel 190 and GOtv channel 65) will be on every Wednesday night at 6.25pm, starting on 21 October 2015. Hosted by actress and entrepreneur, Nthabiseng More, each week the show will feature success stories from influential business people, prominent public...

15 Oct 2015

No joke: DStv viewership record broken by The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

According to MyBroadband, the start of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on Comedy Central (DStv 122) last week pulled in 352,855 DStv viewers. That's "the highest viewership ever achieved by Comedy Central in South Africa since the channel launched in Africa". It's been a long-anticipated...

6 Oct 2015

Vubiquity adds BBC to VOD

Vubiquity and BBC Worldwide have signed a deal to deliver original television content to South African video-on-demand (VOD) service, MTN FrontRow. The new shows include the BAFTA award-winning Sherlock series, David Attenborough's Planet Earth, Golden Globe-winning crime drama Luther and popular...

25 Sep 2015

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