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...

3 days ago

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

Turner Africa sponsors AAN's Animation Village

Turner Africa is sponsoring African Animation Network's (AAN) Animation Village at the 2017 DISCOP Trade Fair, that will be held in Johannesburg. Turner's sponsorship is expected to boost AAN's efforts to develop animation talent in Africa by leading several activities that will be hosted at...

16 Oct 2017

Hectic Nine-9 turns 10

Monday, 2 October 2017 marks the 10th year of Hectic Nine-9 airing on SABC2. The milestone will be celebrated on the day by revealing a new set. The celebration will host friends, fans and old presenters along with live performances from local artists.

26 Sep 2017

BBC Worldwide seals deal with Kwesè TV

BBC Worldwide announced that it has completed its first sales deal with pan-African broadcast network Kwesè TV. The deal formulates a mixed-genre package that will air across 17 African markets on Kwesè branded channels. The deal comes after a recent launch of BBC Worldwide's global pre-school...

14 Sep 2017

Showmax is now compatible with Xbox One

The Showmax app is now compatible with the Xbox One console and is available for purchase in the Xbox Store. The Showmax app was also recently added to the DStv Explora and Android TV platforms.

29 Aug 2017

SABC TV Licences renew online services

SABC TV Licences division has recommenced its online payment service via its website www.tvlic.co.za after its www.paymytv.co.za website has been discontinued. The www.tvlic.co.za website is upgraded for usage from any type of device....

28 Aug 2017

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs TV series coming soon

The yet-to-be-premiered television series Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is to hit screens on 26 August at 8.55 CAT on Boomerang. The television series is to be based on Sony Pictures Animation's 2009 animation film, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

22 Aug 2017

MultiChoice renames DStv package

MultiChoice renamed its DStv Extra package to DStv Compact Plus. The change in name will remove confusion between the Extra package and the company's XtraView service.

22 Aug 2017

Smirnoff welcomes non-gendered, fight against the system categories at 2017 MTV VMAs

As a lead sponsor of the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), Smirnoff has welcomed MTV's decision to do away with gendering categories in addition to the introduction of the best fight against the system award. This year, for the first time, male and female musicians will be competing for the artist...

18 Aug 2017

Marius Roberts leads discovery into Goodyear

TV personality and motoring journalist Marius Roberts will be leading viewers on a discovery into the Goodyear Innovation Centre in Luxembourg in his new show, Goodyear: A true test of tyre. Roberts will also be showing off his time on the track and share his visit to the Goodyear Tyre Testing...

7 Aug 2017

New big star for 7de Laan

Former Skeem Saam and The Lion King actor Nicholas Nkuna has become the latest star to join Afrikaans soapie 7de Laan, in which he will play the role of a charismatic business owner who has Hillside in a tizz. 7de Laan publicist Rosa-Marie Erasmus confirmed Nicholas's new role and said he would make...

28 Jul 2017

According to Forbes, Dr Phil rakes in the cash

Channel 24 reports that, according to the latest Forbes highest-paid TV star list, daytime talk show host Dr Phil McGraw is the highest paid TV personality with a reported income of $79m. Forbes magazine indicated that the makeup of these stars' annual earnings may also include income from...

21 Jul 2017

Ryan Seacrest to return as host of American Idol

EWN reports that Ryan Seacrest is set to return to his previous role as the talent competition show's host. The news was confirmed on Live with Kelly and Ryan Thursday morning by talk show host Kelly Ripa. Seacrest has been American Idol's host for its previous 15 seasons. Read more here....

21 Jul 2017

BBC pay list causes stir

Mail Online reports that BBC has released a list of its top 100 paid on-screen stars. The list has caused BBC staff to become furious when finding out how much they earn in comparison to their colleagues. High-profile female broadcasters have expressed their disgust about the emerging gender pay...

19 Jul 2017

Game of Thrones sets record premiere

Channel 24 reports Game of Thrones' seventh season has set a record premiere of 10.1 million viewers. The record has overshadowed previous record-holder episodes. The numbers are a representation of viewers who watched the episode as it first aired and others who have streamed and viewed via...

19 Jul 2017

Come Dine with Me South Africa to return in 2018

Come Dine with Me South Africa will be making its return on BBC Lifestyle in 2018 following a three-year hiatus. BBC Worldwide has commissioned ITV Studios Global Entertainment along with Rapid Blue South Africa to produce the third instalment of 12-episode series. Episodes will be filmed in the...

13 Jul 2017

SABC commemorates Youth Day with special activities on TV, radio stations

In commemoration of the 1976 Soweto Uprising, SABC 1 will be holding a special Youth Day symposium on its youth talk show, Daily Thetha. Young people between ages of 16 and 20 have been encouraged to apply on the SABC 1 website until 15 June 2017 to be included in the interactive studio audience at...

14 Jun 2017

Production on Showmax original series kicks off

Local YouTuber Julia Anastasopoulos, more famously known as Suzelle DIY, will be featured in Showmax's original series, Tali's Wedding Diary. The production on the eight-part mockumentary style series has already begun and is expected to premiere in December. The show centres around...

13 Jun 2017

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

Celebrities, friends, and colleagues pay tribute to Johann Botha

The former producer, presenter, and executive producer of the SABC's environmental programme 50/50 on SABC2, Johann Botha has died after he was shot during a robbery at a bar in the Maboneng Precinct on Wednesday, 7 June 2017. Botha worked as a producer on M-Net's Carte Blanche investigative...

8 Jun 2017

Talking Business with Aaron Heslehurst now airing on BBC World News

On 29 May 2017, BBC World News launched its new half-hour daily TV business programme, Talking Business with Aaron Heslehurst. Talking Business with Aaron Heslehurst takes financial news from the board room to the sidewalk, with live reaction to events on Wall Street and studio interviews with major...

2 Jun 2017

Siba's My Table receives Gourmand World Cookbook Award

Siba Mtongana received The International Food Show award at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, which was held in Yantai, China. The award acknowledges cookbook authors and publishers who have achieved culinary media or television on an international level. Siba's Table is aired on the Food...

29 May 2017

New presenter line-up, timeslot for BET A-List

Nandi Madida will be joined by Nomzamo Mbatha and Jessica Nkosi on BET A-List from 25 May 2017. Insert presenter Jesse Suntele will also be joining the studio presenters as the show moves to a new timeslot at 7pm on BET (DStv channel 129). Ayanda Nhlapo and Leroy Marc will continue their roles...

16 May 2017

Samsung provides SA's Got Talent with the biggest prize in show's history

Samsung and e.tv's SA's Got Talent have partnered up for the eighth season of the reality show. Samsung's sponsorship of the show means that this year's contestants (winner and two final runners-up) have the opportunity to win the biggest prize pot in the show's history.

11 May 2017

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