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

Discovery Networks' channel reach grows on DStv

Discovery Networks has announced that its two flagship channels, Discovery Family and Discovery Channel, will be available to more DStv subscribers throughout May and June. Discovery Family (DStv 136) will be available to DStv Access subscribers as from Wednesday, 10 May 2017 to Wednesday, 24...

9 May 2017

Salty Flames is season five's Ultimate Braai Master(s)

Salty Flames has been crowned season five's Ultimate Braai Master(s). Nick Perfect and Chanel Marais competed with nine other teams in the South African cooking competition and have won R2m worth of prizes for their efforts....

3 May 2017

Application for S3 of The Great South African Bake Off now open

Start your ovens and get creaming because applications for the third season of The Great South African Bake Off are now open. Rapid Blue is set to film the ten-part series in Johannesburg, with a scheduled return to BBC Lifestyle (DStv channel 174), later in the year. Applications will close on...

2 May 2017

KFC launches reality cooking show, KFC Taste Kitchen

KFC launches its new reality cooking show, KFC Taste Kitchen. The reality TV show, which will take place over a 13-week period, will take teams of two on a food feast journey, where they'll create authentic and flavoursome South African dishes, with a grand prize of R1m up for grabs. KFC Taste...

26 Apr 2017

Zee TV brings Sachin Kumar to SA

Zee TV Africa will be bringing 2016 Sa Re Ga Ma finalist Sachin Kumar to South Africa to perform at the Grace Performing Arts Centre in Cape Town and at Emperor's Palace in Johannesburg as part of the ‘Jewels of India' tour. Kumar will be joined by Maithili Shome. The concerts are being held in...

25 Apr 2017

Kwesé TV signs new deal, adds three brands to its lineup

Econet Media has signed a multi-territory broadcast agreement with broadcasting system, Turner. The agreement will see Kwesé TV add some of the world's most loved broadcast brands to its diverse content offering. The Kwesé TV offering will now include CNN International, Cartoon Network and...

24 Apr 2017

Poldark's third season, twist revealed

Debbie Horsfield, writer of the drama series Poldark, recently revealed a series twist at the BFI & Radio Times Festival held in London. Based on Winston Graham's original Poldark novels, the third season will have the audience in for a few surprises with Ross Poldark, played by Aidan Turner,...

24 Apr 2017

Mech-X4 to debut on Disney XD, this April

A brand new series will make its debut on Disney XD (DSTV channel 304) on Monday, 24 April 2017 at 5.15pm. Mech-X4 is a comedic sci-fi adventure series that follows a heroic team of four teenage boys who take on the responsibility of controlling a giant robot to protect their city.

21 Apr 2017

36th season of Mela to start on SABC 3

The 36th season of Mela will start on SABC 3 on 23 April 2017. The show is broadcast on Sundays at 2pm and repeated on Tuesdays at the same time.

20 Apr 2017

SABC 3 to hold auditions for The Final Cut

Auditions will be held for the SABC 3 reality show contest, The Final Cut from 22 April to 13 May. The countrywide audition search will take place in at the South African State Theatre in Pretoria (22 April), the Winston Churchill Theatre in Pietermaritzburg (6 May) and the Alexander Playhouse...

20 Apr 2017

Stuff magazine says DStv Explora is 2016's Gadget of the Year

Stuff magazine has named the DStv Explora the 2016 TV Gadget of the Year. Stuff magazine is a fan of the device as it previously named it one of the Most Beautiful Objects in SA.

20 Apr 2017

Oxyg3n Media to produce season two of Married at First Sight South Africa

Oxyg3n Media will be producing the second season of Married at First Sight South Africa. The second instalment of the reality show will be broadcast on Lifetime (DStv 131) in October 2017. It will comprise nine episodes and will include a reunion show featuring all the participants from the first...

19 Apr 2017

Zee TV partners with Gandhi Walk

Zee TV has partnered with the 32nd Gandhi Walk which will be held in Lenasia, Johannesburg, on Sunday, 23 April. The Ghandi Walk has in turn partnered with the Lenmed Health Ahmed Kathrada Private Hospital for staff members from the hospital to be on site to offer free medical tests, including...

19 Apr 2017

The Young Pope comes to Africa

Showmax has secured the rights to the HBO and Sky Production of The Young Pope, which stars Jude Law and Diane Keaton. The controversial series was directed by Oscar-winner, Paolo Sorrentino and tells the story of the first American Pope, played by Law, who is depicted as simultaneously hip,...

13 Apr 2017

Shots Fired starts on Fox Africa

A new drama on police shootings in the USA, Shots Fired will air on Fox Africa (DStv channel 125). Shots Fired is produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Imagine Television and Undisputed Cinema. The series is created and executive-produced by Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie...

10 Apr 2017

Tag Tent to start commercial trials on DStv's Supersport channels

DStv's commercial sales division has given Tag Tent the go-ahead to start commercial trials of its mar-tech platform on the Supersport channels. Tag Tent's technology will allow the trial audience the ability to ‘pull' relevant, real-time information from all its content channels in contrast to...

5 Apr 2017

Top Billing 26 airs during new timeslots

Top Billing will now be aired on SABC3 at 8.30pm on Thursdays, with a repeat at 1pm on Sundays.

3 Apr 2017

BBC enters into agreement with AFPTV for live video use

The BBC has entered into a multi-year agreement with the video news division of AFP, AFPTV. From 1 April, the BBC will receive live video from AFPTV for use on all its platforms including its television channels, websites, and mobile applications as well as radio for audio production. AFPTV has...

3 Apr 2017

SABC launches campaign to highlight TV licence payment benefits

The SABC has created a TV licence awareness campaign that sees well-known broadcasting talent, including Leanne Manas, Ismail Abrahams and Thomas Mlambo, share their stories of the benefits of paying your TV licence.

3 Apr 2017

SABC obtains 2018 FIFA World Cup broadcast rights

SABC Sport has been awarded the broadcasting rights for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and all additional FIFA events from 2017 until 2018. The rights consist of exclusive terrestrial television rights, radio rights, certain mobile transmission rights, and broadband transmission rights for the...

3 Apr 2017

1KZN receives new equipment from Multichoice

Multichoice donated new broadcast equipment to KwaZulu-Natal community TV station, 1KZN TV. The donation forms part of a partnership between Multichoice and 1KZN TV; the channel is also included on the DStv platform. MultiChoice has similar partnerships with community television stations...

31 Mar 2017

Driving in Heels airs on SABC 3, this April

The 24-minute motoring show, Driving in Heels will make its season debut on SABC3 on Tuesday, 4 April at 9pm. Hosted by motoring journalist, Vuyi Mpofu, the weekly show will have viewers and celebrities shares their motoring experiences of being on South Africa road.

30 Mar 2017

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