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...

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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

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

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