'The stage is yours!' new pay-off line for SABC 3

SABC 3 has refreshed its line-up, created a brand campaign and launched its new positioning statement, "The stage is yours!" From 3 April 2017, it introduces a reality slot at 7.30pm from Mondays to Wednesdays, with drama on Thursdays and Fridays. Tuesdays to Thursdays at 8.30pm, it will...

2 days ago

Turner unveils new content for kids

Turner has unveiled a new line-up of content on its channels, Cartoon Network and Boomerang. Cartoon Network will be introducing Summer Camp Island based on the original short story created by British animator and illustrator, Julia Pott, whose credits include Adventure Time and the Cloudy with a...

2 days ago

CNN's African Voices to look at the world's reaction to positive African stories

EbonyLife TV CEO and chairperson, Mosunmola 'Mo' Abudu will be featured in CNN's African Voices as the show looks at how the world has taken to watching stories about modern Africa in a positive light. After working as a media personality and producer in the African film and television industry,...

2 days ago

e.tv's Ultimate Braai Master is most watched SA cooking show

Independent measurement figures indicated that e.tv's Ultimate Braai Master is the most watched cooking show in South Africa with an AMR of 982,667.

3 days ago

Lira: Dreamchaser returns for second season

South African songstress, Lira, continues her journey on Fox Life with the return of Lira: Dreamchaser which provides insight into the production and songwriting process of this dynamic and diverse star's latest album. Dreamchaser 2: Born Free gives us a look into the daily life of a musician...

22 Mar 2017

Capitec adds value to mobile banking app

“Ads annoying, right?” Capitec has created three ads, each with different personalities, to add value to their mobile banking app. Instead of having to endure long queues at banks and stores, now you can ‘skip' and use their mobile banking app instead. Hilarity comes in the form...

14 Mar 2017

National Geographic premieres Genius, an Albert Einstein story

Fox 21 Television Studios brings to screen the extraordinary life story of Albert Einstein in Genius, which tells the story of how Albert became Einstein, exploring his achievements and personal relationships in a new 10-episode series story based on Walter Isaacson's book, “Einstein: His Life and...

14 Mar 2017

ICASA approves Complaints and Compliance Committee's recommendation

The Council of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) have accepted the recommendation of the Complaints and Compliance Committee (CCC) against the SABC relating to the amendment of its editorial policies without public consultation. The matter was lodged by the SOS Support...

9 Mar 2017

ICASA establishes regulatory framework review process

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has introduced a process to review the community broadcasting governing framework of the broadcasting sector, which is aimed at addressing concerns that the community broadcasting sector faces in terms of its regulatory and operational...

8 Mar 2017

Mars Martians find joy in Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate

Cadbury Dairy Milk's new TV commercial shows loveable Martians experiencing their very first taste of Cadbury Dairy Milk and exploding with uncontrollable joy and dancing. Cadbury will be celebrating the Martians new-found chocolate discovery with the launch of its new TV commercial, as well as...

7 Mar 2017

Builders Warehouse introduces new TV show, Home Made Easy

Home Made Easy, created by Builders Warehouse, launches on 8 March 2017 at 8pm on The Home Channel, DSTV 176. Ryan Paulsen, has been announced as the presenter for 2017 and will co-host the first season with gardener Tanya Visser and DIY enthusiast and presenter, Elle Franco. Home Made Easy is a...

27 Feb 2017

Top Gear back with new series

Top Gear will be returning to BBC Brit in March will lead presenters, Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid. They will be joined by co-presenters, Sabine Schmitz and Eddie Jordan and of course ‘The Stig' for a seven-part series. The new series will see presenters journey across Kazakhstan,...

20 Feb 2017

March is Big Cat Month on Nat Geo Wild

This March, Nat Geo Wild will be celebrating felines in Big Cat Month. The channel will be broadcasting a lineup dedicated to showcasing cats including Battle for the Pride, Soul of the Cat, Ultimate Rivals: Cat v. Dog, Storm Cats and Return of the Lion. Big Cat Month also forms part of the...

20 Feb 2017

Follow Prohyas and Vambre and their Mighty Magiswords on CN

An all-new Cartoon Network Studios comedy series, created by Kyle A. Carrozza (The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water), Mighty Magiswords starts on Cartoon Network (DStv channel 301) in March 2017. The series follows warrior siblings, Prohyas and Vambre as they venture on heroic quests using...

17 Feb 2017

SABC removes 7de Laan repeat omnibus from Sunday programming

Channel24 reports that the SABC has removed the weekly repeat omnibus of its Afrikaans soapie, 7de Laan from SABC2's Sunday afternoon programming. This comes after its move to broadcast the soapie at an earlier timeslot on weekdays. The SABC has replaced the repeat omnibus with a new music show,...

14 Feb 2017

DSTV introduces hearing-impaired subtitles to Sky News, channel 402

Sky News, also known as DStv's channel 402, will be the first news channel in South Africa to introduce Hearing Impaired (HI) subtitles to its deaf and hard hearing viewers. DStv has been offering HI subtitles since 2006 and has since digitised their Tape Aids library for the blind, as well as...

13 Feb 2017

Netflix docu-series follows designers in the creative process

Netflix will be releasing Abstract: The Art of Design, an original documentary series which follows well-known designers in their creative process. The documentary series will feature graphic designer Paula Scher, illustrator Christoph Niemann and photographer Platon. The series is set to...

10 Feb 2017

Morgan Freeman stars in new Turkish Airlines campaign

Turkish Airlines, winner of the Skytrax 'Best Airline in Europe', premiered its new commercial starring Oscar winner Morgan Freedom. Directed by Matthias Zentner and shot in Los Angeles, the commercial will be aired across four continents. The commercial will be broadcasted in every destination...

7 Feb 2017

Windhoek Beer launches new ‘Don't Compromise' campaign

Windhoek Beer has launched a new integrated campaign titled ‘Don't Compromise', it's based on historical events. The integrated campaign extends to its digital platforms and includes trade activations that reinforce the message, through a BTL innovative activation called ‘The Pure Beer Detector'....

7 Feb 2017

Fox welcomes Marvel Comics', Legion

Based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, Legion tells the story of David Haller (Dan Stevens), a troubled young man who was diagnosed as a schizophrenic as a child. The voices in his head, which have been a part of him all of his life, makes him question his place in the...

7 Feb 2017

Zee TV Africa's Bollynova and Bollymovies to premiere on Kwesé TV

Zee TV Africa's newly launched channels, Zee Bollynova and Zee Bollymovies will be broadcasted on Kwesé TV, bringing a fresh first to the Bollywood entertainment market in Africa and will be available on channels 150 and 155, respectively. Both channels will be accessible to viewers through...

27 Jan 2017

Bill Gates says SA soapie makes him hopeful about Africa

TimesLive reports that Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates included South African soap opera Rhythm City in his five reasons that he's hopeful about Africa blog post. Gates believes that the soapie indicates how far the country has come since the end of apartheid. The soapie which started in 2007...

11 Jan 2017

21st Century Fox reaches agreement with Sky

21st Century Fox, which belongs to media mogul Rupert Murdoch, has reached an agreement to acquire British subscription broadcaster, Sky for £11.7 billion. The British culture minister, Karen Bradley, now has more than a week to refer the matter to the regulator Ofcom which will then evaluate the...

19 Dec 2016

Studio Universal takes advertising to commuters

Transit Ads™ has launched an ad campaign for the DStv channel Studio Universal specifically aimed at taxi commuters. Seventy-four taxis have been branded with advertising that showcases Studio Universal and the films it broadcasts. In addition, television advertisements are also being...

13 Dec 2016

The Walking Dead to continue in February 2017

FOX has announced that the second half of The Walking Dead season seven will air on Fox Africa from 13 February at 19.00 GMT and 21.00 CAT after its premiere on AMC in the United States of America. The series is to return to more than 200 FOX channel markets within 24 hours of its initial release in...

13 Dec 2016

SABC TV holding competition for licence holders

The SABC will hold a competition for its audiences who contribute to its operations by paying their annual TV licence fees. One person will win a new Kia Picanto and an all-expense paid trip to the epic Last Dance Music Festival in Richards Bay on 31 December 2016 if he or she is a valid TV licence...

12 Dec 2016

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

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