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More HD channels for SuperSport

SuperSport adds a seventh HD channel to its lineup. SSHD7, the HD version of SS7, will start airing at 10am on Tuesday 22 April 2014 on channel 217 to all DStv Premium customers. It will offer all Barclays Premiership and Champions League football. It will offer a variety of sport including European...

The Oscar Pistorius Trial Channel to pop down for one week

The Oscar Pistorius Trial: A Carte Blanche Channel on DStv channel 199 has popped down and will resume on Monday, 7 April. The trial has been postponed due to the illness of one of the judge's assessors. The trial will continue from 7 April 2014 until further notice, and the channel will adjust...

M-Net ready for star-studded night at SAFTAS

With 36 nominations across general entertainment and local interest programming, M-Net is ready for a star-studded awards evening at the eighth annual SA Film & Television Awards (SAFTAS) on 4-5 April 2014. "This is an incredible start to 2014," says Kershnee Govender, M-Net corporate affairs...

Call for 2014 SADC media awards entries

The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) has called on all media to submit entries for the 2014 Southern African Development Community (SADC) Media Awards competition. The awards aim to recognise excellence in journalism in the area of print, photo, television, radio as well as to...

SABC's Tshabalala blames apartheid-era tests for dismal skills audit result

According to TVwithThinus, SABC chairperson Zandile Tshabalala has slammed PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for its skills audit at the SABC - in which it found them (skills) to be seriously lacking, and has blamed apartheid-era tests for the dismal findings. See Apartheid-era tests blamed......

StarSat discontinues TLC channel

As TLC lifestyle and entertainment channel has entered into an exclusivity arrangement with a competitor pay television network, the channel will be discontinued on StarSat from 31 December 2013. StarSat is currently phasing in new channels for subscribers and hopes to bring the number of channels...

New integrated through-the-line campaign for Hungry Lion

Digital marketing agency, Quirk, has created a new integrated through-the-line campaign for Hungry Lion. The Hungry Lion manifesto, 'We believe in more. more for every man and woman, more for Mzanzi and more for you - because you deserve it,' was brought to life in a big TV commercial, directed...

DStv offers prizes for online subscriptions

DStv subscribers can win prizes by going green this December by replacing their printed magazine subscription with a digital version. Prizes include a two-night stay at Umlani Bushcamp to the value of R19,996 courtesy of Vitology, South Africa's first dedicated online vitamin subscription and...

New ad campaign for StarSat

A new ad campaign is being rolled out now on TV, print, radio, online and OOH is a result of a collaborative brainstorming session between StarSat and ad agency Shift Joe Public. The hot air balloon ad, 'Change your View', features the townspeople of Clarens, taking to the skies, to promote the new...

MultiChoice adds new features to DStv Explora

The DStv Explora, launched in August 2013 by MultiChoice, has had an upgrade in software, which will launch automatically this week. The key new feature is episode stacking, where individual episodes of the same series in Catchup are automatically grouped in one folder. Other features...

New channels for StarSat

StarSat, previously known as TopTV, has released 10 new channels to its lineup until 1 December 2013; thereafter customers will have to upgrade to a new package to continue watching these new channels. Included in the lineup are Nat Geo Gold, a documentary channel, two telenovela channels, Star...

Glow TV officially launches Kagiso Media into TV broadcasting

Kagiso Media, in cooperation with Nolava Television, has officially launched its new free-to-air channel, Glow TV, on the OpenView HD satellite bouquet. Nolava, headed by CEO, A B Moosa, brings its relationships with top content providers and its experience in content sourcing to the venture....

New HD channel for sub-Saharan Africa from Discovery

Discovery Networks Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA) and MultiChoice have announced a new dedicated high definition feed of Discovery Channel, exclusively for DStv subscribers in South Africa and across Sub-Saharan Africa. It will launch in Q1 of 2014 and will also be a...

Updated version of Drifta viewer for Android

The updated version of the Drifta viewer for Android (Wi-Fi) app (version 2.0.213) has been released by DStv. It includes Miracast (a TV-out technology) detection and blocking, new branding and the removal of Wi-Fi password functionality. The update is published on the Google Play Store and...

DStv Mobile adds Mzansi Magic, kykNET

DStv Mobile has introduced two new channels - Mzansi Magic and kykNET to its offering. The local channel Mzansi Magic is in replacement of Africa Magic Movies and is largely the same as the satellite channel, but where licences have not been granted for certain movies, substitute movies have been...

New Cape Town station has presenter nominated in Huisgenoot Tempo Awards

Keeping the new Cape Town radio station Smile 90.4FM in the public eye, its evening presenter, Tracey Lange has been nominated for Presenter of the Year for her work on the television show Bravo! in the 2013 Huisgenoot Tempo Awards. Her supporters can vote for her online at...

Jerry Barnard of B&S Studios wins Wawela Award

Jerry Barnard of B&S Studios in Cape Town bagged top honours for best composition in a television commercial for his work on Bells whisky at the star-studded Samro Wawela Awards ceremony held on Friday 28 June 2013 at the Sandton Convention Centre. Visit the B&S website on www.bandsstudios.co.za...

Nataniël Tafel Season 2 to kick off in July

Join Nataniël for 26 weekly episodes of Die Nataniël Tafel Season 2 which will kick off on Tuesday, 16 July at 7.30pm on kykNET. Nataniël has the ability to captivate people with everything he does - his humour, stories, stage productions, music, food and his spirit. More than simply a personality,...

Bizcommunity features on SABC1's Media Career Guide Show

Be sure to catch Bizcommunity.com's editor-at-large, Simone Puterman, on the repeat show of SABC1's Media Career Guide Show tonight, Monday, 11 February 2013, from 11pm-11.30pm. She will provide insightful career guidance for the marketing, advertising, media and retail industries. The show is...

Department of Communications appeals set top box court decision

The Department of Communications has decided to appeal the court decision to grant e.tv, SABC, and free-to-air broadcasters control of the conditional access in the State-sponsored set-top boxes. The decision was taken after considering the implications of the judgment on other broadcasters,...

Comedy Central to screen Men at Work

DStv channel, Comedy Central is to screen the US sitcom Men at Work, as an exclusive African TV right. Airing weekly from 19:40 CAT on Monday 7 January 2013, the show was created and written by actor and writer Breckin Meyer, (aka John in the Garfield movies) and is based on the life experiences of...

VH1 Classic replaces VH1, celebrates golden oldies

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa, behind MTV, MTV Base, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and BET, will offer a new music channel from this week. Replacing VH1 on the DStv platform with VH1 Classic, Channel 323 will offer all-time music hits and legendary artists from the '70s, '80s, '90s...

Comedy Central to screen sitcom, Anger Management

Premiering in Africa on DStv Channel 122 on 24 September 2012 is the sitcom Anger Management, from Lionsgate International starring Hollywood comedy star Charlie Sheen. The 24-hour comedy channel will bring the first five seasons of the show to audiences with two episodes back-to-back every Monday...

TVC launches Mandela notes - one of a kind

The new banknotes from the South African Reserve Bank, honouring former president Nelson Mandela, have officially launched with a national awareness campaign, poster and a TVC. The notes will be available from the end of 2012 in R10, R20, R50, R100 and R200 denominations. (video) ...

Finalists in countdown to MTV Base VJ Search

MTV Base VJ Search has selected its three finalists. They are Naledi Radebe (21), Nomzamo Mbatha (22) and Nomuzi Mabena (19), who will appear on camera as they get a makeover and record an episode of the Official African Chart for MTV Base and a TV clip for Club 808. Viewers on DStv Channel 322 and...

Shoprite Checkers Women of the Year Awards broadcast next week

A broadcast of the Shoprite Checkers Women of the Year Awards, handed out on 21 July 2012, will be broadcast during prime time on Wednesday 8 August 2012 on Mzansi Magic, DSTV at 9pm and again on Women's Day, 9 August 2012 at 2pm. For more: Bizcommunity: Shoprite Checkers Women of the Year Award...

Getty Images adds M-Net pics

Gallo Images, which represents Getty Images in sub-Saharan Africa, now offers M-Net's video clip debut, which was shot in Madagascar, Maldives, Kenya, Namibia and South Africa. The locations and aerial, underwater, wildlife, landscape and sunset shots have a broad range of conceptual and...

Jurgens announces off-road trailer winner

Following its 13-episode series of KykNet's Safari 4x4 Roetes and its fifth competition, the winner of the Jurgens XT140 4x4 off-road trailer, fully kitted-out with a T-top tent and additional accessories worth valued at R72 000 was won by Johan Bekker of Krugersdorp. Five viewers received a gift...

This week's lineup on Media@SAfm show

This Sunday, 22 July 2012, the programme for Ashraf Garda's Media@SAfm show, 9am-11am on 104-107 FM nationwide, will include: A discussion on the Future of Media Conference as it moves to the airwaves. We get feedback on the 'Future of TV' with Chris Botha, the 'Future of Radio' with Gordon...

Diversity triumphs, back on DStv

Following the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruling that the Nando's 'Diversity' ad had not breached the advertising codes relating to offensive and discriminatory advertising, and "falls within the parameters of hyperbole and harmless parody", Chris Hitchings, CEO of DStv Media Sales has...

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