4th Street Wines is Project Runway SA's headline sponsor

4th Street Wines has come onboard with Ndalo Pictures to sponsor the first season of Project Runway South Africa. Ndalo Pictures secured the rights to produce Project RunwaySouth Africa and along with production partner Rapid Blue. The local version of the show is set to follow the same format...

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SundanceTV introduces a shorts competition

SundanceTV has introduced the 2018 SundanceTV Shorts competition, which is open to films no longer than 15 minutes. Entries are open until 15 April 2018; films must be delivered with English subtitles if English is not the language spoken in the film. MultiChoice is SundanceTV's affiliate...

19 Mar 2018

TCM's line-up update results in increased viewership

TCM has recorded a viewership increase of 300% since introducing a new line-up of films like Rush Hour 3, Underworld, I Am Legend, Blood Diamond, Mad Max, and 300. AG Nielsen South Africa's TAMs also indicated that the channel has been placed as one the top five go-to movie channels in South Africa....

21 Feb 2018

BBC News enters VR with documentary series

BBC News has entered the world of virtual reality (VR) with the launch of its two-part VR documentary Damming the Nile. The BBC News and the BBC VR Hub produced the documentary, which includes a half-hour programme on BBC World News and a radio documentary on BBC World Service, as well as video and...

21 Feb 2018

Discovery Channel renews Don't Stop Wondering Award

Discovery Channel, in partnership with the Jozi Film Festival, has opted to return its 'Discovery Channel Don't Stop Wondering Award' for 2018 after receiving over 200 entries for the award in 2017. The award calls for two to five-minute documentary filmmakers in Africa that demonstrate/celebrate...

15 Feb 2018

Khathu Litshani links up with Transit.TV

Khathu Litshani has entered into a content partnership with Transit.TV to uphold the channel's availability of entertainment to its viewers. Litshani's well-known videos due to his humorous character will be played daily on the channel. Litshani is a DJ, public figure, and comedian. Transit.TV...

8 Feb 2018

SABC 3 reschedules news bulletin, introduces new current affairs programme

SABC 3 has changed the time of its 6pm news bulletin to 9pm. Peter Ndoro and Francis Herd will carry on as the presenters for the news bulletin, whilst Chriselda Lewis and Aldrin Sampear will present the weekend edition. The TV channel will also be introducing a new current affairs programme...

6 Feb 2018

Tembisa Mdoda and Mashalane Galane to host Your Next Million

TV personality Tembisa Mdoda and comedian Mashalane Galane will host Standard Bank's Your Next Million game show. The game show's questions and tasks are focused on enabling people to achieve their next; money that may be used to help people reach their goals, whether that's paying school fees,...

5 Feb 2018

Beatlab.tv is no longer available on OpenView HD

Beatlab.tv will no longer air on OpenView HD as a decision by the platform to create space for newer content that is desired by viewers. The music channel will be replaced with a new entertainment channel on the platform.

1 Feb 2018

Tumi Voster returns to TV screens

Tumi Voster is set to appear on the SABC 3 television show Tropika Island of Treasure, thus marking her return to TV. Voster went through a number of challenges in preparation for the show's newest season, such as familiarising herself with her teammate and re-examining her fitness...

1 Feb 2018

Pay TV subcribers in Africa to grow by 75%

Screen Africa reports that there will be a 75% increase in pay TV subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa between 2017 and 2023 to reach 40.89 million. Sub-Saharan Africa Pay TV Forecasts, however, expects that subscriber growth will overtake revenue progress. The forecast suggests that pay TV revenues...

11 Jan 2018

Trace channels now accessible on Black

Trace and Cell C have collaborated to introduce its channels to Black; a media entertainment platform created by Cell C. The channels Trace Africa, Trace at Gospel and Trace Sports Star are now available on Black. Black offers local and international video-on-demand content and live TV...

22 Dec 2017

MobiMedia launches a mobile TV platform

Ole! Media Group's mobile content arm MobiMedia has launched Jika TV, a mobile television platform. Jika TV features 20 channels that cover topics such as sports news and round-ups, health and fitness, food, inspirational and religious content as well as children's content, which includes learning...

18 Dec 2017

MMA, SOS support SABC strike

Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) and the SOS Support Public Broadcasting Coalition (SOS) has expressed its support of the strike action taken by the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media & Allied Workers Union (Bemawu) and the Communication Workers Union (CWU) at the South African Broadcasting Corporation...

18 Dec 2017

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...

11 Dec 2017

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

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