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...

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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...

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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...

2 days ago

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,...

2 days ago

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

Isidingo gets new title sequence as SABC3 rebrands

Isidingo will be getting a new title sequence as the SABC3 launches its rebranding on 3 April. The new title sequence will include several of the new cast members and the removal of the cast members who have left. The title sequence will also feature a reworking of the existing theme song....

30 Mar 2017

CNN rankings improve in first quarter of 2017

For the first time in 14 years, CNN beat out MSNBC and Fox News in leading the year's first quarter news viewership. In the period between January and March 2017, CNN has ranked number two in cable news and eighth in cable TV overall. All of its key programmes have indicated rating increases of...

30 Mar 2017

Soap On A Rope premieres on SABC3, this April

The comedy drama, Soap On a Rope premieres on SABC 3 on 7 April 2017 at 7.30pm. It tells the story of a struggling, mediocre South African soap opera titled Hard Bodies. The show stars Patricia Boyer, Luthuli Dlamini, and Ameera Patel.

29 Mar 2017

National Geographic presents Origins: The Journey of Humankind

National Geographic brings the eight-part series, Origins: The Journey of Humankind to our screens, which traces the story of human civilisation and innovation that resulted in our modern-day world. The series delves into the ‘evolutionary ascension' that fuelled important moments which grew the...

27 Mar 2017

Michael Ware goes uncensored in new National Geographic series

The well-known war correspondent, Michael Ware, takes to National Geographic in an eight-part series titled, Uncensored with Michael Ware. The series takes Ware on explorations through various aspects of the world from New York Fashion Week to witch hunts in Papua New Guinea. Uncensored with...

27 Mar 2017

'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...

24 Mar 2017

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...

23 Mar 2017

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,...

23 Mar 2017

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.

23 Mar 2017

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

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