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,...

9 hours ago

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...

14 hours ago

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...

3 days ago

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

Six-part series MARS to premiere this month

National Geographic Channel along with several role players in the film and television industry have joined forced forces to create a global event series on the subject of Mars. MARS, the six-part series will premiere in 171 countries in 45 languages, this month, and will showcase innovative...

7 Nov 2016

New lifestyle show features Nandi Madida, Ayanda Thabethe as presenters

Bet A-List, the new weekly lifestyle and entertainment magazine show from BET will feature Nandi Madida and Ayanda Thabethe as the new presenters on Thursday nights on DStv channel 129, from Thursday 8 September at 6.35pm. Monde Twala, Viacom's VP, BET, Youth & Music for Africa, says, "They are...

23 Aug 2016

New TVC for King Price

King Price launches its new product, business insurance, through a new TV commercial, in a creative collaboration between Xfacta and Team Best. The TVC aligns itself with business owners in a way that says, "We get you, because we are you." Click here to view....

18 Aug 2016

WeChat turns TV into e-commerce channel

Utilising technology from WeChat, television viewers can scan a QR code from a television advert and have five products from Futurelife delivered free to their home from 9 September to 9 October on DSTV channels. WeChat will also be giving customers R50 cash back to their wallet, once the...

17 Aug 2016

Four SABC journalists to be reinstated

The Labour Court has ruled that four SABC journalists that were dismissed by the broadcaster must be reinstated. Represented by trade union Solidarity, the journalists to be reinstated are Foeta Krige, Suna Venter, Krivani Pillay and Jacques Steenkamp. The journalists were four of eight who...

26 Jul 2016

SABC censorship interdicted

On Wednesday 20 July, the High Court in Pretoria interdicted the SABC from enforcing its decision on censorship. The Helen Suzman Foundation approached the High Court calling for the interdict. This news emerges after recent developments in the SABC's refusal to broadcast violent protests earlier...

20 Jul 2016

Subscription TV stays in tough financial times

MyBroadband reports on the findings from a recent Old Mutual study of 1,000 working South African households on what they'd cut back on when times are tight. While luxury items are usually the first to go, most respondents said they would rather cut back on essentials like food before cancelling...

12 Jul 2016

#SABC8 receive Nat Nakasa award

This weekend, eight SABC journalists, known as the #SABC8 on social media, received the Nat Nakasa award for "fearless and brave journalism", as they challenged key changes made within the SABC, including the refusal to display protests on television....

11 Jul 2016

SABC 3 launches Top Chef South Africa

A local version of the American reality TV series, Top Chef, will launch locally on SABC 3 on Tuesday 12 July at 8pm. Produced by Urban Brew Studios, Top Chef South Africa will be hosted by Top Billing presenter, Lorna Maseko. Head judge on Top Chef South Africa will be Neill Anthony, a TV...

7 Jul 2016

New DStv campaign features Gabriel Macht

DStv Premium has launched its new commercial, 'What do You See', featuring its brand ambassador, Gabriel Macht, star of the TV series Suits. The TVC is about how great entertainment, sports and series shapes you into who you are. In the third chapter of these commercials, DStv Premium brings its...

2 Jun 2016

Y&R SA produces new campaign for Investec

In what is its first brand campaign in almost a decade, Investec Bank has launched two new ads, created by Y&R South Africa. The through-the-line 'Ambition' campaign stretches across outdoor, print and a digital storytelling platform that houses 'Out of the Ordinary' stories of personal drive and a...

17 May 2016

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