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Lessons from the second last Blockbuster in the world

Dargaville, a small town on the banks of the Wairoa River in the North Island of New Zealand with a population of approximately 4,500 people, lost the second-last 'Blockbuster' movie store on Earth a few weeks ago. The last one is in the town of Bend, Oregon in the USA...

By Damon Stapleton 12 Feb 2020

What is happening in 2020?

A new year. A new decade. And as with every new year, everyone wants to know what 2020 is going to hold in store for us in our world of media and advertising...

By Richard Lord 7 Feb 2020

HGTV's Freddy James shares the secret to the channel's success

Six months since Home and Garden Television's launch in South Africa, we followed up with Freddy James, SVP Integrated Programming for HGTV and Food Network about the channel's overall performance thus far and future projects...

By Juanita Pienaar 6 Feb 2020

Lockdown S5 now streaming on Showmax, first episode also on YouTube

The first three episodes of Season 5 of Lockdown, the most awarded drama at last year's SAFTAs, are now streaming only on Showmax, with two more episodes launching every Thursday...

Issued by Showmax 31 Jan 2020

Living the real good life on OFM

OFM, inspiring listeners to live the real good life in Central South Africa, is preparing for an exciting year ahead with a new programme line-up, new logo roll-out, new digital offerings and a new split programme for the Welkom studio...

Issued by OFM Radio 29 Jan 2020

HaveYouHeard delivers 'first for Africa' creator's conference for YouTube at AMPD Studios

YouTube's first-in-Africa creator's conference, a pop-up held towards the end of last year at AMPD Studios in Johannesburg, was successfully curated and facilitated by HaveYouHeard...

Issued by HaveYouHeard 23 Jan 2020

Viu South Africa collaborates with 1voucher to offer new payment options for Viu Premium customers

Viu SA has collaborated with 1voucher, a fintech company of Pepkor Holdings Limited, to offer Viu Premium customers new payment options through 1voucher top-up vouchers...

Issued by Viu 22 Jan 2020

Vida: Why critics adore this little Mexican-American drama about sisterhood

Take your average, mainstream white-hetero-male-dominated TV show, turn 180 degrees, and just keep going. Eventually, you'll hit Vida, and if you're lucky, you'll be home...

Issued by Showmax 17 Jan 2020

Guilt - the blackly funny British crime drama that Line of Duty's creator is a fan of

Luther. Sherlock. Broadchurch. Happy Valley. The Brits know how to do crime dramas. Now BBC Scotland has brought its own contribution, Guilt, to the table, and it's getting rave reviews...

Issued by Showmax 16 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: From the rise of independent artists to the age of TikTok

While it's not exactly easy to predict the future, there are a few musical movements that have seemed to gain momentum over the last year-or-so, movements that will hopefully be more relevant than ever, in the first year of our new decade...

By Tecla Ciolfi 13 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Radio's rocky but rising road

It seems like at the end of every year, we are equal parts derisive of the last 12 months and optimistic about the next...

By Nick Grubb 13 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Top digital video and influencer marketing trends to consider

South African internet penetration in 2020 will increase to 71.4% which is an increase of 7.6%. With more people having internet access and consuming content online, Danilo Acquisto lists some of the digital video and influencer marketing trends to consider...

By Danilo Acquisto 9 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Bringing the female voice to the forefront of radio in 2020

2019 was a painful year for South African women. The brutal murders of women like Uyinene Mrwetyana, Meghan Cremer and Leighandre 'Baby Lee' Jegels left South Africans shocked, sad and angry...

By Boni Mchunu 7 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: The politics of rage; the quest for middle ground

By the end of 2019, the rising anger around the globe was palpable, as were the divisions that fuelled the rage...

By Dion Chang 6 Jan 2020

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