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#CannesLions2020: First speakers and sessions announced

The organisers of Cannes Lions 2020 have announced the first speakers and sessions at the Festival...

20 Feb 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

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

GLOBAL

Mobile games generates $49bn in revenue in 2019

In 2019, the mobile gaming industry generated around 60% of the worldwide video games revenue...

31 Dec 2019

GLOBAL

Apple, Disney and Netflix's streaming battle isn't winner-take-all

With the recent launch of Apple TV Plus and the imminent arrival of Disney Plus, the video landscape has never looked so competitive...

By Amanda Lotz & Ramon Lobato 12 Nov 2019

GLOBAL

Elon Musk says Netflix and YouTube are coming to Teslas

"Netflix and drive" might become a thing now that Elon Musk revealed upcoming support for the streaming service and YouTube on his Tesla vehicles...

By Shereesa Moodley 31 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

The lessons SA should take from 2019's Super Bowl ads

Arguably advertising's biggest moment, the Super Bowl acts as an inspiration to agencies and brands globally and has the potential to set trends. And with all the hype around the declining TV audiences, it's a testament to its power...

By Andrew MacKenzie 7 Feb 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Borders and Boundaries competition announces winner

CALIFORNIA, United States - On 23 January 2019, United for Iran, a Bay-Area NGO working to promote civil liberties and civil society in Iran, announced the completion and winner of Borders and Boundaries, a visual art competition of Iranian artists focused on censorship and freedom of expression in Iran...

24 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Facebook caught skewing the review score of its Portal device on Amazon

Facebook employees have been spotted giving the company's Portal video calling devices five-star ratings on Amazon...

By Shereesa Moodley 22 Jan 2019

UNITED STATES

YouTube's influencer marketing phenomenon (Infographic)

In 2018, the number of channels earning six figures per year on YouTube grew by more than 40% year over year! To try and learn more about this, Shorr Packaging conducted an analysis of more than 1,500 YouTube user channels to learn more about the growing impact of YouTube influencer marketing...

By Matt Zajechowsk 19 Dec 2018

AFRICA

Spotify launches Afro Hub

As part of Spotify's newest Global Cultures initiative, designed to promote and bring to the surface culturally diverse music, Spotify today announced the launch of Afro Hub...

5 Oct 2018

GLOBAL

Drake breaks new streaming record - in video games

Hip-hop superstar Drake has broken a new record in streaming -- this time in video games...

19 Mar 2018

UNITED STATES

Streaming platform Hulu could be wild card in Fox-Disney megadeal

Walt Disney Co.'s deal for much of the film and television assets of 21st Century Fox could help remake the streaming platform Hulu a legitimate rival to Netflix...

8 Feb 2018

UNITED STATES

Spotify hit with new copyright suit in US

A music publisher is seeking at least $1.6bn from Spotify for alleged copyright violations, the latest lawsuit to hit the fast-growing streaming company...

3 Jan 2018

AFRICA

Iflix to bring Hollywood content to Africa

Iflix, video-on-demand (VOD) platform, has sealed a deal with US studio NBCUniversal (NBCU) for a host of TV series and movies for subscribers in sub-Saharan Africa...

By Umayrah Ramjan 27 Dec 2017

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