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Netflix Naija: Creative freedom in Nigeria's emerging digital space?

Netflix has increased its investment in Nigeria's film industry, Nollywood. The dominant streaming company announced its presence via its newly created Twitter handle, NetflixNaija...

By Samuel Andrews 20 Mar 2020

Exponential Interactive announces its new business division, VDX.tv, is expanding into international markets
Exponential Interactive announces its new business division, VDX.tv, is expanding into international markets

VDX.tv allows brands to amplify their advertising with customised, video-driven solutions served across channels and screens, including connected TV...

Issued by VDX.tv 9 Mar 2020

YOTV turns 25!
YOTV turns 25!

YOTV is returning for another groundbreaking season on Friday, 6 March 2020...

Issued by Urban Brew Studios 6 Mar 2020

Queen Sono cast at the SA premiere. Image supplied.
Local stars celebrate Africa's first script-to-screen Netflix Original series, Queen Sono

Africa's first script-to-screen Netflix Original series, Queen Sono, celebrated the first-ever South African premiere at the Johannesburg Theatre...

2 Mar 2020

Somhale wedding takes viewing crown
Somhale wedding takes viewing crown

Somizi and Mohale: The Union has taken the crown as the show with the most views ever on its first day on Showmax, bigger than any Hollywood blockbuster show...

Issued by Showmax 28 Feb 2020

Coca-Cola leverages its English Premier League sponsorship in Nigeria with a campaign from FCB
Coca-Cola leverages its English Premier League sponsorship in Nigeria with a campaign from FCB

Coca-Cola is leveraging its sponsorship of the English Premier League with an integrated campaign currently running in Nigeria...

Issued by FCB Joburg 27 Feb 2020

The Friends cast will get back together for HBO Max reunion special
The Friends cast will get back together for HBO Max reunion special

After years of speculation and wishful thinking, WarnerMedia on Friday announced that the Friends cast is finally getting back together for a reunion special...

By Shereesa Moodley 24 Feb 2020

DStv Media Sales bonus airtime still on offer to small media agencies
DStv Media Sales bonus airtime still on offer to small media agencies

Now in its third year, DStv Media Sales is offering 25% bonus airtime for every rand of airtime bought by qualifying small agencies...

Issued by DStv Media Sales 24 Feb 2020

Draft regulations on ownership and control in the communications sector
Draft regulations on ownership and control in the communications sector

Icasa has published its long-awaited draft regulations on ownership and control in the telecommunications and broadcasting sectors, for public comment...

By Livia Dyer 20 Feb 2020

Talent galore as e.tv secures 21 SAFTA nominations
Talent galore as e.tv secures 21 SAFTA nominations

e.tv has received a total of 21 nominations for five of its programmes in the 14th edition of the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs)...

Issued by e.tv 19 Feb 2020

National Geographic celebrates Women of Impact this March
National Geographic celebrates Women of Impact this March

National Geographic's brand initiative for 2020, Women of Impact, will showcase history-making and boundary-breaking women whose stories create a stunning portrait of their past, present and future impact on our world...

Issued by Fox Networks Group 19 Feb 2020

Newzroom Afrika shakes up programming to greet new decade
Newzroom Afrika shakes up programming to greet new decade

Newzroom Afrika is ringing in the 2020s with a programming reboot to keep things fresh and focused for what promises to be a momentous new decade...

Issued by Newzroom Afrika 17 Feb 2020

All the New York Festivals 2020 TV & Film Awards 2020 finalists
All the New York Festivals 2020 TV & Film Awards 2020 finalists

New York Festivals TV & Film Awards has announced its 2020 competition finalists...

17 Feb 2020

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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

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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

Freddy James, SVP Integrated Programming for HGTV & Food Network. Image supplied.
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

Openview fulfills a promise for #KFCCouple
Openview fulfills a promise for #KFCCouple

A promise made is a promise kept with Openview...

Issued by e.tv 6 Feb 2020

Maggs steps down due to 'stressful nature of the job'
Maggs steps down due to 'stressful nature of the job'

#NEWSWATCH: eNCA acting editor-in-chief Jeremy Maggs is stepping down with immediate effect, the company announced earlier today. This follows his request to be relieved of his duties due to health issues pertaining to the stressful nature of the job...

4 Feb 2020

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

#BizTrends2020: 5 cultural shifts that are influencing marketing
#BizTrends2020: 5 cultural shifts that are influencing marketing

Now more than ever, marketing is becoming a living, breathing response to culture rather than an attempt to dictate it. In one or two magical moments, marketing ideas have ignited culture, but that comes along once in a unicorn-shadowed blue moon...

By Nkgabiseng Motau 29 Jan 2020

Employee rights proposed for film and TV industry workers
Employee rights proposed for film and TV industry workers

On 11 December 2019, the Minister of Labour in South Africa issued a notice calling for interested parties to make submissions on his proposal to deem persons in the film and television industry as employees for the purpose of selected portions of South Africa's employment law...

By Johan Botes 24 Jan 2020

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Disney is removing 'Fox' from the production company's future branding

After buying 21st Century Fox in a $71bn deal last year, Disney is reportedly removing the word "Fox" from the production company's future branding...

By Shereesa Moodley 20 Jan 2020

Devi Sankaree Govender leaving M-Net's Carte Blanche
Devi Sankaree Govender leaving M-Net's Carte Blanche

#NEWSWATCH: Investigative journalist Devi Sankaree Govender has decided to explore new career opportunities, resigning from her 18-year stint on Carte Blanche, effective Sunday, 26 January, when she will make her final appearance on the show...

20 Jan 2020

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

Masego Motsogi, managing director at Grid Worldwide.
#BizTrends2020: The year of storytelling

The truth about storytelling is that it will never go out of fashion. Perhaps the mediums through which it comes will continue to change, but the form itself... it is here to stay...

By Masego Motsogi 14 Jan 2020

Inputs sought on document to improve film, TV workers' rights
Inputs sought on document to improve film, TV workers' rights

Major improvements are in the pipeline for the rights of workers in the film and television industry...

13 Jan 2020

eNCA goes HD with the biggest in-studio screen on the continent
eNCA goes HD with the biggest in-studio screen on the continent

eNCA has launched an innovative high-tech HD studio that boasts a massive 12x3 metre curved LED video wall...

Issued by e.tv 13 Jan 2020

All the winners of the 2020 Golden Globes
All the winners of the 2020 Golden Globes

The winners of the 77th Golden Globes were announced on the 6 January 2020 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California, USA...

6 Jan 2020

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