Content Production

Jan 13, 2021  |  Content Production: UK's ITV 'This Morning' Show Comes To South Africa For A Cooking And Safari Segment

'This Morning', a popular morning show on ITV (a United Kingdom free to air broadcaster) will be launching a new segment, which would see the show do features on live cooking and safaris that would be sections in South Africa. ...


Jan 12, 2021  |  Programme: Showmax Collaborates With Canal+ For First Kenyan Original

Showmax, the Multi-Choice' streaming service and France's pay-TV service CANAL+ have joined forces to co-produce Kenyan's first Showmax Original series. "Crime and Justice" is a drama series set in modern-day Nairobi, and is set to be released in late 2021. ...


Jan 06, 2021  |  Programming | MNET Expands Format Franchise With "The Real Housewives Of Durban"

M-Net's franchise of the NBC Universal reality TV format "Real Housewives" is set to be further extended by the Multichoice company with the introduction of the "Real Housewives of Durban, which is set to debut on the 1Magic channel from ...


Jan 04, 2021  |  News Central TV Officially Launched On 01 Jan To Widespread Congratulatory Messages

The African Development Bank (AfDB) president, Mr Akinwunmi Adesina, was among dignitaries and celebrities who have congratulated Nigeria's News Central TV on its official launch.   News Central TV is set to be the pan-African news platform that will bring ...


South Africa: Filming For International Productions To Ramp Up As Country Re-Opens

South Africa has been relatively successful as a destination to locate and shoot international films and television programmes. The country is endowed with a good range of location, skilled labour-force that speaks English, and smart government incentive programmes such as ...

TV Content: South Africa's Version Of US 'Shark Tank' Confirmed For Season 2

Shark Tank, the reality business show where investors (sharks) seek to invest into potentially viable businesses, is making a return to the South African airwaves, having been confirmed for a second season. According to reporting by TV With Thinus - ...

Netflix Cancels Season 2 Of 'Queen Sono' - An Original South African Production

Netflix has announced, abruptly, that it has cancelled its agreed renewal deal for the second season of the South African original drama series "Queen Sono".  Kagiso Lediga, director at Diprente Films (the producer of Queen Sono), expressed his disappointment and ...

International: ViacomCBS Networks International Makes Diversity Key Production Criteria

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) is pursuing a new aggressive 'diversity-in-production' policy with the announcement that henceforth, all commissioned production will have to demonstrate they have genuine diversity in their team before the commission can go ahead.   VCNI says that ...

Multichoice Showcases Commitment To Telling African Stories

Multichoice believes that storytelling plays a critical role in society; it is through narratives that people learn, shapes their hopes and aspirations and builds a world-view. As a consequence, the organisation says it is now, as ever, committed to helping ...

South Africa: SABC Launches New Locally Produced Hospital Drama - "Vutha"

The South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) seems to have followed e.tv back into the hospital drama space, as it also has announced a locally produced hospital drama called "Vutha" for its SABC2 channel.   These new productions signify a return ...

British Royals Prince Harry And Meghan In Multi-Million US$ Production Deal With Netflix

Streaming giant Netflix has announced a multi-year, multi-million US dollars production output deal with the Queen of England's grandson and his wife (Prince Harry and Meghan). It's to be recalled that Harry and Meghan rejected being continued part of the ...

Multichoice Showmax In Co-Productions For Quality African-Originated Content

Streaming platform Showmax (part of PayTV company - Multichoice) has announced two new international co-productions of African content, one of which is "Rogue" an all-action packed movie (starring Megan Fox), and the other is "Blood Psalms" the African mythology series. ...

WATCH: Discussion On Establishing Appropriate Funding Infrastructure To Drive Local Content Creation And Production

Funders and those seeking funding discuss how to "Establishing Appropriate Funding Infrastructure To Drive Local Content Creation And Production" at Broadcast Media Africa (BMA)'s online Forum on Content Production and Distribution For Digital TV and Platforms.

Canal+ And Multichoice Combine To Do "Blood Psalms" - An African Epic

Multichoice Showmax and Canal+ say they are ushering in "a new era of African storytelling" by agreeing on a deal to co-produce an epic pre-colonial African mythology flick, "Blood Psalms". According to the producers, the movie will feature more than ...