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Aug 04, 2020  |  TV Programming: SABC Brings Back Talk Show “Trending SA”

SABC3, a channel in the  South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) stable has revived “Trending SA”, bringing it to early prime time with Elma Smit, Refiloe Mpakanvane and Mablerh as new presenters.   The industry could recall that the show was ...


Aug 03, 2020  |  Multichoice Reduces M-Net Channels From Six To Four

Valid from 01 September 2020, Multichoice M-Net Channels are being reduced from six to four, the Pay-Tv company has announced. The new channels would simply be called M-Net  Movies 1, 2, 3, and 4.   The press statement from Multichoice ...


Jul 30, 2020  |  The United Kingdom Offers Up US$713 Million For Film And TV Production

The United Kingdom government has announced that it is launching a scheme that will further boost its film and TV production sector with a funding pot valued to the tune of US$713 million.   According to the UK's culture secretary ...


Jul 27, 2020  |  SABC Keen To Bring Live Sports With Boxing, Athletics And Tennis Top Of Mind

Mr Gary Rathbone, the general manager for sports at the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has strongly signalled that under his management, the organisation will refocus on bringing back some "high-profile" sporting properties for the entertainment of South Africans.   ...


Nigeria: Season 5 Of Big Brother Naija To Commence On July 19

Multichoice Nigeria has announced that the season five of its popular reality TV show - “Big Brother Naija” will premiere on Sunday 19th July. This announcement is on the back of the online auditions conducted in May, which according to ...

Netflix Executives Answer Questions On How They Operate In Nigeria And Across Africa!

After a spate of activities which saw Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandon visiting Nigeria, and the launch of a handful of Nigerian-produced original series, several industry watchers have been wondering what Netflix's big plan is for the Nigerian and ...

Multichoice Signs Brits ITV's Coronation Street, Emmerdale for Mnet; Closes ITV Choice Channel

Multichoice has bought the rights to Britain ITV programmes including The Chase, Emmerdale and Coronation Street. These content will, however, only be seen on Mnet as the dedicated ITV Choice channel has been removed from DStv.   Poor ratings of ...

Multichoice Streaming Platform- Showmax - To Offer Live Sport

Showmax, the video-on-demand arm of the TV giant Multichoice has indicated that it would expand its offering with Showmax Pro that will provide live sports show from SuperSport in addition to the staple of entertainment content it currently provides.   ...

BBC World Service Gets Into Partnership With MTN In Nigeria

The BBC World Service and MTN Nigeria have entered into a new partnership agreement that will see the delivery of the “BBC News Minute” bulletins on the MyMTN app to be freely consumed by subscribers. Aside from in English, the ...

Multichoice Showmax Withdraws Local Films With Alleged Racist Content

Multichoice Group, the behemoth of Africa’s Pay-TV entertainment and sports content has commenced the immediate review and withdrawal of some of its alleged ’racist’ film content in the wake of the global anti-racist ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement.   Multichoice, has ...

TNT Africa Readies For First Original Production In July

TNT Africa has announced a wide-ranging slate of original programming with the entertainment genre, with its first original movie premiere scheduled for the 4th of July.   According to executives from Warner Media Africa, TNT first original movies is the ...

Netflix Renews Season Two Of SA's Teen Drama Series, Blood and Water

Gambit Films Production has announced it could soon start production on the second season of the South African series - Blood and Water, following an order by Netflix.   Further to the show's apparent success with season one - which ...

M-Net Improves Drama Stable With 'Legacy' - A New Telenovela

Multichoice M-Net is bringing onboard a new telenovela called "Legacy" in a bid to drive-up content on its drama stable. The show will be flighted on its South Africa channel from September 2020.   M-Net Channels director, Mr Jan du ...

Multichoice To Include Netflix And Amazon Prime Video To It's Stable

Multichoice, according to industry sources, has reached a preliminary arrangement with both Netflix and Amazon Prime Video to add their content to its platform.   The arrangement, once finalised, would help Multichoice achieve its strategic business goal to enable consumers ...