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Screengrabs from the #OurWorldisRed e.tv brand campaign.
#OurWorldIsRed: Recolouring the e.tv entertainment spectrum

Earlier this month, I chatted to e.tv MD Marlon Davids about their growth over the past two decades as SA's fifth terrestrial television channel and biggest independent one, as well as the channel's new #OurWorldIsRed campaign

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

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Netflix users watched 1 billion hours of content a week in 2017

Netflix doesn't like giving out numbers - we still don't know exactly how many South Africans are on the platform, for example. But the company has revealed that in 2017, users around the world were watching over 140-million hours of content a day

By Julia Breakey 13 Dec 2017

PewDiePie 'not salty' at YouTube for not including him in 2017 Rewind
PewDiePie 'not salty' at YouTube for not including him in 2017 Rewind

NEWSWATCH: Swedish comedian PewDiePie was not included in YouTube's Rewind this year, for the first time since his debut appearance in the 2013 round-up

12 Dec 2017

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Taking TV into the real world in 2018 with commercial partnerships

In this era of multi-channel marketing, success is no longer measured by the advert, but rather the full viewer package. Debbie Brady, commercial director for Discovery Networks Africa, lets us in on the importance of commercial partnerships to generate revenue and increase brand awareness

By Leigh Andrews 12 Dec 2017

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SABC staff to strike on Thursday

SABC staff are set to down tools on Thursday after wage talks broke down between unions and management

12 Dec 2017

Tali Babes co-stars in new SuzelleDIY video
Tali Babes co-stars in new SuzelleDIY video

Tali Babes joins Suzelle from SuzelleDIY in new video, How To Make A DIY Wedding Cake but the two of them don't get on. At all

12 Dec 2017

US lawyers investigate MultiChoice payments
US lawyers investigate MultiChoice payments

Naspers's hopes of a speedy resolution to the high-profile controversy around payments its 80% subsidiary MultiChoice made to SABC and ANN7 were dealt a hefty blow on Tuesday, 5 Decemeber 2017, when a US law firm, specialising in class actions, announced it was investigating the company

By Ann Crotty 6 Dec 2017

Deutsche Welle launches multimedia project for African youth
Deutsche Welle launches multimedia project for African youth

Reaching The 77 percent - Deutsche Welle launches new debate platform for young Africans

5 Dec 2017

Sally Burdett makes a welcome return to the 8pm news bulletin
Sally Burdett makes a welcome return to the 8pm news bulletin

Sally Burdett returns to e.tv's 8pm news bulletin on Monday, 4 December

Issued by e.tv 4 Dec 2017

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Sanlam washes hands of Naspers dispute

As calls mount for a public inquiry into the controversial relationship between Naspers subsidiary Multichoice and the SABC, insurer Sanlam said it was not in a position to comment

4 Dec 2017

Naspers says it won't force MultiChoice to take ANN7 off air
Naspers says it won't force MultiChoice to take ANN7 off air

The Naspers Board has released a statement announcing that they will not interfere and force MultiChoice to take the ANN7 news channel off the air

1 Dec 2017

#Newsmaker: Fort's Amr Singh on what makes a good director
#Newsmaker: Fort's Amr Singh on what makes a good director

Fort agency's creative partner and director Amr Singh recently won the Craft Gold for Best Directing at the 2017 PromaxBDA Africa Awards for his work on DStv Africa's brand film in collaboration with Studio Zoo

By Jessica Tennant 29 Nov 2017

#NewCampaign: Come over to the bright side
#NewCampaign: Come over to the bright side

TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris Johannesburg have just launched MTN's summer brand campaign and everything about it is next level

By Jessica Tennant 28 Nov 2017

Outa guns for MultiChoice
Outa guns for MultiChoice

MultiChoice is under pressure to "come clean" about its contracts with Gupta-owned television news channel ANN7

28 Nov 2017

Top court to rule on review of SABC deal
Top court to rule on review of SABC deal

The details of the multimillion-rand broadcasting deal between the SABC and MultiChoice may never be made public if the two companies get their way in the Constitutional Court

By Theto Mahlakoana 24 Nov 2017

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SABC seeks to alter rules giving pay-TV stations free use of channels

The SABC has asked the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) to conduct an urgent public review of regulations that allow pay-TV operators to carry its television channels for free

By Bekezela Phakathi 23 Nov 2017

#Newsmaker: Kriya Gangiah shakes things up
#Newsmaker: Kriya Gangiah shakes things up

'Info-tainment professional' and Jacaranda FM's digital lead, Kriya Gangiah, while still on air for the Saturday Top 20 show, recently left the station's midweek evening drive show to focus her time and energy on some undisclosed opportunities

By Jessica Tennant 22 Nov 2017

Lebo Mashile, South African actor, writer and poet.
Lebo Mashile announced as Design Indaba 2018 speaker

Lebo Mashile has been announced as one of the speakers at Design Indaba 2018 and here, talks about discovering her voice and why storytelling is part of the fabric of humanity

By Lindsay Samson 21 Nov 2017

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TV we got right

There's one thing I've been meaning to write about for a long time - a very long time, in fact - and it has to do with an aspect of our broadcasting talents that I've neglected to thank. Yes, ultimately the SABC (who would have thought

By Chris Brewer 20 Nov 2017

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Murdoch's Fox in talks with multiple buyers for TV, film assets

NEW YORK - Shares in media-entertainment giant 21st Century Fox surged to seven-month highs on Friday after news it has been holding talks with at least three potential buyers for some of its television and film operations

20 Nov 2017

Julia Anastasopoulos in Tali’s Wedding Diary.
SuzelleDIY stars as a bridezilla in Tali's Wedding Diary

Showmax has just released the first trailer for their debut original series, Tali's Wedding Diary, a mockumentary starring Julia Anastasopoulos (aka SuzelleDIY).

17 Nov 2017

Front-row mood at #SAFW!
#BehindtheSelfie with... Tumi Voster

This extended #EntrepreneurMonth, we go behind the selfie with technophile Tumi Voster - she's marketing manager for Universal Music, a 5FM radio DJ, and a Tropika Island of Treasure Maldives celebrity

By Leigh Andrews 15 Nov 2017

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Amazon to launch 'Lord of the Rings' TV show

Amazon said on Monday it had acquired the global television rights to The Lord of the Rings, based on the celebrated fantasy novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, with a multi-season commitment.

15 Nov 2017

Local agency approached to cover Beaumont's world-record circumnavigation
Local agency approached to cover Beaumont's world-record circumnavigation

Scottish cyclist Mark Beaumont approached South African sports production agency MoonSport to cover his Artemis World Cycle, which he recently completed, breaking the Guinness World Record for circumnavigation by bicycle in 78 days, 14 hours and 40 minutes

By Jessica Tennant 15 Nov 2017

Studio Zoo a winner in the 2017 Promax & BDA Africa Awards
Studio Zoo a winner in the 2017 Promax & BDA Africa Awards

Promax & BDA is a global, non-profit association dedicated to advancing the role and effectiveness of promotion, marketing and broadcast design professionals in the electronic media

Issued by Studio Zoo 14 Nov 2017

New Zee TV branding.
Zee TV Africa rebrands globally

Zee TV Africa has rolled out a global rebrand to strengthen it to attract 3 billion viewers in the next six years

10 Nov 2017

New York Festivals TV & Film Awards has announced the 2018 grand jury
New York Festivals TV & Film Awards has announced the 2018 grand jury

The jury recruitment process is still underway, with a jury member increase and an increase in the percentage of women by double digits to just under 40 percent.

9 Nov 2017

#OurWorldIsRed
#OurWorldIsRed

The eFamily of channels has realigned its visual identity to that of the e.tv mother brand. Where previously each channel was represented by a different colour, all the e channels are now clearly one family

Issued by e.tv 9 Nov 2017

#NewCampaign: Shake it like Bra Shakes
#NewCampaign: Shake it like Bra Shakes

Vodacom recently launched its summer rewards promotion, 'Shake Every Day'. Prior to the official launch, the campaign had already encountered 14 million customer interactions

By Jessica Tennant 8 Nov 2017

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