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Video dominates news consumption in Africa
Video dominates news consumption in Africa

Recent study reveals that TV and mobile video content is the primary source of information in Africa and the Middle East

3 days ago

‘Made in Africa' content boosts African economies
‘Made in Africa' content boosts African economies

With revenue from Africa's pay-TV market sitting at $4.4 billion and expected to exceed $6 billion by 2021, the time is now to continue the momentum of content production as a significant economic booster for African economies

3 days ago

New DStv fibre solution for communal installations
New DStv fibre solution for communal installations

DStv customers who have a fibre optic network installed, can now get signal to their DStv decoders using this network with one centralised satellite dish for their whole estate, complex, or apartment block

3 days ago

Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa
Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa

AfricaCom 2017 presents a global speaker line-up in this uncertain age of digital disruption and transformation

12 Oct 2017

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SABC may have new board this week, says Dlodlo

It has been suggested that President Jacob Zuma wants to gain control of the SABC by delaying the announcement of a new board

By Bekezela Phakathi 11 Oct 2017

Netflix in South Africa: fastest ISPs revealed for September
Netflix in South Africa: fastest ISPs revealed for September

Netflix launched in South Africa more than a year ago, officially supporting the region with TV shows and movies. But the streaming service has also recently added South Africa to its monthly ISP Speed Index

By Hadlee Simons 10 Oct 2017

OpenView HD reaches one million homes
OpenView HD reaches one million homes

South Africa's fastest-growing TV satellite operator, OpenView HD, has surpassed the one million decoder activation mark, firmly establishing it as the second-largest satellite TV provider in South Africa - but easily the largest subscription-free service

Issued by e.tv 10 Oct 2017

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#AfricaAchiever: Kwesé TV disrupts pay-TV market in Africa

Kwesé TV is disrupting the pay-TV market on the African continent, bringing the ‘TV everywhere revolution' to the continent. President and CEO, Joseph Hundah is our #AfricaAchiever.

By Louise Marsland 10 Oct 2017

Peter Langschmidt, the PRC’s lead research consultant.
The Establishment Survey, a foundation for a brave new world

The Establishment Survey (ES) is a multi-purpose, multi-media survey providing context for all media platforms and all media currencies in South Africa

By Danette Breitenbach 6 Oct 2017

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JZ passes on SABC candidates

President Jacob Zuma missed the deadline for appointing an SABC chief operating officer because none of the candidates "met expectations", Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo said

By Nico Gous 6 Oct 2017

Cinema Week to position Mauritius as attractive film destination
Cinema Week to position Mauritius as attractive film destination

Promoting the island as an attractive film shooting destination, Mauritius Cinema Week is expected to attract film directors, actors and celebrities from India, South Africa, France, the UK and the USA

5 Oct 2017

Zuma's 'inaction' is hurting SABC, says SACP
Zuma's 'inaction' is hurting SABC, says SACP

The South African Communist Party (SACP) says President Jacob Zuma's failure to appoint a new board has created a "governance vacuum" at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)

5 Oct 2017

Business of Design speaker Q&A: Mduduzi Simelane
Business of Design speaker Q&A: Mduduzi Simelane

Business of Design (BoD) is back with a speaker lineup of note. The two-day seminar is held annually in Cape Town and Johannesburg during October and doesn't just focus on design in itself but has a much broader vision for the field in all areas of business

By Jessica Tennant 4 Oct 2017

New ‘freemium' content from Pride TV
New ‘freemium' content from Pride TV

PrideTV, Africa's only LGBTQ video-on-demand (VOD) channel, has launched a second tier of streaming video content to cater for its growing audience

30 Sep 2017

#StartupStory: Blacksmith Collective
#StartupStory: Blacksmith Collective

“Like a blacksmith, we forge together various skill sets and craft to create a beautiful finished piece,” explain co-founders Diogo Mendonça and Marcus von Geyso of Blacksmith Collective

By Jessica Tennant 29 Sep 2017

Mzansi Magic continues to delight viewers with prime local content... making its debut as Pendoring sponsor
Mzansi Magic continues to delight viewers with prime local content... making its debut as Pendoring sponsor

By providing a wide range of prime, local-content programmes in six South African languages, TV channel Mzansi Magic (161) has earned itself the sought-after position of ‘most viewed' on the DStv bouquet

Issued by Pendoring 28 Sep 2017

#Newsmaker: Danilo Acquisto heads up local YouTube multi-channel network
#Newsmaker: Danilo Acquisto heads up local YouTube multi-channel network

Following the recent launch of Special Effects Media SA, I interviewed CEO Danilo Acquisto who was appointed by the network's global partners to head up the new South African studio, effective 1 August 2017

By Jessica Tennant 27 Sep 2017

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Dissatisfaction with local TV services

When I wrote last week about declining audiences and poor customer support in the TV industry, I didn't expect the deluge of sympathetic complaints I received - nor how upset a lot of viewers really are

By Chris Brewer 26 Sep 2017

#SACSCCongress: Nigella Lawson on the role of food in storytelling
#SACSCCongress: Nigella Lawson on the role of food in storytelling

Internationally renowned food writer and TV cook Nigella Lawson has amassed a loyal following of food lovers charmed by her no-fuss approach to cooking

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Sep 2017

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Are TV audiences declining?

At first it's hard, if not impossible, to get a grip on TV audiences. It will remain difficult until the industry has some real and solid research to confirm whether it's one way or the other

By Chris Brewer 18 Sep 2017

Powerpuff Girls get an African connection
Powerpuff Girls get an African connection

Toya Delazy will voice a new Powerpuff Girl for Cartoon Network Africa when the five-part special premieres in October

18 Sep 2017

Kwesè TV secures BBC content deal
Kwesè TV secures BBC content deal

BBC Worldwide has concluded its first content sales deal with new pan-African broadcast network Kwesè TV, a subsidiary of Econet Media

18 Sep 2017

African music producers stake claim with DISCORE
African music producers stake claim with DISCORE

DISCOP has announced a new programme, DISCORE, that will bring the world of African music production closer to the film, television, digital content markets

18 Sep 2017

Motsoeneng lawyer claims client didn't fire the SABC 8
Motsoeneng lawyer claims client didn't fire the SABC 8

SABC former COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng is not responsible for the costs incurred by the corporation in firing of eight of its journalists last year, according to his lawyer

7 Sep 2017

Star India bags IPL media rights for $2.55bn
Star India bags IPL media rights for $2.55bn

NEW DELHI - Broadcast giant Star India has won global media rights for the highly lucrative Indian Premier League, the most popular sports event in the cricket-mad country of 1.25 billion, with a record $2.55 billion bid

6 Sep 2017

Names suggested for SABC board sent to Parliament
Names suggested for SABC board sent to Parliament

The beleaguered SABC is a step closer to having a permanent board after Parliament's communications portfolio committee drew up a final list of the 12-member board on Tuesday, following much deliberation

By Bekezela Phakathi 6 Sep 2017

The announcement is a remarkable turnaround for a news organisation that famously kept Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi up to date during her long years of house arrest under junta rule.
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BBC Burma pulls Myanmar TV deal over Rohingya 'censorship'

YANGON - The BBC's Burmese language service on Monday said it was pulling a broadcasting deal with a popular Myanmar television channel citing "censorship", with insiders saying the partners had clashed over coverage of the Muslim Rohingya minority

4 Sep 2017

Heartlines crowdfunds ‘What's your story?' campaign
Heartlines crowdfunds ‘What's your story?' campaign

Heartlines has launched a campaign on crowdfunding platform, Thundafund.com, to bring to life, ‘What's your story?', a project inspired by the film ‘Beyond The River'

4 Sep 2017

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#Pamro2017: TV-viewing any time, anywhere, on any device

Magnus Anshelm, MD of the MMS joint industry committee in Sweden, spoke of an advanced hybrid model for the total video currency for TV and online video at Pamro 2017, as the future is here

By Leigh Andrews 30 Aug 2017

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#Pamro2017: Connecting with the connected viewer

Brian Fuhrer, SVP of product leadership for national TV audience measurement at Nielsen USA, spoke at Pamro 2017 on the topics of return path data (RPD) and TV audience measurement (TAM) integration, with today's connected consumer a core consideration

By Leigh Andrews 30 Aug 2017

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