Disney commissions first long-form local series production in SA

Disney Africa launches its first local long-form series production in South Africa, Disney Cookabout. The series is a brand new weekly comedic adventure game-show that uses food preparation, cooking and outdoor exploration to showcase local ingredients and a fun-filled approach to healthy eating.

Disney Cookabout is inspired by The Walt Disney Company’s long-standing commitment encourage healthier living, through imaginative and entertaining family content, and will air every Friday at 15h30 on SABC 2 from 5 August 2016.

South Africa - 2016 Mzansi Women's Film Festival

The Mzansi Women's Film Festival (MWFF) celebrates Women's Month with its annual event that celebrates the work of women in film from South Africa and other parts of the world.

African Movie Channel launches Series on Azam TV

AzamTVPay TV broadcaster African Movie Channel has launched its AMC Series channel on Tanzania-based pay TV operator Azam TV’s platform. The move means that Azam TV subscribers will be able to watch Nollywood and other premium African TV series spanning drama, comedy, reality and lifestyle genres.

The addition of AMC Series complements the 24-hour African Movie Channel dedicated to Nollywood movies, which has been available on Azam TV since 2013.

SuperSport, MultiChoice will run 7 24-hour TV channels for the 2016 Olympic Games from Rio on DStv from 5 August, including a 24-hour Olympics news channel

SuperSport will run 7 24-hour TV channels on MultiChoice's DStv satellite pay-TV platform with coverage of the 2016 Olympic Games from 5 August, including a 24-hour Olympic Games news channel produced by the International Olympic Committee.

SuperSport will use the SS4, SS5, SS6, SS7 as well as SS12, SS13 and SS14 channels on DStv to bring DStv subscribers dedicated coverage of the 2016 Olympics, with SS1 and SS3 that will be used to cover overflow content, mostly Sevens rugby,golf and soccer.

Hello Africa, auditions open for TLC’s Next Great Presenter

TLC’s search for its next African presenter is back! This year the popular entertainment TV channel, in association with Colgate Optic White, is looking for that special person who has the winning style and Colgate smile to land the chance to present TLC’S MOST EXTREME, a brand new, four-part series coming to TLC Entertainment (DStv 135) in Q1 2017, plus an extra one-off special documenting the winner’s story.

Kwese to stream Formula E Live across Sub-Saharan Africa

LONDON, UK (July 18 2016) - Fans of the FIA Formula E Championship will have live streaming access to all the track action from every season three race after an agreement was reached with Econet Media to stream content via the Kwese Sports website.

Viacom Africa unpacks banning of Nickelodeon’s gay dads on TV

Cape Town – Tensions flared on Thursday afternoon when Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa "reassured" its DStv subscribers in South Africa and the rest of Africa that it would not be airing an episode from animated Nickelodeon series, The Loud House, featuring gay parents.

The specific episode features a bi-racial, married gay couple who show up in a short scene during which they're seen dropping off their son at a party.

Econet Media signs up the NFL in an extensive agreement for Sub-Saharan Africa

JOHANNESBURG, 25 July 2016 – Econet Media and the National Football League (NFL) have reached an agreement that will see Econet Media’s Kwesé Sports become the exclusive linear TV broadcaster of NFL content in a number of markets in sub-Saharan Africa as part of a 5 year deal. The deal – brokered by ESPN Media Distribution – includes live games and will kick-off at the beginning of the 2016- 2017 season.

Ethiopia’s Entry for the 2016 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar Set for September USA Release

It made its World Premiere at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, marking the very first time in Cannes Film Festival history that an Ethiopian film has screened as an “Official Selection.” Yared Zeleke’s “Lamb” hails from Slum Kid Films, an Ethiopia-based film production company co-founded by Ama Ampadu, which aims to discover and nurture emerging talent in Ethiopia, as well as to support the development of Ethiopian filmmaking.

Nigeria - Galaxy TV now on DStv

MultiChoice Nigeria is pleased to announce the addition of Galaxy TV, a popular free-to-air (FTA) channel from Lagos, to its DStv platform from Thursday 7 July.

Galaxy TV will broadcast current news from Nigeria, Africa and the rest of the world and will be on DStv channel 258. The channel will be available to DStv Premium, DStv Compact Plus, DStv Compact, DStv Family and DStv Access customers.

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