Watch: Kenyan Filmmaker Ng'endo Mukii Tackles 'Globalized' Beauty & African Self-Image in Award-Winning Short Film 'Yellow Fever'

I'm happy to see this short work finally making its way online for all to see - we first mentioned it on this blog in late 2012 when it had just kicked off its international film festival travels, taking it to countless destinations all over the world, winning acclaim along the way.

Azam Media inks USD 750,000 sponsorship deal with FKF

African pay-TV operator Azam Media, has signed a three year USD 750,000 sponsorship deal with Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Premier League to broadcast league matches live, the Standard reported. Azam Media CEO Rhys Torrington said the operator will broadcast the first league match on 28 March. Thereafter, it will broadcast two matches a week for the duration of the league. The agreement also provides for FKF to allow a local free to air station rights to transmit two matches every week.

AKON to Crown Airtel TRACE Music Stars Winner in Kenya

With more than 2.3 million calls made by music enthusiasts who wanted to become stars, Airtel TRACE Music Star is by far the biggest music competition to ever take place on the African continent.

During a 6-month-selection process in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Madagascar, Malawi, Nigeria, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Gabon, tens of thousands candidates had to demonstrate their skills and talent in their native land.

Idris Elba Documentary ‘Mandela, My Dad and Me’ To Premiere In April



A forthcoming documentary will center on Idris Elba‘s preparation for the part of Nelson Mandela, the South African music project that resulted, and the British actor’s relationship with his late father. The 60-minute Mandela, My Dad and Me follows the Beasts Of No Nation star on a “journey of self-exploration,” beginning in South Africa in 2013 to shoot Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

M-Net swops Series for the City

M-Net is finally dropping the "M-Net Series" brand name after 17 years, renaming and rebranding the last remaining M-Net Series Zone (DStv 115) channel as the "new" M-Net City. by Thinus Ferreira

M-Net City as a name for an M-Net channel was first conceived in the latter part of 2010 already, although for another type of channel. It will now be used as M-Net Series Zone's new name when it changes to M-Net City on 6 April.

German video-on-demand launches in South Africa

ProSiebenSat.1 Welt has announced the launch of a video-on-demand mobile app and website that allows German expats based in South Africa and 15 other countries to view German produced shows around the clock.

The German mass media company, operating commercial television, premium pay channels, radio stations and related print businesses, offers German series, film, and sports in programming ranging from the humorous comedy series “Danni Lowinski” to thrilling crime formats such as “Der letzte Bulle” and the Bundesliga Magazineamongst other shows.


Conax a driver for Africa's pay-TV expansion with strong regional track record in secure digital migration - robust operator roadmap to ensure future-oriented business

Conax, part of the Kudelski Group and provider of total service protection for pay-TV service providers, content owners and entertainment services, today announced its continued commitment to furthering African pay-TV growth through targeted solutions for secure content, pricing and user experience.

Umlilo premieres this March on

A story of revenge set against the backdrop of a polygamous family, Umlilo is's new ground-breaking drama that makes its debut on Monday, 2 March 2015 at 21h00. Umlilo offers both a heart-stopping mystery, and a deeply affecting family drama.

The show features a moderately affluent Johannesburg family headed by the dynamic patriarch Mnqobi (played by Hamilton Dhlamini), a self-made man in his 40s. Mnqobi is a successful businessman and global player on the brink of landing a lucrative business deal that would make him and his partner happy.

M-Net closing Maisha Magic over lack of viewership

Subscription based channel M-Net has decided to shut down its less than a year old Maisha MSubscription based channel M-Net has decided to shut down its less than a year old Maisha Magic channel due to low popularity.

In a press release sent to newsrooms, M-Net said this was a business decision .

WGSA Muse Awards 2014/15 nominations

The Writers' Guild of South Africa (WGSA) and M-Net have announced the nominees for the WGSA Muse Awards 2014/15. At the event - set for late April 2015 - performance writers in film, television, radio, stage and new media industries will gather to recognise and celebrate the integral role played by their peers in the South African entertainment industry.

On this, the second annual WGSA Muse Awards, WGSA is elated to have M-Net as a headline sponsor for the competition and awards ceremony, which honours the best local performance writers in the industry.

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