Broadcast – In brief

Cameroon Radio Television (CRTV) has announced the launch of five more channels, bringing its total to six channels. The new channels will be thematic and could be named CRTV-Sport, CRTV-Info, CRTV-Culture, CRTV-Music and so on, reports Nextvame. The transition to digital production and broadcasting in Cameroon offers many opportunities. According to the Cameroonian Minister of Communication, Issa Bakary Tchiroma, operators should offer attractive programs in order to attract the maximum number of viewers. CRTV is a major government-controlled broadcaster and covers all the ten regions.

The Voice Afrique Francophone: The most beautiful voice of French speaking Africa!

LONDON, United Kingdom, 13 October 2015/ --  No production of this magnitude has ever reached this part of Africa yet. Now Voxafrica, the Pan-African television station will launch the first season of The Voice in West and Central Africa.

The Voice is currently the world's biggest music show format. Produced and aired in over 180 countries, the show will run for 17 weeks and will give hopefuls across Africa the chance to audition and show off their talents in French-speaking African countries.

GauTV debuts on DStv

GauTV, Gauteng’s very own television channel, will make its debut on DStv on 19 October 2015. Based in the heart of Johannesburg, GauTV aims to depict life in Gauteng as South Africa’s financial capital through a variety of thought-provoking and general entertainment shows.

Triggerfish Story Lab announces expanded shortlist

Triggerfish Animation Studios has shortlisted 23 features and 12 TV series for the inaugural Triggerfish Story Lab, out of a whopping 1,378 entries from 30 countries across Africa.

Triggerfish had planned to announce a shortlist of 10 features and 10 TV series, but increased this after being pleasantly surprised by both the quantity and quality of the entrants.

Kickstart This: Series Exploring Crimes & Investigations Involving Africans Living in the USA

A Kickstarter campaign for an intriguing project - based on available info - that has my attention, and that you might appreciate as well. The production team has set a $31,597 fundraising goal, with 22 days left to go until the campaign ends.

Details from the content creators follow below...

Euronews to launch Africanews in December 2015

Above: Africanews presents its project at Discop Africa 2015. 


Announced for the mid-year, Euronews will finally launch the new pan-African news media, Africanews in December 2015 (or start 2016). Africanews will cover African and international news and business stories 24/7 in both French and English languages from an African perspective and will adopt the same editorial line as Euronews.

Africa Movie Academy Awards winners 2015

The 11th edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards was held in Port Elizabeth to celebrate the best in African film. Over 300 international celebrities attended the event.

The winners are:

Best Short Film: Twaaga – Burkina Faso

Best Animation: The Legacies of Rubbies – Nigeria

Best Documentary: Egypt Modern Pharaohs ‘Nasser’ – Egypt

Best Film in an African Language: Timbuktu – Mauritania

Best film by an African living abroad: Fevers – France/Morocco

Best diaspora short film: Sound of Tears – Canada

SA receives three iEmmy nominations

Nominations for the 2015 International Emmy Awards were announced by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at Mipcom. There are 40 nominees across 10 categories and 19 countries, with South Africa garnering three nominations for MasterChef South Africa, Puppet Nation ZA and Miners Shot Down. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on 23 November 2015 at the Hilton New York Hotel.

Ethiopian Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Film ‘Crumbs’ Is Headed To Theaters

Ethiopia’s “first post-apocalyptic sci-fi film” may soon be headed to a theater near you. Next month, Spanish-born writer/director/producer Miguel Llansó‘s Crumbs begins its most extensive run of dates yet, which includes a weeklong stay at New York City’s Cinema Village (Oct. 23-29). Llansó will be in attendance for the 7:15pm screenings on Friday, October 23, and Saturday, Oct. 24 (more information via the Crumbs in NYC Facebook event).

Al Jazeera channels on Nilesat position change to a new frequency

Al Jazeera Media Network has announced that its channels will be moving to a new frequency affecting viewers across the entire Middle East and North Africa region on the Nilesat position.

Ibrahim Nassar, Al Jazeera’s manager of teleport, announced that starting 1st October, viewers on the 10992V and 11636V satellite frequencies will experience a permanent blackout and will have to change to a new frequency on that date.

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