Broadcast

Court orders StarSat to stop broadcasting porn

Cape Town – The Western Cape High Court on Monday ordered StarSat to stop broadcasting its pornography TV channels in South Africa when the court found that South Africa's broadcasting regulator, Icasa, erred in providing a licence to StarSat to show hardcore pornography on television.

Judge Lee Bozalek said the decision by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) to grant a licence to StarSat, run by On Digital Media (ODM) and China's StarTimes South Africa, to broadcast pornography on television was reviewed and set aside.

SABC says Generations cast list not final

Cape Town – The supposed "cast list" for the new Generations on SABC1 set to start in December and "revealed" this weekend by Sunday World is not official, says the public broadcaster.

Publications jumped on the supposed cast list revealed by Sunday World and copied it, none bothering to ask or verify it with the SABC which says the list didn’t come from and wasn’t issued by the public broadcaster.

OpenView HD’s Glow TV added to DStv

Cape Town – MultiChoice is adding the Indian Glow TV channel which has been available on Platco Digital's OpenView HD (OVHD) satellite platform to DStv from 17 November on channel 167.

Glow TV, packaged and provided by Kagiso Media, will remain on OVHD as well.

Glow TV will provide a new TV channel alternative for DStv subscribers after Saffron TV, from the Times Media group, was abruptly shuttered in August last year and disappeared from the DStv channel line-up.

Senzo and Mbulaeni funeral coverage will be broadcast on TV

Cape Town – South Africans can watch funeral TV coverage of the fallen South African sport heroes, soccer star Senzo Meyiwa and Olympic athlete Mbulaeni Mulaudzi this weekend.

On Sunday night at 19:00 Carte Blanche on M-Net (DStv 101) will be looking at the shocking murder of the Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa, with presenter Devi Sankaree Govender reflecting on his life on and off the field.

On Saturday eNCA (DStv 403) will broadcast live the funeral services of Senzo Meyiwa as well as the Olympic silver medalist Mbulaeni Mulaudzi.

AfricAvenir & FNCC present Namibian Premiere of:"Authenticized", on Wednesday, 12. Nov. 18h30. @ FNCC.

An increasing number of tourists, photographers, filmmakers and television crews travel to the ovaHimba people in Namibia in search of genuine experiences and spectacular images. With their so called "exotic appearance" (what ever that may be) and traditional way of life, the ovaHimba satisfy that need - on request and at the right price.

Dreamia launches new channel in Angola, Mozambique

Portuguese thematic channel producer Dreamia has launched its action channel Blast in Angola and Mozambique, where it is offered by regional pay-TV operator Zap. Blast is on air 20 hours a day, with 90 percent of the prime time programs dubbed in Portuguese. Blast is available on channel position 69 of Zap in Angola, where Dreamia already supplies the Panda, Biggs, Hollywood and MOV channels. Dreamia is a joint venture between Nos and AMC Networks International - Iberia.

Broadcast – In Brief

South African makes top 10 in global film scoring competition. South African, Alun Richards, has been placed in the top 10 in the Vienna Symphonic Library International Film Score Competition with his composition for a scene from The Wolfman, starring Anthony Hopkins and Benicio Del Toro. Read the full story here.

Cairo Film Festival Adds David Cronenberg, Jean-Luc Godard Titles to Lineup

The November event is looking to return with new vigor following three years of turmoil

Maps to the Stars and Goodbye to Language have been added to the lineup for the upcoming Cairo International Film Festival, which is set to run Nov. 9-18.

The David Cronenberg and Jean-Luc Godard titles join an international list of films, including John Boorman’s Queen and Country and Diplomacy from Volker Schlondorff.

The festival is due to kick off with The Cut, Fatih Akin’s drama about the 1915 Armenian genocide that stars Tahar Rahim.

M-Net Edge clinches HBO deal By DStv

The brand new DStv Premium channel M-Net Edge, which will take television connoisseurs to the edge of entertainment from 20 October 2014 at 19:00, will be the future home of HBO in Africa. M-Net has signed a milestone agreement with the renowned US television network to screen all first-run HBO series, as well its iconic library material, exclusively on M-Net Edge.

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