YFE launches My TV Toonz channel in Africa

Your Family Entertainment is launching a version of kids channel Fix&Foxi for sub-Saharan Africa on the MyTV platform owned by technology provider Strong.

The channel, My TV Toonz, will have a blend of 2D, CGI animated and live action shows for kids and their families with classic characters, first run and new shows, and will air in English.

Content to be included for September includes Japanese pre-school show Yoko! Jakamoko! Toto!.

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to premiere in Africa on MTV

Youth entertainment channel MTV (DStv channel 130) has acquired exclusive African TV broadcast rights to US talk show ratings winner The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon from NBC Universal International Television Distribution.

Starting Wednesday, 24 September 2014, MTV will air a daily dose of Fallon’s trademark chat, humour, superstar guests, audience participation and more at 5pm WAT (weekdays). An omnibus edition will run on the weekends from 4pm to 6pm WAT, Saturday and Sunday.

DStv to launch dedicated Turner Broadcasting Kids’ channel, Hoolee this Christmas

Turner Broadcasting and DStv will be making African television history this summer when families all over the continent will be able to celebrate their summer break the African way! With a first of its kind Africa pop-up children’s channel, Hoolee will boost their festive holidays with surprising shows and outstanding content on DStv Premium packs!

Didier Reynders regrets prohibition of the viewing of the film “L’homme qui répare les femmes” in the DRC

September 4, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders regrets the decision of the Democratic Republic of Congo to prohibit the viewing of the film “L’homme qui répare les femmes” on Congolese territory.

Fighting sexual violence against women is a universal combat, supported jointly by Belgium and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Minister thinks that this noble objective would be served better by a viewing of this universally touching film on Congolese territory.
Source: APO

Times Media Films To Appeal DIA EK, Anna classification

Times Media Films, distributor of the Afrikaans language feature film Dis ek, Anna (It's Me, Anna) announced today its intention to appeal the classification after the Film and Publication Board imposed a 18 LV (SV) classification on the final film.

The festival version of the film was initially given a 18 L (SV) classification ahead of its premiere screening at the Durban International Film Festival in July. With the final music score having been completed, the Film and Publication Board (FPB) classified the now final version of the film.

Streaming a threat to broadcasters: analyst

Internet streaming is a serious competitive threat to broadcast television in South Africa, but the technology is hamstrung by cost challenges, says an analyst.

“There is no doubt that Internet streaming is a viable competitor to broadcast television … if you can afford and are able to get the requisite bandwidth,” Andrew Fraser said.

Fraser is the former head of Sony Mobile South Africa and a TV show producer.

Here Comes the Bride! Four Weddings South Africa launches on Lifetime

Four pushy brides are so convinced they’re having the perfect wedding – they’re prepared to stake their honeymoon on it…

Every bride-to-be is convinced that their special day will be the wedding to end all weddings.  They’ve been planning it for years … it’s cost them a small fortune…. they’ve invited everyone they know.  They want it to be the best wedding anyone has ever been to.  It’s as if a wedding day is some kind of competition – well now it really is.

Zambian Actor ‘Onechi Lwenje’ Debuts ‘My Lusaka’ TV Show on US Channel

Zambian actor/writer/film maker Onechi Lwenje has just made his Hollywood debut on the U.S. television network, “The Africa Channel”, hosting a show that gives international viewers a feel of life in Zambia’s capital, called “My Lusaka“.

Onechi is an international actor and writer based in Zambia.His star has seen steady growth brighter from his television debut in a local community awareness TV commercial about HIV/AIDS in 1999.

VIDI – South Africa’s First Streaming Service To Deliver VoD Directly To TV

VIDI – South Africa's premiere video-on-demand service is the first to market in the country with a streaming Smart TV app. It has been announced that  VIDI is partnering with Samsung Smart TV to provide easy access to hours of TV series and feature films.

Viewers prefer watching their home entertainment on their wide screen televisions and now, with no effort, audiences can enjoy hours of top-class VIDI entertainment on their television sets.  The Samsung Smart TV app allows consumers to enjoy premium entertainment directly on their TV.

“Cuckold” feature film secures World Premier at Toronto International Film Festival

The producers of the feature film Cuckold by Charlie Vundla , are pleased to announce that the film has been invited to screen as an Official Selection at the prestigious Toronto (September 2015) International Film Festival .

Cuckold examines the life and world of a young, black, Johannesburg-based professor consumed by alcoholism and drugs. After his wife leaves him for another man, he is saved from self-destruction by a former school-friend and begins a journey to save his marriage, house and himself.

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