Following a new deal signed in April 2015 with StarTimes, the international Pay TV operator, UK based broadcaster, African Movie Channel (AMC) today launched its latest offering, African Movie Channel Series (AMC Series) on the StarTimes DTT and StarSat DTH African television platforms.
AMC Series is a premium African entertainment channel showcasing the best and award-winning TV soaps, comedy and drama from Nigeria, peppered with some of the best series from all over Africa, 24 hours a day for the whole family.
CitizenFour, Laura Poitras’s Oscar-winning documentary about whistleblower Edward Snowden, will open the 17th Encounters South African International Documentary Festival, running from 4-14 June 2015 in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
Poitras won the Pulitzer in 2014 for her role in helping Snowden expose the widespread abuses of America’s National Security Adminsitration. Citizenfour is a first-person, fly-on-the-wall account of breaking the story of the decade, a real-life thriler unfolding minute-by-minute before our eyes.
Ghana's first private broadcaster, Crystal TV has entered into a carriage agreement with Filmbox International, a unit of SPI International Group. Crystal TV has added eight channels as a result, namely FilmBox, FightBox, Fast&FunBox, DocuBox, 360TuneBox, FilmBox Arthouse, MadscreenBox and FashionBox.
Popular Nigerian video streaming service, iROKOtv, recently announced a deal with StarTimes to have two new television channels, iROKO Play and iROKO Plus on the digital TV operator’s platform. The move has the potential to increase the VOD platform’s reach considerably, especially since StarTimes currently has 4.6 million subscribers across 14 countries. The deal was signed at MIPTV in France this year.
Banda TV has commissioned 60 episodes of the reality dating show Love Lab to air in Angola and Mozambique. The deal marks the Israeli company’s first commissions from those countries.
The original version of Love Lab was produced by Abot-Hameiri and aired on Israel’s Channel 10. In the series, one bachelor, his three best friends and 14 single women live in a mansion cut off from the outside world in a bid to find love.
After two years of working on a Marrakesh-set documentary project, Moroccan pop art photographer/filmmaker Hassan Hajjaj will soon unveil his new documentary, A Day In The Life Of Karima: A Henna Girl. In the lead-up to the film’s world premiere at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in May, Hajjaj has shared a high adrenaline trailer and an accompanying music video for an artist by the name of Koma. From the short clip, the film looks to be a live action version of Hajjaj’s iconic Kesh Angels photographs of Moroccan biker women.