Viewership of news stations is said to have risen due to the Arab Spring. (Al Arabiya).The Arab Spring helped boost the popularity of regional news stations – and with more people watching, TV audience numbers are under the spotlight like never before.
Sport and the media in Africa was the topic addressed by CFI expert Eric Falaizeau at a seminar attended by African sports journalists and organised by the ‘Africa International Sports Convention’ (CISA) in Dakar on 2 and 3 May 2013.
This international conference was attended by sports journalists from five different countries in West Africa. It was organised in collaboration with the Senegalese Ministry of Sport and the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ACNOA).
Top Companies Reputation Index reveals how SABC, DStv, eTV and TopTV compare based on reputation
The Mail & Guardian has released its Top Companies Reputation Index (TCRI), revealing that e.tv has the best reputation among television broadcasters in South Africa. e.tv is a national free-to-air television channel providing broad appeal programming across 80% of the South African population.
The study, which was conducted by ‘Plus 94 Research’, assesses the “reputations which companies have established with South African consumers”.
Source: mybroadband.co.za - Staff Writer May 28 2013
Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company will turn bestselling South African writer Lauren Beukes’ newest novel about a time-travelling serial killer into a TV series.
The Shining Girls, described on its cover as a tale of “A girl who wouldn’t die hunting the killer who shouldn’t exist,” is a story about Depression-era serial killer from Chicago who discovers a way to travel through time. In order to keep time travelling Curtis must kill “shining girls,” women with great talent and potential. One of his victims survives and tries to bring the killer to justice.
Commencing this month, season one of South African reality TV cooking competition, Ultimate Braai Master, will be broadcast to over 100 million people in over 280 territories as per a deal concluded between local production company Cooked in Africa Films and the Travel Channel. Ultimate Braai Master will be translated into 22 languages around the world.
- The Africa Channel broadcasts ‘African Masters’, a documentary series showing behind the scene’s visits to African artists’ remarkable studios. Contemporary African artists show their art in this exclusive and visually stunning series of six episodes showing on Tuesdays at 9pm, starting 4th June 2013. Sequences from the channel are also available on YouTube.
On Tuesday 9 July, M-Net will change the way you watch series! Adding to the most amazing international series available on M-Net, the current M-Net Series channel will transform into a trio of amplified series channels. These will be called M-Net Series Showcase, M-Net Series Reality and M-Net Series Zone. All three channels will be available to DStv Premium customers, whilst DStv Compact customers will follow their favourite series on M-Net Series Zone.
DStv has decided to suspend temporarily, but with immediate effect, the expanded viewer panel to measure television viewing in High Definition (HD) subscriber homes that was instituted at the end of July 2012. The decision became effective from 14 May 2013 and will be reviewed at a later date.
As the world celebrates 100 years of Bollywood, the spotlight turns on the Nigerian film industry, Nollywood. AlJazeera’s talk show host, Redi Tlhabi – on her show- South to North, unveils the layers of Nollywood. In this episode of South to North, Redi asks about the future of Nollywood, and what to expect from the new generation of movie makers.