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Universal Africa signs new series of Hollywood On Set

After what it claims was a very successful DISCOP, Prime Entertainment Group has another success in the area, this time with the renewal of its leading series with Universal Networks in the Pan African region.

Football Stars, Celebrities, International Health Organizations and Corporations Join to Launch “Africa United” To Help Stop Spread of Ebola in West Africa

Public education campaign emphasizes vital role of healthcare workers and features new Ebola prevention communications for West Africa, including ‘We’ve Got Your Back’ PSA

All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) now set for December 27

The All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) and the African Union Commission are set to bring 2014 to a close with a show-stopping awards ceremony scheduled to hold on Saturday, December 27, at the prestigious Grand Ballroom, Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.


South Africa: The NFVF announces the six Blingola Female Only Project

The NFVF is proud to present six (6) short films by Emerging South African women under the theme Negotiating Spaces. The project was introduced earlier in the year and female filmmakers invited to apply for an opportunity to be considered for the project.

New Nollywood Movie Streaming Service Nollyland Launches

NollyLand Direct Ltd, a start-up based in the US and Nigeria, has launched NollyLand - a new Video Streaming Platform with plans to be biggest Nollywood movie streaming service in Nigeria and Africa at large.

Launching in a very competitive market with the likes of iROKOtv, Afrinolly, Aflix, Sabona among others, NollyLand says its  Africa’s first world-class platform for streaming Nigerian and African movies to mobile phones, tablets, TVs, media players, and computers.

Pride opens 21st Out In Africa Film Festival

Pride, distributed by Videovision Entertainment in South Africa, opened the 21st edition of the Out In Africa Gay & Lesbian Film Festival which took place from 13 to 16 November 2014 in Rosebank, Johannesburg. This hilarious and inspirational comedy-drama, directed by Matthew Warchus, features a popular British cast including Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton and Paddy Considine.

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.

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