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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.

DTT increases reach in South Africa

South Africa's digital terrestrial transmission (DTT) system has grown to cover 84.46% of the population and provide 58.49% geographic coverage, after two greenfield sites went live in Harrismith, Free State and Ngqeleni, Eastern Cape.

The switching on of these new greenfield sites supports the existing 178 DTT migration transmitters, which were turned on by state-owned signal distributor Sentech in March 2015.

Verskietende Ster to premiere at Silwerskermfees

Verskietende Ster, the new film directed by Darrel James Roodt, has been officially selected to premiere at the fifth kykNET Silwerskermfees, which takes place in Camps Bay, Cape Town. This year's festival features 15 short films as well as numerous full length and documentary films.

Naspers’ ShowMax streaming service has Game of Thrones, House of Cards and more

Naspers’ video-on-demand streaming service ShowMax has been officially launched in South Africa. The arrival of the service has probably been one of the worst-kept secrets over the last couple of weeks, as details of the service’s existence and what it will offer have been discovered online.

ACTV Introduces Nigeria's First Cabletv Multi-Room Viewership

Lagos — Nigeria's wholly owned indigenous pay TV, African Cable Television (ACTV) has introduced the first multi-room and independent viewership solution on cable TV in Nigeria. Before this solution, the only available option was the dual view decoder with viewership of channels dependent on the person holding the decoder's remote control. According to Mr.

Pay-TV Reaches 21 Percent of TV Households in East African Community

Pay-TV has reached 21 percent of TV households in East African community, a region that consists of five member countries, namely; Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania & Uganda. The five countries of the East African Community (EAC) had a total population of 146.89 million end-2014, with 33.61 million households and a TV household penetration rate of 23 percent.

Community TV stations withdraw from Act-SA

Two community television stations have withdrawn from the nascent body formed to represent the sector, the Association of Community Television - South Africa (Act-SA). Cape Town TV and 1KZN TV have both resigned from Act-SA, citing unbridgeable differences with the initiative. This leaves Tshwane TV, Soweto TV and Bay TV as the only licensed community broadcasters to participate in the initiative, along with a few other unlicensed community TV groups.

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