IMAX Expands Partnership with Ster-Kinekor, Bringing Number of IMAX Theatres to Six in Under Two Years

NEW YORK, March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) and Ster-Kinekor Theatres, a division of Primedia (Pty) Ltd., has announced an agreement for two additional IMAX® theatres.  The first IMAX theatre will be added to the exhibitor's upcoming multiplex at the Baywest Mall in Port Elizabeth, with a second to be added to an existing multiplex at the Cradlestone Mall in Johannesburg. The deal brings Ster-Kinekor's IMAX footprint to six theatres with three currently open in Durban, Pretoria and Cape Town and another slated to open in Johannesburg.

Award-winning filmmaker explores her family's dark colonial past in Rwanda

The multi-award-winning Greetings From The Colony premieres on Wednesday, 8 April 2015 at 20h00 GMT / 22h00 CAT on Witness, Al Jazeera's observational documentary strand.

In Greetings From The Colony, Belgian filmmaker Nathalie Borgers explores a family mystery, kept secret for 80 years: her mixed-race aunt she didn't know existed.

Local family comedy opens with R1.2m at the box office!

Johannesburg - Quirky new comedy, Strikdas – ‘n Familie Gedoente, earned R1 219 664 on its opening weekend. By the close of business on the long weekend, more than 35 000 people had seen the film.

It held onto position number five on the Industry Top Ten behind Hollywood blockbusters Fast & Furious 7,  Cinderella, Home, and Insurgent, and remained ahead of another local film, Ballade vir ‘n Enkeling, which took sixth place on the Top Ten.

Watch: Kenyan Filmmaker Ng'endo Mukii Tackles 'Globalized' Beauty & African Self-Image in Award-Winning Short Film 'Yellow Fever'

I'm happy to see this short work finally making its way online for all to see - we first mentioned it on this blog in late 2012 when it had just kicked off its international film festival travels, taking it to countless destinations all over the world, winning acclaim along the way.

Azam Media inks USD 750,000 sponsorship deal with FKF

African pay-TV operator Azam Media, has signed a three year USD 750,000 sponsorship deal with Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Premier League to broadcast league matches live, the Standard reported. Azam Media CEO Rhys Torrington said the operator will broadcast the first league match on 28 March. Thereafter, it will broadcast two matches a week for the duration of the league. The agreement also provides for FKF to allow a local free to air station rights to transmit two matches every week.

AKON to Crown Airtel TRACE Music Stars Winner in Kenya

With more than 2.3 million calls made by music enthusiasts who wanted to become stars, Airtel TRACE Music Star is by far the biggest music competition to ever take place on the African continent.

During a 6-month-selection process in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Madagascar, Malawi, Nigeria, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Gabon, tens of thousands candidates had to demonstrate their skills and talent in their native land.

Idris Elba Documentary ‘Mandela, My Dad and Me’ To Premiere In April



A forthcoming documentary will center on Idris Elba‘s preparation for the part of Nelson Mandela, the South African music project that resulted, and the British actor’s relationship with his late father. The 60-minute Mandela, My Dad and Me follows the Beasts Of No Nation star on a “journey of self-exploration,” beginning in South Africa in 2013 to shoot Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

M-Net swops Series for the City

M-Net is finally dropping the "M-Net Series" brand name after 17 years, renaming and rebranding the last remaining M-Net Series Zone (DStv 115) channel as the "new" M-Net City. by Thinus Ferreira

M-Net City as a name for an M-Net channel was first conceived in the latter part of 2010 already, although for another type of channel. It will now be used as M-Net Series Zone's new name when it changes to M-Net City on 6 April.

German video-on-demand launches in South Africa

ProSiebenSat.1 Welt has announced the launch of a video-on-demand mobile app and website that allows German expats based in South Africa and 15 other countries to view German produced shows around the clock.

The German mass media company, operating commercial television, premium pay channels, radio stations and related print businesses, offers German series, film, and sports in programming ranging from the humorous comedy series “Danni Lowinski” to thrilling crime formats such as “Der letzte Bulle” and the Bundesliga Magazineamongst other shows.


Conax a driver for Africa's pay-TV expansion with strong regional track record in secure digital migration - robust operator roadmap to ensure future-oriented business

Conax, part of the Kudelski Group and provider of total service protection for pay-TV service providers, content owners and entertainment services, today announced its continued commitment to furthering African pay-TV growth through targeted solutions for secure content, pricing and user experience.

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