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On August 18, a group of South African and international legal experts worked with South African filmmakers to better understand their rights as users as well as creators under copyright law. The meeting focused on actions filmmakers can take to use and expand user rights in South Africa that are necessary to fully enable the vibrant filmmaking industry that already exists, and to support emerging artists. 

DIFF: Architectural films to feature at UIA 2014

The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) partnered with UIA 2014 and Architect Africa Film Festival to present architecture films in Durban during the 25th International Union of Architects World Congress of Architects (UIA 2014).

The event was held at the ICC in Durban from 3-7 August 2014. This is the first time that this congress is being held in Southern Africa and 5000 delegates are expected from around the world.

South Africa: “Win A Home”, new reality show

'Win A Home' is an exciting new property-related reality show starting on 21 August, at 8pm on SABC3, a national TV channel based in South Africa.

OSN unveils new health reality series “Saudi Doctors”

Marking its fifth original production this year, leading pay-TV network, OSN, today unveiled a brand-new health reality show specially tailored for Arab viewers, Saudi Doctors (Atibaa w Akhtar), which premiered on 1st May, 2014 exclusively on OSN Ya Hala!HD, OSN’s flagship premium Arabic entertainment channel.

FESPACO 2015: 3000 attendees, new budget and digital format

In Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso - The start of the media campaign for the 24th edition of the Pan-African Festival of Cinema and Television of Ouagadougou (FESPACO), to be held from February 28 to March 7, 2015, was given over to a press conference in Ouagadougou.

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- The MultiChoice channel dedicated to covering the murder trial of South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been pulled down for the last time, and will resume only to show the judgment on September 11, the DStv provider said.

Vme TV Takes Viewers to Madagascar, a Natural Paradise Planeta Feroz special takes viewers to Madagascar, a biodiversity hotspot

Vme TV, the only national Spanish-language television network affiliated with public television stations, is taking viewers on the trip of a lifetime to the island of Madagascar, a natural paradise in Southeast Africa, widely known for its diverse ecosystems and impressive variety of native plants and animals. Audiences can explore this biodiversity hotspot with "Madagascar" on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 5 p.m. E/P.

Miners Shot Down to screen on Al Jazeera

Miners Shot Down premieres on Wednesday, 13 August 2014 at 22h00CAT on Witness, Al Jazeera's flagship documentary strand. The multi-award-winning documentary will screen daily until 16 August 2014, the two-year anniversary of the Marikana massacre it investigates.

Africa Trending – Going Beyond Business with Bloomberg TV Africa

From culture to art, film to fashion, music, sport, literature and lifestyle, Bloomberg TVAfrica will go beyond business to bring you Africa’s most talked about culture with their new show Africa Trending.

Each week Savahna Nightingale will be taking you on a journey across the African continent, delving into the topics that are trending. They’ll be crossing Africa in search of the most exciting stories and inspirational people.

StarTimes launches exclusive Kiswahili programming channel

Pay-TV firm StarTimes has unveiled its self-produced Star Swahili channel in a bid to revamp its offering for Kenyan subscribers to include local content.

The channel will be available on all the StarTimes bouquet options, including the basic bouquet, with the company eyeing growth in similar channel options in the future, which will include other Kenyan dialects.

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