Environmental programme Eco@Africa launched in Nigeria

Channels Television in conjunction with Deutsche Welle (DW) Television has launched a joint production of an environmental programme called Eco@africa at the Transcorp Hotel in Abuja, Nigeria, on 16 April 2016 and will air Saturdays at 18h00.

Eco@africa will report on innovations and best-practice guidelines in Africa and Europe and will present ideas on environmental protection from all over the world.

It will focus on the preservation of biological diversity, the utilisation of national resources, energy sources and the mobility of the future.

Countdown to official launch of Africanews TV – 2 Days before D-day

Africanews appears on your television screens on April 20. In this article, discover something new about the channel on a daily basis till the launch of sub-Saharan Africa’s first multilingual and independent channel.

At our head office in Pointe Noire (Congo), Pan-Africanism is an every-day experience: more than fifty African men and women, English speakers as well as Francophones (we’re on target for both gender and linguistic parity) work here, thirty of them in the newsroom, the heartbeat of our organization.

Eastleigh filmmakers give Hollywood portrayal thumbs down

Eastleigh, the suburb in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, known as Little Mogadishu because it is home to many Somalis and Kenyan-Somalis, is getting the Hollywood treatment.

Big-budget thriller Eye in the Sky, which had its premiere this week in Los Angeles, uses the suburb as one of its key plot locations.

The film follows the story of US and UK military forces trying to foil a suicide attack by using drones.

But in the real Eastleigh, a group of local filmmakers who were given a special preview of the film say they are disappointed at how the area has been portrayed.

Africa's first superhero

This action packed 16 part series tells the story of a young man, Jongo, who acquires an array of supernatural abilities after his dad left him an alien crystal that he found in a cave at South Africa's Cradle of Humankind.

Jongo is set to make its free-to-air debut on on Tuesday 19 April 2016 at 8:30pm, and will also feature on DStv’s channel 194.

Old and busted Discovery World to be replaced by Discovery Family

Some welcome news for those of you who dodge the waste-of-space Discovery World channel... it's going dark at the end of the month and it's being replaced by a new channel, Discovery Family.

It launches on Channel 136 on 31 March and will be on the Premium, Extra, Compact and Family bouquets. Another development to lookout for on the same day: TLC will change channel numbers - it moves from Channel 172 to 135 so that it's next to Discovery Family.
Source: TVSA 24 March 2016

Turner’s Toonami channel launched in French speaking Africa

Toonami which was launched in France last week is currently being rolled-out in French-speaking African countries. The channel is all set to be launched on the following pay-TV platforms: Maroc Telecom in Morocco, Blueline in Madagascar and on Parabole on the Indian Ocean islands of Mauritius, Comores and Madagascar. It is also lined up as a channel on Gabon Telecom once this new operator launches in the country. Turner is currently in discussions with various pay-TV operators across the continent to bring the new channel to all English-speaking territories in Africa too.

Euronews’ sister channel Africanews to launch this month

Euronews’ sister TV channel, Africanews, is due to launch across sub-Saharan Africa on April 20, following the launch of the network’s news website in January.

At a press conference at MIPTV in Cannes today, Euronews’ director of distribution Arnaud Verlhac said that the pan-African news channel will be broadcast by SES via its SES-4 and SES-5 satellites.

South Africa – Audiovisual cooperation - Records of the trial of Nelson Mandela

The president of the Institut National de l’Audiovisuel and France’s ambassador to South Africa officially presented the South African minister of arts and culture with the last group of sound recordings from the trial of Nelson Mandela and the leaders of the African National Congress (the Rivonia Trial), which were restored and digitized in France.

Featuring 230 hours of audio, these recordings are a unique record of South Africa’s history and the fight for human dignity.

DStv opening 5 TV channels for Easter

Cape Town – Five Easter eggs are coming to lower-tiered DStv subscribers when MultiChoice will open 5 TV channels for more than half a month from 18 March.

E! Entertainment (DStv 124), Nickelodeon (DStv 305), Comedy Central (DStv 122), Lifetime (DStv 131) and Nick Jr. (DStv 307) will be opened to DStv Compact subscribers from 18 March to 4 April.

Lifetime and Nick Jr. will also be opened to DStv Extra subscribers as well during the same period.

Full list of Winners at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards 2016

The fourth annual AfricaMagic Viewers Choice Awards crowned the best in African film and television talent in Lagos, Nigeria, over the weekend. The ceremony, which was broadcast live across the continent on Saturday, was hosted by IK Osakioduwa and Minnie Dlamini. Here is the full list of all the winners:

Best Art Director

FrankRajah for The Refugees

Best Television Series Award

Ariyike Oladipo for Daddy's Girls

Best Makeup Artist in a Movie or Series

Louiza Calore for Ayanda

Best Short Film or Online Video

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