Hartiwood Films and Deepend Films have acquired the film and documentary rights from Pan Macmillan South Africa to Mandy Wiener and Barry Bateman’s best-selling book Behind the Door, on which the documentary will be based. Wiener and Bateman will also collaborate with the filmmakers on the documentary, providing their unique insight into the tragedy.
Continental Broadcasting Service (CBS), owners of TVC recently announced the launch of two of its channels on DStv and GOtv, aimed at showcasing the African culture and telling the African story to the entire world.
The focus, according to the company, is to tell the ‘Good’, the ‘Bad’ and the ‘Ugly’ sides of African story in order to portray Africa just as it is, which will help the western world understand the true state of Africa. The essence is also to correct the negative perceptions against Africa.
FremantleMedia International (FMI) and Genesis Studios have announced a partnership to bring a local version of the classic game show format The Price is Right to Nigeria. The deal will see Genesis Studios produce three series of the show, taking the total number of adaptations of the format to 41 versions worldwide.
The SABC says it has established in-house production capabilities to produce more of the new local content that the public broadcaster wants to put on SABC1, SABC2 and SABC3, as well as some planned new language-based TV channels for digital terrestrial television (DTT).
The SABC will scale back the already reduced international content on its three entertainment TV channels even further in favour of locally produced programming.
Disney Africa announced that Idols SA 2015 winner Karabo Mogane has recorded a special proudly South African version of the official theme song to Disney Junior’s (DStv 309) hit animated series The Lion Guard.
The brand new original TV series is inspired by the all-time family favourite Disney classic, The Lion King.
Titled Here comes the Lion Guard, the theme track is written by long-time Disney collaborator Beau Black and features the same African djembe drum beats and Swahili nuances that made the previous two Lion King soundtracks so popular.
Antics, stunts and life-threatening feats of senseless folly are all part of the scenery in Ridiculousness Africa, the new comedy video clip show that will air on MTV.
Hosted by SAFTA award-winning actor, comedian and TV host, Thomas Gumede, Ridiculousness Africa hunts the length and breadth of the Internet seeking out the weirdest, the wackiest, and incontestably the most stupid stunts ever committed on video.
TV5Monde Afrique - the international francophone TV channel - has announced the launch of the African adaptation of the TV series broadcast on France 2 TV channel "a manual for Parents" (Parents, mode d'emploi). A version conducted in Gabon with local actors will be co-broadcasted starting 2 May 2016 on TV5Monde and Kanal 7 (a Gabonese private channel).
The network will air 'The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,' 'Tosh.0,' 'Inside Amy Schumer,' 'South Park' and Spike hit show 'Lip Sync Battle.'
Viacom's Comedy Central will launch in the Middle East and North Africa on pay TV giant OSN on May 7.
The company and Viacom International Media Networks unveiled a carriage deal on Tuesday. They said it will make the channel available exclusively on OSN in the region. Financial details weren't disclosed.