SA gets its own version of The Voice

M-net announced to advertisers in Johannesburg that the pay-TV broadcaster has officially picked up the rights to The Voice SA as its new reality singing show to sit alongside the long running Idols SA. by Thinus Ferreira.

South African viewers have been waiting for a long time for a localised version of the singing format show with the South African pay-TV broadcaster which first started looking into the possibility of acquiring the rights for a local version of The Voice over a year and a half ago.

Black Women Speak Candidly About Sex In A New South African Web Series [Ep. 2 & 3]

After wading into controversial waters with a conversation on virginity in episode 1, the South African-based web series Women On Sex dives deeper to explore body myths and rape culture in its second and third instalments.

Episode 2, entitled Emancipating the Vagina, highlights urban myths around the physical effects that frequent sexual activity has on a woman’s body. Interviewees shared and dispelled a number of widely held beliefs, such as cellulite and stretch marks being indicators of promiscuity. They also addressed problematic notions about vaginal tightness.

Restored Print of Ousmane Sembène's 1966 Classic 'La Noire de…' ('Black Girl') to Screen as NYFF Revival

A newly-restored print of Ousmane Sembène's 1966 classic "La Noire de…" ("Black Girl") has been announced as an official selection of the Film Society of Lincoln Center's lineup for Special Events and Revivals taking place during the 53rd New York Film Festival (NYFF), September 25 – October 11.

Kickstart This: 'Red Origins' - An Original "Epic African Magical-Futurism" Series

The project hails from Kolanut Productions - a self-described animation, comic, and game productions company that focuses on providing diverse media that is predominantly centered but not exclusive to the untapped and emerging market of African Magical Futurism.

Read on and learn about "Red Origins," watch the pitch video that follows, and if you're sold, head over to the project's Kickstarter page to make a contribution to a campaign that's going into its final 2 weeks, with 25% of its $15,000 goal raised thus far.

Silent No More - Radio in Cameroon Amplifies the Voices of Women and Girls

Mokolo, Cameroon — Conditions are often harrowing for women and girls in Cameroon's Far North Region. Violence, child marriage and maternal death are all too familiar experiences in this part of the country. But these grave concerns are being tackled head-on in an unexpected place: The local 95.8 FM radio station. Every day at 1pm, the channel offers women and girls a glimpse into another way of living - a world where they are empowered and valued, and where their voices are heard.

KTN News available to all in East Africa

MultiChoice Africa is delighted to announce that KTN News channel is now available to all DSTV subscribers in the East African region. Subscribers of DStv in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Djibouti, Burundi, Sudan, Somalia and the Seychelles will now have access to the newly-launched 24 hour news channel owned by the Standard Group in Kenya, which promises to keep its audiences engaged and up to date.

DStv updating its BBC channels

The BBC is finally changing its set of BBC channels on MultiChoice’s DStv pay-TV platform to update it to the rest of the world. The BBC is finally changing its set of BBC channels on MultiChoice’s DStv pay-TV platform to update it to the rest of the world. At the beginning of the month BBC Worldwide told Channel24 in response to a media request there isn’t a date yet for when the BBC channels will be changing, but is now saying the channels will change at the end of this month.
BBC Entertainment and BBC Knowledge on MultiChoice’s DStv in Africa is ending.

BBC Africa offers live EPL coverage

From Saturday 8 August, football fans in Africa can follow the exciting live action of the new season of the Barclays Premier League in four languages.  BBC Africa will bring commentary from matches of the world-famous league to football fans across the continent – in French, Hausa, Somali and Swahili.

New DStv Star Wars channel launching soon

DStv Premium subscribers will soon get a dedicated Star Wars pop-up channel from M-Net from 31 August on channel 109, Channel 24 reported. The channel is set to be available until 13 September. All the Star Wars movies will be shown on the channel, along with additional content from the universe.

Timveni TV Launches New Urban Lifestyle Show in Malawi

Lilongwe — Timveni TV has launched "StarZone" an urban lifestyle brand that provides urban entertainment experiences and media content to a youthful Malawian target audience. In an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Monday, the show's host Alex "Dizzo" Kachepa said StarZone Entertainment show is a new variety entertainment show on Timveni TV that showcases and promotes the different facets of Malawian urban culture and lifestyles.

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