The fourth season of the popular Zain Africa Challenge has returned to screens across the continent. The first ever televised international academic competition among students at African Universities from the leading universities in Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia competed in the preliminary national tournaments to qualify to represent their countries and win a share in the US$ 1 million worth of prizes The current season is shot at Uganda's Imperial Royale Hotel.
The hilarious but hard-hitting satirical puppet show, ZA News, a collaboration between cartoonist Zapiro and producer/director Thierry Cassuto, is finally on television. It hits TV screens from Tuesday night on Summit, DStv channel 412.
It was set to make its debut more than two years ago on SABC, but was deemed too controversial. For the last six months it has been available on the Internet, after Cassuto secured funding from airline Kulula.com and Mail & Guardian to make a daily show.
A new entertainment show; Titans Nigeria is set to begin by March 1, 2010. This is targeted at helping the youths, especially the raw and talented rappers; comedians and singers showcase their talents.
Ghana's latest addition to the television industry e.tv Ghana would from today, commence two new local programmes on their channel. The two programmes, 'eBusiness Journal' and 'News Extra' are expected to help complement the station's quest of delivering up to date and accurate reportage of news.
* Pay-TV broadcaster M-Net has commissioned a new season of Idols, to find South Africa’s next singing sensation. This is the sixth season of Idols, which will broadcast on M-Net from July 2010.
* Bonisanani, SABC 1's children's programme, has been on air for the past three years and the current series is the highest rating show in its timeslot of 06:30am on Sundays. SABC 1 has re-commissioned Bonisanani, meaning the fourth series will be hitting the screens in April this year.
The United Nations and MTV are reaching out to young Kenyans to highlight that HIV is not a death sentence though a new three-part television series exploring the lives and love of a group of friends in Nairobi. "It's fast, it's furious, it's cool - and that's exactly how we filmed it," said Lupita Nyong'o, who plays Ayira, one of the lead roles in the show entitled Shuga.