CNN International has launched two weekly programs showcasing Africa's news. A half-hour weekly programme called "African Voices" focuses on engaging African personalities such as Political, art and sport destinies. "Africa Inc" highlights vibrant business stories in a 5-minute insert of CNN's new flagship business programme, "Quest Means Business".
The Station Manager of AIT Sports on Daarsat, Aisha Falode, has said that the company was ready to bring more live football actions to the homes of its viewers.
Falode said that the company had all the rights to the qualifiers on the continent and was ready to ensure Nigerians enjoy the competition. "It is a commitment we intend to keep. Sports is best when it is covered live and we want too do more of that on Daarsat. Those who have Daarsat decoders must have enjoyed themselves last weekend," she said.
In partnership with Reed MIDEM, realscreen co-presented the fifth edition of the MIPDOC Co-production Challenge, which allows five international producers to present their projects to a jury of broadcasters. One of the finalists in the competition was the Cape Town-based film, In the Line of Fire, produced by Bellen Wilkinson, Martina Della Togna and Eugene Paramoer.
Men of the Number, a production from AFDA (South African School of Motion Picture Medium & Live Performance) has won the best film award as well as best director, best screenplay and best actor, at the M-Net EDiT Awards announced at Johannesburg’s Montecasino on 19 March.
Writer and director of Men of the Number, Mark Strydom, was on hand to pick up the awards. His lead actors, Richard Lukunku and Sibu Gamede, were co-winners of the best actor award.
Before he could recover from the decision by the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) to suspend the screening of his popular soap Amakorokoza, Mhlanga has had another of his big ideas put on ice again.
The project dubbed Amakhosi Good Morning was scheduled to hit the airwaves in September this year on Spot FM but it has been put off indefinitely after ZBC allegedly reneged on the agreement.
- Together with advertising agency Ogilvy Johannesburg, the ANC has produced four commercials that highlight the positive changes ordinary South Africans have experienced since 1994, while acknowledging “there is much more to be done”. Once again Nelson Mandela is prominently mentioned at the beginning of the ad followed by a message from Zuma at the end.