Two new local dramas - Legacies and Kusika Moto - are set to grace the screens as part of ZBCTV's new viewing season. The productions will be screened on Tuesdays and Thursdays respectively. Legacies revolves around a 12-year-old girl, Makaitatenzi who is forced to marry an elderly businessman and chief Gideon Gamanya to settle an old score.
Launching in October 2008, DStv's new weekend motoring channel Ignition TV is allegedly the first dedicated TV platform for an industry that ranks as one of the largest contributors to South African GDP, the SA car industry. Ignition is the third in a stable of TV brands launched by BDFM Media, the publisher of Business Day and Financial Mail (and part of media group Avusa).
The third season of the CBZ A Academy kicks off today on ZTV, with the launch in Gweru. The first auditions will be on September 26. The auditions will then move to Bulawayo on September 27 and 28, before relocating to Harare on October 4 and 5.
- On Monday 15 September,South Africa’s e.tv will launch Zulu and Sotho eNews bulletins at 6pm. The bulletins will be broadcast Mondays to Fridays and will include national, international, business, sports, human interest stories and weather.eNews 6PM will be anchored in Sotho by Segametsi Moiloa, who viewers will recognise from Sunrise and Mabutho Ngcobo, who will anchor the Zulu segment.
- Noah’s Ark is the latest lTV drama to boast the crème de la crème of South African actors. Flighting on SABC2 on Tuesdays at 7.30pm, the four-part miniseries has stars such as Patrick Shai, Nakedi Ribane, Koketso Mojela, Moshidi Motshegwa and Antonio Summerton. The mini drama is a story about the bonds of love that bind a family and the secrets that threaten to destroy it
Stalled by Zimbabwe Television (ZTV) due to a long-standing contractual disagreement, Studio 263 management is to put the series on DVD as prospects of getting the production back on television are becoming increasingly dim. Sources close to the first Zimbabwean soap told Standardplus that production of episodes, which has been on hold for more than two months, would resume on September 1.
The new season of M-Net Face of Africa kicked off last weekend in Gabarone, Botswana, that will see the team traveling to 12 countries including Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. In each country, there will be one open casting session held at which any young women, between the ages of 17 and 24 from anywhere in sub-Saharan Africa, can enter.
Untold Stories in a Time of HIV and Aids, a series of nine feature films, starts showing on ZBC-TV beginning this Saturday at 8:30pm. The series, launched at Elite 100 by Harare regional education director Tomax Dhoba, was co-ordinated by the Zimbabwe Action Trust and supported by Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication based in South Africa.
Reality TV is becoming more than a mere fad, especially as free-to-air stations jump onto the bandwagon. The latest of these shows is Muvabulaya that will soon start airing on WBS TV. But this Muvabulaya show is a completely Uganda affair under the wings of the Cultural Educational Organisation. 10 Ugandan housemates, aged between 18 and 40, will compete for the top prize yet to be announced. "It is a culture based show. Participants will be locked up in a house," says Hanifah Hernandez, the project manager.