- The Kenyan crime drama, Nairobi Half Life, which was Kenya’s selection for the Best Foreign Language Oscar in 2012, making it just the second film from Kenya to be entered into the race, screens in 46 cinemas in the US for one day only. Read more here:
As part of strategies to sustain the growth of NTA Star TV- StarTimes - in the DTT market, handlers of the pay TV brand have announced a new offering to celebrate with subscribers during and after the Easter festival.
Tagged 'Easter Family Reward' the Public Relations Manager of the Pay TV, Irete Anetor, said that the three bumper family packages for the Easter season came with more channels across all the bouquets at no extra cost. He also disclosed that the M35 mobile TV has been slashed for subscribers while the promo lasted.
Chinese TV shows that depict young people's lives in modern society are crossing the cultural divide and attracting a growing set of global audiences. One of the examples is the Chinese TV series "A Beautiful Daughter-in-law Era," a 36-episode light comedy about a modern Chinese couple.
The TV series was first aired in Shanghai in November 2009. It was dubbed in Swahili and broadcast in east African countries in 2011. Kenyan actress Josephine Moeni Waweru and actor Khamis Juma Swaleh were chosen to do voice dubbing for the two leading roles in the African version of the series.
Renowned Malawi film maker, Charles Shemu Joyah, has said Malawi lacks a market for local movies. He was speaking when he addressed students of the two-week long Film in A Box Training in the capital city Lilongwe organised by the pan-African Africa Movie Academy Awards’ (AMAA) on Thursday.
Film director Joyah, who is famous for his touching Seasons of a Life (2010), a 102 minutes US$100,000 movie/television film told the students training in various disciplines of movie making that it was difficult to sell movies in Malawi for many reasons, including the challenging economy.
Source: Patricia Masinga for Nyasa Times March 25 2013
- The Rwanda Utility Regulation Authority (Rura) say no investor has expressed interest to supply the number of STBs needed in the country. Jean Baptiste Mutabazi, Rura's head of Communication and Media Regulation, said they have already advertised the specifications of the devices. "We haven't received a prospective supplier yet. We have only received one bidder, who wanted to supply 1,000 STBs, but these are far from the number we need," he said. Full story here:
One Africa TV is now on GOtv! This week, One Africa TV joins a line-up of channels that have given GOtv subscribers thrills, chills and spills with international movies, series, music as well as local productions and content.
MultiChoice Namibia General Manager Roger Gertze says that One Africa TV's arrival on GOtv is another example of the vast quantity and continuing quality that GOtv brings to subscribers.
The operator looks set to offer video on demand and interactive video services, with an Internet protocol television product set to be launched, possibly as early as this year.
MTN South Africa looks set to launch a commercial Internet protocol television (IPTV) product, quite likely later this year or early next year, as it looks to expand into offering “over-the-top” services on its mobile broadband infrastructure.
Source: 2013 NewsCentral Media - Duncan McLeod on 6 March 2013