- South African Minister of Arts and Culture Lulu Xingwana led a delegation formed by the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), in association with the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) and the International Marketing Council (IMC) of South Africa, to the Cannes International Film Festival, 12 - 23 May 2010.
In line with the current global trend towards all things 3D, 11 more RealD 3D screens are to be added to the Nu Metro Cinemas circuit in South Africa.
Red Tails (Lucasfilm studio), an upcoming 2010 film directed by Anthony Hemingway, from a script by John Ridley and story by executive producer George Lucas is about to hit global distribution. It is based on the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African American combat pilots during World War II. Lucas announced that this could be his last film.
As children reach adolescence, peers begin to play an important role in their lives. Adolescents with low self-esteem find it important to prove themselves and look for ways to compensate for feelings of inadequacy. Each One Teach One, a 13 episode television series starting on SABC2 Saturdays at 11:30am from 1 May 2010, looks at the triangular relationship between children, parents and educators.
Intelsat will provide more than 700 MHz of satellite capacity on as many as seven satellites within its global fleet for transmission services of the 2010 soccer championship. Rights-holding and non-rights-holding broadcasters will utilize Intelsat capacity to distribute the matches from South Africa to a global audience. In addition, Intelsat will combine this space segment with the IntelsatONE network of teleports, fiber and points of presence, offering end-to-end managed solutions. Services will include:
- Soccer Cinema, a travelling cinema series, will bring some of the world's best soccer documentaries to 50 small towns and townships across the country before culminating in a Soccer Cinema Festival at Labia on Orange from June 5 to 10. Soccer Cinema will specifically set up its mobile screen in small towns that will not be able to experience the World Cup live - towns with notable histories. For information, see www.soccercinema.co.za
Desert Flower is the true story of Waris Dirie, a young African woman in fight against poverty, who achieves fame and celebrity. In her childhood, the heroine experienced poverty and genital mutilation. This film embraces nomadic culture, and brings to life an amazing story about a young desert girl who raises up to be a highly esteemed fashion model.
OHTV is launching VOD and decoder box offers in the USA. The company is currently broadcasting on Sky Channel 199 and is aimed at the three million strong diaspora in the UK. OHTV used to be Dove TV and was the TV channel in Nigeria for the Redeemed Christian Church of God led by Pastor E.Adeboye.
According to Michael Djaba, Head of Acquisitions at OHTV, Pastor Adeboye had “an epiphany moment” and decided to launch a family channel as a way of reaching out to his followers in the diaspora.
Regulator Ofcom has told Sky it must cut the price it charges rival cable, terrestrial and internet broadcasters to show its premium sports channels, particularly for the English Premier League. The broadcaster will have to sell Sky Sports 1 and 2 for up to 23% less than the current wholesale price.