- The latest addition to the Zoopy TV line-up is a custom online and mobile video show for Exclusive Books, called Exclus1ves TV, which delivers short-form videos to book fanatics keen to find out more about their favourite authors or new titles moving up the bestseller list.
In Tanzania, mobile company Tigo (part of Millicom International Cellular S.A., and established in 1994 in the country), has partnered with DStv to provide Tigo Pesa registered customers to subscribe to the television services using their handsets.
Source: Ally Hamisi - 15 November 2010 - East African Business Week (Kampala)
Internet giant Google plans to roll out its internet TV service around the world starting next year - and it might be heading for South Africa. Google launched Sony Internet TV in the US last month and viewers there are now able to watch TV and browse the internet on the same screen at the same time using a wireless internet platform.
Source: 19 NovemberSource: 2010.Source: http://www.timeslive.co.za - by Amulekani Chauke
- The West African Cinema, Related Arts and Cultural Industries Development Fund (WACRACID fund), is offering five hundred thousand ordinary shares at a price of USD 5 per share to the general public on the African Continent and in the Diaspora.
On 3 November, cinema chain Ster-Kinekor’s Vision Mission in partnership with Pareto Limited handed over free prescription spectacles to 80 disadvantaged children at Tygervalley Mall, Cape Town.
The children, all from the Parrow/Bellville community, were treated to a morning’s entertainment, including a movie, which was a first for them. They were previously screened by ophthalmic nurses and optometrists with their prescription glasses then sent the lab for completion for the handover on Wednesday by SAMA nominated singer/songwriter Chad Saaiman.
African Arts constitute one of the richest human elements of the continent. African people, societies, and civilizations each have a unique and special art culture, sometimes quite different from the West. Art from the African Diasporas in America and Europe is also very unique and adds to the diversity.
- The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Film in 3D from Sony Pictures is due to be released on on Blu-ray 3D 16th. November 2010, the studio said, adding that the DVD is “optimized for the latest playback devices and eyewear.” The movie has a run time of 64 minutes, but no revelations were made concerning content. The DVD has a suggested retail price of $39.95. Amazon already has the title up for pre-order, at $27.99. The film has subtitles available in Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese and Spanish.
With an event in Accra on 22 October 2010, Ghana became the location for Africa's first Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Media Broadcasting Academy. The Academy will be operational by the end of the year and will ensure the necessary skills and training for Ghanaians to facilitate the smooth transition of television broadcasting from its present analogue technology to digital.
The first of a three-city tour for Chris Roland's Financing & Distribution Workshops kicked off at the mid of October in Cape Town to a sell-out room that included top industry pros Penguin Films, Waterfront Studios, Triggerfish, Orange Films, Waterfront Television and others.
A workshop has already taken place on 22 and 23 October at Melrose Arch Hotel in Johannesburg and the next workshop will be held up next Friday and Saturday, 29 and30 October at the Royal Hotel in Durban. The overwhelming response to the intensive two-day workshop is by all accounts positive.