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- Muppets Go To Tanzania :In an agreement between non-profit educational organisation Sesame Workshop, Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation (TBC) and Television Zanzibar (TVZ), 13 television and radio episodes of the pilot pre-school series Kilimani Sesame are being flighted. The series, which is in Kiswahili, will reach and estimated five million children in Tanzania. Kilimani Sesame is a groundbreaking initiative addressing the education and health needs of Tanzanian children ages 3-7 and made possible through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
- Launched yesterday, Tuesday, 29 April 2008, is Clipz, a weekly 24-minute collection of the best clips and videos doing the rounds on email and the web from one week to the next. Presented by 94.7's Darren "Whackhead" Simpson, this new M-Net Original Production will feature all those funnies that had people talking, laughing or hitting the "forward" button. Viewers can also have their 15 minutes of fame by submitting their favourite clips to the "M-Web Inbox" on email@example.com. Clipz is produced by Don't Look Down Productions and premieres Tuesday 29 April at 7pm.
-M-Net launches its technically pioneering new six-part drama Innocent Times, on Wednesday 23 April at 20:00. The series was shot predominantly in front of a green screen for the first time in South African television history. The show is infused with more CGI effects than in any Star Wars movie and it is also the first M-Net project that will be accompanied by a full original local sound track.
-The Women's Show and key SABC Public Commercial Services (PCS) platforms SABC3 and Metro FM have formed an historic and long-term partnership to create a multiple platform experience within the context of the exhibition theme, "Celebrating our similarities".
- Judges of the M-Net Africa’s Idols talent search show recently humiliated Zimbabwean Yulith Ndlovu, who is widely regarded as one of the country’s most promising female musicians.
- The SABC pulled a documentary on circumcision hours before it was due to be aired in response to a complaint from a member of the Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa who had not seen the programme.