Content In Brief


- The ITN Source global deal with Al Jazeera will give the network access to over 800,000 hours of video content for use in its programming. Al Jazeera and independent production companies making programmes for the network now have unlimited access to all footage libraries represented by ITN Source including the Granada, ITN, Reuters, Channel 4 and British Pathe collections as well as a growing catalogue of HD stock footage

- The South African film, Son of Man, a modern re-working of the story of Chris, made R17, 923 in its opening weekend (20 – 22 June) at the local box office.

- The mobisoap ‘So Like Life’ tells the story of two "20-something" South Africans who meet, fall in love and are drawn into a relationship played out on the user's cellphone. Although the storyline contains all the elements of a traditional soapie, So Like Life breaks all the conventions of traditional TV as it is presented from the perspective of the two main characters, offering viewers a fly-on-the-wall, voyeuristic perspective of a relationship unfolding in a digital age. So Like Life runs for two months, with a new episode daily from Monday to Friday, and each prior episode would remain available for viewing.

- A new documentary, "Africa Investment Horizons" premiered at the New York Stock Exchange last April, shows the tremendous gains made in Africa's vibrant emerging markets. The film features the three major avenues for investment in Africa: capital market, equity funds and launching a business.