Broadcast, Film and Convergence in Africa - Issue no. 296 – 7 September 2018

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New sports channel C2TVSPORT launches, promising to help the financial development of sport in DRC

7 September 2018

The person behind the new sports channel is Plante Kibadhi, C2TVSPORT, a journalist and PR person, who is communications adviser to the Governor of the Central Bank of Congo. Q: How did the idea of ​​a Congolese sports channel come about? A: It is curious, but the idea was born from looking at the media environment of the DRC. No-one had had given a whole channel over to 100% sports. For example, I thought there needed to be a platform that would allow the athletes of the country to express themselves. Also it was out of a desire to promote…

Broadcast

Venice: Final Cut Throws Spotlight on African, Arab Filmmakers

7 September 2018

Moroccan villagers doing battle with a rapacious mining company, armed only with poems and songs. Four aging Sudanese filmmakers looking to inspire a love of cinema in their countrymen. A…


Broadcast

Malawian movie wins Africa Magic award

7 September 2018

Shemu Joyah’s The Road to Sunrise has won Malawi’s only accolade at the 2018 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA). The movie on Saturday scooped the Best Movie (Southern Africa)…


Broadcast

Film on District Six wins award

7 September 2018

Johannesburg - With the issue of land restitution in South Africa making headlines across the world, a powerful new documentary has given a voice to the dispossessed community of District…


Broadcast

How Omotola, Falz, Adekola, others win AMVCA 2018

7 September 2018

“18 Hours’’ has emerged the overall best movie for 2018 at the African Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards (AMVCA). The movie was produced by Phoebe Ruguru, and directed by Njue Kevin…


Broadcast

Kenyans shine at AMVCA, scoop 5 awards for best movie, documentary, actress

7 September 2018

Four Kenyans beat the odds and scooped five awards at the 6th edition of the Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards held in Lagos, Nigeria, on Saturday. The Kenyans outboxed a…


Broadcast

One of the Best Documentaries No One Has Heard Of - 'Strike a Rock'

7 September 2018

  "The people, they were forgotten, and we suffered most of all." There's a superb documentary titled Strike a Rock that still hasn't been officially released, even though it is…


Broadcast

The competition heats up for best film at Silwerskerm Film Festival

7 September 2018

Cape Town - The second day of the kykNET Silwerskerm Film Festival saw local filmmakers put their best foot forward as the competition heats up in the feature film category…


Broadcast

Asylum 2018 hosts Animation du Monde

7 September 2018

Asylum 2018 hosted the fourth round of the Pan-African Annecy – MIFA Pitches Animation du Monde. The shortlisted projects that competed at Asylum 2018 (in no particular order) were:   …


Content

TV Africa to suspend programming except for news due to financial difficulties

7 September 2018

TV Africa was only recently revamped and re-under new ownership - However, the station has struggled to keep financially afloat. YEN.com.gh has gathered that TV Africa is suspending programming on-air…


Content

Long-awaited film about Desmond Tutu finally on the big screen

7 September 2018

Cape Town - While it has been two decades since the Truth and Reconciliation Commission concluded, bringing to a close South Africa’s cathartic period of reckoning with its violent history…


Content

Sara Blecher’s Mayfair to be screened at BFI London Film Festival and Africa in Motion

7 September 2018

‘Mayfair’, the new film by award-winning director Sara Blecher (Ayanda, Dis Ek Anna, Otelo Burning) and writer Neil McCarthy, is already making waves around the world. The film is about…


Content

More Prestigious Festivals for Acclaimed SA Rhino Film

7 September 2018

STROOP - Journey into the Rhino Horn War, the South African made documentary film continues to impress and make waves internationally, with its acceptance into no less than four more…


Content

DStv to launch new Discovery entertainment channel Real Time in SA

7 September 2018

Discovery Inc has introduced a brand-new general entertainment channel for female audiences. Real Time will be broadcasted in South Africa on Monday, 3 September on DStv 155, adapted mainly for…


Content

100 Years of War – Exclusive HISTORY Pop-up Channel Comes to DStv

7 September 2018

Johannesburg, 30 August 2018 - HISTORY Africa presents a special pop-up channel to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice; the eleventh hour of the eleventh day in November 1918, when…


Content

Airtel partners with EbonyLife TV to launch Dating Game Nigeria

7 September 2018

Leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has announced its partnership with EbonyLife TV to sponsor the maiden edition of The Dating Game, a show that has been an audience favourite…


Content

China, Ghana to co-produce film on China's anti-Ebola aid

7 September 2018

China and Ghana will co-produce a feature film titled "Ebola," commemorating Chinese medical aid to West Africa during the Ebola epidemic in 2014. It is the first cooperation between the…


Content

New Comedy Looking For Love looks at female sexuality and body positivity

7 September 2018

Temperatures are rising, birds are singing and love is in the air. What better way to celebrate the arrival of spring than watching a movie that looks at the perils…


Content

The Rise and Rise of Clayton Boyd

7 September 2018

Clayton Boyd is currently starring in the hit South African soap opera Generations: The Legacy, one of the country’s most popular series with nearly nine million viewers, which has also…


Content

In brief

7 September 2018

After receiving four nominations at the debut MOPIFF in Lagos, Nigeria, Kijiweni Productions’ feature film, T-Junction won Best Cinematography


Distribution

MultiChoice selects Newzroom Afrika news channel for DStv

7 September 2018

MultiChoice has selected Newzroom Afrika to produce a new 24-hour news channel for DStv. Newzroom Afrika was created by Eclipse TV's Thokozani Nkosi and Rapid Innovation's Thabile Ngwato, who have…


Distribution

South African Coming-Of-Age Drama 'Vaya' Heads To Netflix This November Via Ava DuVernay's ARRAY

7 September 2018

ARRAY recently announced they have acquired the film by Nigerian filmmaker Akin Omotoso with a national screening tour to come. Ava DuVernay's ARRAY has acquired Vaya—a South African coming-of-age drama…


Distribution

EIB Network to launch Fiesta music video channel in Ghana

7 September 2018

EIB Network, in collaboration with Omnis 2131, will introduce Fiesta, an entertainment music video channel focused on Africa. It will be available on DStv 329 and GOtv 159 on 05…


Regulation & Policy

HAC suspends SatCon for 3 months for BeIN Sports piracy

7 September 2018

Gabon's High Authority of Communication (HAC) has suspended the television operator SatCon for three months, reports Gabonmediatime. Authorities blame the company for airing 2018 football World Cup matches by illegally…


Technology & Convergence

Platform established in Tunis for visual arts, video gaming

7 September 2018

TUNIS - Tunisia’s gaming community has struggled to build up an industry that remains largely under the radar but the creation of a platform could move visual arts and video…


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People

7 September 2018

Donel Mangena - The Voice UK Sensation - Visits Jozi Donel Mangena, who was raised in Zimbabwe, become became the talk of millions of viewers of The Voice UK, both…


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Opportunities

7 September 2018

Call for Films : Fespaco 2019 Professionals of the film and audio-visual industry are kindly informed that registration for the selection of films as part of the 26th Edition of…


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Events

7 September 2018

Unique International Virtual Reality Film Festival to Launch Matador Ballroom TORONTO, Aug. 28, 2018 /CNW/ - The fourth annual Festival of International Virtual & Augmented Reality Stories (FIVARS) is set…