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SOUTH AFRICA

Kathleen Finch who is the chief lifestyle brands officer at Discovery. Image supplied.
Newly launched HGTV's ability to resonate with a global TV audience

We sat down to chat with Kathleen Finch, chief lifestyle brands officer at Discovery, who tells us more about why the channel will be able to resonate with South African audiences, female audiences and their love for the channel...

By Juanita Pienaar 22 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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Do digital brands need a new metric for planning TV?

Is traditional TV planning using reach and frequency still valid for digital brands in a time when marketers are under increasing pressure to prove their value to a company and to show ROI on all marketing campaigns, including offline?

By Natasha Fourie 9 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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Content must find me

No better situation demonstrates the availability of content across the board than the amount of entertainment available to kids...

By Andile Qokweni 4 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Love at first sight? Behavioural bias and The Bachelor
Love at first sight? Behavioural bias and The Bachelor

One eligible bachelor. 24 contestants vying for his heart. Underpinned by 7 behavioural biases. The popular US dating show, The Bachelor, has just celebrated its 17th year on-air, with South Africa becoming the latest country to debut this popular reality show...

By Leigh Crymble 24 Apr 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

4 trends shaping the future of TV and entertainment
4 trends shaping the future of TV and entertainment

Jacques Bentley from Skyworth highlights four global industry trends that are making waves and are expected to gain even more momentum in 2019...

By Jacques Bentley 31 Dec 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

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Everything you need to know about the great digital TV migration of 2019

Jacques Bentley from Skyworth writes about what the overdue digital migration means for South Africans...

By Jacques Bentley 26 Nov 2018

AFRICA

General manager for the Middle East and Africa, Amanda Turnbull.
The evolution of Discovery in Africa

Discovery Inc talks about investment in the African broadcast content market through diversification and a multi-partner model...

By Louise Marsland 25 Sep 2018

MALTA

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A shot of mass tourism on the rocks
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A shot of mass tourism on the rocks

Question: What do Malta and Iceland have in common besides being Game of Thrones locations? Answer: More than you think...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 3 Aug 2018

GLOBAL

RIP Anthony Bourdain
RIP Anthony Bourdain

CNN has confirmed the death of American chef, author, and television personality, Anthony Bourdain, who was 61 years of age...

By Juanita Pienaar 8 Jun 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

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Why performance TV campaigns are rocket fuel for e-business growth

There is a general conception in South Africa that TV campaigns can only be used by big brands wanting to embark on expensive brand building campaigns. This is a myth that needs to be debunked...

By Irina Herf 6 Jun 2018

AFRICA

#AfricaMonth: Media companies need to invest in African content
#AfricaMonth: Media companies need to invest in African content

The new general manager and vice president of Fox Networks Group Africa, Evert van der Veer, will focus on the expansion of Fox Sports and local content production...

By Louise Marsland 16 May 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Alexi Wheeler, vice president, animation production and development, Nickelodeon.
Nickelodeon's Alexi Wheeler on entering the age of content

Nickelodeon's Alexi Wheeler shares about the talk he presented at the 2018 CTIAF, how he feels about the role of women in the animation industry and elaborates on what he thinks the industry as a whole can still improve on...

By Juanita Pienaar 7 Mar 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

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The king is dead! #LongLiveTheKing

I found myself this week justifying the inclusion of television in a launch campaign. Someone check the moon, first Zuma resigns, and now this!

By Quinton Jones 16 Feb 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

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Netflix users watched 1 billion hours of content a week in 2017

Netflix doesn't like giving out numbers but the company has revealed that in 2017, users around the world were watching over 140-million hours of content a day...

By Julia Breakey 13 Dec 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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TV we got right

There's one thing I've been meaning to write about for a long time - a very long time, in fact - and it has to do with an aspect of our broadcasting talents that I've neglected to thank. Yes, ultimately the SABC (who would have thought...

By Chris Brewer 20 Nov 2017

AFRICA

Joseph Hundah
#AfricaAchiever: Kwesé TV disrupts pay-TV market in Africa

Kwesé TV is disrupting the pay-TV market on the African continent, bringing the ‘TV everywhere revolution' to the continent. President and CEO, Joseph Hundah is our #AfricaAchiever....

By Louise Marsland 10 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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Dissatisfaction with local TV services

When I wrote last week about declining audiences and poor customer support in the TV industry, I didn't expect the deluge of sympathetic complaints I received - nor how upset a lot of viewers really are...

By Chris Brewer 26 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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Are TV audiences declining?

At first it's hard, if not impossible, to get a grip on TV audiences. It will remain difficult until the industry has some real and solid research to confirm whether it's one way or the other...

By Chris Brewer 18 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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Making sense of traditional, new TV content platforms

There are so many different options for viewing TV content and when combined with the latest technology makes for a very confusing space...

By Alan Smith 12 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Married 9-5: Rethinking your relationships
Married 9-5: Rethinking your relationships

Relationship expert and author of Embracing Conflict, Paula Quinsee is currently acting as a coach to the couples featured on the localised TV show, Married at First Sight South Africa...

By Jessica Tennant 6 Mar 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#IAmEllen
#IAmEllen

The brainstorming space is an incredibly malleable one. Not all ideas are manufactured within the confines of four glass walls of the boardroom. Some of them are composed – with theme tune – in the shower. In this instance, however, the organic, creative process used client-agency voice notes as the catalyst...

By Mike Sharman 6 Mar 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

It all comes down to content
It all comes down to content

2017 is going to be the year of content as king, whether it's mobile or digital, and this is certainly the case for broadcasters with multi-platform offerings...

By Beverley Klein 28 Dec 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

SABC, where art thou channels?
SABC, where art thou channels?

The media's obsequious reportage on Hlaudi made me ponder on a few things that, in my opinion, need attention at the SABC. Frankly, I have heard enough of Hlaudi this, Hlaudi that...

By Bonnie Ramaila 26 Sep 2016

KENYA

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Angaza Boma bringing solar TVs to rural Kenya

Angaza Boma is rolling out solar television systems in rural Kenya...

By Tom Jackson 8 Sep 2016

NIGERIA

The future of TV is here
The future of TV is here

Channels Television, Nigeria, chairman, John Momah talks to Bizcommunity.com about the challenges of standardising audience measurement...

By Louise Marsland 3 Jun 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Netflix to be 'exclusive US pay TV home' for Disney, Marvel and more
Netflix to be 'exclusive US pay TV home' for Disney, Marvel and more

Netflix has announced an exclusive partnership with Disney, Marvel, Pixar and LucasFilm in the United States...

By Hadlee Simons 24 May 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

And now my watch begins...
And now my watch begins...

#GameofThrones is trending globally, so if you are a fan and haven't seen the show yet, stay off the internet!

By Louise Marsland 25 Apr 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

#TRENDING: Winter is coming... and you know nothing
#TRENDING: Winter is coming... and you know nothing

Game of Thrones viewing parties expected worldwide, as anticipation mounts for season 6 premiere this weekend...

By Louise Marsland 21 Apr 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

TV is no longer the hero of the living room
TV is no longer the hero of the living room

I remember growing up in the Seventies, when watching TV was a special occasion; we actually dressed up for it. TV wasn't yet fully adopted in the black community, but together we would gather and watch it at one of the neighbour's houses who were one of the early adopters...

By Laiza Zikalala 18 Mar 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Strategic planning needed for DSTV programming
Strategic planning needed for DSTV programming

I was completely gutted by DSTV programming over the December holidays. Firstly, the amount of repetitive TV series, programmes, movies, documentaries etc we (my daughter and I) were exposed to was not kosher...

By Bonnie Ramaila 14 Jan 2016

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