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SOUTH AFRICA

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Post-millennium viewership and instant culture in broadcasting - adapting to the demands of Gen-Z consumers

Roman Magis, principal director: Video, Advertising and Content for Accenture in Africa, explores how post-millennium viewership and instant culture in broadcasting presents a unique opportunity for content creators in South Africa...

Roman MagisBy Roman Magis 16 Sep 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

#NedbankIMC2020: Advanced TV, what you need to know to work it [Part 2]
#NedbankIMC2020: Advanced TV, what you need to know to work it [Part 2]

CEO of DStv Media Sales, Fahmeeda Cassim Surtee elaborates on what exactly advanced TV is and how marketers should adapt and be more addressable in their approach...

Juanita PienaarBy Juanita Pienaar 30 Jul 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

CEO of DStv Media Sales, Fahmeeda Cassim Surtee presenting at the Nedbank IMC Conference.
#NedbankIMC2020: Advanced TV, what you need to know to work it [Part 1]

CEO of DStv Media Sales, Fahmeeda Cassim Surtee's presentation focused on what advanced TV really is, how the TV landscape is changing and what this means for marketers...

Juanita PienaarBy Juanita Pienaar 29 Jul 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizUnity: How The Insider SA is expressing an appreciation of ubuntu
#BizUnity: How The Insider SA is expressing an appreciation of ubuntu

Patience Stevens, producer of The Insider SA tells us how the show was conceived, how they managed to shoot during lockdown and the importance of it launching during the pandemic...

Juanita PienaarBy Juanita Pienaar 24 Jul 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

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Africa's changing times in broadcast media: Embracing platforms to keep up with rising competition

As newer and more innovative technologies change how content is created, distributed and consumed, the entry of global players is threatening the local South African market share and compelling local media organisations to rethink their traditional business models to take up the competition in the global context...

Roman MagisBy Roman Magis 15 Jul 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

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Going where the eyes are: Invest in audience-led advertising

Lockdown means more time at home and increased screen time - revealing viewing trends that brands can learn from to engage more meaningfully with their audiences...

Setshwano SetshogoBy Setshwano Setshogo 19 Jun 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

#Newsmaker: The New Norm - Bliss Yeni talks Covid-19
#Newsmaker: The New Norm - Bliss Yeni talks Covid-19

We speak to Bliss Yeni, the presenter of a new daily factual-entertainment talk show on SABC 3, The New Norm, which started on 1 June 2020...

Juanita PienaarBy Juanita Pienaar 4 Jun 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

Creativity. The answer to every question on TV
Creativity. The answer to every question on TV

Day 10. I am in lockdown and I have been eating a shit load of Pringles and watching a fair amount of television. As I watched, I noticed this weird phenomenon...

Damon StapletonBy Damon Stapleton 15 Apr 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

#Newsmaker: Mmasea PeTje's new gig, co-hosting Garage Gold
#Newsmaker: Mmasea PeTje's new gig, co-hosting Garage Gold

The new season of Garage Gold (on Ignition TV, DStv channel 189) will see 947 radio presenter Mmasea PeTje join the team as the new host alongside Francisco Nwamba...

Juanita PienaarBy Juanita Pienaar 6 Apr 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

The Friends cast will get back together for HBO Max reunion special
The Friends cast will get back together for HBO Max reunion special

After years of speculation and wishful thinking, WarnerMedia on Friday announced that the Friends cast is finally getting back together for a reunion special...

Shereesa MoodleyBy Shereesa Moodley 24 Feb 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

Freddy James, SVP Integrated Programming for HGTV & Food Network. Image supplied.
HGTV's Freddy James shares the secret to the channel's success

Six months since Home and Garden Television's launch in South Africa, we followed up with Freddy James, SVP Integrated Programming for HGTV and Food Network about the channel's overall performance thus far and future projects...

Juanita PienaarBy Juanita Pienaar 6 Feb 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

Africa's first shorts come to life
Africa's first shorts come to life

The first collaboration between an international content creator, a local animation studio and creators from across Africa has seen three uniquely African stories being brought to life in the form of three-minute shorts...

Danette BreitenbachBy Danette Breitenbach 27 Nov 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Creating relevant brands for African audiences
Creating relevant brands for African audiences

WarnerMedia recently hosted a panel discussion around creating relevant brands for African audiences at Discop Johannesburg 2019. Julien Borde, head of Channels for France, French-speaking territories, Africa and Israel tells us more about how the company plans to implement these insights across the African market...

Jessica TennantBy Jessica Tennant 22 Nov 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Sharadel Reddy, Chase Geyer and Mpho Monareng were crowned the winners of the debut season of The Next Brand Ambassador. Image supplied.
#Newsmaker: Up close with The Next Brand Ambassador winners

Sharadel Reddy, Chase Geyer and Mpho Monareng proved that they have what it takes to step into the competitive marketing industry when they were crowned the winners of the debut season of SABC3's The Next Brand Ambassador.

Juanita PienaarBy Juanita Pienaar 21 Nov 2019

AFRICA

John Ugbe.
#AfricaCom: TV content future will be shaped by OTT

OTT has disrupted the way we experience content: visually, auditory and in several other ways...

Louise BurgersBy Louise Burgers 20 Nov 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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#RWC2019: The viewership figures of the SA v Eng final

The final viewership figures of the television broadcast of the 2019 Rugby World Cup final - between the Springboks and England - are in.

Margie KnapBy Margie Knap 8 Nov 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Harmony Katulondi has been announced as the host of SABC 3's new reality show, The Taste Master.
#Newsmaker: Harmony Katulondi on his new gig as host of The Taste Master

Presenter, Harmony Katulondi has been announced as the host of SABC 3's new reality show, The Taste Master...

Juanita PienaarBy Juanita Pienaar 6 Nov 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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#RugbyWorldCup2019: The numbers you never knew

The 2019 Rugby World Cup is in full swing. There are currently 20 nations playing in the 2019 edition - hosted by Japan...

Richard LordBy Richard Lord 10 Oct 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp will be hosting a new television series, Afskaal.
#Newsmaker: Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp on her new show, Afskaal

Kyknet recently announced that Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp will be presenting a new television series, Afskaal...

Juanita PienaarBy Juanita Pienaar 10 Oct 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Managing director for the A+E Networks Africa's EMEA territories, Dean Possenniskie. Image supplied.
How A+E Networks Africa is building on its local content strategy

We speak to managing director for the A+E Networks Africa's EMEA territories, Dean Possenniskie, who is responsible for overseeing and growing the channel's content distribution and digital media businesses across the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa...

Juanita PienaarBy Juanita Pienaar 27 Sep 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#Newsmaker: Philippa Heal on Showmax's winning campaigns and the rise of full-service in-house agencies
#Newsmaker: Philippa Heal on Showmax's winning campaigns and the rise of full-service in-house agencies

Philippa Heal, Showmax's in-house creative lead on why the rise of full-service in-house agencies is particularly significant both locally and abroad...

Juanita PienaarBy Juanita Pienaar 16 Sep 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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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...

Juanita PienaarBy 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?

Natasha FourieBy 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...

Andile QokweniBy 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...

Leigh CrymbleBy 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...

Jacques BentleyBy 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...

Jacques BentleyBy 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...

Louise BurgersBy Louise Burgers 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...

Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ BrewsterBy 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...

Juanita PienaarBy Juanita Pienaar 8 Jun 2018

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