Emo Adams is the new Noot vir Noot host

Entertainer Emo Adams will replace Johan Stemmet as the host of SABC2's musical game show Noot vir Noot. Adams will take the reigns as the show's new host when season 44 commences on 15 August 2019. In addition to a new host, the show is doing away with the band and introducing a disc jockey,...

12 Apr 2019

Here's how the nation's positive news can reach the masses

SA INC. is to air a new 20-part series on local channels. The series was created with an objective of changing the narrative in South Africa by highlighting and celebrating the country's successes and achievements. The series will run intermittently from this month and for most of 2019 on eTV,...

10 Apr 2019

Bonang Matheba is apartment hunting in New York

Bonang Matheba is currently apartment hunting in New York as she is in the process of shooting a new reality TV series in the city. The series, Bonang - Coming to America, is being produced by Red Button Films, CSA global and Bonang Matheba Entertainment. "I'm excited to explore my personal...

11 Mar 2019

Here's what Trevor Noah really said at the Oscars

According to Enca, Trevor Noah mocked people that believed Wakanda is an actual place while introducing the Best Picture nominee at the 91st Academy Awards, The comedian said abelungu abazi ubu ndiyaxoka' - which means "In times like these, we are stronger when we fight together than when we...

25 Feb 2019

The Wedding Bash(ers) crown season 2 winners

M-Net's The Wedding Bash(ers) recently crowned the winners of its second season - Megan and Jason. The show sees four South African celebrities - also referred to as 'The Squad' comprises former Miss South Africa Bernelee Daniel, entertainer Denise Zimba, chef and food stylist Zola Nene and top...

1 Feb 2019

Johan Stemmet says 'totsiens' to Noot vir Noot

South African audiences will soon have to bid farewell to the face of the country's longest-running game show. After entertaining the country as the host of Noot vir Noot for 29 years, Johan Stemmet will make his final appearance this Thursday night at 7pm on SABC 2. He has promised to end his...

17 Jan 2019

Crime + Investigation to air Surviving R. Kelly, The Harvey Weinstein Scandal

Television channel Crime + Investigation is to air the controversial six-part series Surviving R. Kelly and crime documentary The Harvey Weinstein Scandal in February. Surviving R. Kelly, which explores R. Kelly's rise to fame and power as an R&B icon where he formed relationships with younger...

15 Jan 2019

NBCUniversal to launch new streaming service next year

According to a report by Daily Maverick, NBCUniversal plans to launch a free streaming service in 2020. The service will be supported by advertising, though it will also have an ad-free option available for a fee. NBCUniversal plans to retain rights to certain titles for its new service,...

15 Jan 2019

NBC keeps the Days Of Our Lives running for a record time

Daily Mail reports that American commercial broadcast television network NBC has renewed its soap opera, Days Of Our Lives, for a 55th season. First introduced in 1965, the renewal makes the soap opera the network's longest-running show to date. Despite losing viewership over the years, the...

10 Jan 2019

Jeremy Clarkson says the BBC suffocates the life out of everything

Former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson criticised the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) after Fiona Bruce was named the new host of Question Time, beating Nick Robinson. Clarkson finds that the broadcaster is "suffocating the life out of everything with its nonsense need to be politically...

8 Jan 2019

Safa says sorry for no Afcon qualifier broadcast

The South African Football Association (Safa) has apologised to South Africa and soccer fans after the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) failed to broadcast the Bafana Bafana vs Nigeria Afcon qualifier that took place on 17 November 2018. The SABC allegedly declined Safa's offers to...

19 Nov 2018

7de Laan, Ballade Vir 'n Enkeling actress passes away

Actress, writer, and director Shareen Swart passed away on 29 October 2018 after a battle with cancer, this is according to a report by Independent Online. Swart is known for her role as Katinka in 7de Laan and Meisie Moolman in Ballade Vir 'n Enkeling. Read more on this story here....

30 Oct 2018

SA series selected as finalist for C21 Content London 2018

South African drama series Unarmed is one of the finalists for C21 Content London 2018 Drama Series Pitch. C21 selected the political spy thriller from over 100 submissions. Unarmed is invited to pitch at the International Drama Summit on 27 November 2018. The series will compete with...

26 Oct 2018

Safa still mum on denying SABC broadcast rights

The South African Football Association (Safa) has still not indicated why it stopped the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) from televising the country's national football team Bafana Bafana's home match against Seychelles. The SABC claims it had paid for the rights to broadcast...

17 Oct 2018

Portfolio committee shortlists candidates for SABC board

At least 12 candidates have been shortlisted to the fill the four vacancies on the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board. Parliament's portfolio committee on communications had shortlisted the candidates from 80 names. The shortlisted candidates are Kevan Jones‚ Adv. Motshedi...

17 Oct 2018

MultiChoice gets Soweto TV some new equipment

MultiChoice provided community channel Soweto TV with new state-of-the-art broadcasting equipment. The donation includes the latest technology, a new Final Control Centre with Cinegy Air PRO - a broadcast automation with video servers for SD and HD playout for multichannel. The new equipment will...

12 Oct 2018

JJ Tabane's SABC show gets cancelled, Redi Tlhabi replaces it

The Citizen reports that the South African Broadcasting Cooperation (SABC) has cancelled Onkgopotse JJ Tabane's Frankly Speaking show. Redi Tlhabi's show Unfiltered replaces it. SABC has not mentioned the reason for the cancellation. Read more on this story here....

4 Oct 2018

TCM - Powered by Movies reabrands to TNT

TCM - Powered by Movies has rebranded to TNT and will reveal its new look on 21 September 2018. TNT is the culmination of TCM's move to refresh its brand image and adapt its brand positioning. In South Africa, TNT Africa will inherit TCM's audience and.

20 Sep 2018

Ashwin Willemse, SuperSport dispute continues

Ashwin Willemse has reportedly expressed confusion at the news that his contract with SuperSport has expired. The former Springbok player worked as a presenter and panellist on the channel but walked off set, earlier this year, after accusing his fellow analysts of racism. SuperSport's...

7 Sep 2018

Newzroom Afrika wins DStv news channel bid

Newzroom Afrika will produce a new 24-hour news channel on DStv. Television production entrepreneurs Thokozani Nkosi of Eclipse TV and Thabile Ngwato of Rapid Innovation established Newzroom Afrika. Their bid to launch the channel stood out for its potential to bring a fresh, creative, and...

28 Aug 2018

Discovery, Inc. to introduce new channel on DStv

Discovery, Inc. will introduce South Africa audiences to a new channel on 3 September 2018. Real Time (DStv channel 155) is a free-to-air general entertainment channel that offers a mixture of lifestyle and factual content. A selection of the channel's programming will also be available to...

27 Aug 2018

Vila Kasi Holdings fails to pay employees

Radio station 702 reports that approximately 90 employees from an alleged fake TV channel owned by Vila Kasi Holdings have not received their salaries for June. News anchor for 702, Fahraaz Patel, reports that a number of people hired at the TV station are from Afro Worldview, which is formerly...

13 Jul 2018

DCMN make DC Analytics available for free

DCMN has made DC Analytics available for use without payment, which gives the opporutnity for brands in South Africa to track the performance of its TV advertising campaigns. The technology was first only used internally for DCMN clients but is now available for anyone to use. DC Analytics...

5 Jul 2018

Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards deadline is approaching

The deadline to submit your corporate films, online media, and documentaries for the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards is 2 July 2018. The international competition is open to film producers, client companies, agencies, TV stations, as well as students. Click here to submit your entry....

29 Jun 2018

DStv to honour Mabida's century birthday with pop-up channel

DStv is to launch a pop-up channel to celebrate Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday. The Mandela 100 Tribute channel will be available to all DStv customers across Africa and will run for five days starting on 18 July 2018 at 7pm. The channel will feature a mix of films, documentaries, archive...

27 Jun 2018

SABC unveils new World Cup ad

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has unveiled its television ad campaign for the 2018 Fifa World Cup Russia. The gist of the ad is social cohesion as anyone, regardless of background, may access the programming of the football tournament. SABC audiences may enjoy the matches...

14 Jun 2018

DJ Fresh fills in for Tumi Morake on #WTFTUMI

Metro's DJ Fresh will be replacing Tumi Morake on #WTFTUMI while she is away on her Tumi or Not Tumi one-woman show in Australia. During the first #TheFreshBreakfastInvasion, which aired on SABC3 last night, the Metro FM breakfast show host interviewed South African personality Somizi Mhlongo...

22 May 2018

Hectic Nine-9 introduces Hectic on 3

Hectic Nine-9 is extending its brand by introducing Hectic on 3; a new show aimed at South African tweens aged eight to 12 years old. Each episode of Hectic on 3 will explore three themes: play, create and inspire. The show will be presented by Boitumelo Moloto. The show launches 30 April 2018...

30 Apr 2018

Bonang Matheba is Miss SA's new host

Bonang Matheba will host the 2018 Miss South Africa pageant. The 2018 edition of the pageant marks the 60th anniversary of the Diamond Jubilee Spectacular. The pageant takes place on May 27 2018 at Sun International's new flagship Time Square Sun Arena in Pretoria.

26 Apr 2018

GGA calls for 24-minute pilot proposal

Good Governance Africa is calling for the proposal of a 24-minute TV pilot for sales and promotional purposes, along with a two-minute trailer. The pilot should interpret the meaning of the selected edition in a television documentary that includes appropriate scene-setting, interviews with experts...

6 Apr 2018

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