Body with Maria is NBC's first reality show

Namibia Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) has launched Body with Maria; its first reality show. The show will be aired on NBC TV every Sunday and will be hosted by Maria Nepembe, a Namibian Big Brother participant. Body with Maria' is a reality fitness show for people that want to make changes to...

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Studio 214, BLQINC working to rebrand LNBS

Studio 214 and BLQINC have been working together to rebrand the Lesotho National Broadcasting Service (LNBS). BLQINC has been upgrading the broadcaster's technical abilities and upskilling its staff, while Studio 214 has been developing the rebranding strategy with new positioning and various...

6 Nov 2017

Builders Warehouse introduces new TV show, Home Made Easy

Home Made Easy, created by Builders Warehouse, launches on 8 March 2017 at 8pm on The Home Channel, DSTV 176. Ryan Paulsen, has been announced as the presenter for 2017 and will co-host the first season with gardener Tanya Visser and DIY enthusiast and presenter, Elle Franco. Home Made Easy is a...

27 Feb 2017

Journalists, activists face mounting harassment in Burundi

BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI: As tensions mount in the central African nation of Burundi ahead of presidential elections, journalists and activists say they are paying an increasingly heavy price as standard bearers for free speech, reports BD Live. Civil rights in the small Great Lakes nation, they say,...

27 Mar 2015

Merit only rewards Big Break Legacy winner
Merit only rewards Big Break Legacy winner

Commenting on social media chatter, Ezra Ndwandwe, entrepreneur and creator of the Big Break Legacy reality TV show, says the winner of the R5million prize will be determined by merit, not race, gender or cultural background. Ndwandwe says entrepreneurship is colour-blind and the best ideas that are...

25 Jan 2012

Loeries: 5% discount for early bird entrants
Loeries: 5% discount for early bird entrants

The early bird deadline for entries into The 2010 Loerie Awards is 16 April 2010. Entries before this date will receive a 5% discount. The Loeries is open to work conceived and produced anywhere in Africa and the Middle East, including island states off the African coast like the Seychelles or...

8 Apr 2010

Women photojournalists called to enter international competition

Since 2000, the Association des Femmes Journalistes and Canon France, in partnership with the international Visa pour l'Image festival, and with the support of Figaro magazine, have awarded an annual prize for women photojournalists. Women photojournalists worldwide are welcome to enter the...

12 Mar 2010

SABC board too “lenient”

Both the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and the South African Communist Party have condemned the SABC board’s "‘lenient’ action" with respect to its head of news Snuki Zikala and the blacklisting scandal, reports the Mail & Guardian Online. For more, click here....

9 Mar 2007

Fidentia boss gets the 3rd Degree

In a no-holds barred exclusive interview on e.tv at 8pm on Tuesday, 13 March 2007, 3rd Degree’s Debora Patta will take Fidentia boss J Arthur Brown – the man at the centre of Fidentia scandal - to task. Watch him squirm under a barrage of fierce questions. Will he be able to fudge his way out of a...

9 Mar 2007

Hip hopping from SA to LA

Channel O latest show O-Access brings viewers a firsthand account of the lives of the biggest names in hip hop and R&B in the US. Hosted by Nonhle and shot on location in New York City, Los Angeles, Miami and Jamaica, the show is witness to the birth of the music channel’s international recognition,...

5 Mar 2007

New e.tv head of publicity

Vasili Vass has been appointed head of publicity at e.tv. Vass has 17 years’ media experience, having worked on Radio 702 and Cape Talk as a producer, presenter, talk show host, news reader and programme manager. Following 14 years in radio, he moved into publicity, working as a media trainer,...

28 Feb 2007

Digital broadcasting for SA in 2008

As part of 2010 Soccer World Cup preparation, South Africa will switch to digital broadcasting in November 2008, reports IOL Technology. The analogue signal will be switched off on 1 November 2011. For more, click here....

26 Feb 2007

Sky News scoops channel of the year

Sky News was named News Channel of the Year at the UK's Royal Television Society awards earlier this week. Sky News correspondent Dominic Waghorn scooped the Television Journalist of the Year award and also the International News award for a special report on baby-snatching in China. Nick Pollard,...

21 Feb 2007

‘Tasty’ tactical associations

Lurpak Butter, part of the Patley’s Products stable, has been actively pursuing tactical associations with a number of food programmes on DStv through Oracle Airtime Sales. In the first quarter of 2006, Lurpak took opening and closing billboards on Jamie’s Kitchen and Oliver’s Twist, as well as...

20 Feb 2007

New season of Emmy-nominated comedy

e.tv will begin broadcasting the seventh season of the Emmy-nominated comedy Whose Line Is It Anyway? on Wednesday, 21 February 2007, at 8pm. As usual, wacky host Drew Carey sets the scene, with contributions from the audience and four talented actors who wreak havoc as they instantly invent...

14 Feb 2007

Share your photos, share your past
Share your photos, share your past

click to enlargeSouth Africans are being asked to reveal a moment in their past – whether distant or just yesterday – in a photographic project run by DStv’s The History Channel (channel 68). The aim of Photos for the Future is to create a lasting visual record of life over the past century for...

9 Feb 2007

Second victory dance for BBC Worldwide

UK: BBC Worldwide was recently awarded the Broadcast International Programme Sales Award for the second consecutive year, following the success of its celebrity dance show format, Dancing with the Stars. The show is now seen by audiences in 29 countries around the world. Judges for the award said,...

9 Feb 2007

Investigating school children coming out

According to research conducted by gay organisation Out in collaboration with the Department of Education (DoE), homosexual people experience victimisation and bullying at a young age while still at school. As a result, the DoE recently announced it is considering introducing discussions on...

8 Feb 2007

Seeing how other South Africans live

In M-Net’s new documentary reality show, Culture Shock, which kicks off on Sunday, 18 February 2007 at 5pm, six production companies have been given the opportunity to showcase the melting pot of cultures that makes up our rainbow nation. In each episode, two people from two very different families...

8 Feb 2007

Get your car on Mzanzi Ridez

One Channel O viewer will walk away with a R40 000 worth of style and sound accessories for his or her car from Autostyle Motorsport in Channel O’s new car makeover competition, which began yesterday, Monday 5 February 2007. The winner will be announced a week after the closing date (Friday, 16...

6 Feb 2007

Live at the Oscars

Nicky Greenwall of e.tv’s The Showbiz Report will once again travel to Los Angeles to bring in-depth coverage of the build-up to the 79th Annual Academy Awards. The show will feature behind the scenes interviews with the men and woman who make the evening happen, as well as a look at what the stars...

5 Feb 2007

Grammies on O

Channel O (channel 87 on the DStv bouquet) will be screening the 49th Annual Grammy Awards live and exclusive next month on Monday, 12 February 2007, at 3am CET and on M-Net on Monday evening at 8.30pm. The Soweto Gospel Choir has earned a nomination in the Best Traditional World Music Album for...

30 Jan 2007

Seeing things differently with kids' TV series

Produced for the SABC and the Parliamentary Millennium Project by Cape Town-based company Yellow Horse, Every View Counts is a new weekly series that allows children to imaginatively explore images and discuss ways in which perception and perspectives shape society. Presented by Lesedi Mogoatlhe,...

18 Jan 2007

Dance your way across Africa

Channel O is kicking off the New Year with a dance show contest designed to provide a platform for original freestyle dancers on the continent. The show, hosted by Lungile Radu, begins with preliminary rounds in seven African cities. Two dancers from each city will be selected to compete in the...

17 Jan 2007

New look for educational channel

In collaboration with SABC Education and the Department of Education, televised learning resource Learning Channel has revamped its look and content to reflect South Africa's updated educational curriculum. Supported by a mix of delivery platforms, including web, newspapers, hi-tech audio-visual...

16 Jan 2007

Reflections on the top news stories of 2006

The e.tv news team will reflect on some of the top stories over the last 12 months at 8pm on Wednesday, 20 December 2006. Items to be featured include the Jacob Zuma trials, the Schabir Shaik appeal, Tony Yengeni's spectacular farewell off to prison, same-sex marriages, the scandalous escape from...

6 Dec 2006

Three the magic number for pay TV?

Speculation has it that only three out of the 18 bidders, including MultiChoice itself, will be awarded pay TV operating licences by the Independent Communication Authority of South Africa, writes Business Report. For more, click here....

28 Nov 2006

More Survivor SA in 2007

News24.com reports that M-Net will be running another series of Survivor South Africa in 2007. The announcement came at end of the Survivor finale on the weekend. The new "remote, exotic location" was not revealed....

27 Nov 2006

Tribute to Lebo Mathosa

e.tv will be running a special tribute documentary on the short-lived life of Lebo Mathosa, on Wednesday, 13 December 2006, at 8pm. The 29-year-old musician, whose mentor was the late Brenda Fassie, was killed in the early hours of Monday, 23 October 2006, on the N3 highway in East Rand,...

27 Nov 2006

Depicting SA's transformation through soccer

Filming has commenced on a new TV series, Total Soccer, which will consist of eight one-hour documentary films per year depicting South Africa's transformation -­ both on and off the field - in the run up to 2010. Sponsored by Total South Africa, the series is produced by international film and TV...

20 Nov 2006

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