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TELEVISION

FOX Sports launches two channels in Africa
In August 2014 FOX International Channels (FIC), will launch FOX Sports and FOX Sports 2, replacing Setanta Sports and Setanta Action respectively, in sub-Saharan Africa......Read more

FILM

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Videovision Entertainment launches new division
Modestly budgeted South African-made action films will be the focus of a new division established by Videovision Entertainment in an initiative to develop young filmmakers and create a profile for...Read more

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PromaxBDA call for entries
The PromaxBDA Africa Awards, an event which awards and brings creatives together to explore thought-leadership, technology and the latest developments in the media marketing sector, takes place on...Read more

NEW MEDIA - MOBILE TV DSTV

Transmedia Lab workshop set to educate at DFM
Transmedia is a new approach to storytelling where filmmakers use an array of different media platforms to create and develop......Read more

RADIO

DRM goes local
The huge innovation that Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) brings to radio broadcasting is that Short Wave (SW) and Medium Wave (MW) broadcasts can now be heard in FM-like sound quality......Read more

TRACKING TECHNOLOGY

ANIMATION & GRAPHICS

South Africa participates at international animation festival
The South African delegation which attended the Annecy International Animation Film Festival (AIAFF) in France from 9 to 14 June, reports that there is growing international interest in content be...Read more

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Low-bandwidth mobile streaming app opens up distribution possibilities
“If content is king, then distribution is queen,” says Pierre van der Hoven, founder and CEO of Tuluntulu, the recently launched low-bandwidth mobile streaming platform......Read more

POST-PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT

Ultrawide screens
When you’re multitasking like mad, a standard-aspect-ratio monitor can’t provide enough real estate to display every open window without many of them overlapping and obscuring one another......Read more

STORAGE & ASSET MANAGEMENT

Storage: The cost of preserving the future
As data usage continues to grow exponentially, IT managers will need to orchestrate multiple kinds of storage — including flash, hard disk, tape and cloud — in a way that not only optimises capac...Read more

AUDIO & ACCESSORIES

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Jünger Audio showcases new voice processor at IBC
Jünger Audio, a German dynamics processing specialist, will feature the new D*AP4 VAP voice processor at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) which takes place from 12 to 16 September i...Read more

SATELLITE & TRANSMISSION TECHNOLOGY Sony

Thomson Broadcast to unveil two new ranges of television transmitters at IBC
Thomson Broadcast, for years a major developer and supplier of technology for broadcasters around the world, will be launching two new ranges of television transmitters at the upcoming Internation...Read more

LIGHTING EQUIPMENT

PhotonBeam 80 LED Floodlight to Feature at IBC
The “PhotonBeam 80 LED Floodlight”, the latest professional lighting fixture by UK specialists Photon Beard, will make its European debut at IBC 2014......Read more

DISPLAYS & MONITORS

CueScript CSM17 17” LED High Brightness HD-SDI Prompter Monitor
The CSM17 17” LED High Brightness HD-SDI Prompter Monitor, recently beta tested with great success in an American infomercial production, is the first offering by the newly formed company CueScrip...Read more

BROADBAND & IT

AfricaCom Awards call for entries
The 2014 AfricaCom Awards, which highlights innovations and celebrates the most influential players shaping the telecommunications and ICT industry in Africa, takes place from 11 to 13 November 20...Read more
Recovering our independent spirit
The visual storytelling industry is perhaps more democratic and open in nature today than it has ever been – perhaps particularly in Africa and perhaps to a fault......Read more
The march of progress
Two new studios have been added to the world of South African television broadcasting this month......Read more

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Hard to Get trailer
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