The Mail on Sunday reported this weekend that that James Murdoch is considering stepping down the second quarter of 2007 as the chief executive of BSkyB. This move is said to be motivated by his decision to take up a post at News Corporation.
The campaign, Spray to Change Attitudes, has been launched as a joint philanthropic partnership between MTV Networks International (MTVNI), owned by Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), and The Body Shop.
David Guerrero, Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, BBDO Guerrero Ortega, The Philippines, has been appointed as this year’s Radio Lions Jury President. He is also the first Cannes Lions jury president from South East Asia.
Based on the ongoing popularity of "Survivor', CBS has commissioned the 15th and 16th editions of this reality series for broadcast during the 2007-2008 season.
Pay-TV broadcaster M-Net launched its new game show "Deal or No Deal' to the media on 14 January at their studios in Johannesburg. Scheduled for weekly broadcast as from Sunday, 4 February at 6pm to 29 June, "Deal or No Deal' is purely a money show where a single contestant can win up to R1m each week, simply by selecting unknown amounts of money in suitcases. It is presented by music and TV personality, Ed Jordan.
This year, the Out In Africa Gay and Lesbian Film Festival celebrates 13 years of screening with a variety of award-winning feature films sourced worldwide. The festival is now also, for the first time, being hosted by Nu Metro Theatres in premier Johannesburg and Cape Town theatres.
The organisers of Encounters, the annual South African International Documentary Festival, are calling for entries from local and international filmmakers for the 9th edition of the Festival, which runs in Johannesburg from 13 July to 22 July and in Cape Town from 20 July to 5 August
The 13th annual Rendez-Vous (3 - 7 Sepember) organized by TV France International will be held for the first time in Biarritz, France. Its location up to now has always been Saint Tropez.
The 13th annual Japanese Film Festival, featuring an acclaimed selection of Japanese cinema that hasn’t been screened in South Africa before, is aimed at enlightening local audiences about Japanese culture and society. This festival will commence on 26 January 2007 at Cinema Nouveau screened by Jameson at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town (26 January-1 February).
Channel O, the African pay-TV music channel has launched a dance show designed to provide a platform for talented dancers on the continent to find Africa’s most talented original freestyle dancer.