Veteran stand-up comic Barry Hilton will headline and emcee the June edition of Comedy Central Presents…Live at Parker’s, which kicks off at Parker's Comedy & Jive, Montecasino...
On 21 June Siyayinqoba Beat It! will deal with stopping the spread of infection in South African hospitals, clinics and at home. Siyayinqoba Beat It! is broadcast on SABC1 Thursdays at 1.30pm and produced by Community Media Trust in partnership with SABC Education.
South Africa’s Minister of Communications Dina Pule invites the public to nominate persons to serve on the South African Broadcast Production Advisory Body (SABPAB).
Comedy Central has acquired exclusive TV rights to South African satirical animation series Izikhokho Show. The first animated short premiered on Comedy Central (DStv Channel 122) on 18 June with new episodes premiering weekly every Monday evening.
iNkaba, the first ever telenovela produced for pay-TV broadcaster M-Net’s local content channel Mzansi Magic, has partnered with the House of Ole for the Fashion Against Xenophobia Show, which features in the telenovela’s storyline. The relevant episode screens on Thursday, 21 June on Channel 107.
Interim measures have been put in place by the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to ensure that recording of the popular SABC3 soapie Isidingo continues, following the devastating fire which gutted Studio 6 of Henley Studios on Wednesday night.
Unitel Classica, found on channel 509 of the TopTV bouquet, continues its series of live broadcasts of classical music with Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida, to be performed at the Arena di Verona, Italy, on Saturday, 23 June at 9.15pm.
SCREEN AFRICA EXCLUSIVE: The first locally commissioned series for the Food Network (DStv Channel 185) was launched with a Moroccan feast at Lekgotla in Sandton on 12 June. The show will see South African celebrity chef Jenny Morris, also known as The Giggling Gourmet, travel to North Africa to sample the food and the culture. Jenny Morris Cooks Morocco will air every day at 3.30pm and 8.10pm, starting on Monday 16 July with a double bill at 8.10pm.
Cartoon Network has announced that the third season of their pop culture sensation Adventure Time started airing on South African television screens on Monday 4 June. Adventure Time follows two unlikely heroes: Finn, a silly kid with an awesome hat and Jake, a brassy dog with a big heart.
Appear TV, a leading global provider of next-generation head-ends for broadcast and IP television, today announced that it has collaborated with long-standing partner Stofa, the triple play Danish cable operator, to expand Stofa’s service offering through provision of Appear TV’s transcoding solutions.
The Creative Services team at South African commercial free-to-air channel e.tv has scooped a Bronze Award at the 2012 PromaxBDA Global Excellence Promotion & Marketing Awards for the integrated marketing campaign ‘e is for everyone’.
Four-part local documentary series Cold Sweat will air on SABC3 on Sundays at 6pm, starting on 8 July. The series, by Johannesburg-based Urban Brew Studios, covers one of the toughest endurance races on the planet - the Scott-Amundsen Centenary Race to the South Pole.
The Rena Le Lona Creative Centre for Children in Soweto, Johannesburg, has received an aid package valued at R200 000 from MultiChoice’s pay-TV platform DStv, after a subscriber entered the centre’s name in the DStv Care More customer community support initiative.
MTV Base Meets...with MTN returns to television screens across Africa on 1 August after a highly successful first season that saw African youth make positive life-changing decisions after meeting their heroes on the show.
South African public service broadcaster SABC has issued the following statement in response to recent media reports which suggest it has a policy that stipulates that it shall not broadcast any match that is not live.
Pan-African pay-TV broadcaster M-Net is taking its hit South African reality formats Duet Date, Way of the Warrior, and Piano Piano to NATPE Budapest 2012, which runs from 26 to 28 June in Hungary.
Investigations are currently underway at the SABC’s Henley Studios in Auckland Park, Johannesburg where a fire, which started at approximately 8pm on Wednesday night, 13 June,destroyed sets for popular SABC3 soapie Isidingo. SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago told Screen Africa the next morning that they believe it will be some time before they can determine the extent and nature of the damage.
The world's nerdiest secret agent is back in the third season of one-hour action-comedy series Chuck, which starts on SABC3 on Friday 13 July at 8pm. Zachary Levi stars as Chuck Bartowski, the Buy More electronics store computer geek who unwittingly becomes the government's most vital secret agent.
The Communication Workers Union has issued the following statement regarding the alleged fallout (as reported in the Sunday World) between the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s GCEO Lulama Mokhobo and acting COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng. The statement reads: As CWU, we still stand firm in our support for the acting COO, GCEO and the entire SABC board.
As the Olympic flame makes its way towards London, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is poised to bring European viewers more live Olympic and Paralympic coverage on television, radio and online than ever before.