The panel of judges on SABC1’s Live Talent Search has announced the Top 4 Finalists for the sought after presenting position on Live. Viewers will get to see the finalists in action on Live from Friday 20 April.
On 17 April the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) issued the final draft minimum specification for the set top box (STB) required to decode the signal for South Africa’s upcoming migration to digital terrestrial television (DTT).
Limpopo co-operative governance MEC Clifford Motsepe has resigned from the board of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). Since the present board took office in 2010, six board members have resigned, leaving six in office.
Following pay-TV platform DStv’s nationwide search for the best short filmmakers in South Africa through its Film Talent Celebration Competition, local DStv subscribers will have the opportunity to view the five winning films on channel 199.
Local reality show South Africa's Got Talent will premiere on e.tv in September this year, produced by Rapid Blue.
Entries have opened for the Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award, a competition for novice writers under the age of 30 from outside the US, designed to offer them the recognition and encouragement that might lead to a successful career in television scriptwriting.
Channel24 reports that new channel Trace Sports will be added to MultiChoice’s satellite pay-TV network DStv on channel 129 from 17 April.
Fifty-six-year-old SABC economics editor Amrit Manga passed away on 5 April at the Donald Gordon Medical Centre in Parktown, Johannesburg.
Brand new Disney Channel Original series Austin & Ally, a live-action comedy series , is set to make its South African television premiere on Saturday 28 April at 9:35am on Disney Channel.
On Sunday 8 April Carte Blanche will highlight the impact of the European financial crisis on Ireland and meet Britain’s ‘tiger mums’.
Broadband TV News reports that on midnight on Tuesday, 17 April, London switched off its analogue TV broadcasting signal forever. Some 52 relay transmitters are affected by the digital switchover, freeing up more capacity for the UK’s DTT platform, Freeview.
My Hunter’s Heart, the documentary feature film that focuses on the plight of the Khomani San people, will be broadcast on SABC3 on Saturday 21 April at 9.50pm. The film is directed by the highly acclaimed sibling team Craig and Damon Foster, who also produced the film with Anant Singh and Helena Spring. Music was especially composed for the film by multi-award winner Trevor Jones.
Foreign sport magazine show Footballers’ Lives will explore the real-life melodrama that has become a by-product of ‘the beautiful game’. The 13-episode series, not to be confused with Footballers' Wives, starts on SABC3 on Friday 27 April at 9:10pm.
Local production company Cooked in Africa Films is producing a 13-part reality TV documentary entitled Ultimate Braai Master to be screened on SABC3 in September 2012.
Business Day reports that South African public broadcaster SABC has deplored what it terms media ‘speculation’ about the undisclosed reason why its CEO Lulama Mokhobo put head of News & Current Affairs Phil Molefe on special leave.
A new aspirational and inspirational current affairs show premières on the eNews Channel on Friday, 13 April at 20:45. Against All Odds, hosted by 2011 Vodacom Journalist of The Year Award recipient Mpho Lakaje, profiles ordinary people who rise against devastating odds to achieve extraordinary success.
From the lengthy audition process for Idols Season 8, 89 aspiring singers from across the length and breadth of South Africa have emerged with a coveted Golden Ticket, with one of them destined to be South Africa’s next Idol.
SCREEN AFRICA EXCLUSIVE: Simba Nyamukachi writes…Sunrise, e.tv’s news and actuality breakfast television show, reached a major milestone on 30 March when it celebrated four years on air. The show first premiered on 31 March 2008, replacing e.tv’s then flagship morning show Morning Edition (formerly The Toasty Show).
According to Reuters Oprah Winfrey has promised that her 15-month-old OWN network will succeed with a new strategy, while admitting that she had made mistakes in creating the cable channel.
SCREEN AFRICA EXCLUSIVE…As part of a concerted effort to improve the marketing of its content offering, South African satellite pay-TV operator TopTV unveiled its upcoming programming to the media on 3 April at the Clico Guest House in Rosebank, Johannesburg.