Vital links in the digital broadcasting ecosystem will hook up at The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation’s (CTO) Digital Broadcasting Switchover Forum (DBSF) 2012, which runs from 22 to 24 February at the Hotel Protea Balalaika in Sandton, Johannesburg.
The SOS Support Public Broadcasting Coalition has issued the following statement in response to the appointment of the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).
Business Day reports that the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), which has been criticised in the past for its perceived ineffective regulation of the sector, will now be monitored as per the guidelines set out in its performance management system.
Endemol’s reality format Big Brother will celebrate its 10th anniversary on the African continent in May 2012. Pay TV broadcaster MNet first commissioned Endemol South Africa to produce the South African version of Big Brother in 2001, which was subsequently followed by the second season of Big Brother South Africa in 2002.
0n Thursday, 16 February at 9pm SABC3’s award-winning investigative show Special Assignment will air Trapped in The Chambers, the story of a now deceased ex-prisoner who never got to celebrate his innocence as a free man at home.
The KwaZulu-Natal auditions of M-Net and Mzansi Magic’s Idols Season 8 kicked off in a festive holiday atmosphere on Saturday 11 February on the promenade at uShaka Marine World in Durban.
South Africa’s first ever back-lot set was built in Cape Town recently to accommodate the $20m international television drama, Labyrinth.
According to the primetime TAMS (Television Audience Measurement System) provided by the South African Advertising Research Foundation (SAARF), the eleventh series of SABC1’s edutainment show Soul City was ranked top drama across all local television channels for the period 26 December 2011 to 1 January 2012.
South Africa’s long-awaited commercial launch of digital terrestrial television (DTT) will not take place in April this year as previously announced by government, but will only likely happen in the third quarter of 2012, according to recently appointed Minister of Communications Dina Pule.
TopTV CEO Vino Govender has announced that he will be stepping down with immediate effect and Eddie Mbalo, chairman of ODM, will fill the role of interim CEO until a replacement for Govender is appointed.
In a first, South African company MultiChoice held a single press event for its combined group of companies - M-Net, SuperSport, DStv, DStv Online, DStv Mobile and DStv Air Time Sales – on 16 February at the world famous Kyalami Race Track in Johannesburg.
Following a recommendation by the board of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), Communications Minister Dina Pule has announced the appointment of Gugu Duda as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the SABC.
Multiple Channel O Music Video Award winner, Masters of Rhythm judge and all round hip hop giant, AKA, debuts as co-host of Vuzu’s gaming show, The Verge, on Wednesday, 15 February at 10.30pm.
South Africa’s Right2Know campaign has released the following statement about the public hearings on the controversial Protection of State Information Bill (aka Secrecy Bill).
Cape Town ‘it girls’ and self-named ‘party queens of Cape Town’ Liz Stone and Elena Pappas are the glamorous hosts of the new season of My Super Sweet World Class starting on MTV (DStv Channel 321) on Sunday 19 February.
SABC Education has announced that the new season of multimedia curriculum programme Matrics Uploaded is extending its content support to cover grade 10 and 11 curricula in addition to grade 12 learning areas.
Sony Max, available on channel 126 of satellite pay-TV platform DStv is running a Kung Fu Mania Festival every Saturday at 9pm until end of April. DStv subscribers will have a selection of classic martial arts films to enjoy - action blockbusters from the golden era. These include Bruce Lee & I, The Chinese Boxer and Duel of Fists.
Massive logistics are required to capture all the action in MasterChef South Africa, produced for pay-TV broadcaster M-Net by Curious Pictures and Lucky Bean Media.
On 8 February the Media Workers Association of South Africa (MWASA) and the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) met for a second time at CCMA arbitration in Johannesburg.
South African satellite pay-TV operator TopTV has lined up a host of romantic movies for its Top Movies channel (100) in February to celebrate Valentine’s Day. First up is the Mike Meyers / Jessica Alba comedy, Love Guru, on 10 February at 7pm.