Television might well be the worlds most universal technology. Almost the entire surface of the planet now has TV signal coverage, with television sets in over 1.4 billion households worldwide, representing 98% of dwellings in developed countries and nearly 73% in the developing world.
There are 18.3 million credit-active consumers in South Africa with an average of three accounts each and of these, 8.6 million have missed more than two installments. Around 5,000 cars are being repossessed monthly and South Africans spend about 78 cents of every R1 to service their debt (up from 48 cent in 2003).
TopTV has said that it is shocked by media articles this week that imply its association with illegal adult content channel PSat.TV, which intends to launch in January 2012. However, TopTV has applied for authorisation to launch its own adult content channels.
US single-camera comedy The Middle starts on SABC3 on Monday 5 December at 9pm, starring Emmy winner Patricia Heaton (Everybody Loves Raymond) as Frankie Heck. The series is billed as a warm and witty comedy about raising a family and lowering your expectations.
From 16 January 2012 M-Net's newest soap, The Wild, will move to a later timeslot on DStv, screening at 7pm instead of 6pm.
The 26-part South African-produced detective series produced in 2003, Zero Tolerance, will broadcast on SABC3 in the Wednesday 9pm slot as from 7 December.
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has made the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) its exclusive media partner for the territories of Europe and Africa for the period 2014-2017.
Southern Rhythms, a six-part musical series, will follow South Africas multi-instrumental musician and producer Pops Mohammed as he embarks on a journey to discover the countrys abundant and varied sacred music.
Following the success of the Channel O Music Video Awards and the American Music Awards, pay-TV African music channel Channel O will broadcast a live show by Beyoncι at the Roseland Ballroom in New York on 4 December at 6pm. It will be the first time the show is screened in Africa.
SABC3 has issued an apology to viewers after failing to broadcast Expedition Impossible as scheduled, citing reasons beyond their control. The Real Housewives of Orange County 3 will be broadcast in its place from 28 November.
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Mzansi Magic has announced that entries are now open for a new season of South African reality television show Culture Shock.
Following the launch of the November 2011 Request for Proposals Book, the SABC is embarking on a roadshow in December to promote the book.
Founder and executive producer of Cooked in Africa Films, Justin Bonello, partnered with extreme adventurer Riaan Manser earlier this year to produce a 13-part reality TV documentary entitled Around Iceland on Inspiration, which will premiere on SABC3 on Sunday 4 December at 6pm.
The MTV Staying Alive Foundation will host a unique World AIDS Day event, Shuga Talks, in which two simultaneous screenings of MTV Staying Alive drama Shuga will be held in Nairobi, Kenya and Washington, DC on 1 December.
The 7th Annual Digital Broadcasting Switchover Forum 2012, organised by the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation will take place from 22 to 24 February at the Protea Balalaika Hotel in Johannesburg.
SABC1 has joined forces with a number of non-profit organizations, African Youth Alive (AYA), Touch Africa Rehabilitation and Red Cherry Media Holdings, in an attempt to improve the lives of thousands of South Africans from previously disadvantaged areas.
A brand new 13-part comedy series, Abo Mzala, starts airing on SABC1 Mzansi Fo Sho as from 5 December at 7pm. It is from the creators of the multi-award-winning comedy series, City Sesla.
The Acting Chief Operations Officer (COO) of the SABC, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, has announced the appointment of the Auditor General (AG) report implementation task team.
The third season of e.tv's eKasi: Our stories, which hit South African screens on 3 October, continues to make room for local television movies. The eighth drama in the current eKasi season, Unconventional Love, will air on 28 November and features Thabo Van Whyle and Sizwe Tswae.