The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) faces a serious shortage of skills in its technology departments as a number of long time staffers are due to retire in the next few years, with others considering early retirement.
Clear-Com, a global leader in critical voice communication systems, has launched the Clear-Com Global Rental Group (CGRG). Through a network of experienced rental partners equipped to provide Clear-Com intercom systems for productions of any size, the new service, led by industry veteran Larry Estrin, offers greater flexibility and options for addressing customers communications requirements.
Times Live reports that small and medium-sized business in South Africa can now set up their own websites with a minimum of effort thanks to Googles Woza Online.
After successfully serving two terms of office as CEO of the Gauteng Film Commission (GFC) Terry Tselane left the organisation in December, with Thabiso Masudubele appointed as Acting CEO
Autumn Star Trading 905 (Pty) Ltd, trading as Collective Dream, has purchased the assets of Cape Towns Waterfront Studios effective 1 January 2012.
One of the largest creators and producers of television entertainment brands in the world, FremantleMedia, has appointed Rob Clark to the newly created position of Director, Global Entertainment Development.
If you wonder why Hollywood keeps churning out sequels consider The Hollywood Reporters review of the Top 10 grossing films of 2011 eight of the films are sequels.
With the South African industry reporting a tough year in 2011, many are looking at 2012 with trepidation, especially with the uncertain global economic outlook and the continuing crisis at beleaguered public broadcaster SABC.
Blackmagic Design has announced its acquisition of Teranex Systems Inc., a leading manufacturer of high performance video processing products for the post production and broadcast industries.
The new Afrikaans language musical, Platteland (54 prints), made the number six spot in South Africa's Combined Top 10 for the weekend of 9 to 11 December. It made R1.1m over the weekend and has accumulated a total of R5.2m in just three weeks of release.
The Afrikaans-language musical, Platteland (2 prints), is still on the local circuit after 11 weeks and had made R8.1m as at 5 February. Another Afrikaans film, Hoofmeisie (12 prints), had made R4.2m at the end of the weekend after seven weeks of release.
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) and the Communication Workers Union (CWU) signed an agreement that settled the 2011/12 substantive negotiations.
How sad to learn that the pioneering photography company that is more than a century old is now bankrupt. Bloomberg reports that Eastman Kodak has filed for bankruptcy.
Jasco Broadcast Solutions, a division of Jasco Carrier Networks, recently concluded a partnership agreement to represent world-renowned Front Porch Digital product offerings as a reseller in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, including Southern and Eastern Africa; as well as Mauritius and the Seychelles.
Private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo, LLC has completed the acquisition of Telestream, a leading provider of video transcoding and digital media software solutions.
The Southern African Marketing Research Association (SAMRA) is calling for presentation submissions for the 2012 SAMRA Conference.
Johannesburg-based producer Marc Schwinges of Underdog has created a new business model for TV production in South Africa which utilises the Department of Trade & Industry (the dti) rebate and sees two language versions of a new documentary series licensed to two different broadcasters.
As part of an overall initiative to strengthen its leadership across Europe, The Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Grass Valley welcomes industry veteran Colin Hay as its new Vice President for the Northern EMEA region.
Social entrepreneurs are not content just to give a fish, or teach how to fish. They will not rest until they have revolutionised the fishing industry. Bill Drayton, Founder and CEO of Ashoka.
Multi-channel pan-African content provider M-Net has announced the expansion of its senior sales team with the appointment of former BBC Worldwide executive, Mandy Roger as Sales and Business development manager.