New CFC locations consultant

Rudi Riek, who has worked as a unit location manager for close on 10 years, has been appointed the new locations consultant for the Cape Film Commission (CFC) for the next two months.

UK film global boxoffice market share down

According to figures published on 25 March by the UK Film Council, Market share of British films at the global boxoffice in 2009 hit an eight-year low.

ICASA more proactive on telecommunication regulations

The UK-based data analysis company Ovum has issued a report on South African telecom regulator, Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) which states that the Authority has taken a more proactive role in regulating the market in 2009-10 with finalization of several retail and wholesale regulations

e.tv signs deal with Sony Pictures Television

The deal will see e.tv constantly broadcasting fresh, high quality international content for free-to-air viewers in South Africa...

UHDTV on threshold of new age

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has announced a new Recommendation that represents a major advance in television broadcasting that will create an entirely new television broadcast environment with the advent of Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV).

The SABC releases its 2016/2017 annual results

The SABC posted a net loss after tax of R977 million during the year under review...

Slight concession on secrecy bill

Business Day reports that government is considering creating a limited public interest override in the Protection of Information Bill, known as the secrecy bill because it limits access to government information and threatens transparency, accountability and media freedom.

ITU promotes global digital literacy

United Nations agency the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) today launched a digital literacy partnership with Philippine-based NGO telecentre.org Foundation that will train one million unskilled women to use computers and modern information and communication technology (ICT) applications to improve their livelihoods.

Unreserved box office

Two new releases opened in second and third spot on the South African cinema circuit for the week 7 to 13 September. They are the Catherine Zeta Jones/Aaron Eckart chef tale "No Reservations' and the Adam Sandler comedy "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry'.

iROKO expands with launch of distribution and licensing division

African internet TV innovator iROKO officially launched its global content distribution and licensing division...
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