Big growth in BASA membership

Business and Arts South Africa (BASA), which helps businesses identify appropriate sponsorship opportunities in the arts and provides much-needed research into the arts, has experienced a surge of new members this year, adding to the organisation’s existing membership of 150 companies.

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...

Soweto Community Television gets licence go ahead

Soweto Community Television’s first year of broadcast ended on 30 June but it was allowed to continue broadcasting by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)

ODA Advertising joins Magnet Global Network

Magnet Global Network has expanded its geographic reach and capabilities with the addition of ODA Advertising

MultiChoice to double Nigeria and Angola subs base

Hot on the heels of the ICASA (Independent Communications Authority of SA) announcement last week that it had granted four new pay-TV licences, comes news that MultiChoice, which up till now has dominated the South African and African TV subscription landscape, is to expand its base in Nigeria and Angola.

Iowa Film Office investigated

Studio Briefing reports that filmmaking in the American state of Iowa has ground to a halt because of alleged abuse of the state’s tax incentive programme for filmmakers.

SA films endure at box office

Three South African films continue their box office campaigns at the local cinemas. The animated Jock of the Bushveld (including 3D) (62 prints) has made a massive R9.8m in five weeks of release and was in the number six spot of the Combined Top 10 for the weekend of 26 to 28 August.

Fak’ugesi African Digital Residency goes trans-continental in 2018

The Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Residency has announced its fifth artist’s residency which began 8 August

PrideTV adds second tier to its ‘Freemium’ viewing experience

PrideTV, Africa's LGBTQ video on demand (VOD) channel, has launched a second tier of streaming video content to cater to its audience...

DISCOP AFRICA 2 generates business

DISCOP AFRICA 2, the matchmaking and networking event targeting sub-Saharan African’s free and pay television platforms, concluded last week in Nairobi on a positive note with attendees expressing optimism regarding the future of the television business in Africa.
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