UK’s first gay channel launches

The UK’s first dedicated channel to same-sex couples, their families and friends, TogetherTV™ will launch on 1 September as a sub-channel on TV Polari - the first, UK-launched and globally broadcast, lifestyle IPTV channel for a gay and lesbian audience.

Austro-German production shoots in SA

Johannesburg-based service company Mannequin Films recently facilitated a German television movie called Lowenstein (Lion Rock) for Austrian EPO Films and German company Zoela Films...

World Radio Day

Director General of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) Ingrid Deltenre saluted UNESCO and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for acknowledging 'the powerful influence' of radio in proclaiming 13 February World Radio Day.

New SABC youth talk show

Awareness about contemporary issues affecting South African teenagers and young adults will be raised in the new 26-part talk show, Harambe, which starts broadcasting on SABC1 on Thursday, 14 January at 7pm.

ICASA hearings on local content

The independent production sector and the country’s broadcasters are gearing up for the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa’s ...

Cosatu unhappy with TopTV adult channels

Trade union federation Cosatu has voiced its opposition to pay-TV operator Top-TV’s three proposed 24-hour adult content channels

New presenters join Craz-e crew

Eight youngsters have joined the Craz-e team on free-to-air channel e.tv as presenters of the following programmes: Craz-e World Live...

SA’s DTT progress

Day Two of the CTO Digital Broadcasting Switchover Forum 2009 which ran in Johannesburg’s Sandton Sun until 5 February...

SABA’s resolutions

At its 19th annual general meeting (AGM) held in Mahe, Seychelles on 12 October, the Southern African Broadcasting Association (SABA) emphasised the need for content providers and public service broadcasters in the region to enter into co-productions to develop a content repository for radio, television and print media.

Introducing GoggleBox SA – Sony Pictures Television’s first locally commissioned show

On 3 March 2016, Sony Pictures Television’s first locally commissioned show, GoggleBox South Africa, aired on the Sony Channel (DStv Channel 127). GoggleBox SA...
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