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To make your weekend feel “easy like Sunday morning” Radio 2000 will be re-shuffling its Sunday mid-morning show effective Sunday, 2 July 2017. The Jukebox (Sundays, 9am – midday) with Shawny B will move to Sunday evenings, 9pm to midnight and Tsheko 9212 (“nine-to-twelve”) will be moving to the Sunday mid-morning timeslot.

Dubbed Shonisani by his listeners, Shawny B has grown in popularity as the main host of the Top 30 Countdown on Saturdays from midday – 3pm. Tsheko Mosito is a young and vibrant women and her new Sunday morning show promises to be inspiring as well as musically entertaining for chilled Sunday mornings.

 

Tsheko Mosito comments on her Sunday morning show, “Sunday mid-morning radio is a special time. It is an awesome opportunity for me start the day with my listener. The conversations will be uplifting and the music, fresh and spirited! I look forward to the listener music selections in our golden hour from 10am to 11am.”

Shawny B adds: The Jukebox is a music driven show filled with intimate radio conversations in between songs that you loved and may have forgotten about. Plainly put, your Sunday night radio will not be the same, so get ready for a musical journey with me.”

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Phat Joe to host a new show on Vuzu AMP

Posted by radio On June - 27 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Eligible bachelors, worthy bachelorettes, get ready – your time to find the perfect mate is here. From Monday 10 July, Vuzu AMP will match up South Africa’s keen singles in Take Me Out Mzansi.

 

Hosted by the charming Phat Joe, this exciting, provocative and candidly funny series is one of the most popular dating formats globally.

 

A single player is introduced to a panel of 30 girls or boys and tries to persuade them to keep their lights on so he or she can choose one for a potential date. The show provides an entertaining mix of comedy, jeopardy, surprises and possible romance.

 

In this show, first impressions do count. Will the panel like what they see, or will the player prove one big turn off? If the panel are not impressed they can switch off their podium lights immediately, and if it’s a total “black out”, the player instantly goes home, dateless.

 

Even if the player scores well at first glance, they’ll need to further impress the panel with skill, charm or hidden talents, whilst an interview with an overbearing mom or jealous ex may creep in, just to up the drama.

 

Once a match has been made, couples will be taken out on the ultimate date, which will be captured on camera for all to be revealed on the next show.

 

M-Net’s Head of Reality for Local Entertainment Channels, Sphumelele Sibeko commented on the new show: “Viewers are in for a treat this July – Take Me Out Mzansi has all the ingredients for a weekly dose of great viewing: humour, surprises, romance and unadulterated fun. Phat Joe tops off an already perfect mix, to make for brilliant television.”

 

Produced by Rapid Blue, Take Me Out Mzansi will be broadcast exclusively on Vuzu AMP (103) from Monday 10 July at 19:00.

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SAMRO appoints Nothando Migogo as new CEO

Posted by radio On June - 27 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

The Southern African Music Rights Organisation NPC (SAMRO) together with the Composers Authors and Publishers Association (CAPASSO) today jointly announced the appointment of Nothando Migogo as incoming Chief Executive Officer of SAMRO, from 1 July 2017, saying she will inject a “dynamic and focused energy” into the copyright administration society.

 

“The Boards of SAMRO and CAPASSO are  pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Nothando Migogo as the Chief Executive Officer of SAMRO”, the two bodies said in a joint statement.

 

Nothando has been CEO of CAPASSO since January 2014 and has led that organisation, together with a dynamic team, to triple digit revenue growth and crucial licensing breakthroughs. Importantly, CAPASSO initiated two key strategies: first, the integration of rights holders (composers and publishers) in the field of mechanical rights administration following years of fragmented administration and secondly, the licensing of digital music platforms in South Africa”.

 

The statement continued: “SAMRO and CAPASSO look forward to continued strategic engagement and assure all stakeholders – members, licensees and government – that the solid structures and strong relationship between CAPASSO and SAMRO will ensure that all operational and strategic processes for both organizations will benefit by a seamless transition and will continue smoothly in the future. A strong succession structure has been in place at CAPASSO for some time, and will continue to deliver the success and growth thus far achieved.”

 

The SAMRO Board said that Migogo would succeed the acting Group CEO, the Reverend Abe Sibiya. Sibiya will return to the chairmanship of the organisation once she assumes office in July, and acting chair Sibongile Khumalo will resume her position as his deputy on the SAMRO Board.

 

Migogo, who was appointed following a lengthy recruitment process, is no stranger to SAMRO. She previously served as the managing director of DALRO, a SAMRO subsidiary that administers literary, artistic and dramatic rights, serves on the board of SAMRO Foundation and more recently spearheaded the establishment of mechanical rights collecting society CAPASSO.

 

“It was at CAPASSO where Nothando’s skills, knowledge and her visionary and strategic insights became abundantly clear,” Khumalo noted this week.

 

A lawyer by training, Migogo has previously worked in educational publishing and as a tax consultant, and during her DALRO stint was named by the Mail & Guardian as one of its Top 200 Young South Africans to watch.

 

Sibiya, who was appointed to chair the SAMRO Board seven years ago, assumed the mantle of acting Group CEO when Sipho Dlamini stepped down in March 2016. He reflected that he has had to dig deep into his experience as a media executive and fuse it with lessons from the “SAMRO University” to carry out the role.

 

Over the past year, he and the executive team have focused on improving efficiencies, while accelerating transformation and BEE within the organisation. Their achievements include improving the royalty tariff payable by the public broadcaster, thereby increasing performing rights revenue for SAMRO members.

 

Commented Sibiya: “Ms Migogo is an astute and intelligent executive and a tried-and-tested professional who is credited with setting up CAPASSO from scratch. She has proved her mettle and will no doubt give a good account of herself as she steers this 55-year-old organisation with its 15 000 members. I know she will prove to be an asset to SAMRO.”

 

Added Khumalo: “Nothando is one of a growing cohort of astute young executives with a values-based attitude to leadership. We look forward to her moving SAMRO firmly along on its quest to remain an ethical and forward-looking modern organisation, and a vital player in our industry’s digital space.”

 

She said: “We have no doubt that her presence will imbue SAMRO with a dynamic and focused energy, and a youthfulness that will help us tap into our members’ needs. We look forward to an energized organization with a fresh handle on its strategic vision.”

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eNCA is proud to announce the appointment of a new managing director and editor-in-chief, Mapi Mhlangu. Mhlangu assumes the helm of South Africa’s premier news channel, taking over from Anton Harber on 1 July 2017.

 

Mhlangu joined the channel in 2009 and has served in various capacities in the eMedia Investments organisation, most recently as eNCA’s News Director. In that position she was principally responsible for all operations, editorial and technical. She brings a wealth of experience at both the coalface and executive management levels of news production.

 

Mapi Mhlangu says, “I’m honoured to be entrusted with the responsibility of leading this news organisation and its talented employees at this critical time in South Africa and its newsrooms. There is a pressing need for news media to ensure that citizens are adequately informed, so as to engage the state and to ensure that the benefits of freedom are realised. South African viewers have consistently indicated that eNCA is their trusted source for independent news and analysis which is accurate and unbiased. I look forward to navigating through the challenges ahead with our dynamic team.”

 

eNCA thanks Anton Harber for his contribution to the channel and newsroom where he provided mentorship and nurtured news leaders within the organization.

 

Anton Harber says, “I hand over the reins with eNCA’s audience and advertising revenue strong and growing, and I think this provides a solid foundation for Mapi and the excellent newsroom team to build on. eNCA is a crucial South African institution, one of the cornerstones of independent journalism, and its role is going to be more important than ever in coming months. I am confident that Mapi is well placed to build on this.”

 

eMedia Investments Chief Operating Officer Mark Rosin says, “With 20 years of news media experience and almost a decade at eNCA, we have full confidence that eNCA will continue to thrive under Mapi’s editorial leadership. In 2015, we spoke about the ongoing transformation of eNCA and its newsroom and Mapi’s appointment is testimony to that intention.”

 

eNCA will continue to provide journalism that is fair and free of favour, broadcasting the quality news programming which has made it the most watched 24 hour news channel in South Africa.

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Mi Casa Familia is back with a bang

Posted by radio On June - 23 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

South Africa’s amazing, award-winning band Mi Casa is back with a brand new album titled Familia. Familia means family, but it can also mean squad/crew in a very ‘street’ kind of way and this incredible family made up of producer, DJ,Keyboardist Dr Duda, singer/songwriter J Something and trumpeter Mo-T, are back in the scene and again eager to remind their loyal fans why they won their hearts in the first place, six years ago. With an incredible, distinct and memorable sound, fun,groovy and hearty (meaningful) lyrics, quirky (smooth)dance moves, the band has sold out shows worldwide.

But hereis something absolutely nobody knew …

 

Fourmonths ago the soulful dance band (trio) almost broke up and below the band shareshow they almost parted ways.

 

 

Familia drops on the 4th Augustwith first single “Nana” dropping on Friday 30th June. With no features, just the trio, this albumreminds you why Mi Casa is the best band in the business.

 

 

“6 years ago we were complete strangers,today we are brothers – familia.

 

6 years ago nobody knew who we were, today wehave thousands of fans all around the globe, our familia.

 

This album is all about our journey as brothers,as a band, as a group, as a team, as a movement, as a familia.

 

We did a lot of reflection on this album. A lot of looking back. A lot of digging. Because the more you grow the more complicated life becomes and you tend to lose sight of certain things. That’s why our first album played such a huge role in inspiring us when we were creating this record. We were so innocent when we made that first album, just three dudes making beats and creating melodies. We knew nothing about a “hit” or a“cross-over” song. All we knew was that we wanted to make good music. We wanted to spread good energy around our country with the gift that we believe we possess.

 

Musically on this record, we have been inspired a lot by our heritage, our culture, our countries, namely South Africa and Portugal. Before every recording session we spent an hour listening to different songs from way back, just to be inspired, to be influenced. From the old South African house classics, to traditional Portuguese music and exploring the countries that musically inspire us such as the Brazilian sound, the sounds from Cabo Verde specially the legend Cesaria Evora, and the dance scene in the UK. We have been soaking up so much music, letting it digest so that we could produce what we believe is the best music we’ve ever made.

 

“If we could get through what we got through recently, we will never break up. This album is happy, you can hear the happiness. It’s a true reflection of where we at as a familia,” Dr.Duda.

 

It’s been an interesting journey for us. Aromantic one at most. So much happiness and so many happy memories.

 

“If I were to be 100% honest with everyone, I was always worried because we never argued as a band. It was always just good vibes and if there were any issues we would sweep them under the carpet just to keep that good energy up,” J’Something.

 

But about 4 months ago we were contemplating pulling the plug on the band (the whole damn thing!). We had some arguments and really just had some issues within the team. This was such an important part in our career and as a family. Arguments within families are so common. Mother arguing with her kids. Husband arguing with his wife. Brother arguing with his sister. This is another reason why we chose the title – Familia. This is also generally the point where most bands do break up. But we were willing to communicate, to speak openly about how we felt with one another and that’s the crucial lesson for us. To stay communicating. Another important lesson is that you need to fight for the things that truly matter to you. This band is everything to us. We really believe that because we managed to get through that moment we are able to make the music that we have always dreamt of making and that’s the music that you will be hearing really soon.

 

We cannot please everyone. Not only is it too much pressure, but it’s impossible. We want to be proud of the music we make and we want to make music for you guys, the people that support and love what we do.

 

We sincerely hope you enjoy this project as much as we enjoyed making it for you.

 

You aren’t our fans anymore. You are now officially our familia.

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Jon Savage: The EYE of the DIGITAL AGE

Posted by radio On June - 21 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

In this digital age where everyone claims to be the latest “disrupter,” true innovation is hard to find.However, in South Africa, one name is repeatedly the force behind some of themost effective, awarded, creative, and unique campaigns; Jon Savage.

 

Jon’s latest project, theinternet radio station The Eye(www.theeeye.tv) is breaking all of the rules of both the internet andbroadcasting. Putting content and creativity at the centre of the project, Jonis manifesting his mantra: content before commerce.

 

By not compromising on theimportance of quality content, Jon is proving that in the digital age thecurrent agency model that develops content around brands is flawed. In other words,as Jon explains, “Make amazing content. Then everyone will come.”

 

The Eye’s inventive, irreverentand often iconoclastic content has proven this model by attracting a steadyflow of new listeners who have become repeat listeners. The actual statisticsfor the station bear this out, with their Friday lunch show alone attractingmore than 10 000 organic live viewers on Facebook each week as well as over4000 on the audio stream.

 

Show presenters that include,Jack Parow, Cath Grenfell, Slikour, Reason, and Gigi Lamayne – and also international guest presenters such as Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), Stelth Ulvang(Lumineers) and others – are given autonomy to create programming that they love, based on the station’s vision, as explained by Jon, “The Eye is radio youcan see. It’s made by people who actually really really really want good things for you and the people around you. We are naive and passionate makers of stuff.”

 

This passionate commitment to content is paying off with a host of top brands now flocking to the platform as they begin to understand that people will engage with brands who associate themselves with relevant and interesting content.

 

For the past 15 years Jon has shaken up the advertising and digital spaces as a self-described “trouble-maker – and maker of things,” Jon’screativity runs the gamut. Starting his career as the front-man of thehighly-rated and globe-trotting rock band Cassette, Jon then launched another career as a filmmaker, 5FM DJ and innovative content creator.

 

Jon’s first feature film, the rockumentary (in Spinal Tap style), Stone Cold Jane Austen, was entirely crowdfunded and was screened at the Cannes Film Festival, again illustrating his power in creating loyal communities around powerful content. The film rights were international,  LA-based distributors, Arsenal Films.

 

As a DJ at 5FM, Jon developed the Mashlab concept that won 4 Loeries in 2016, and has also won numerous South African Music Awards for Video Direction and Jon is currently working with multiple top agencies and brands to create content-focussed projects that can give brands longevity in the digital space.

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In a first for South African television, M-Net’s Mzansi Magic (161) has partnered with DStv to launch a brand new awards show, one in which South African television audiences will determine the winners in 10 categories. The DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards (DStvMVCA) will be screened live on Mzansi Magic on Saturday 26 August 2017 and are destined to be a glittering celebration of local talent in acting, music, sport and more, all acknowledging the country’s top stars.

The DStvMVCA will include a special recognition award to pay tribute to those individuals whose outstanding contributions have directly influenced the local entertainment scene.

 

 

Speaking to media at the DStvMVCA launch in Johannesburg, M-Net Director of Local Entertainment Channels Reneilwe Sema highlighted that, as arguably the largest producer of local programming in South Africa, M-Net remains committed to showcasing excellent homegrown talent, which viewers have enthusiastically embraced.

 

“Our audiences are involved, loyal, vocal and highly engaged especially in relation to their favourite personalities. Social media comes alive as they share their comments and opinions on the trend-setters, news-makers and heavy-hitters of pop culture. So to be able to organise and host a gala whose entire focus is on those stars, we believe we can give our viewers an evening of stand-out performance, red-carpet glamour and unforgettable truly Mzansi-styled magic.”

 

And in ensuring that our viewers are also rewarded, those who vote stand the chance to win a brand-new Kia Picanto 1.0 Street, valued at R150 000! In addition, prizes on the night will include the socially influential 1Life Life Changer Award, which recognises the efforts of a dedicated community leader making a positive impact in their environment. That leader will receive R50 000, while the person who nominated them will also be the recipient of a second R50 000 cash bonus. And adding to the excitement of the night will be prizes from Vodacom, who are sponsoring a viewer voting prize in the Song of the Year category. The other categories are:

 

Categories

 

Song of the Year

TV Presenter

Comedian

Rising Star

Radio Personality

Actor

Actress

Music Artist or Group

DJ

Sports Personality

 

Get ready for the fashion, speeches, red carpet interviews and the headlines! You just know that it’s going to be LIT… DStv Mzansi Viewer’s Choice Awards, exclusive to Mzansi Magic(161). #DStvMVCA

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Apple  announced that Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, two of television’s most creative and successful executives, are joining Apple in newly created positions overseeing all aspects of video programming. Erlicht and Van Amburg will lead video programming worldwide, reporting to Eddy Cue. They join Apple from Sony Pictures Television where they have served as presidents since 2005, and have been responsible for some of the most popular and widely acclaimed programming of the past decade, including favorites such as Breaking Bad and its spinoff Better Call Saul, The Crown, Rescue Me and many more.

“Jamie and Zack are two of the most talented TV executives in the world and have been instrumental in making this the golden age of television,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “We have exciting plans in store for customers and can’t wait for them to bring their expertise to Apple — there is much more to come.”

 

“It will be an honor to be part of the Apple team,” said Jamie Erlicht. “We want to bring to video what Apple has been so successful with in their other services and consumer products — unparalleled quality.”

 

“Apple has a relentless focus on delighting customers with their products,” said Zack Van Amburg. “We will bring that same intention to Apple’s programming and we could not be more excited about what lies ahead.”

 

Erlicht and Van Amburg have served as presidents of Sony Pictures Television since 2005. Under their leadership, the studio’s slate of original primetime series more than tripled, growing to include many of TV’s most acclaimed shows. They have extensive expertise producing television for global audiences and creating programming for a wide range of services including shows for Amazon, Hulu and Netflix. Their incredible roster of programs — which have won 36 Emmys and dozens of Golden Globes, AFI and WGA awards — have included fan favorites such as Better Call Saul, The Blacklist, Bloodline, Breaking Bad, The Crown, Damages, The Goldbergs, Justified, Preacher, Rescue Me, The Shield, Sneaky Pete and many more.

 

Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.

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SuperSport has scored broadcast rights on all platforms (including television, internet and mobile) to an array of major international football, including the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship as well as the UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifiers and the European qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

 

In addition, there’s another jewel in the football crown with the all-new UEFA Nations League, a new competition to be contested by the national teams of the 55 member associations of UEFA, also signed by SuperSport.

 

These acquisitions guarantee major European football for each season from 2018 through to 2022.

 

The rights are for exclusive broadcast in South Africa and non-exclusive in the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa and the adjacent islands.

 

“UEFA is happy to continue and further strengthen its relationship with Supersport,’’ said Guy-Laurent Epstein, Managing Director Marketing at UEFA Events SA. “Supersport is a long-standing UEFA partner and we are confident SuperSport will deliver great coverage and promotion of the UEFA 2018-2022 national team football portfolio to fans across Sub-Saharan Africa and exclusively in South Africa.”

 

UEFA Euro 2020, in particular, is shaping as a milestone event given that it will celebrate the 60th birthday of the European championship and will, unusually, be held in 13 cities in 13 different European countries.

 

The European qualifiers will also offer high-quality action as 55 teams chase down 24 spots available for the championship. This will be played from March 2019 to March 2020.

 

“These are tremendous acquisitions,” said Gideon Khobane, chief executive of SuperSport. “The European championship traditionally energises our viewers who thrive on watching the superstars in unrelenting competition. The UEFA Nations League is bound to develop an avid following, too, and SuperSport looks forward to adding this to our already substantial football offering.”

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