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DStv expands gospel channels

Posted by radio On January - 15 - 2020 ADD COMMENTS

In December 2019, faith-based entertainment fans welcomed the launch of a brand new Christian channel on DStv – Trace Gospel. As sister channel to the popular urban and afro-urban music channel Trace, Trace Gospel showcases the best of local and international gospel with music videos from various sub-genres including Contemporary Gospel, Urban Gospel, Worship Gospel and Traditional Gospel.

 

What the addition of Trace Gospel to DStv’s gospel offering does for customers is it expands the already wide variety of local and international content that touches the lives of viewers. In fact, Multichoice Group CEO of General Entertainment Yolisa Phahle, said the addition of Trace Gospel to DStv will ensure that customers are exposed to even more entertainment options for their families, giving more value as we head into the new decade.

Trace Gospel (332) joins Dumisa (340), One Gospel (331), Faith (341), Day Star (342), TBN (343), and Emmanuel TV (390) to complete DStv’s dedicated offering of gospel entertainment. With all of these choices, which shows should you be looking out for? We round up some of our top picks:


Into the Amazon with Doug Phillips (PG)

Join Doug Phillips and his team on an adventure you will never forget. Discover why the Amazon is one of the most controversial places on earth and learn the truth in the battle between radical environmentalism and biblical Christianity.

Watch Into the Amazon with Doug Phillips Saturday 11 January at 19:30 on TBN (343).


Brass Bands

A musical ensemble of brass and percussion instruments, featuring bands such as New Bethenia Brass Band and Bethesda Brass Band

Watch Brass Bands Season 3 Sundays at 15:00 on Dumisa. 


My Absolute Favourite

A slot dedicated to your family and friends requesting their absolute favourite songs. Look out for our camera crew at the biggest gospel events countrywide to record your request on camera.

Watch My Absolute Favourite Fridays at 17:00 on One Gospel (331).


Praise with Craig Groeschel & Angela Davis

Praise is a Christian-oriented talk show, featuring top guests from around the world. In this episode, Craig Groeschel & Angela Davis host Mosaic in Los Angeles.

Watch Praise with Craig Groeschel & Angela Davis Saturday 11 January at 20:00 on TBN (343).


Kopano

Kopano showcases multi-denominational events, conferences and church services across South Africa. Connect with the masses as they worship, pray and expound on the word of God with their church leaders.

Watch Kopano Wednesdays at 15:00 on Dumisa.


Knock Out

In this Sunday Night Movie, a rugby player is put up in a juvenile detention centre, there, he plays for the Highland Rugby team and ultimately plays against his father in the National Championships.

Watch Knock Out Saturday 12 January at 20:00 on TBN (343).


Feed Your Soul

Enjoy local gospel entertainment with the company of guest presenters such as Pastor Mxolisi Mabena and Lerato Moekestsi.

Watch Feed Your Soul Tuesdays & Thursdays at 06:30 & 15:00 on One Gospel (331).


Faith Today

A short, power-packed programme aimed at giving hope through practical faith. Each episode features a life lesson and challenge that is clear, concise and easy to relate to.

Watch Faith Today Mondays at 19:00 on Faith.


Spirit of Prayer

Clive Gopaul, a dynamic leader and visionary who serves as the Senior Pastor of Conquering through Prayer Ministries. He’s a leading and influential voice nationally and internationally.

Watch Spirit of Prayer Fridays at 20:30 on One Gospel (331).

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Lockdown, the most-awarded drama series at last year’s SAFTAs, has just released its Season 5 trailer. The hit prison drama has moved from Mzansi Magic and is coming only to Showmax from 30 January 2020, with two episodes per week every Thursday.

Notorious for its cliffhangers, plot twists and emotional rollercoasters, Lockdown takes viewers into the daily battle for survival in the cells and offices of Thabazimbi Women’s Correctional Facility.

 

As Season 5 picks up, Masebata’s cult is no longer in power. Arch-rivals Mazet (Dawn Thandeka King in a SAFTA-winning role) and Tyson (Lorcia Cooper in a SAFTA-winning role) are running the prison yard together, for now. Governor Deborah Banda (Pamela Nomvete in a SAFTA-nominated role) is under pressure from the Department of Correctional Services, after one death too many at the prison. And Monde (Zola Nombona in a SAFTA-nominated role) is trying to make things right with Vicky (Lauren Jenae).

 

The action-packed two-minute trailer gives fans their first look at this season’s new star, Sophie Lichaba, aka Sophie Ndaba, who became a household name in South Africa during her two-decade-long starring role as the feisty receptionist Queen Moroka in the SABC1 soapie Generations. In Lockdown, she plays Palesa, the head nurse at Kgotsong Asylum, a key location this season, where Monde’s sister, Katlego (Natasha Thahane), has been transferred.

 

“Palesa’s a broken woman who’s been through it all,” says Sophie. “She’s so broken she will do anything to feel better, even if it’s not right.”

 

Sophie joins one of the most impressive casts on South African television, which also includes SAFTA winners Nomsa Buthelezi and Linda Sebezo as fan favourites Slenda and Maki, and the multi-award-winning Patricia Boyer as Sue.

“It’s an all-female power cast,” says Lauren. “You see these magnificent women who are so beautiful in real life, and then they come into prison in Lockdown, and they are grungy and nasty. It’s so nice to be part of a cast like this, where beauty is nothing – it’s all about how dirty you can get and how true to your character.”

 

“The other show I do, I’m glam and beautiful, with the hair, the heels and all of that,” says Nomsa. “Then on Lockdown, I come with short hair and nothing and I look like a boy. But when you’re a storyteller, you forget about yourself.”

 

Both Zola and Lorcia say Lockdown helped them escape being typecast. “At the beginning of my career, I was starting to be typecast as the bimbo with the hair and boobs and short skirts,” Zola remembers. “I was tired of that, so when this came along, I was like, ‘Thank you, Lord; you’ve answered my prayers; I’ve always wanted to play a character as bare as I can be, without my beauty being enhanced.”

 

Similarly, Lorcia says, “Before getting Tyson, I was always typecast. I think people always saw the pretty coloured girl with the good body and straight hair… to a point where I used to go to auditions and people would say, ‘You don’t look coloured enough.’”

 

Lockdown creator Mandla N, who still directs every episode, started his career as an actor on shows like City Ses’la and Ses’Top La before moving into directing. That experience helped turn him into “a cast whisperer,” to quote Zola.

 

Authenticity is everything,” he says. “Prison is a gritty, dirty, grungy world and we can‘t glamourise that. So when you see the ladies in prison in Lockdown, you think: ‘This person could give me a run for my money.’”

 

That authenticity is helped by his decision to film the series at Constitution Hill, the historic prison complex where the likes of Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi and Albertina Sisulu served time.

 

As Lauren says, “As soon as you get here, you feel the history and the stories that have come out of this prison. It really changes your mindset as soon as you walk in here.”

 

Mandla’s also surrounded his cast with background artists who are largely former inmates. As Zola says, “We ask them, ‘Does this really happen?’ It’s a big bonus as an actor being able to have that direct reference next to you.“

 

This season, Dawn says fans can look forward to more action than ever. “I’m excited about the audience seeing the stunts that we are going to be doing this season,” she says. “There’s a heist, we blow up stuff, I was in a van that was burning, and there’s a lot of shooting. I shoot a real gun this season. It’s been exciting; I’ve never done these kinds of stunts before.”

Showmax will release two episodes every Thursday, from 30 January 2020. If you’re not already addicted to South Africa’s favourite prison drama, you can catch up on the first four episodes of Lockdown S1 on YouTube from Thursday, 16 January 2020, and the previous four seasons on Showmax here. 

 

Watch the trailer below:
https://youtu.be/oJF2bCYOADc.

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Afro-optimism in focus at BizTrendsLIVE!2020

Posted by radio On January - 15 - 2020 ADD COMMENTS

Bizcommunity (https://www.Bizcommunity.com/), the continent’s largest multi-industry news website, in association with Ster-Kinekor and Kantar are honoured to announce the line-up of published and awarded trend analysts from London, Lagos, Senegal and SA, to share their vision of intra-African tech, trade and trends at BizTrendsLIVE!2020 on Thursday, 30 January 2020, at Mall of Africa, IMAX theatre, Midrand.

 

 

We are thrilled to announce that Kantar has come on board as a sponsor and will be flying in MD Kantar Francophone Africa, Ndeye Diagne, from Senegal to share a West African perspective on how an ‘irreversible explosion of African culture and creativity” will help us #WininAfrica.

Providing further essential perspectives on pan-African business trends are London- and Lagos-based Tosin Lanipekun, Executive director of Advertising Week Africa; Odette van der Haar, CEO, Publicis Groupe Africa; multi-awarded business and media personality Sylvester Chauke, featured on 100 most influential young Africans, 2018 list, All Africa Young Business Leader of the Year, 2017, TV personality on SABC The Next Brand Ambassador; Heidi Brauer, CMO Hollard Insurance; and acclaimed trend analyst and future finance specialist, Bronwyn Williams of Flux Trends.

 

 

Bizcommunity is honoured to be able to provide this platform for trends shaping our region, with a curated programme of essential Afro-optimism to start the new decade.

 

 

We invite you to join our vision for Africa with a popcorn-fuelled, thought-leadership afternoon intensive at IMAX scale, followed by trendsetting cocktails, mocktails and canapés. The perfect wrap-up to the January 2020 season.

Book now: http://bit.ly/2NmxuIB

Event: BizTrendsLIVE!

Time: Registration from 1pm. Presentation: 2pm – 5:30pm. Networking cocktails and snacks: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Date: Thursday, 30 January 2020

Location: Ster-Kinekor IMAX Theatre, Mall of Africa, Midrand

Price: R250-00 per head, 15% discount for bookings of 5 or more.

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Apple has marked the close of a historic 2019 for its Services offerings, a year that introduced Apple Arcade, Apple TV+, Apple News+ and Apple Card, and celebrated the continued success of the App Store, Apple Music, iCloud and more experiences only Apple can create and deliver. Apple provides customers with the highest-quality services along with an unparalleled commitment to privacy and security, and offers creators and developers the opportunity to bring their creative visions to people around the world.
“2019 was the biggest year for Services in Apple’s history. We introduced several exciting new experiences for our customers, all while setting the standard for user privacy and security,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “We begin the new decade with incredible momentum and gratitude to our customers who have shown such enthusiasm for all of our Services, and we continue to celebrate the work of the world’s best creators, storytellers, journalists and developers.”
Apple’s ongoing focus on the deep integration of hardware, software and services drove all of its platforms to new heights in 2019.
The App Store is the world’s safest and most vibrant app marketplace, with over half a billion people visiting each week. It remains the safest place for users to find software and provides developers of all sizes access to customers in 155 countries. Since the App Store launched in 2008, developers have earned over $155 billion, with a quarter of those earnings coming from the past year alone. As a measure of the excitement going into 2020, App Store customers spent a record $1.42 billion between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, a 16 percent increase over last year, and $386 million on New Year’s Day 2020 alone, a 20 percent increase over last year and a new single-day record.
Apple Music is the most complete music experience, offering over 60 million songs and world class music experts and tastemakers curating thousands of playlists and daily selections in 115 countries. Apple Music is the best music service for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, Mac, HomePod and CarPlay. The new time-synced lyrics feature was a highlight in 2019: over 50 percent of listeners have used it on iOS 13. The innovative Beats 1 radio station offers exclusive shows by Frank Ocean, Nicki Minaj, The Weeknd, DJ Khaled and Elton John. Apple Music provides artists and songwriters at every level of their career with a global platform to reach new and existing audiences.
Apple TV+ is the home of Apple Originals from the world’s greatest storytellers, including “The Morning Show,” “Dickinson,” “For All Mankind,” “See” and “Servant.” Apple TV+ made history as the first streaming platform to receive multiple Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations in its launch year, and is the first and only streaming service to debut instantly in over 100 countries and regions.
The Apple TV app brings together the different ways to discover and watch shows, movies and more in one app, and is available on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, iPod touch, select Samsung smart TVs, and Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices, and will be available on LG, Sony and VIZIO smart TVs later this year. The Apple TV app now offers over 30 Apple TV channels — direct subscriptions to premium video services so customers can watch both online and offline, ad-free and on demand, all in one app.
Apple Arcade is a groundbreaking game subscription service within the App Store, offering users unlimited access to the entire catalog of 100+ new, exclusive games, all playable across iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and Apple TV. Apple Arcade features award-winning titles such as “Sayonara Wild Hearts,” “Assemble with Care” and “Mini Motorways,” and throughout 2020, the service will add new games and expansions every month.
Apple News draws over 100 million monthly active users in the US, UK, Australia and Canada and has revolutionised how users access news from all their favourite sources. Apple News+ offers an all-in-one subscription to hundreds of the world’s top magazines and major newspapers. In 2020, Apple News will provide live coverage of key moments in the US presidential election in partnership with ABC News.
Apple Podcasts offers free audio stories that entertain, inform and inspire, and now delivers listeners over 800,000 shows in 155 countries on more devices than ever before. Listeners can search topics and people within the audio to find new shows and episodes.
Apple Card and Apple Pay lead innovation with the ways customers pay for goods and services, and access everyday experiences. Last month, customers began using Apple Card Monthly Installments to purchase new iPhones and pay for them over 24 months with zero interest. In 2019, entry to more than 150 stadiums, ballparks, arenas and entertainment venues around the world was available with contactless tickets on iPhone and Apple Watch. Customers could ride public transit with Apple Pay in some of the largest cities in the world, including Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, Moscow, London and New York. In 2020, customers will be able to easily tap their iPhone and Apple Watch to ride trains and buses in even more cities, including Washington, D.C., Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Foshan, and access dorms and services at additional universities across the US.
iCloud powers a seamless experience in keeping a customer’s photos, videos, files, app data and more safe, up to date and available across all their devices. Over 75 percent of iCloud users are protected with two-factor authentication, an extra layer of security designed to ensure that no one else can access their account or data. With Family Sharing, up to six family members can share access to Apple services, including Apple TV+, Apple News+, Apple Arcade, Apple Music and an iCloud storage plan, as well as individual music, movie, TV, book and app purchases.
In 2020, Apple will continue to delight customers, collaborate with developers and creators, offering new levels of creativity, choice and innovation across original series and films, podcasts, music, news, games, apps, payments and unique experiences only Apple can deliver.
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Samsung Introduces the new Galaxy Note10 Lite

Posted by radio On January - 14 - 2020 ADD COMMENTS

Samsung has announced the new Galaxy Note10 Lite. Building on the legacy of the Galaxy Note 10 series, this Lite model brings key premium features such as the latest camera technology, signature S Pen, immersive display and a long-lasting battery at an accessible price point. The Galaxy Note10 Lite will be launched in South Africa over the next few weeks.

“The Galaxy Note devices have met consumer wants and demands around the world. These devices represent our continuous effort to deliver industry leading innovations, from performance and power to intelligence and services,” said Justin Hume, Director: Integrated Mobility at Samsung South Africa. “The Galaxy Note10 Lite, which will be released in South Africa over the next few weeks, will introduce those distinct key premium features that make up a Galaxy Note experience.”

 

Enjoy the premium Note experience and increase your productivity on the Galaxy Note10 Lite with the signature S Pen. Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) support means you can navigate a presentation, control your video content or take a picture, all with a simple click of the S Pen. Air Command will also give you quick and easy access to the signature S Pen features you need quickly and easily. The Samsung Notes app makes note taking faster and easier when on the go. And now, you can turn those handwritten notes into text for easy editing and sharing.

 

Galaxy Premium Features:

The Galaxy Note10 Lite will give even more people access to key premium Galaxy features:

 

Uninterrupted Display: Galaxy Note10 Lite offer edge-to-edge Infinity-O displays. With a 6.7-inch screen size, the display provides an expansive and immersive experience, allowing you to fully enjoy and get lost in your favorite multimedia content.

Larger and Long-Lasting Battery: The Galaxy Note10 Lite is packed with a large 4,500mAh battery and super-fast charging capabilities, so you can stay connected longer and spend more time doing the things you love.

Services and Security: The Galaxy Note10 Lite comes with Samsung’s ecosystem of apps and services, including Bixby, Samsung Pay and Samsung Health. As you would expect, this device is also protected with defense-grade security platform Samsung Knox.

 

Specifications:

6.7-inch Full HD+Super AMOLED Infinity-O Display,

2400×1080 (394ppi)

Super AMOLED Plus display creates ergonomic design with thin and light display panel by adopting flexible OLED technology”
Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners; actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners and camera hole.
Camera  

 

 

 

Rear: Triple Camera– Ultra Wide: 12MP F2.2

– Wide-angle: 12MP Dual Pixel AF F1.7 OIS

– Telephoto: 12MP AF F2.4 OIS

 

Front: 32MP F2.2

Body 76.1 x 163.7 x 8.7mm, 199g
AP 10nm 64-bit Octa-core processor (Quad 2.7GHz + Quad 1.7GHz)
Memory 6/8GB RAM with 128GB internal storage
May differ by model, colour, market and mobile operator.
User memory is less than the total memory due to storage of the operating system and software used to operate the device features. Actual user memory will vary depending on the operator and may change after software upgrades are performed.
Battery 4,500mAh(typical)
Typical value tested under third-party laboratory condition. Typical value is the estimated average value considering the deviation in battery capacity among the battery samples tested under IEC 61960 standard. Rated (minimum) capacity is 4,370mAh. Actual battery life may vary depending on network environment, usage patterns and other factors.
OS Android 10.0
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MTN BUSHFIRE FESTIVAL: Visual Arts Activations

Posted by radio On January - 14 - 2020 ADD COMMENTS

MTN Bushfire is looking for dynamic visual artists to bring the various themes under the festival’s #BRINGYOURFIRE mandate to life!

Artists get to display their creativity and artistically amplify the pertinent social issues highlighted in  the Bring Your Fire Zone through murals that will be painted throughout the entire festival. We are looking for experienced artists who can think on their feet and create quality work under pressure.

 

The Bring Your Fire Zone is an interactive and creative space, located at the very heart of the main festival arena. The space actively encourages participation around responsible initiatives and promotes advocacy in an interactive environment.

 

A physical manifestation of the festival’s call to action for positive social change, the Bring Your Fire Zone encourages and normalizes conversations around real and relatable issues such as Minority Rights & Gender Diversity, Environmental Sustainability, Education, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Sustainable Development, Equality & Empowerment, Entrepreneurship and Child Social Protection.

 

Within the Zone, various partners and festival goers actively engage with this theme to make their personal contribution towards collectively creating a powerful  wave of social inclusion and the spirit tolerance that continue to reverberate beyond the festival weekend. This year we shine light on our #GREENYOURFIRE campaign our pledge to eliminate single-use plastics throughout the festival. Therefore, artists are also encouraged to use their art to augment the urgent need for environmental consciousness.

 

Interested and qualified artists can apply by sending their portfolio to Notsile Nkambule atprojectmanager@bush-fire.com by the 21 February 2020. Should you not receive any response from MTN Bushfire after this period, please consider your application unsuccessful.

 

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Showmax binge stats and factoids

Posted by radio On January - 8 - 2020 ADD COMMENTS

The nation collectively viewed more than 100 years’ worth of video on Showmax over Christmas and New Year.

More people than ever before got on the streaming bandwagon, and those who were watching streamed more than usual. The net effect was a 30% increase in viewing hours compared to the average seen in prior months.

 

When did we hit peak couch time? We thought the day after Christmas would see the most people retreating under a duvet to watch TV, but viewing activity actually maxed out on Sunday, 29 December.

 

What time of the day? No surprises that evenings are the most popular time to watch TV, but interestingly the peak over the holidays was earlier than we see during the rest of the year, hitting a high at 6pm.

 

The most-watched local genre? People can’t get enough of local reality shows, with a particularly strong showing from The Real Housewives of Johannesburg.

 

Which sport got the most views? More people watched Wolves beat Manchester City 3-2 on 27 December (and all but end City’s title hopes) than any other game.

 

Did people use the holidays to binge more than usual? Oh yes – there was a big jump in bingeing. For our most popular series, once people had locked on they watched on average more than 30 episodes of the same show over the holiday period. The peak binge by a single account was more than 200 episodes of the same show!

 

Which series genres were the most-binged? Comedy, medical drama and crime drama were all really popular binge destinations (people watching multiple successive episodes).

 

What were the most-binged local series? The River, Binnelanders and Getroud Met Rugby stood out in terms of the number of successive episodes watched.

Any other content trends? People watched way more movies than usual, which could be a reflection of having more opportunities to sit still for several hours at a time.

And how do the trends stack up around Africa? South Africans clearly take their leisure time seriously, with average hours per viewer up 21% compared to normal activity, while in Nigeria that increase was just 10%, and in Kenya an even smaller increase of 7%.

 

In the coming year, Showmax will be ramping up local content starting with The River S3 on 27 January, followed with Lockdown S5 on 30 Jan. Hollywood will continue to feature strongly, with Ray Donovan S7 starting 20 January and more blockbusters like A Star is Born and Aquaman for movie fans. Our recently expanded Kids’ selection includes everything from Paw Patrol to Star Wars Resistance. Finally, 2020 will see more top-flight sport, including more football from major local and international leagues coming live to Showmax.

 

 

10 most-streamed international series on Showmax

 

  • HBO’s Euphoria
  • HBO’s Game of Thrones
  • HBO’s Chernobyl
  • Younger
  • HBO’s Big Little Lies
  • Vikings
  • Billions
  • The Girlfriend Experience
  • Siren
  • The Handmaid’s Tale

 

10 most-streamed South African series on Showmax

 

  • Trackers
  • The Real Housewives of Johannesburg
  • Being Bonang
  • The River
  • The Queen
  • Die Spreeus
  • Die Byl
  • The Girl From St Agnes
  • The Bachelor SA
  • Boer Soek ‘n Vrou

 

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Top data deals for streaming DStv Now

Posted by radio On January - 7 - 2020 ADD COMMENTS

If you’re a DStv subscriber, you probably know all about DStv Now, the online version of DStv. Once you’re signed up, all the same channels you have via your decoder at home are available to stream on your phone via the DStv Now app. Now all you need is a great deal to get you the data.

 

Here is a brilliant deal from MTN to keep you online for less.

Get a 5GB streaming bundle for DStv Now for R159 from MTN

This MTN deal is for prepaid, top-up and contract customers.

R159 for 5GB of streaming anything you like on DStv Now; which is up to 20 hours of watching! Tip: Toggle the Quality Settings in the DStv Now app, so that you use as little data as possible.

Dial *142# and follow the prompts to buy MTN streaming data bundles.

What to watch with your data

There’s so much to watch on DStv with your data. From the latest episodes of local favourites like The QueenThe River and Isibaya to BinnelandersSuidooster and The Real Housewives of Johannesburg. And don’t forget Trackers!

DStv hasn’t forgotten the kids, either! There are Disney, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network favourites in the special Kids section on DStv Now.

 

f you love big international series, check out HBO’s Watchmen, the Twilight Zone and Godfather of Harlem. Do you love big Hollywood blockbusters? How about Aquaman? So much to watch, so little time!

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Series on Showmax were the big winners in the TV category at last night’s Golden Globes, taking home five of the 11 awards given, more than any other streaming service in Africa. In contrast, Prime Video took home Best Comedy (Fleabag) and Best Musical or Comedy Actress (Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge), Netflix won Best Drama Actress (The Crown’s Olivia Colman) and The Act on DStv Now won Best Supporting Actress for Patricia Arquette.

 

 

SUCCESSION S2 (HBO)

Storyline: Four very rich siblings behave very badly as they try to win their father’s approval – and control of his company, a global media empire
Awards:
Best Drama, Best Actor (Brian Cox)
Also nominated for:
Best Supporting Actor (Kieran Culkin)
Competition for Best Drama: Big Little Lies, The Crown, Killing Eve, The Morning Show
Other accolades: 2019 Emmys for Best Script and Best Theme Music. 2019 BAFTA for Best International Series. 2019 American Film Institute Award for TV Program of the Year. 2019 Director’s Guild of America Award for Adam McKay. Best TV series of 2019 on year-end lists everywhere from Boston Globe to Complex, The Guardian to Uproxx.

 

 

 

CHERNOBYL (HBO)
Storyline: Chernobyl dramatises the story of the 1986 nuclear accident, one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history, and of the brave men and women who made incredible sacrifices to save Europe from unimaginable disaster

Awards: Best Limited Series, Best Supporting Actor (Stellan Skarsgård)
Also nominated for:
Best Actor (Jared Harris), Best Supporting Actress (Emily Watson)
Competition for Best Limited Series: Catch-22, Fosse/Verdon, The Loudest Voice, Unbelievable
Other accolades: Won 10 Emmys this year, including Best Limited Series. Won The Television Critics Association Award for Best Movie or Miniseries. IMDB’s top-rated scripted series this decade. Best TV series of 2019 on year-end lists everywhere from The Observer to Radiotimes.

 

 

 

RAMY (HULU)
Storyline: Ramy Hassan (stand-up comedian Ramy Youssef) is a first generation Egyptian-American in politically-divided New Jersey, where he’s caught between a Muslim community that thinks life is a moral test and a millennial generation that thinks life has no consequences.

Awards: Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical (Ramy Youssef)
Competition for Best Actor in Comedy or Musical: Bill Hader (Barry), Ben Platt (The Politician), Paul Rudd (Living With Yourself), Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method)
Other accolades: Won the Audience Award at SXSW 2019. 97% critics rating, Rotten Tomatoes. On Best of 2019 lists everywhere from GQ to The Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles Times to Mashable, Rolling Stone to Salon. Nominated for a 2020 Critics Choice award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series.

 

 

View all the winners at https://www.goldenglobes.com/winners-nominees/2020/all.

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Helpful info for choosing your next TV

Posted by radio On December - 19 - 2019 ADD COMMENTS

South Africans love their TV’s. From their favourite soapies to great sporting moments, it’s a part of our homes, culture and some of our best times with family and friends. However, when choosing a new TV, here are a few frequently asked questions you may need answered.

What is a ‘Quantum Dot’?

 

Quantum dots are tiny particles of between two and 10 nanometres in diameter. Each dot gives off a different colour according to its size. This is the reason they’re so brilliant at displaying colour.

 

Is there a difference between OLED and QLED?

 

There definitely is. Since QLED TVs don’t use organic elements, they are essentially immune to screen burn-in. This is a display issue in which certain facets of an image shown on a TV screen, such as a channel logo, are either not shown properly, or fragments of that image remain on the screen. It then appears longer, as though it is embedded onto the display. In fact, TechRader addressed the QLED versus OLED debate by citing Samsung QLED as ‘’Capable of competing with and often surpassing even the best OLED’s.

 

What does colour volume mean?

 

It means that colour doesn’t ever fade, in any lighting condition. It pinpoints colour accuracy, improved brightness and the deepest blacks are achieved on an active display.

 

What TV is best for my bedroom?

 

Screen size, resolution and display type, are all things to take into consideration to make sure it’s the right TV for your space. But the best place to start is viewing distance, which will ultimately help to determine those factors. Since the TV may be closer to you in the bedroom, a high-definition 4K TV like Samsung QLED TV would be good to ensure that you get crisp details on screen despite it being in closer proximity. With the new QLED 8K the experience is heightened even more. Unlike conventional TV’s when you’re closer to the TV you see the actual picture, in crystal clarity, instead of a sea of fuzzy pixels. Of course, this is great in every other room as well.

What TV is best during the day?

 

When you watch TV during the day, the sun can wash out details or even completely cover up a portion of the screen. A TV with HDR (High Dynamic Range) helps in this situation as it keeps details clear on-screen even when the scene is dark or bright. In addition to HDR capabilities, consider picking up a TV which helps reflect light sources to lessen glare, like Samsung QLED.

 

The Samsung 2019 QLED range is, however, an easy choice. It has taken the experience to a whole new level. Not only is the range, its largest screen size offering ever but it delivers, a truly incredible viewing experience and unprecedented value.

 

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