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DStv Delicious dates confirmed

Posted by radio On May - 3 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

The fifth annual DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival will be held at the prestigious Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 October 2017. This tastebud-tantalising food and music festival is one of the biggest and most popular food and music festival in South Africa, with an estimated 40 000 people expected to attend over the two days.

“Our focus is to create great real-time experiences for our DStv customers that are fun and engaging – DStv Delicious does just that! Food channels come to life, kids get to interact with their favourite TV characters, our customers get to mingle with much-loved celebrities and dance to great music,” commented Nomsa Chabeli, General Manager for marketing at MultiChoice.

 

Internationally recognised, Kyalami Circuit is a world-class facility and centrally located for easy access. Entry to the venue is easy with nine entry and exit points for hassle-free movement.

 

“This year our aim is to surpass the success of 2016 – we want to thank the pubic for their great support. This year you’ll again be able to enjoy some of the same treats; from world-class international and local acts, to great local chefs, the enticing gourmet food market and the hugely popular Kids Zone,” says Lloyd Cornwall, Festival Director of the DStv Delicious Festival. “The festival is a highlight for foodies as traditional and contemporary cuisine meet to cater for all tastes.”

 

 

The announcement of local and international artists will be made later in the year.

 

 

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BBM Launches DiscoverTV!

Posted by radio On May - 3 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

BBM announces the launch of yet another amazing new content offering for the South African market, foundwithin the BBM Discover menu.

 

DiscoverTV is a mobile streamingservice that allows BBM users to watch a wide variety of award-winning shortform shows, selected from a diverse range of mobile movies, channels, cartoons,and documentaries.

 

 

DiscoverTV includes variouscontent categories all under one roof, so there is no excuse to miss theentertainment.  There is always something new to discover with more showsand channels added every month!

 

DiscoverTV is offered FREE forthe first month for all BBM users, after which it is only R1 per day for unlimitedaccess to your favourite channel. The service is easy and convenient, as allsubscriptions and additional data costs are managed by users’ respective mobilephone networks.

 

Wide Range of Content

DiscoverTV is for everyone,whether you’re interested in soccer, kids, animals, food, cars, celeb, life,planet, extreme sports, and home fitness. This new video content accompaniesBBM’s existing content and services offered in South Africa that include News,Rewards, Channels, Subscriptions, Stickers, and coming soon Shopping deals,Vouchers/Coupons, Airtime top-up, and Pay solutions. So keep your eyes glued toBBM!

 

 

Commercial Free

BBM understands that one of themost disrupting factors for a mobile user is the commercial that pops inbetween mobile video clips, especially when data is used to stream them.DiscoverTV is 100% commercial free and all clips can be viewed in theirentirety without any annoying interruptions.

 

Entertainment Anywhere & Anytime

BBM users can stream DiscoverTVanywhere, be it over Wi-Fi or your mobile network. Anyone can simply downloadBBM for free via the App Store or Google Play, register your details andexplore the content and services within the Discover menu. This easy-to-useinterface integrated into BBM Discover, means it has never beeneasier to enjoy the best entertainment wherever you are.

 

Africa – a Growth Market

BBM has identified Africa asa priority focus and will continue to roll out new features for BBM usersacross the continent. Africa counts a staggering 1.13 billion mobilesubscriptions, making it the world’s second largest continent in terms ofmobile subscriptions, second only to Asia.

 

BBM is one of the largest mobilemessaging applications in the world. Since it was created in August 2005, BBMhas evolved from a pure messaging application for communication (text andvideo) to a social ecosystem unifying chat, social, commerce, services andcontent including bill payment, top-up, vouchers/coupons, games, video,shopping, travel and polls.

 

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After the success of another Southern African Music Rights Organisation NPC (SAMRO) CEO Music Industry Roundtable discussion in Mpumalanga, we are pleased to announce that the latest leg of this information-sharing session will be held in eThekwini on Friday, 19 May 2017. The session will take place at the Durban Playhouse from 10H00 until 14H00.

Durban takes the baton from Nelspruit, where SAMRO held a successful session in March on music consumption and the latest available channels for music promotion.

 

The concept of rotating music industry roundtable events was born out of a need to host nationwide conversations that could elicit meaningful input and help develop the South African music industry. SAMRO saw a great need for such a platform, to facilitate regular engagement among those who contribute to the wellbeing of the local music industry.

 

Since the roundtable discussions began last year, industry representatives including the SABC’s Kaizer Kganyago and Nomvuyiso Batyi of the Independent Communications Authority of SA; music legends Ray Phiri, Gabi le Roux, Arthur Mafokate and Sipho Makhabane; and representatives from Kaya FM, Ligwalagwala FM and Rise FM have been among the participants.

 

“Hosting this session just two months after a successful stop in Nelspruit suggests we are on a roll, and we are delighted to be taking the forthcoming meeting to Durban. We hope for an even larger turnout and we promise to have another great panel of experts to share their know-how on issues affecting the industry,” says Tiyani Maluleke, SAMRO’s General Manager: Marketing.

 

As was the case at previous gatherings, in eThekwini, SAMRO will address members’ concerns and the topical issues of music airplay and local content quotas. SAMRO’s acting Group CEO, Rev. Abe Sibiya will once again take part in the discussions and share his vast knowledge of the industry and of SAMRO’s operations.

If you are based in or around Durban, this is also your opportunity to engage with SAMRO on topics relating to membership and royalties.

 

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iQIYI and Netflix Sign Licensing Agreement

Posted by radio On April - 29 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

iQIYI and Netflix have signed a content licensing agreement for a subset of Netflix original series like Stranger Things and Black Mirror. Though expectations of our deal are modest in scope, we are delighted that consumers will be able to enjoy these highly-popular series on iQIYI, the leading online video platform in China. Our cooperation will be subject to the relevant regulations on online streaming of imported drama and film content in China.

 

About iQIYI

Founded in Beijing in April 2010, iQIYI is the top online video platform in China to stream both licensed and original movies, television series, variety shows, cartoons and other content.

 

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ICON Theatrical is proud to be returning toSouth Africa – this time, from Europe with love from THE TENORS – LIVE IN CONCERT.  The show will run on The Mandela stage from May 3rd to May 21st 2017.

 

This infectiously enthusiastic group continues to wow selloutaudiences worldwide, and they are particularly honoured to be invited toperform in South Africa as part of their World Tour.

 

THE TENORS is a live production featuring 12 gentlemen who take their audience on a musical rollercoaster with outstanding vocal performances.  The Tenors display a stunning combination of virtuosity and style coupled withsheer musical prowess.  These superb performers blend a host of musical styles choreographed with amazing 21stcentury symphonic arrangements of timeless classics in one spectacular show.  This amazing concert features a feast of feel-good favourites from Broadway to Opera including swing, pop and rock classics.  It is a gloriously happy show with ovation after ovation and perfect entertainment for the wholefamily.  It takes you on an unforgettable musical journey from Italy to Ireland, Broadway to the West End.  This is a superb night of sheer entertainment featuring some of the best-loved music of our time delivered by an unforgettable cast.

 

Highlights include West SideStory, Carmen, Simon & Garfunkel, Billy Joel, The Beach Boys, The Rat Pack,Queen and many more hits not forgetting Tina Turner and the ultimate alltime Tenor signature Nessun Dorma.

 

Prepare to be mesmerized by the voices of THE TENORS – LIVE IN CONCERT,direct from Europe!

 

THE TENORS – LIVE INCONCERT will be on The Mandela stage from May 3rd to May 21st.  Shows are from Wednesdays to Fridays at 8pm, 3pm and 8pm on Saturdays and 2pm on Sundays.  Tickets range from R180 to R350. These are available by visiting www.joburgtheatre.com or calling 0861 670 670, as well as through Webtickets.  For group bookings of 10 or more, please contact the theatre directly on (011) 877 6853/6815.

Special student and pensioner discounts are available.

 

Barry Potts – Producer and Vocalist

 

Barry is no stranger to South Africa after bringing his triumphant production THE SOPRANOS live in concert to Johannesburg.

 

After studying at the Royal Academy of Music, Barry embarked on an international career which began in South Africa conducting the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra with the hit show “Rock Legends” that led to further engagements with the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra and The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra before touring the world conducting the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra and the Wellington Sinfonia among others.   This led to the chance to work with The Rat Pack show on Broadway in New York USA.Barry was proud to be instrumental in the conception of this hit show at the Joburg Theatre.  His return to Johannesburg is very special as this is where his career began.

 

Having also worked with The Osmonds, Debbie Reynolds, Frank Sinatra Jrand Elton John, Barry decided to journey further into the crossover genrebringing timeless classics to 21st century audiences.

 

“I am so excited to be able to bring THE TENORS – LIVE IN CONCERT to Johannesburg where I can guarantee an evening of amazing music, fun and 5-star entertainment”.

 

 

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With three weeks to go until the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance’s Fifth Annual Global Summit, which is this year returning to Africa, co-host ICASA, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa, has published draft regulations on the use of TV White Space (TVWS) in the region.

 

The draft regulations, which are open for public consultation until 19 May 2017, highlight the progress South Africa is making in enabling affordable Internet through dynamic spectrum access. These draft regulations – which the DSA fully welcomes – and technologies will be discussed at the DSA Global Summit, taking place in Cape Town between 9 to 11 May 2017, where a whole host of leading industry figures and regulators from around the world have been announced to speak, including the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).

 

 

“In the past, exclusive licenses for specific frequency bands and specific purposes dominated spectrum allocation policy and regulations,” said Pakamile Kayalethu Pongwana, CEO of ICASA. “While these models are good for monetizing the spectrum and for coordination between multiple services and operators to avoid interference, they often result in underutilization of spectrum. In the last decade, however, governments and regulators around the world have embraced the concept of ‘spectrum commons’ as another way to bring citizens innovation on new wireless technologies.”

 

The event will open on 9 May with a full day regulator workshop on spectrum sharing and dynamic spectrum access. Alongside ICASA, other regulators in attendance will include Korea Radio Promotion Association (RAPA), Agência Nacional del Espectro (ANE), the Ministry of Communications for Argentina and Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (ANATEL).

 

Day one of the Global Summit will be opened with keynote addresses from Kalpak Gude, President of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance, and ICASA CEO, Pakamile Kayalethu Pongwana, followed by panel sessions on spectrum sharing and enabling the Internet of Things (IoT) through dynamic access technologies. The latter panel will feature Dr. F. Mekuria, Chief Research Scientist at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) South Africa, where he leads research on dynamic spectrum access. His perspective on how to connect underserved populations in emerging economies will add another dimension to the panel, which also includes Facebook, University of Strathclyde, and VistaLifeSciences Inc.

 

A panel session on closing the digital divide will address financial challenges associated with large-scale network deployments, with speakers including: Mr. Alexander Hadden, Director, Structured Finance & Insurance, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC); Mr. Chikioke Egejuru, Investment Analysis, International Finance Corporation; Mr. Lumko Mtimde, CEO, the Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa (USAASA) and will be moderated by Mr. Frank McCosker, General Manager, Affordable Access & Smart Financing, Microsoft Corporation.

 

Other confirmed speakers on day one include Ira Keltz, Deputy Chief of Policy and Rules Division, Office of Engineering and Technology, US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), who will join the panel on Wi-Fi for the 5G World. On the final day of the Summit, Ira will start with a keynote address, before joining the Regulator Leadership Summit later in the day.

 

ICASA CEO Pongwana will return to speak on day two of the Summit to speak on a panel titled Creating Opportunities for Deployment, which will be moderated by Emeritus Executive Director of the DSA, Prof. H Sama Nwana. The panel will bring together policy makers to discuss challenges and solutions to establishing regulatory frameworks for enabling investment in infrastructure – something that is crucial to bridging the digital divide in South Africa, and around the world.

 

Other speakers confirmed on the agenda include representatives from: Facebook, Adaptrum Inc., C3 Limited, the Communications Authority of Kenya, Aruba (a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company) and New American Foundation.

 

Platinum sponsors of this year’s event include Microsoft and Nominet. Gold sponsors include Adaptrum Inc. and MBC, while MedyaCity is a Silver sponsor.

 

To secure your place at the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance’s Fifth Annual Global Summit in Cape Town, South Africa (9-11 May 2017), visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dynamic-spectrum-alliance-2017-global-summit-tickets-28614617090. To view the full Summit agenda, visit: http://dynamicspectrumalliance.org/global-summit/agenda/.

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Capricorn FM, Limpopo’s Hottest Frequency, is hosting the biggest lifestyle and entertainment event on Limpopo’s entertainment calendar – ‘The 2017 Lifestyle and Music Festival (LMF)’. The festival will take place on Saturday, 29 April 2017, at the Polokwane Cricket Club in Polokwane, Limpopo will start at 12h00. Hosted in association with e.tv, South Africa’s only free to air television, the festival will bring together a fantastic music line-up, which will include some of country’s finest talent across various genres to cater for everyone.

“Limpopo is a vibrant and culturally rich province, awash with local and national musical culture featured in the LMF programme. The calibre of the artists we have put together for this inaugural festival is exceptional, catering to a variety of musical tastes and promises not to disappoint. We have rolled out the red carpet for musical fans and anticipate a great day.” said Rofhiwa ’Tholi B’ Bologo, Capricorn FM Station Manager.

 

Over 20 artists from various music genres across the country will perform for the music revellers, the festival is also set to include arts and craft pop-up markets that inform our lifestyle feature. The exciting variety of artists who will be performing at the LMF festival include AKA, Black Motion, Kwesta, Robbie Malinga & Musa, Penny Penny, King Monada, DJ Zinhle, Kabelo Bouga Luv, Mafikizolo, Mizo Phyll, DJ Master Jay, DJ Complexion, DJ Maxwell UrbanHit, DJ Daniel Teras, DJ Hellen, DJ That Boy Dee, DJ ThabangBanks, DJ KingBash, DJ MSGrooveSoul, DJ SweetCandy, DJ QScotch and Club 808’s Hip Hop DJ Capital.

 

Leading the pack will be the new crooner on the block, Sandziso ‘Sands’ Matsebula, from Swaziland, of the Tigi & Vuma fame. ‘Sands’ has been celebrated in all corners of Swaziland and is now dominating the South African music scene. His song Tigi is not only currently topping music charts of various radio stations but also stealing the hearts of fans and music lovers nationwide. Furthermore, the single has been sitting in the top 10 iTunes search for the past two months.

 

Another huge acts that will wow the attendees is Tsonga Disco King turned reality show superstar, Eric Kobane aka Papa Penny Penny. Known for his flamboyant dress sense, hip-twisting moves and in-your-face attitude, hepromises a never-to-be forgotten performance (which will take his fans down the memory lane of his 23-year music career). Look out for celebrated actors from e-tv soapies including Rhythm City’s Mduduzi Mabaso, Sphiwe Msthali, Dumi Masilela; Marjorie Langa from Scandal; Enhle Maphumulo, Jo-Anne Reyneke of Broken Vows,Mutodi Neshehe and Petronela Tshuma of Harvest, who will also be in attendance.

 

“We’re thrilled with the line-up, which includes an incredible variety of hot, talented musicians. Every artist has been carefully selected to appeal to the various nationalities in our country so that we can give back to the community and add life to their lives in as many ways as possible,” said Tholi B.

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Minnie & Lungsta to co-host Homeground

Posted by radio On April - 27 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

If there’s one thing Mzansi Magic fans are crazy about, it’s lifestyle entertainment, their next favourite being sport – so this May, Mzansi Magic and SuperSport are giving viewers the best of both worlds in a new show, Homeground.

Hosted by Minnie Dlamini and Lungile Radu, the live broadcast is a weekly installment of lifestyle entertainment with a dose sports.

The SuperSport-Mzansi Magic co-production which will be simulcast on both channels from 1 May, will give fans sports news, trivia, statistics, and music, with a distinctive touch of lifestyle and fashion. Viewers across the country have been waiting in anticipation for months on the news of Minnie Dlamini’s move to M-Net and SuperSport, and the brands have been tight lipped on the details until now.

 

On what excites her about joining Homeground, Minnie Dlamini stated: “What I’m looking forward to about the show is that it features a variety of sports – not just football. The show also offers a really big entertainment platform, so it’s is breaking down South Africa’s existing segregation between the two worlds.”

 

Touching on what viewers can expect in the brand new production, Sphumelele Sibeko M-Net’s Head of Entertainment stated, “With the help of SuperSport, we’re charting new territory with a live sports production, but we’re mixing it up with the hottest entertainment and afro-glam, which is what our viewers have come to expect from us.”

 

Homeground is hosted by two of South Africa’s foremost presenters; the momentous combo of Minnie and Lungsta, is sure to keep viewers entertained, informed and coming back for more,” Sibeko concluded.

 

 

Catch Homeground every Monday from 1 May, streaming live on Mzansi Magic and SuperSport 4 on DStv Now at 21:30.

 

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5FM’s New Line-up announced

Posted by radio On April - 27 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

5FM is excited to announce a few line-up changes that come into effect on 1 May 2017.  Listeners will be pleased to know they have brand-new drive time shows with Roger Goode and team taking over the reins for breakfast from 06:00 – 09:00 and Thando Thabethe and Msizi James commanding the afternoon drive spot, 15:00 – 18:00.

 

 

Roger will retain his team – and their high-octane energy – with Sureshnie Rider on news, Ms Cosmo on traffic and Robbie Kruse on sport. The afternoon drive show welcomes a brand-new member to 5FM, Durban-born Msizi James (who makes Johannesburg his new home), as Thando’s co-host alongside Sibs Matiyela on news and Duran Collett on sport on The Thabooty Drive.

 

 

Grant Nash, Programme Manager for 5FM says, “5FM has always promised to bring new music, new presenters and new innovative content to the youth of this country and this line-up change is no different. This is huge for Roger and Thando who are phenomenal presenters who listeners, clients and artists alike have fallen in love with over the years. Msizi is one of the freshest new talents around and I’m very excited for our new drive shows.”

 

Justin Toerien, Thando’s former co-host will move to co-host with Stephanie B from 22:00 – 01:00 Mondays to Thursdays as well as take over weekend breakfast from 07:00-10:00 alongside Nadia Romanos on news and Jude van Wyk on sport.

 

Nick Hamman’s Hamman Time moves to a new time slot, 09:00 – 12:00, and the show gains Carmen Reddy on news, while The Forbes and Fix Show moves to 12:00 – 15:00 with Kim Schulze on news.

 

5FM introduces a new Ultimix feature from 18:00 – 19:00 Monday to Friday with the Weekender5.  The Ultimix by The Weekender5 will feature DJ Loyd on Mondays, Kyle Cassim on Tuesdays, Ms Cosmo on Wednesdays, Das Kapital on Thursdays and a Legends mix on Fridays.

 

On the station’s changes, 5FM Marketing Manager and acting Station Manager Liesl Hefkie says, “The competitive radio environment challenges one all the time to think out the box, come up with amazing content, complement that with great music and all for the sake of an overall pleasurable listening experience.” She adds that the new and exciting plans the station has in store is testament to the stations’ tenacity to continue to deliver the best.

 

 

[Source:5FM.co.za]

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LotusFM announces line-up tweaks for 2017

Posted by radio On April - 26 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Joining the Lotus FM team are a few new bees from the 1st of May 2017.

The latest addition to the Lotus FM family is former Miss India South Africa Krsna Priya Dasa, who will be joining Zakia Ahmed as producer on the Life ‘n Style Show, weekdays, from 10:00 to 12:00.  Mishka Gounden will be our new traffic presenter on the Morning Rush Show, weekdays, 07:00 to 10:00.

 

Ryan Naicker will now be the official host of the Morning Rush Show, Shaastra Nagesar the producer, and Althaf Suleman as sport presenter.  Shirdika Pillai will present the Midday Spice Show, with Byron David as producer every weekday, from 12:00 to 15:00. The drive time show has been renamed as the     “Afternoon Takeover”, the show will be presented by Varshan Sookhun with Pravina Maharaj the producer, Feroz Shaik as sport presenter and Sanobar Khan the traffic presenter. Enrico Pillay will now be joining Alan Khan as the producer on Walk the Talk from Monday to Thursday, 19:00 to 20:00. Apart from listening to him on the Jungle Fever, you can also catch Avin Moorley every Friday, from 21:00 to 24:00 on In–Da Mix.

 

“We are excited about the line-up; it was a much needed refreshed rotation of on-air presenters within the station. I would also like to welcome those who have joined the station and I have full confidence in the entire line-up”, says Station Manager Alvin Pillay.

 

We encourage listeners to tune in to LotusFM 87.7 -106.8 from the 1st May 2017, and enjoy the fresh take of a fantastic line-up.  The station will continue to fulfil its public broadcasting mandate, to entertain, inform and educate its listeners.

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