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Apple today previewed tvOS 13, the operating system that makes Apple TV 4K the easiest and most personalised entertainment device for enjoying TV shows, movies, music, photos, games and apps on the biggest screen in the home. With tvOS 13, Apple TV 4K gains an immersive new Home screen; multi-user support for customers to access their own TV shows, movies, music and recommendations; support for Apple Arcade; expanded game controller support; and new 4K HDR screen savers filmed under the sea.

 

“tvOS powers the Apple TV 4K experience and continues to set the standard for home entertainment,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of Product Marketing. “With more personalised features to enjoy your favourite TV shows, movies, photos and music, expanded gaming support and stunning new screen savers, tvOS 13 delivers the most complete entertainment experience to everyone in the home.”

tvOS 13 Features

  • New Home screen. Apple TV 4K is even more engaging with a new Home screen designed for discovery. Apps can now play full-screen video previews on the Home screen, so users can quickly enjoy great new TV shows, movies, music and games.

 

  • Multi-user support. The new Apple TV Control Centre makes it easy to switch between family members so everyone gets their own personalised entertainment experience. Users see their unique Up Next list and receive TV and movie recommendations based on their tastes. The new Control Centre also provides users with quick access to key Apple TV features, including system sleep and audio routing.

 

  • Apple Music. Apple Music on tvOS 13 takes advantage of multi-user support, so everyone at home can easily play their personalised playlists and recommendations. In the new Control Centre, users can quickly access the song that is currently playing. In addition, users can now follow along to onscreen lyrics timed in sync with their favourite songs.

 

  • Apple Arcade. This fall, Apple Arcade comes to Apple TV 4K. With a single subscription, a family of six will have unlimited access to over 100 new and exclusive games, all with no ads or additional purchases, and many will offer support for game controllers. Customers will be able to play Apple Arcade games across iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and Apple TV.

 

  • Xbox and PlayStation game controllers. tvOS 13 adds support for the best and most popular game controllers in the world, Xbox One S and PlayStation DualShock 4, making it even easier for gamers to take advantage of Apple Arcade and other great games on the App Store.1

 

  • New screen savers. Apple is expanding the stunning collection of 4K HDR screen savers available on Apple TV 4K by taking viewers under the sea. Filmed in collaboration with the BBC Natural History Unit, the team behind “Blue Planet,” these immersive videos captured from the depths of oceans around the world showcase mesmerising creatures and scenes.

 

 

tvOS 13 features the all-new Apple TV app, which brings together different ways to find and watch TV shows and movies into one powerful app. The Apple TV app offers Apple TV channels, personalised recommendations and over 100,000 iTunes movies and TV shows, including the largest collection of 4K HDR titles to browse, buy or rent. This fall, Apple TV+, Apple’s original video subscription service, will be available in the Apple TV app. The Apple TV app is also available on other Apple devices and select third-party platforms.

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Newzroom Afrika launches on DStv

Posted by radio On May - 2 - 2019 ADD COMMENTS

MultiChoice Group (MCG) has added  Newzroom Afrika to its portfolio of news channels as from today 2nd May 2019. The channel founded by Thokozani Nkosi and Thabile Ngwato, will complement the existing local and international news channels currently available on DStv; joining the likes of CNN, BBC, Sky News, Al Jazeera, eNCA and SABC.

Newzroom Afrika will be live on DStv channel number 405 and will be available to DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family, Access and EasyView customers. The channel will be simulcast (SD/HD) and available 24/7.

 

In addition to the traditional DStv linear platform, Newzroom Afrika will also be available via streaming on smartphone, tablet or desktop, through DStv Now.

 

According to Yolisa Phahle, CEO of General Entertainment, “the addition of Newzroom Afrika will increase the diversity of voices and perspectives in South Africa’s news media space. Their vision and entrepreneurial outlook has the potential to grow news viewership through its commitment to consumer centric, objective analysis and a strong digital focus”.

 

Newzroom Afrika promises a fresh take on news coverage, with credible and leading voices who will deliver the day’s top stories. The talent line-up features experienced news professionals from the industry. In addition, Newzroom Afrika will provide a platform for new talent to develop both in front of and behind the camera. The company will be supported by an experienced and respected management team and editorial board.

 

“We are proud of how quickly Newzroom has progressed and wish them everything of the best,” concluded Phahle.

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Gagasi FM refreshes its on-air offerings

Posted by radio On May - 1 - 2019 ADD COMMENTS
The country’s biggest regional commercial radio station Gagasi FM has finally announced its on-air line-up for the new season after weeks of speculations in the media.

The major reshuffling includes the brand new breakfast show that will be hosted by Felix Hlophe with Njabs Zwane as co-host and Khaya Dladla as traffic reporter and contributor. This new show will be called The Uprising and will air between 6am and 9am weekdays.

 

Other brand new shows will be The Mid-Morning Hangout between 09h00 and 12h00 as well as Noma Yini between 12pm and 3pm weekdays. The Mid-Morning Hangout will be hosted by Zisto who will be joined by Khulekani Mbambo as co-host. Noma Yini will be co-hosted by DJ LeSoul and Heazy with Flymotion as contributor, while The Kings Drive returns with Sphectacular and DJ Naves between 3pm and 6pm alongside Nomfundo Clarrisa on traffic, so as Indaba with Alex Mthiyane as well as Extra Time with Simtho Dladla and Mike Makaab returning to their respective slots.

 

Gagasi FM also welcomes the multi-talented Afro Soul artist and producer Mondli Ngcobo to the family. He will be hosting the Gagasi Music Sessions – Afro on Mondays between 8pm and 10pm.

 

Announcing the new line-up on the outgoing breakfast show, I Love Mornings, Gagasi FM Programmes Manager, Mimi Kesaris emphasized the necessity of change within the dynamic radio environment. “We need to ensure that we are constantly adapting for us to remain relevant to the youthful audience that we talk to. Our talent as the faces of the brand, have to resonate with our audience. Over the years we have been consistent in terms of our programming strategy of developing our own talent and growing them to influential personalities within the entertainment space. With these changes, we have brought in fresh home grown talent to prime time and we are confident that listeners would love what they have to offer. They are bringing in a new energy, a new vibe and a different flavour to the shows, We Got Talent,” says Kesaris.

 

The new line-up kicks off on 2 May on-air. Gagasi FM will then embark on the roadshow all over KZN taking the new shows to the listeners. Full details around this will be shared in due course, stay tuned to Gagasi FM and also follow the station on its digital platforms.

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Taking over from Mapaseka Mokwele, Dr. Sindisiwe van Zyl will host the new 7-8pm night-time talk show: Sidebar with Sindi. While Dr. Sindi is known for her work as a medical doctor, this show will explore multiple facets of her vibrant personality with the overarching theme of family.

As a seasoned medical practitioner, Dr. Sindi van Zyl has amassed a huge following both on and offline, opening up her social media platform as a space for her followers to engage with her on a range of medical and social topics. Dr. Sindi, as she is affectionately known, has passionately shared her thoughts on important issues including; HIV – especially the Prevention-of-Mother-To-Child-Transmission, mental health, as well as constantly busting medical myths. Dr. Sindi has also picked up a number of accolades including the highly- coveted Glamour Magazine Women of the Year Award in the health category (2018).

 

“I am very excited to be joining the Kaya family. I have always been an Afropolitan and this is a dream come true for me. I am also looking forward to winning over new people from different backgrounds with the show,” said Dr. Sindi.

 

Speaking on the new show, Chief Content Officer, Neil Johnson expressed, “It is a great privilege to have Dr. Sindi joining the team. Her background in medicine will bring much needed insights and traction from a new audience, which will help us understand how best to service that market.”

 

Her first show will broadcast on Monday, 29 April 2019.

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SABC COO fired

Posted by radio On April - 24 - 2019 ADD COMMENTS

The SABC board has terminated the contract of its Chief Operations Officer Chris Maroleng effective immediately. The public broadcaster issued a brief statement to this effect, see below.

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Board met on Tuesday, 23 April 2019. After due consideration of the findings and recommendations of a disciplinary process, the Board resolved to terminate the contract of employment of its Chief Operations Officer, Mr. Chris Maroleni, with immediate effect.

 

 

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DISCOP Abidjan in partnership with the African Animation Network (AAN) will host the 3rd annual  Animation du Monde pitching competition next month and entries are now open.

As Africa’s animation industry continues to develop, and  in recognition of the challenges that creators face in being able to reach a market, there will be a strong focus on animated short film and series.

 

DISCOP Abidjan is the second of 5 preliminary rounds of the Pan-African Animation du Monde 2020. Through the DISCOMICS footprint– an initiative run by DISCOP Markets and AAN– and which includes partnerships with 3 of Africa’s longest running comic conventions, AAN will be hosting 4 regional prelims in Johannesburg (at ICON CGC), Abidjan (DISCOP Abidjan), Lagos (at Lagos Comic Con), and Nairobi (Nairobi Comic Con).  Because the partners are always looking to create new opportunities for creators across Africa, AAN has partnered with the Accra Animation Film Festival (AAFFia) to add a 5th regional preliminary round.

 

 

The MIFA Pitches are arguably the biggest animation focused pitching forum in the world and take place against the backdrop of the Annecy Int. Animated Film Fest’ & Market/MIFA (Annecy/MIFA). A place where filmmakers can celebrate the craft while building relationships and a deeper understanding of the industry. Contestants have until the 17th of May to submit their project and can do so by clicking HERE.

 

Animation du Monde’s mission is to give animation projects in developing animation industries from across the world the opportunity to participate at the highest level internationally during the MIFA Pitches.

 

Video pitches will be accepted for those not able to attend the preliminary regional round at DISCOP Abidjan however, candidates who are able to attend the event will be given preference.  The competition regulations can be viewed HERE.

 

“The value of entering a pitch competition like Animation du Monde goes far beyond winning or losing. Through it you build relationships, your confidence to sell your project, and most of all the insight of industry professionals with years of experience with projects from around the world.” says Nick Wilson, Head of Projects & Content at AAN.

 

During the 2018 Animation du Monde finals in Annecy Ingrid Agbo, from Togo, secured a pre-sale for her project L’arbre à Palimpseste which is currently in pre-production.

 

Ingrid qualified with her project through the 2017 regionals run by AAN at DISCOP Abidjan and won one of two places to represent Africa at Annecy/MIFA 2018 via the Animation du Monde 2017 Continental Finals at DISCOP Johannesburg Through her journey she was able to connect with other African animation filmmakers who were able to help her refine her project through to the 2018 finals in France.

 

Ingrid shared her Annecy experience with us,  “My Annecy experience was so unexpected. Winning the opportunity to pitch my project there was a huge pleasure but also a real challenge for me.  This festival was like a gauge for my project. There were so many and different, great projects coming from all around the world.”

 

Jerome Soffo Simo, President of Tous’Anime Association & Organizer of CANIMAF in Cameroon, had this to say about his about his experience, “Firstly, the Annecy Pitch Contest taught me that you have to write, draw, structure, and then put together your animation project and that story is the most important part, because, a successful animation is a well-told story. The story will guide you in choosing the style to adopt and the rest will follow.”

 

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Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service, today announced its first original African animated series, Mama K’s Team 4, produced by Cape Town-based Triggerfish Animation Studios and leading London-based kids’ entertainment specialist CAKE.

 

Mama K’s Team 4 tells the story of four teen girls living in the neo-futuristic African city of Lusaka, Zambia who are recruited by a retired secret agent still committed to saving the world. The series joins Netflix’s growing slate of original animated programming designed for kids and families everywhere, brought to 190 countries by artists from around the world.

Mama K’s Team 4 is created by Zambian writer Malenga Mulendema, who was one of eight winners in the Triggerfish Story Lab initiative in 2015, a pan-african talent search.

 

Designed by Cameroonian artist Malcolm Wope, it draws visual inspiration from retro-’90s R&B and hip hop girl groups.

 

To join the creative team on the series, Netflix is collaborating with Triggerfish Animation studio and CAKE to launch a continent-wide search for local female writing talent.

 

Malenga grew up watching cartoons on TV and found herself asking why no heroes looked like her and why they didn’t live in a world that felt like her own. “In creating a superhero show set in Lusaka, I hope to introduce the world to four strong African girls who save the day in their own fun and crazy way. Most importantly, I want to illustrate that anyone from anywhere can be a superhero,” commented Malenga.

 

“In addition to giving African writers a global platform on which to be heard, we are excited to present this powerful and entertaining new animated series that brings Malenga’s incredible and unique vision to life on Netflix,” said Melissa Cobb, vice president of original animation at Netflix. “Mama K’s Team 4 has the potential to give a whole new generation of African children the opportunity to see themselves on-screen in the powerful, aspirational characters they look up to.”

 

“After animating four multi-award-winning BBC Christmas specials set in England, including the Oscar-nominated Revolting Rhymes, Triggerfish is delighted to bring an African capital city to life on Netflix,” added Vanessa Ann Sinden, Triggerfish’s development producer. “Female writers from Africa who have had their work produced for either TV, film or theatre can find out more about the Writers Lab and how to apply from the careers page of our website, www.triggerfish.com.”

 

CEO & Creative Director at CAKE, Tom van Waveren concluded, “We are delighted to be partnering with Triggerfish and Netflix on Mama K’s Team 4, a uniquely empowering, but most of all fun project, which brings a fresh perspective to a classic cartoon genre.”

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A “revolutionary series about a perfectly imperfect single black woman … For black women, it’s like our own personal Scandal, a world in which we see ourselves not just in its main character, but in most of its characters.” That’s how BuzzFeedNews.com described BET drama Being Mary Jane, and the overwhelming fan response on social media has proven it, with #BeingMaryJane trending on Twitter every time it airs.

 

Since 2013, Gabrielle Union (from 10 Things I Hate About You, Bring it On), has starred as Mary Jane Paul (MJ), a news anchor who almost has it all: the high-flying job, money, good looks, great hair, and a crazy but loving group of friends and family. But MJ, who is in her late 30s, is looking for Mr Right and wants to start a family. Which leaves many steamy encounters with hunky men devolving into rivers of tears as her dream of future perfection is shattered into a million pieces.

 

 

We’ve seen MJ try to smooth out the kinks in her family life, coping with her mother’s health issues and a brother with addiction problems. We journeyed with her from Season 1 to 4 as she found herself caught between sensible and sexy men. She almost had it all with David … until she lost it. Then she got it on with Andre – only to find out that he’s married with kids! After a failed fertility treatment and a car accident in season 2 (when she overheard her best friend confessing her love to David), MJ finally chose to cleanse her crazy life of toxic people and relationships. Finally, she was evolving. Even Michelle Obama, who is a fan of the show, approved.

 

 

At the end of season four, MJ’s co-worker, Justin, got down on one knee to propose, but he didn’t know that MJ may already be pregnant … and not with his child! The teaser trailer of the finale movie shows MJ in a white wedding dress, and we can’t wait to see who’s wearing the matching suit.

 

Watch the Being Mary Jane finale movie on Thursday 18 April on BET (129) at 21:00.

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Phat Joe takes over Radio 2000 Breakfast Show

Posted by radio On April - 7 - 2019 ADD COMMENTS

Radio 2000 has announced a few changes to its line-up, in order to remain competitive and relevant to audiences across all race groups. New additions to the Radio 2000 family include Phat Joe, Nonala Tose, Nathi Ndamase on its midweek shows and Carol Ofori on weekends. Phat Joe will start on Monday 08 April 2019 and Carol Ofori will only join the Radio 2000 family on 01 May 2019.

The new line-up gives balance to the previous predominantly male heavy prime time slots, with Nonala co-hosting with Phat Joe the Morning Drive from 06h00 until 09h00, Monday to Friday. Nathi Ndamase has joined Glen Lewis on the Afternoon Drive between 15h00 and 18h00, Monday to Friday. Justice ‘Just Ice’ Ramohlola has moved to the 19h30 – 22h00 slot, Monday to Thursday.

Reggie Philander will join the station from 01 May 2019 to present the programme ‘Brunch’ between 09h00 and 12h00 on weekends.

The station will also automate 00h00 – 06h00 Monday – Monday from May 2019.

Radio 2000 continuously aims to grow its listenership across the country and has adopted a 3 pronged approach of delivering its content on air, online as well as on the ground activations. This approach is the station’s way of fulfilling the SABC’s vision ‘to become the leading, credible voice and face of the nation and the continent’.

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Mzansi Magic favourite shows are coming back!

Posted by radio On April - 4 - 2019 ADD COMMENTS

Mzansi Magic (Channel 161)  is excited to announce the return of the favourites in April! We promise, this is the content you signed up for!

 

  1. The Herd 

Sunday drama at its best, The Herd Season 2 will make a return on the 7th of April 2019. Will the powerful Mam Mngadi still be living her best life? What happens now? Don’t miss it on Sundays at 8pm!

  1. Lockdown 

We have barely recovered from last season of Lockdown, and we’re back to it again! Is Mazet gone for good? Questions that need answers. Keep It locked to your screens from the 7th of April on our usual 8pm timeslot.

  1. Utatakho

Your trusted host Nimrod Nkosi will take us through multiple journeys and DNA test results as people seek the truth about their identity. The show comes back on Tuesdays at 8pm on the 9th of April 2019.

  1. Papa Penny 

No one does reality better than Papa Penny Ahee! The one and only Shangaan King is back on your screens Mzansi. We are excited to see what he has in store for us! Catch your fave on Thursdays at 8pm from the 11th of April 2019.

  1. Uthando NesThembu

Your favourite family is back! Catch Musa and his wives as they continue on their journey of love. They comeback on the 12th of April 2019, so be sure to be glued to your screens.

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