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In line with its focus on bringing people together and supporting the development of connected communities, Facebook (www.Facebook.com) has announced the names of 116 people worldwide who have been selected to join the Facebook Community Leadership Program. Around a dozen African community leaders have been selected to become programme residents and fellows.

Many community leaders worldwide and in Africa turn to Facebook to create connections through Facebook groups, WhatsApp or Messenger,”says Nunu Ntshingila, Regional Director Facebook Africa. “This programme is all about empowering them with the tools, support and funding they need to advance their causes and build their communities.”

Since announcing the programme in February, Facebook received more than 6,000 applications from all over the world. A selection committee, which included employees as well as community experts from outside of Facebook, reviewed each application to identify leaders with a strong, clear and committed vision for their community.

 

 

Five participants have been selected globally as community Leaders in Residence, each will be awarded up to $1,000,000 to fund their community initiative. The final amount received will be determined based on final budget proposal created and submitted by each resident as part of their program training.

 

 

Kenya’s Noah Nasiali, the selected leader in residence for Africa, has brought together more than 100,000 farmers across Africa through a Facebook group in less than a year. Farming is one of Africa’s most important industries, and Noah’s community helps farmers obtain and share critical information.

 

 

“Africa Farmers Club was formed to help farmers come together to access credible, reliable and applicable farming information that will help them develop their skills and most importantly help them to get a market for their produce and in the end get returns for their hard work. I invite group members to share their stories both positive and negative through pictures so that we can learn together. Whenever possible I personally visit members face-to-face to see for myself their challenges and we discuss how they can overcome and at the same time and improve. Our community aims to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goal which is to End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.” Said Nasiali

 

 

The programme will also host more than 100 fellows and youth participants who will receive up to $50,000 each to be used for their community initiative. Fellows from Africa include:

 

 

“Our group of African fellows and our resident represent diverse perspectives from different parts of the continent, but they share a common goal of helping their communities thrive. We know they will do great things over the next year and we’re excited to get them started,” says Ime Archibong, Vice President, Product Partnerships at Facebook.

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Global dance supreme was a great success

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Global Dance Supreme, an event took place this past weekend and put young talent on the map. Dancers from countries such as Angola, Zimbabwe and South Africa had the opportunity to take part in the very first Global Dance Supreme dance.

The event took place in a space of four days, at The Randburg, Walter Sisulu Hall, from 13th September to 16th September.

 

The Inter-continental battle included dance styles such as popping, breaking, Krump, Afro-styles and an open category. The battles included 2×2 and split into two divisions, 16 years and under and 17 years old and over.

Joining the workshop and judging panel the event included the world’s best choreographers and dancers. South African choreographer, Rudi Smit, Candace Brown and Spartan an American Krump choreographer. Bhudda Stretch, who worked on Michael Jackson’s Remember The Time, will do separate hip hop workshops on the 8th and 9th of September respectively.

 

WINNERS

 

 

2 vs 2 krump winners – Wrath and Rappid

 

2 vs 2 All Styles winners – Theo and Angelo

 

2 vs 2 Afro Style – Darim and Slim

 

2 vs 2 Popping – Leo and Tyler

 

2 vs 2 All Styles  (under 16 ) winners – Verushka and Aiden

 

Champions of the Duchess section  (All Female category ) – Creed Queens

 

 2 vs 2 Afro Style Champions.  Darim and Slim

 

Junior division:

 

1st place – Ozone Shield

 

2nd place – jnr Precision

 

3rd place – Creed Renegade

 

Teen Division :

 

1st place – Precision

2nd place – Algorythm

3rd place – Creed Royale

 

Duchess:

 

1st place – Creed Queens

 

2nd place – Migas

 

3rd place – Dynasty

 

Adult:

 

1st place – Havock

2nd place – Megatronz

3rd place – Airclipz

 

Legion under 13 :

 

Ozone Legion

Quaratition

 

Legion 16 and over :

 

1st place : Mainstream

2nd place : Blueprint Crew

 

3rd place : Empire Crew

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DStv Now recently launched four new lean-back apps. These apps make it possible to turn any TV in the house into an easy-to-use DStv hub without the need for a decoder. The new apps are available for the following devices:

– Samsung smart TVs (selected models from 2015 onwards)

– LG smart TVs, specifically most 2017 and 2018 models running webOS 3.5 and 4.0

– Apple TV (4th generation & newer)

– Media players running Android TV (Google-certified devices only)

 

How to install the new DStv Now app for smart TVs and media players:

  1. Connect the TV to the internet using ethernet cable or Wi-Fi
  2. Access the App Store from the TV, search for “DStv Now”, and install the app
  3. Once installed, the app will display a code on the TV screen
  4. On a laptop/desktop, go to now.dstv.com and sign in
  5. Once signed in, go to now.dstv.com/tv and enter the code displayed on the TV, then click on the “Sign in on TV” button
  6. The app will now be live on the TV

Don’t have a Connect ID? Go to https://connect.dstv.com/registration/en-za to get one.

DStv Now is an internet streaming video service free to all DStv customers (the specific content available is linked to the customer’s DStv package). Data is not included with DStv Now and usage may be charged by a customer’s ISP or mobile network.

With DStv Now, two different streams can be viewed on separate devices simultaneously. This means a single account can be used to watch TV via a decoder in the lounge, a movie on a tablet in the bedroom via DStv Now, and sport on another smart TV using DStv Now. It’s also a great way for kids who are away from home to get the most from the family’s DStv subscription.

 

 

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 As part of its Woman’s Month programme to celebrate and elevate South Africa’s multi-talented women, POWER 98.7 is once again giving phenomenal women the opportunity to take control of its airwaves for three days.
For the fourth time this year, the station will from 8 – 10 August, be replacing all male presenters with an exciting #987Woman line-up which is expected to provoke, inspire, inform and entertain – all at once.
This year’s #987Woman line-up, like in the previous years, will not disappoint as it includes women from various walks of life ranging from the arts, political and academic fraternity. The line-up includes mayors, ministers, poets, musicians, actors and professors; and many other women who will share their views and opinions on a myriad of topics affecting their lives and society as large.
The 2018 edition have big shoes to fill, as the slots they will occupy have previously been filled by some of the other influential women in South Africa such as Professor Thuli Madonsela, Jenny Crwys-Williams, Tumi Morake, Felicia Mabuza-Suttle, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Lira, Phuti Mahanyele, Letta Mbulu, Judy Dlamini, Khanyi Dhlomo, Minnie Dlamini and Lindiwe Mazibuko.
“We are absolutely convinced that this year’s line-up will live up to expectations and add value to discussions happening in the country and beyond. These are knowledgeable and powerful women and therefore there is no doubt they will satisfy POWER 98.7’s listeners’ hunger for quality discussions – led by quality presenters,” POWER 98.7’s Station Manager, Bob Mabena said.
This campaign wishes to honour the women of POWER for inspiring us and to recognize their resilience in spite of the challenging environments that they exist and operate in” said Mabena.

The line-up for the 2018 edition of #987Woman is as follows:

Wednesday, 08 August 2018

TIME SHOW PRESENTER
06:00 – 09:00 POWER BREAKFAST Patricia De Lille
09:00 – 12:00 POWER TALK Makoti Khawula
12:00 – 13:00 POWER UPDATE Khensani Nobanda
13:00 – 15:00 POWER LUNCH Boity and Modiehi Thulo
15:00 – 18:00 POWER DRIVE Susan Shabangu
18:00 – 20:00 POWER BUSINESS Ramasela Ganda
20:00 – 00:00 POWER PERSPECTIVE Natasha Mazzone
00:00 – 03:00 POWER ZONE Tshegohaco Moagi
03:00 – 06:00 POWER UP Nolwazi Tusini

 

Thursday, 09 August 2018

TIME SHOW PRESENTER
06:00 – 09:00 POWER BREAKFAST Nomvula Mokonyane
09:00 – 12:00 POWER TALK Prof. Mamokgethi Phakeng
12:00 – 13:00 POWER UPDATE Melanie Bala
13:00 – 15:00 POWER LUNCH Moshidi Motshegwa
15:00 – 18:00 POWER DRIVE Yvonne Chaka Chaka
18:00 – 20:00 POWER BUSINESS Basani Maluleke
20:00 – 00:00 POWER PERSPECTIVE Mandisa Mashego
00:00 – 03:00 POWER ZONE Tshegohaco Moagi
03:00 – 06:00 POWER UP Nolwazi Tusini

 

Friday, 10 August 2018

TIME SHOW PRESENTER
06:00 – 09:00 POWER BREAKFAST Naledi and Aisha Pandor
09:00 – 12:00 POWER TALK Rebecca Malope
12:00 – 13:00 POWER UPDATE Mahlatse Mahlase
13:00 – 15:00 POWER LUNCH PJ Powers and Rami Chuene
15:00 – 18:00 POWER DRIVE Thandi Modise
18:00 – 20:00 POWER BUSINESS Special Edition Nokukhanya Jele and Emma Saidler
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Hailing from the rural village of KwaNgcolosi, twenty-nine-year old artist Buhle Mbambo opened his very first solo exhibition at the Durban Art Gallery on Tuesday evening where he unpacked a project inspired by his family history.

Wonder Buhle Mbambo is a young gentleman with a successful story as a rural artist who has made a name for himself and changed perception about art not being a career one can make a living out of. His passion for art started back in high, “I would always use my spare time to draw sketches and do some painting. We didn’t have it as a subject so I did physical science and mathematics” he told The Daily Vox in an interview.

 

Guests gathered at Durban Art Gallery to witness the work of the renowned artist and they experience nothing less than what you will experience at any other exhibition opening of an established artist. While guests were browsing through overwhelming art pieces by Wonder on the white walls of Durban Art Gallery, Pravda Vodka kept flowing to complement the evening.

Mbambo who was over the moon with the success of his solo show said, “As a Durban Artist I really appreciated the support from the Durban Municipality (Durban Art Gallery)  as well as from all the art lovers who came through to my show I can truly say had finally launched my career as an official South African Artist and I believe Ukumisa Insika is a journey towards a bigger dream and right now I am on the open road towards it”.

 

The success of this of course came not only because of Wonder’s talent only but because of a very supportive mother who was a domestic worker. After Wonder completed his matric he took a gap year and didn’t go to university because he didn’t know what he wanted to do, and it was never a big issue. After that year he had made up his mind that he wanted to study art and his mother was very supportive of the decision despite the fact that they grew up in a rural area where people weren’t familiar with art altogether, kudos to his mother who supported and encouraged him throughout and today he is a breadwinner at home.

 

The director of Durban Art Gallery Dr. Mduduzi Xakaza extended his gratitude to everyone who attended and supported the exhibition. “It was very generous of Pravda Vodka to sponsor the function with alcoholic beverages,” he said.

 

“The KwaNgcolosi traditional performance enhanced the meaning of the exhibition concept, and the audience was very enthusiastic, asking questions about further activities around the exhibition”. he conclude.

Ukumisa Insika is officially open for the public at Durban Art Gallery, weekdays 8am – 4pm until the 9th of September 2018.

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SABC 1 Mzansi Fo Sho is excited to present its viewers a fresh and innovative content post Russia World Cup 2018. Come Monday, 16 July 2018, the channel‘s youthful audience will be treated to an exciting schedule offering comprising of cutting-edge brand new shows, new seasons and schedule movements meant to improve the channels’ competitive edge – with special focus placed on Sunday prime time viewing.

The Head of Channel at SABC 1, Clara Nzima comments: – “In line with our popular campaign of #SphetheEzishisayo, SABC 1 comes back from the adrenalin of the Russia World Cup 2018 with a bang. We will be introducing a slate of brand new shows, new seasons as well as revamped popular shows. We are very excited with our innovative Sunday drama slate and feel confident that the new offering is nothing like what the audiences have seen before. The channel is also upping the ante on the entertainment side with new shows, new presenters
and revamped popular titles. Kuzoba Lit Fo Sho!”

 

Viewers should look forward to compelling entertainment with the introduction of The Remix in the Sunday 18h00 timeslot, an adaptation of an international reality format in search of best Singer-Music-DJ/Producer team who can offer a complete new spin to favourite tracks. The show has assembled a solid team to lead and adjudicate the talent search process: – Rouge and Kgaugelo Makholwane as presenters and Mo Flava and Kelly Khumalo on the judging panel.

 

 

In view of Gospel being one of the biggest genres in the country, a brand new contemporary gospel music show, Gospel Unplugged will be introduced in the 17h30 Sunday early prime slot, with singing sensation Mmatema Moremi at the helm. New Seasons of viewer’s favourite shows will be revitalised to give the shows a fresh appeal: a new-look Live Amp returns to the screen on Friday, 20 July, at 19h30, with two new hip faces as presenters; – taking the premium music show to the next level of Friday night popular entertainment. To boost the channel’s Sunday prime time line-up SABC 1 will also introduce gripping mini- series strand dubbed – WOZA NAZO – in the 20h00 timeslot which will ensure that viewers are kept glued to their television sets. Opening with Emoyeni, a 4-part mini-series where the supernatural realm collides head-on with the ordinary – will kick-start this pioneering strand starting on Sunday, 22 July 2018.

 

 

In celebration of young female voices in the film industry SABC 1 has once again scheduled the Africa by Women Slate (now in its 3rd year) which will start airing on Sunday, 22 July at 19h30. The drama strand will feature individual Mzansi short stories written, produced and directed by female filmmakers, in partnership with the
National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF).

 

 

In line with SABC 1’s quest to heed the growing calls for inclusivity on national television, the channel will for the very first time in the history of television screen a local drama series called Ikani, in isiNdebele language. The drama series will start airing on Sunday, 30 September 2018 at 19h30. Verified, a brand new entertainment show featuring content-creators of hilarious on-line video clips is scheduled to screen from Friday, 28 September 2018 at 18h00 –
hosted by Nehemiah Tjatji.

 

 

On the international front the channel has acquired the rights to the popular street fashion reality format, Social Fabric, starting on Wednesday 18 July at 18h00. The award-winning drama series, Shuga Naija, which aims to improve young peoples’ sexual and reproductive health, will occupy the 19h30 timeslot from Wednesday, 18
July.

 

 

Watch this space for more exciting news from SABC 1.

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Celebrate the 100th year of Mandela’s birth with DStv – a pop-up channel and an innovative app.

Wednesday 18 July is an important date on the 2018 calendar.  On the timeline of world history, it marks a hundred years since the birth of one of Africa’s most beloved icons, legendary statesman and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela.

On that day, DStv will launch a special five-day long pop-up channel to celebrate and honour the extraordinary life and legacy of Tata Madiba. DStv’s Mandela 100 Tribute Channel (DStv channel 199) will be available to all DStv customers across Africa.

 

Starting on Madiba’s birthday, Wednesday 18 July, at 19:00, the channel will feature an exceptional mix of films, documentaries, archive footage from M-Net’s multiple award-winning actuality programme Carte Blanche as well as exclusive celebrity interviews.

 

“Around the globe, Nelson Mandela is revered as a hero of the struggle and as the man who led South Africa to democracy.  While striving for justice and freedom and shaping a nation, he also changed the world with his humility and indomitable spirit. We are immensely proud to dedicate a unique pop-up channel to celebrate the life and legacy of this beacon of selflessness and reconciliation, who gave hope to millions,” says Yolisa Phahle, General Entertainment CEO, MultiChoice.

 

The channel, which was compiled for DStv by M-Net, Africa’s leading storyteller, is packed with programmes that paint a powerful picture of what it meant to be Madiba – and what Madiba has meant to the world.

 

Each night at 20:00 – from Wednesday 18 July to Saturday 21 July –  DStv customers across the continent can tune in for a new director’s cut, in the form of a four-part miniseries, of the landmark film The Long Walk to Freedom (2013), based on Mandela’s autobiography which focuses on his early life and 27 years in prison, and stars Idris Elba.

 

The Mandela 100 Tribute builds up to a heart-stopping climax on the final evening: Invictus(2009), the Hollywood blockbuster directed by Clint Eastwood, starring Morgan Freemanas Nelson Mandela and Matt Damon as Springbok rugby captain Francois Pienaar.

 

It is the true-life depiction of South Africa’s victory at the 1995 Rugby World Cup. Madiba famously walked on to the Ellis Park turf in the No 6 jersey, usually worn by Pienaar, to thunderous applause before the match – a stroke of genius that spurred the Springboks on to glory.

 

Other highlights include:

The Face of Unity – a documentary with previously unscreened footage and tributes from former US President Barack Obama; golf legend Jack Nicklaus; musical genius Ray Charles, and Hollywood luminaries Samuel L. Jackson and George Lucas.

 

In the Name of Mandela, War and Peace – a summary of the political history of South Africa from the time of the discovery of gold in 1886 up to the election of Nelson Mandela as President in 1994.

 

Mandela’s Unsung Heroes – an account of the Rivonia trial in which some of Nelson Mandela’s fellow accused in the trial, that led to his incarceration on Robben Island, share their memories.

 

Countdown to Freedom –  Narrated by James Earl Jones and Alfre Woodard, this independent documentary chronicles the behind-the-scenes lead-up to the rebirth of a nation and Nelson Mandela’s triumph in South Africa’s first free elections.

 

DStv customers can also access the Long Walk To Freedom miniseries, and Carte Blancheinserts on DStv Catch Up on their PVR and Explora decoders, as well as all the content from the channel on DStv Catch Up Plus through their connected Explora or on DStv Catch Up on DStv Now.

 

HISTORY Channel launches an app and more

To celebrate the 100th year of Nelson Mandela’s birth, HISTORY (DStv channel 186) and streaming live on DStv Now, will launch an app inviting viewers to share their personal stories or moments with Mandela. The innovative campaign includes pieces curated from interviews with amongst others Bill Clinton, Alfre Woodard, Robert De Niro, Richard Branson and Bono to local stars and politicians like Devi Sankaree Govender, Basetsana Kumalo,  Saleem Mowver, Cheryl Carolus, President Cyril Ramaphosa and Bongani Bingwa. The moments will be shared live across digital and linear throughout the month of July and into August.

 

HISTORY is also giving these viewers an opportunity to be heard and become a part of the campaign by sharing their own stories on how they met Madiba, via the HISTORY app.

 

The app will allow participants to be on the platform and will allow each story to have a choice of two filter options with a selection of background music to choose from.  Selected stories will be shown and shared across their personal social media platforms, as well as showcased on History’s Facebook page.

 

Yusuf Nabee, General Manager of A+E Networks Africa says, “We are excited to launch an app that enables viewers to generate their own content and to share their moment/s with the icon that was Nelson Mandela. This initiative is supported by the Nelson Mandela Foundation.”

 

In addition, during the birthday week, special relevant programming from 16 – 22 July includes:

Idris Elba: Mandela, My Dad and Me – 16 July

Monday – 19:15

In 2013, actor Idris Elba produced and released ‘Mi Mandela’, an album inspired by his time researching and portraying Nelson Mandela in ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’. This special documents one man’s struggle in producing his first album.

 

 

Mandela City – 17 July   

Tuesday, 19:15

The formidable racial prejudice that Nelson Mandela encounters on moving to Johannesburg, South Africa’s biggest city, leads to his rapid politicisation and fight to topple apartheid. The programme charts the events that began one of the most legendary civil rights campaigns of the 20th century.

 

Mandela Country – 18 July

Wednesday, 19:15

The unique story of Nelson Mandela’s early years. Born in one of the most rural parts of South Africa, Mandela is adopted by the Thembu royalty after the death of his father, but the lure of the city is more powerful than an aristocratic lifestyle in the country and Mandela flees to Johannesburg.

Mandela Rivonia – 19 July            

Thursday, 19:15

An uncompromising insight into the darkest days of Mandela’s life as he becomes the world’s most famous prisoner. Despite lengthy incarceration in an apartheid prison, Nelson Mandela overcomes indignity and harshness to begin the negotiations that will eventually lead to a democratic South Africa.

Flat 13 – 20 July            

Friday, 19:20

This is the story of the apartment in downtown Johannesburg that, between the late 1940s and early 1960s, became a hub of resistance against apartheid. Nelson Mandela described it as the place where “the first seeds of non-racialism were sown and a wider concept of the nation came into being.” He was concerned that history accurately record the role played by all freedom-loving people towards the final liberation of the country.

Mandela Tribute: Farewell Father – 22 July

Sunday, 20:15

Celebrating the great stateman’s life and the achievements he brought about through his leadership, from the inception of the ANC, imprisonment and the presidency.

In keeping with the milestone week, HISTORY will be opened to DStv customers on DStv Compact, Family and Access from 16 to 23 July. Customers don’t have to do anything to get the channel as it will automatically be made available on their package.

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The Vodacom Durban July, one of the country’s most anticipated annual events, is set to receive a significant boost in television and online viewers through a new, multi-year broadcast partnership with video entertainment giant, DStv.

The new partnership includes the iconic Vodacom Durban July being broadcast live from Greyville Racecourse on DStv’s SuperSport channels, while extensive coverage of the popular raceday fashion competitions and musical performances will be shown on leading lifestyle channel, Mzansi Magic and music channel, Channel O.

 

The spread of raceday programming and build-up features, along with content cross-promotion on DStv’s social media communities, will ensure that the race is seen by the most viewers in its 121-year history.

 

“The Vodacom Durban July is Africa’s greatest horseracing event as well as South Africa’s most glamorous sporting and social occasion. DStv, with its wide range of channels and customers, is the perfect platform to capture the drama and excitement of this iconic event from every angle.”

 

“Gold Circle is thrilled to be joining DStv in this new broadcast partnership. We’re confident DStv customers across South Africa and Africa will find the content and stories leading up to Raceday entertaining, and will love being part of the action on the day,” said Michel Nairac, Chief Executive Officer, Gold Circle.

 

“DStv is proud to be the official broadcast partner for this year’s Vodacom Durban July. This gives us the opportunity to thank our customers for their support. The Vodacom Durban July is a highlight on the social calendar and a true feast for the senses – and our presence there will be nothing short of a stunning experience. We look forward to welcoming our customers there,” said Simon Camerer, Chief Customer Officer, MultiChoice South Africa.

 

As part of the partnership, DStv will be offering discounted tickets to the first 1000 customers who buy their tickets via Computicket. Details of this discount will be sent directly to DStv customers.

 

Tickets to the Vodacom Durban July are always a hot item on the annual South African event calendar and Gold Circle once again expects a capacity crowd of 55 000 to turn out at Greyville Racecourse, Durban on 7 July 2018.

 

As part of a full programme of day and night races, the Vodacom Durban July main race will be run at 16:20 and will feature an invited field of eighteen of the nation’s top thoroughbreds, all vying for the most coveted trophy in South African horseracing.

 

Meanwhile, the Vodacom Durban July Fashion Experience will showcase creations from eight of South Africa’s top couture designers as well as ten of the most talented up-and-coming designers in the Young Designer Award.  The theme of this year’s event is “It is Time”.

 

Tickets for the event are available from www.computicket.co.za and full event information is available from the official website www.vodacomdurbanjuly.co.za.

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The organizers of the Johannesburg edition of the DISCOP market have unveiled plans to welcome – all under one roof – the largest  ever contingent of independent producers who are driving Africa’s dynamic entertainment and media industries.

500+ film, television, digital and video gaming content producers from all over Africa will converge in Johannesburg for a vibrant 3-day market and co-production forum expected to welcome 1,500+ delegates from 70 countries.

A bespoke program, combining personalized attention with online technology will help entrepreneurial, Africa-trotting producers access funding and distribution opportunities for their finished content, for works in progress, and for projects in development.

 

“DISCOP is increasingly driven by a marked preference for homegrown stories that resonate better with local audiences. Most of these shows are produced by independents for whom it is still very difficult to access business opportunities outside of their home countries.” says Patrick ZUCHOWICKI JUCAUD, DISCOP Markets founder and General Manager, who adds, “After careful consideration, we have decided to reconfigure our markets to better welcome these up-and-coming producers and creators and make their market experience more knowledgeable, more comfortable, more economical – and more rewarding”.

 

For the first time, DISCOP Johannesburg will host an online platform for buyers to screen before, during and after the market, over 1,000+ hours of original content produced in Africa and available for immediate delivery. A special area will be set-up on the exhibiting floor, with ‘On-Demand’ viewing stations open to qualified buyers only. Detailed reporting will then help independent producers in their follow-up efforts.

Screening fees will be built into the cost of each producers’ market badge priced at $250 per delegate. The cost of the badge also includes personalized matchmaking assistance, full use of the ‘Meetings on Demand’ lounge, access to the ‘Next Gen’ knowledge transfer, development and pitching program, and invitations to all social events.

150+ exhibitors representing leading international and regional television and online brands are also expected to take part in DISCOP Johannesburg 2018, alongside Africa’s key broadcasters, pay-tv operators, streaming and mobile platforms.

Online registration for DISCOP Johannesburg will start on Monday 29 May with an ‘Early Bird’ offer to register before Friday 14 September with a 50% discount.

 

 

ABOUT DISCOP

In a move to accelerate the development of a sustainable production and distribution ecosystem across Africa and the Middle East, DISCOP markets are held several times a year in strategic regional industry hubs.

Africa and the Middle East are reasserting themselves as the world’s most coveted entertainment and media marketplace, one that encompasses 70 countries with a combined population of 1.5 billion. By 2030, thanks to a young population and growing middle classes, all indicators point to positive future development – especially in the entertainment and media sectors.

2,500+ delegates from 100+ countries representing 2,000+ global, regional and local entertainment and media companies will attend DISCOP markets in 2018.

NEXT MARKETS

  • DISCOP Abidjan28-30 May 2018
  • DISCOP Zanzibar11-13 July 2018
  • DISCOP Johannesburg14-16 Nov 2018
  • DISCOP Sharm El Sheikh26-28 Feb 2019
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The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is pleased to announce that its broadcast plans for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, taking place from the 14th of June to the 15th of July 2018, are well on track. Today marks exactly 20 days until the kick-off of the tournament in Russia. The public service broadcaster will provide audiences with a world-class broadcast experience of the greatest football spectacle in the world and celebrate the best of what the world’s footballers have to offer.  32 nations will compete to be crowned the greatest in the world and the SABC will cover the best 44 of the 64 matches live across the SABC radio stations, SABC 1 and its digital platforms.  With the tagline ‘Bringing Russia to Mzansi. KuzobaLit!’, the SABC aims to create the (something is missing) vibe and the spirit of the world’s greatest sporting spectacle.

 

#KuzobaLit will be the theme that will be driving the SABC campaign for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The SABC invites its audiences and football loving supporters in South Africa to join the world in watching the greatest story unfolding on a global stage. Thomas Mlambo, Mpho Maboi, Andile Ncube, Lebo Motsoeli and Romy Titus will be the TV anchors during the tournament, who will be assisted by the best local football analysts in the likes of Siphiwe Mkhonza, Phumudzo Manenhze, Marc Lewis, and Duane Dell’Oca..

 

To enable the millions of SABC audiences to consume the matches in the language of their choice, SABC has lined 12 radio stations to broadcast the matches live. The SABC will for the first time be enabling the Khoi and San communities the opportunity to have the world cup matches broadcast in the! Xun and Khwe dialect on XK-FM. In line with the SABC key strategic pillar of delivering the best commentary in all 11 languages, the SABC radio talent will include a pool of sport commentators in the likes of Phalaphala FM’s Sydney Mashige, Motsweding FM’s Brian Letsogo, Ligwalagwala FM’s Sabelo Zulu, Umhlobo Wenene FM’s Thando Gqamane, Ukhozi FM’s Joe Hudla and RSG’s Johann Roussow,amongst the talent lined up for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

 

Sport at 10 and Soccerzone will broadcast an episode each on the 4th and 9th of Jul The productions will take a four week break, returning to the screens on the 16th and 18th of July 2018 respectively.

 

As the host channel of the tournament, SABC 1 has come up with several schedule changes affecting prime time slots. A transversal approach has been put in place to ensure that television viewers do not lose out on their favourite shows. The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia starts on SABC 1 on Thursday, 14th of June – Sunday, the 15th of July 2018.  The live coverage of the tournament will affect the SABC TV channels as follows.

 

SABC 1 SCHEDULE CHANGES:

SABC 1 will host the soccer tournament providing South African football fans an opportunity to watch the total of 44 matches live. Major changes will be made to the normal SABC 1 schedule between the 17h30 – 24h00 timeslots to accommodate the football spectacle.

 

 

Key SABC 1 titles such as Generations-The Legacy, Uzalo and Skeem Saam will be temporarily placed on sister channels SABC2 and 3 as follows:

 

–              Skeem Saam at 18h30 (Mon – Fri) on SABC2

–              Generations-The Legacy at 19h30 (Mon – Fri) on SABC3

–              Uzalo at 20h30 (Mon – Wed) on SABC2

 

SABC 2 SCHEDULE CHANGES:

Mon- Fri at 18:00 7de Laan

Mon- Fri at 18:30 Skeem Sam

Mon- Fri at 19:00 Afrikaans Sitcom

Mon- Fri at 20:00 7de News (Afrikaans, Sesotho/Setswana/Sepedi bullentins)

Mon- Wed at 20:30 Uzalo

 

SABC 3 SCHEDULE CHANGES:

Generations the Legacy- 20:00

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