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iflix (www.iflix.com), the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, offering subscribers unlimited access to thousands of TV shows, movies and more, today announced it has entered into a major two-year distribution agreement with LEGO Systems (‘LEGO’) to add a wide range of the most popular LEGO series to iflix’s extensive library of award-winning titles.

iflix will offer its subscribers across the Middle East and Africa unlimited access to both stream and download an incredible selection of LEGO Kids content including Ninjago Masters of Spinjitzu, The Kingdom of Shadows and The Way of The Ninja, Ninjago Masters of Spinjitzu Day of the Departed, Nexo Knights, Friends of Heartlake City, Jurassic World Indominus Escape, Marvel Superheroes Maximum Overload, Marvel Superheroes Avengers Reassembled, DC Superheroes Batman Beleaguered, and City Shorts.

 

The agreement between iflix and LEGO will see 122 episodes across 10 titles added to the streaming service for fans to enjoy.

 

iflix Head of Content Africa and the Middle East, Evert van der Veer said: “LEGO is one of the world’s most recognized and beloved brands, and we are excited to bring LEGO’s premium titles to our members both young and young-at-heart on a dedicated LEGO-branded channel for all to enjoy. iflix is committed to providing the best in entertainment from around the world to all our subscribers, and this deal with LEGO is key to delivering on that promise.”

 

“We are pleased to partner with iflix to bring LEGO content even closer to fans in the Middle East and Africa”, said Gina Costelloe, Senior Content Distribution Manager, IBLE. “Through the extensive library of content available on the new Channels feature, fans of all ages will have direct access to their favorite stories and characters anytime they want.”

 

Now available to over one billion consumers across 25 territories throughout Asia, the Middle East and Africa, iflix offers consumers, a vast library of top Hollywood, Asian and Middle Eastern regional, and local TV shows and movies, including many first run exclusives and award-winning programs, each subscription allows users to access the service on up to five devices, including phones, laptops, tablets, and television sets, for viewing wherever, whenever.

 

 

For new subscribers, iflix offers a complimentary one-month trial with full access to its service, features and content. Go to www.iflix.com to register.

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New channel Moja Love to launch on DStv

Posted by radio On February - 14 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

Don’t miss the launch of Moja Love on DStv Channel 157.

 

 

February is the month of love and we’re spreading it far and wide with a brand new channel coming your way on Wednesday 14 February: Moja Love. The channel will see a mix of majority local content with international titles to look out for.

 

Expect an exciting line-up of content on Moja Love including the highly anticipated telenovela Hope and the reality show No Excuses: Pay Your Papgeld.

 

Hope star Nimrod Nkosi will be joining DStv for a special live stream of The Dish with Sips and Mish on Wednesday 14 February at exactly 14:00 on the DStv YouTube channel to talk all things Moja Love, Hope, romance on Valentine’s Day and answer your burning questions! Have a question? Send it to us via our community tab!

 

Want to know more about the shows to expect on Moja Love? We have the details of some of the must-watch titles below.

 

Hope

 

Set mainly in Johannesburg’s inner city, the show centres around the life of Pastor Zakes Buthelezi (Nimrod Nkosi) – a meek pastor whose faith and integrity are put to the test when all he has built throughout his life seems to crumble around him.

 

This riveting drama series follows him as he deals with an emotionally unfaithful wife, a son who has doubts about following in his father’s footsteps to become a Pastor, and a teenage daughter whose drinking and partying lifestyle has everyone worried. As new characters are interoduced, you realise that they are not what they seem to be.

 

Get hooked on the drama from Wednesday 14 February at 19:30. Then watch weekdays at 19:00.

 

No Excuses: Pay Your Papgeld

 

Don’t miss the highly anticipated brand new reality show hosted by Moss Makwati! The show tracks down parents who are ducking their financial obligations towards their children. It attempts to address the issues between the parents for the sake of the child. Pay your Papgeld is the first show dedicated to addressing this issue in South Africa where 50% of children live in households where fathers are absent.

 

Don’t miss the show premiere on Wednesday 14 February at 20:00 and a new episode on Saturday 17 February at 18:30.

 

Judge Khumbules

 

The hilarious sitcom Judge Khambule serves up large helpings of some of the best South African comedy in a courtroom setting. The show introduces a host of colourful personalities as, week-by- week, disputes are brought before Judge Khambule, who is played by South Africa’s latest comedy sensation Thenjiwe Moseley.

 

See the season premiere on Wednesday 14 February at 20:30 with a new episode on Saturday 17 February at 18:00.

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SABC appoints Phathiswa Magopeni as News Exec

Posted by radio On February - 13 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Phathiswa Magopeni as the Group Executive: News & Current Affairs effective from the 01st of March 2018.  This appointment is in line with the corporation’s continuous commitment to ensure that all Group Executive vacancies are filled in order to achieve sound governance in all the SABC’s business units.  It also affirms our commitment to attract and retain the best skills to address the evolving broadcasting environment enabled by technology.
Ms. Magopeni brings to the SABC a wealth of great knowledge in broadcasting, particularly within the news environment.  She has obtained an Honours degree, Master of Philosophy in Education, Integrated Marketing Communications Diploma, Master of Business Administration (MBA) and she is currently working on a doctoral proposal for a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree with Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).  With her great experience in the field of broadcasting as a seasoned Journalist and having being able to successfully manage one of the newsrooms in South Africa, Ms. Magopeni will surely take the SABC to greater heights.
Reacting to the news of her appointment Ms. Magopeni says “South Africa’s public broadcaster has always played an indispensable role in the democratic order of the country, but it has also always had a special place in my own life.  My first job in broadcasting was with the SABC; I learned a lot there, and have learned much in the industry since.  Hopefully all that can be of use because this is for me a welcome return to where it all began.  I am humbled by the trust shown in me, and look forward to being part of an institution which is crucial to providing independent news and information to South Africa’s citizenry”.
The SABC’s Chief Operations Officer (COO), Mr. Chris Maroleng stated that “As a public broadcaster we recognise the pivotal role played by news and information in human, social and economic growth and development.  We therefore saw it fit to appoint Ms. Magopeni as she has the expertise in the broadcasting industry and we believe that her appointment will further strengthen our position as a credible and reliable news and information provider in the country as we approach the national general elections in 2019”.
Mr. Maroleng further stated that “We welcome Ms. Magopeni back to the SABC where she first cut her teeth in the broadcasting arena.  We urge all staff members to welcome and support her in her role as the new Group Executive for news and current affairs division”.
As South Africa’s only public broadcaster, the SABC is mandated to deliver an unparalleled public value proposition of educating, informing and entertaining all South Africans.  We therefore remain committed to ensuring that the millions of South African households who rely on SABC for news and current affairs are kept captivated on our news channels.
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Aim – Raising awareness of emerging online issues and helping to explore ways to make the Internet safer for all

 

 

Celebrating Safer Internet Day (SID) (https://goo.gl/EGR7dd) under the connected theme of “Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you”, Facebook (www.Facebook.com) today announced a number of partnerships across Africa with over 20 non-governmental organisations and government agencies – with the aim of raising awareness of emerging online issues and helping to explore ways to make the Internet safer for all.

 

Launching a series of initiatives, including a specially created family-friendly animation (https://goo.gl/eE39YL) which directs viewers to the Parent Portal (https://goo.gl/Tn8zKf) in the Facebook Safety Centre (https://goo.gl/QR8orP), parents and caregivers can access a variety of information and tips on how to discuss issues of online safety with teens, developed in partnership with safety experts from around the world.

 

 

Some of these resources include:

 

 

 

Commenting on Facebook’s work as part of Safer Internet Day, Akua Gyekye, Public Policy Manager Facebook, Africa said: “Every day, millions of people across Africa come to Facebook to talk about their special moments and to stay connected with the people they care about. We recognize the important role we play in creating a better and safer online community for all, with this year’s growing partnerships across the continent further demonstrating our ongoing commitment to supporting organisations that raise awareness on these important issues.” 

 

 

 

 

This year in Africa, Facebook is working with partners such as: Rudi International (https://goo.gl/D1bhHS), Internet Society – Uganda Chapter (https://goo.gl/tZBHk3), Watoto Watch in Kenya (https://goo.gl/jEoKq9), Malawi Internet Governance Forum (https://goo.gl/PypkTY), Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre in Nigeria (https://goo.gl/7BCNc7), South Africa’s Film and Publication Board (https://goo.gl/hAK29w), JOXAfrica Association in Senegal (https://goo.gl/iAao3b), Tech Women Zimbabwe (https://goo.gl/KAdw1e), as well as the J Initiative (https://goo.gl/jQfQwJ) in Ghana to address the needs and ongoing education of various communities.

 

 

 

 

Watoto Watch Network: Kenya

“In connection with the theme ‘create, connect and share respect’, our focus this year is on cyberbullying. We’re working with Facebook to share messages that encourage positivity and respect on social media,” says Lillian Kariuki, Executive Director at Watoto Watch Network. “On Safer Internet Day we will also be sharing Facebook’s newly translated (Swahili) online safety content directly to the children and ICT partners in Kenya.”

 

JI Initiative: Ghana 

“Our main priority at JI Initiative is to ensure digital citizens especially children and young people are responsible in their use of the space. Resources and materials provided by Facebook as a partner help to empower our audience in Ghana on how to make the Internet better. We will continue to work hard in educating people to become good digital citizens” says Awo Aidam Amenyah, Executive Director at JI Initiative.

 

Rudi International: Democratic Republic of Congo 

“We are spearheading the drive to promote a safe and better Internet environment in DRC,” says Arsene Tungali, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Rudi International. “Partnerships with organisations such as Facebook are key in our efforts to harness the positive impact of technology for DRC’s young people.”

 

W.TEC: Nigeria

“We believe in the positive uses of technology and are happy to play a role in helping to create a better, safer and more productive online community,” says Adeyemi Odutola, Communications Officer at W.TEC. “Safer Internet Day is a great way to create a global conversation about how we make the Internet work better for everyone, especially girls and women.”

 

Film and Publication Board: South Africa

“Parents, educators, guardians and industry must all be part of the conversation about keeping children online safe,” says Manala Botolo, Acting Manager Communications and Public Education at the Film and Publication Board. “Addressing challenges such as inappropriate content and cyberbullying demands partnership and cooperation between everyone involved in creating and consuming online content.”

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JJ Tabane scores a talk show on SABC 3

Posted by radio On February - 6 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)’s commercial television channel, SABC 3 is moving the 18h00 news bulletin to 21h00 as from today. Mr Peter Ndoro and Ms Francis Herd will remain as the Presenters of this bulletin, whilst Chriselda Lewis and Aldrin Sampear will present the weekend edition.

 

The channel is also pleased to announce the introduction of a brand new Current Affairs programme, Frankly Speaking at 20h30 from Sunday 11 February 2018. This programme is an interactive show using skype and social media to encourage amplified viewer participation.

 

 

Frankly Speaking will be hosted by the renowned media personality Onkgopotse JJ Tabane. Mr Tabane is one of South Africa’s leading media and communications specialists, as well as a community activist and a business executive. He is an author and also a regular columnist for various publications.

 

The new current affairs programme will look at news of the day and preview important upcoming stories through high paced headlines.

 

These changes are informed by a great need to stay relevant, innovative and to keep up with the fast growing digital trends in the media space.

 

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Chris Maroleng appointed as SABC’s COO

Posted by radio On January - 31 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS
The Chairperson of the SABC on behalf of the board of the public broadcaster is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Chris Maroleng as the Chief Operations Officer of the SABC, with effect from 1 February 2018.
 
Mr Maroleng holds BA(Hons) and MA degrees from the University of Cape Town and has received several post-graduate scholarships and awards.  He is an accomplished South African with successful careers at senior management level in television, telecommunications and corporate affairs.
 
Mr. Maroleng has demonstrated considerable management and financial acumen and he is familiar with the cutting-edge Fourth Industrial Revolution issues that the SABC needs to embrace going forward. He understands South Africa’s legislative and regulatory environment and his knowledge of broadcasting on the continent is invaluable as the SABC develops its coverage of, and in Africa.
 
Mr. Chris Maroleng said: “I accept the position at the SABC with deep humility, and appreciate the confidence that the Board has shown in me. I look forward to playing a role, as part of an executive team, in transforming the SABC into a world-class public broadcaster that is responsive to the needs of all South Africans.”
 
The Board’s priority has always been to urgently fill the top three executive vacancies, as expected and mandated by Parliament and the Shareholder.  We believe that the appointment of the Chief Operations Officer is a significant step towards stabilising the executive leadership of the SABC. The Board is satisfied that this appointment process has followed all legal and governance requirements.
 
The adverts for the Group CEO and CFO have been placed, and the deadline for applications has been extended to 14 February 2018.
[Issued by: SABC]
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Bye Vuzu Amp hello 1Magic

Posted by radio On December - 12 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Vuzu Amp will now become 1Magic. Find out everything you need to know about the change below.

It’s going to be a magical start to the new year when DStv Premium customers, say hello to 1Magic on Monday 29 January 2018, DStv Channel 103!

The channel will become the entertainment destination of choice for audiences who enjoy gripping local dramas, telenovelas, reality shows, movies and are also looking for the best in international reality, drama and movies.

 

Leading the charge will be the channel’s flagship new telenovela, The River, which boasts the crème de la crème of South African acting talent. Starting on Monday 29 January, it is spearheaded by a formidable cast made up of seasoned actors, Sindi Dlathu, Hlomhla Dandala, Moshidi Motshegwa, and newcomer, Larona Moagi. The River is about the deadly result that comes about when the greedy world of society’s upper crust collides with that of ordinary common folk. Driven by the themes of love across social classes, greed and a community fighting to surviveit’s a show that can’t be missed.

VUZU AMP audiences should not panic because 1Magic will still be serving a mix of compelling, relevant and entertaining international programmes like The Fixer, How To Get Away with Murder, The Real Housewives, Power and later on in the year, latest seasons of Ballers, Queen Sugar and Insecure.

 

On Friday 2 February, viewers should look out for a new chic urban drama Unmarried, which unpacks themes of love, urban hustle and bustle, and the daily challenges faced by young urban couples in trying to juggle life and aspirations. The drama boosts a stellar cast of South African household names such as Fezile Makhanya, Thembisa Mdoda, Renate Stuurman amongst others.

 

“In line with our vision to be the best African storytellers in the world, M-Net has identified a need to invest in more local entertainment for our viewers, in the premium segment. 1Magic will fill a viewing gap by combining new and exclusive local shows with international content,” says Nkateko Mabaso, GM M-Net South Africa.

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SABC make two senior appointments

Posted by radio On December - 11 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS
In line with its commitment to ensuring organisation stability, financial recovery, and sound governance, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is pleased to announce two senior appointments.
Mr. Thamsanqa Phineas Zikode (known as Thami) has been appointed as Chief Audit Executive and Ms. Nada Ndulelwa Wotshela as Group Executive: SABC Radio. They both assumed their duties on Friday the 1st of December 2017.
Mr. Zikode has both Bachelor and Honours Degrees in Accounting Sciences and has been a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) since 2009. He is also a member of the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA). Mr. Zikode has extensive working experience in both the private and public sectors – most recently with the Auditor General of South Africa (AGSA).
 
Ms. Nada Wotshela has both a BA Degree (Psychology and Sociology) and an MA Degree in Developmental Studies. She began her radio career with Ubuntu Community Radio in Port Elizabeth in 1996 as a presenter, a producer, and a newsreader. Ms. Wotshela moved to CKI FM in 1998 and transformed it from a community station to the youth radio station launched as Tru FM in November 2007. After a stint at Umhlobo Wenene FM, Ms. Wotshela was appointed as an SABC Provincial General Manager – first in the Western Cape and thereafter in the Eastern Cape.
Ms. Nomsa Philiso, the SABC’s Acting Group Chief Executive Officer (AGCEO) stated “We are delighted to welcome the two new Group Executive members.  I am particularly thrilled that they are joining us at a point where we are still deliberating about the plans for the 18/19 fiscal and can make an impactful contribution. I urge all staff to support them in their new roles”.
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Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service, announced that its original unscripted series TERRACE HOUSE: Opening New Doors will premiere in Japan on December 19, 2017 with bi-weekly episodes, with Part 1 (episodes 1-8) launching globally in Spring 2018.

TERRACE HOUSE is a series of wildly popular reality shows documenting the daily lives of six young men and women living together in a shared house. The show features these six girls and boys day and night in their shared living situation, reflecting modern life for young Japanese men and women, including their friendships, romances, career ambitions and the daily dramas of their lives.

 

The series were initially aired on Fuji Television from 2012 to 2014, and Netflix has teamed up with Fuji Television and East Entertainment since 2015 to deliver the new stories set in Tokyo (TERRACE HOUSE: Boys & Girls in the City) and Hawaii (TERRACE HOUSE: Aloha State).

 

 

The new series is set in Karuizawa, a popular Japanese resort that is accessible by car or by one hour train from Tokyo, surrounded by nature and Western-style buildings imported after the 1880’s. The unscripted daily lives of six young men and women living in a brand new shared house will begin soon.

 

 

The in-studio cast continues to tell viewers how to best enjoy the episodes. The members include Japanese talents YOU, Reina Triendl, Yoshimi Tokui (from the comedy duo Tutuorial), Azusa Babazono (from the comedy duo Ajian), Ryota Yamasato (from the comedy duo Nankai Candies), and talented young actor Shono Hayama.

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Gaming Africa launches on a wave of confidence

Posted by radio On October - 26 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Gaming Africa, the new two-day conference organised by Clarion Gaming, welcomed many of the continent’s most distinguished thought leaders when it opened today (24 October) in Johannesburg.

 

Visitors from a total of 52 nations, including 16 from Africa, have registered to attend the inaugural event, which observers have described as representing a new dawn for the industry in Africa. Speaking at the pre-conference networking event, Curtis Roach, Clarion Gaming’s Senior Events Producer, said: “I have been in the privileged position of overseeing the development of Gaming Africa from drawing board concept to where we are today, a high profile platform for innovation, networking, thinking and insight, dedicated to the continent of Africa.  Gaming Africa brings a long overdue event to what many industry leaders believe to be the most important and exciting region in world gaming.”

 

Created by the team responsible for ICE, ICE VOX and Juegos Miami, Gaming Africa features learning modules covering the economy, payment methods, social responsibility, anti-money laundering, investment, public relations, regional round tables and two training masterclasses delivered by the Totally Gaming Academy.

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