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Watch Minnie becoming Mrs Jones on Vuzu Amp

Posted by radio On September - 18 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Watch as Minnie Dlamini get’s married to Quinton Jones in Minnie Dlamini: Becoming Mrs Jones starting in October on Vuzu Amp.

 

TV personality, presenter and SA’s sweetheart Minnie Dlamini (or should we say Jones now?) is off the market thanks to hubby Quinton Jones.

 

 

 

You can have full access on the journey of her #BecomingMrsJones in Becoming Mrs Jones: Minnie Dlamini Wedding Special starting on Friday 13 October at 19:30 on Vuzu Amp.  Also available on DStv Now. 

 

 

About Becoming Mrs Jones 

It’s a three-part special which follows Minnie’s wedding planning process, the elaborate wardrobes, traditional and western cuisine, as the couple traverse South Africa in putting together their special occasion. Touching on the traditional wedding and finally culminating in the white wedding, fans will see the absolute beauty of the couple’s love and commitment to each other. Viewers will also be treated to snippets of Quinton’s proposal to Minnie.

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DStv Premium subscribers: how to get free Showmax

Posted by radio On September - 13 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Having a DStv Premium account means getting Showmax at zero (to be clear, that’s nil, zilch, nada) additional cost. That means getting access to over 25 000 shows to watch on multiple devices from big screen TVs to phones, without paying anything extra.

Simply link your Showmax account to your DStv account – or sign up to Showmax if you haven’t already – and you’re good to go!

 

 

 

 

 

How do I add Showmax to my DStv account if I’m already a Showmax subscriber?

If you have a credit, cheque card or Paypal subscription, simply login to your Showmax account and change your payment method to “DStv add to account”. These are the steps:

  1. Go to www.showmax.com and sign in.
  2. Go to Manage Account and click on Manage Subscription.
  3. Select “DStv add to account” as your payment method.
  4. Sign in with your DStv login details (Connect ID) and accept the terms and conditions.
  5. Add Showmax to your DStv account.
  6. Start watching your favourite shows right now at www.showmax.com, through your connected Explora or using the Showmax app on phones and tablets!

Previous payment methods will automatically be cancelled. Debit orders, for example, will stop coming off your bank account once you’ve linked your Showmax to your DStv account.

 

How do I add Showmax to my DStv account if I’m not a Showmax subscriber?

  1. Go to www.showmax.com.
  2. Sign up to Showmax with your email address.
  3. Create a password.
  4. Choose “DStv add to account” as your payment method.
  5. Sign in with your DStv login details (Connect ID) and accept the terms and conditions.
  6. Add Showmax to your DStv account.
  7. Start watching your favourite shows right now at www.showmax.com, through your connected Explora or using the Showmax app on phones and tablets!

 

I’ve already added my Showmax account to another partner’s bill. Now what?!

  1. If your Showmax subscription is currently being billed through one of our partners (e.g. bank, cellphone network), you may not see all the normal payment options available to you on the Showmax website’s payment screen.
  2. To cancel this type of subscription, contact the company that is billing you for Showmax (we unfortunately do not have access to their billing systems).
  3. Once this is done, you will be able to see the full list of payment options available on the payment screen on the Showmax website. (This is where other partners that allow you to add Showmax to your billing with them will appear.)
  4. Choose “DStv add to account” to add Showmax to your DStv bill.
  5. Sign in with your DStv login details (Connect ID) and accept the terms and conditions.
  6. Add Showmax to your DStv account.
  7. Get watching!

 

What if I’m a DStv subscriber but don’t have an Explora?

Don’t worry – DStv Premium subscribers don’t need Exploras to enjoy the binge-fest that is Showmax. Simply follow the steps above (sign up and add Showmax to your DStv account) and then start watching on an internet-connected device. Watch on a smartphone or tablet by downloading the Showmax app – choose to stream or to download shows to watch offline later. Otherwise, access Showmax on the web browser of your computer or laptop. No Explora necessary!

 

What do I get with Showmax?

  • Over 25 000 of the best series episodes, movies, kids’ shows and documentaries, with more added every week!
  • Watch your favourite shows anywhere on your phone, tablet, laptop or TV. All you need is the internet.
  • Download the best shows to watch offline using the Showmax app on your phone or tablet. (Queues, flights and road trips will never be the same again.)
  • Watch on two different screens at the same time. Share Showmax with your loved ones.
  • Thousands of shows for the kids with Kids Profiles available for fun and safe viewing.

 

 

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Cape Town Film Market: Developing the Film Industry

Posted by radio On September - 12 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

The Cape Town International Film Market & Festival will take place from October 12th – 21st 2017 at the V & A Waterfront, with a 4-day business to business event focused on increasing collaboration and supporting the efficiency and development of the film industry across Africa.

 

A unique business focused event,The Cape Town Film Market will see dozens of companies from the film industry participating in 4 days of discussions, networking and workshops all designed to support the growth of the industry, including its affiliate and support services.

 

The event will include an exhibition space, panel discussions, targeted workshops and networking opportunities that will enable film production companies to interact with the range of affiliate and support industries required for the growth of the sector. Government and associated City support agencies will also be part of this event with a focus on informing and educating producers on issues ranging from funding and tax incentives to permits and location opportunities.

 

Unlike any other film industryevent in the country, the Cape Town Film Market will be a multi-purpose event;a business development and sales opportunity for industry support businesses, anetworking event for all industry stakeholders, and an educational platformwhereby best practice information will be shared across a range ofcompetencies.

 

The event is aimed to encourage collaboration between Cape based companies, as well as to forge relationships across the country and the continent. The event will also create the space for networking between businesses, and between business and government in order to drive the growth of the industry, not just regionally, but across the entiresector. Promoting the Cape as the ideal location for international and local shoots will drive tourism, growth of the industry and overall economic improvement for all associated businesses across the industy.

 

To this end, the event issupported by the City of Cape Town, and Mayor Patricia de Lille has this to sayof the event, “City of CapeTown Executive Mayor Ms Patricia De Lille adds “The City of Cape Town is indeed proud of the Cape Town International Film Market and Festival for making strides in developing the film industry inour city.

 

We are committed toenhancing this growth by positioning Cape Town as the film hub of Africa andsupporting the local film industry as it is a key job creator.

 

We are determined towork harder so that Cape Town can become even more globally competitive in thisimportant sector by creating an environment that attracts investment and moreinternational film productions.”

 

The Cape Town International Film Market and Festival Marketing Director explains further, “the CTIFMF’s aim is to establish collaborative opportunities, discover new voices and to broaden their respective landscapes within which they conduct business – and Cape Town is the perfect setting for this. Cape Town is a brand in its own right, and its alignment with the CTIFMF adds a tremendous amount of credibility and stature to the global film industry brand we are in the process of building.”

 

Four days of speakers and discussions will provide invaluable information from industry organisations and government.

 

All industry stakeholders,including all support services such as logistics, location support andscouting, crew hire, equipment sales and rental, security, catering, transport,post-production, technology and software, and related services are invited to takepart by exhibiting their products and services in the official expo space.Further opportunities for these companies will include networking lounges,speaking opportunities, press conferences for product announcements and more.

 

All industry professionals arealso encouraged to attend the event to enjoy the benefits of the full speakerprogramme, workshop sessions, networking opportunities, and most of all to dobusiness.

 

The Cape Town Film Market will run alongside the Cape Town International Film Festival that will include film screenings from across the world and a complimentary schedule of discussions workshops with a Pan-African and international focus that delegates can also attend.

 

All exhibition and registration information can be found on the website: www.filmfestival.capetown or please email Donovan Winterburn: d.winterburn@hotmail.com

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Showmax FREE for DStv Premium Subscribers

Posted by radio On September - 11 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

DStv Premium customers have something to celebrate – they will now get Showmax, worth R99 per month, at no charge. In addition to getting access to Showmax’s catalogue of more than 25 000 TV show episodes and movies via the DStv Explora decoder, DStv Premium customers will also be able to access Showmax via the DStv Now app, as well as their PC, laptop, mobile device, media player or smart TV.

 

“More and more customers are telling us they love to binge-watch boxsets on DStv Catch Up and Showmax. It’s the way the world is moving and that’s why we’re offering all our Premium customers Showmax, so they can enjoy this exceptional experience,” said Mark Rayner, CEO of MultiChoice South Africa.

 

DStv Premium customers already have the freshest local and international content first on DStv and can now get boxsets of previous seasons from Showmax. This is a great way to discover and watch a series from the very beginning – watching previous seasons on Showmax and then catching the latest season fresh on DStv.

 

Showmax is also home to new shows that can’t be seen anywhere else. Some of the series exclusive to Showmax include: The Young Pope, starring Jude Law and Diane Keaton; Taboo, starring Tom Hardy; Younger, about which Glamour Magazine said “nothing on TV has ever captured the Sex and the City vibe like Younger has”; Kingdom, MMA action drama starring Nick Jonas; and Class, Dr Who spinoff based at the Coal Hill School in London familiar to all Whovians.

 

Recent additions only on Showmax include Harlots, described by Variety as “Think Downton Abbey meets Game of Thrones” and TUT, starring Ben Kingsley. In October, the third season of Mr Robot will be added weekly, fresh from the US, and all seven season of Game of Thrones will also be available.

 

The Showmax subscription gives customers access to two concurrent streams on different devices, so parents can watch their shows on the big screen while the kids watch cartoons on their tablet. Showmax also gives customers the option to download up to 25 TV shows and movies to their smartphone or tablet for viewing later. It’s perfect for long road trips and flights.

 

To make accessing Showmax hassle-free, a link has been added to the DStv Now app. Premium customers can use up to four mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets to access the DStv Now app.

 

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Riveting African Stories – AfriDocs on BET

Posted by radio On August - 30 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

AfriDocs on BET continues to present some of Africa’s most riveting and relevant stories every Sunday at 10pm.

 

September sees an array of stories including the new film, Unseen Enemy that looks at how recent epidemics have brought out both the best and the worst in human behavior. This powerful film looks at how the inter-connectedness of people can lead to a host of unpredictable outcomes.

 

The film was written and directed by Janet Tobias, who embedded with some of the world’s top pathogen hunters and medical professionals for more than three years, tracking outbreaks of Zika, Ebola and influenza worldwide.

The Ethiopian film Omo Child looks at the challenge of one man, Lale Labuko, who takes on his own community and their ancient tradition that sees certain children killed based on superstition and fear. The film has won numerous awards from festivals around the world.

 

Rwanda’s Finding Hillywood looks at the power of cinema to heal, create dialogue and encourage cultural discussion, whilst South African film Noma takes a harsh look at what it really means to have no home.

 

In addition to screening on BET Africa, DStv channel 129 every SUNDAY at 10pm (CAT), AfriDocs Anytime is now available via www.afridocs.net, where you can stream over 40 documentary films anytime, including the catch-up feature that incudes all the latest films from BET available for a limited time only.

 

Make sure not to miss these films that will be available to view for the next month only:

 

Town of Runners:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xz99MdEfYO0&t=2s

http://www.afridocs.net/watch-now/town-of-runners/

 

Chameleon:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzRAqMtrjV8&t=25s

http://afridocs.net/watch-now/chameleon/

 

In Shadow of the Sun:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXt_wr36SAI&t=25s

http://afridocs.net/watch-now/in-the-shadow-of-the-sun/

 

For more information: www.afridocs.netwww.facebook.com/AfriDocs, @afri_docs

 

3 September

Omo Child | John Rowe | Ethiopia | 2015 | 90 min 

In Ethiopia’s Omo Valley, children are being killed horrifically under an ancient tradition known as ‘mingi’. Teeth growing in a certain order can bring a child a death sentence. One young tribesman strives for change through education and adopting the cursed children. But challenging tribal superstition isn’t easy and as he battles to save lives, things are not all that they seem.

* Social Impact Media Award – Jury Ethos Award, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmIeT7COYw4

 

10 September

Unseen Enemy | Janet Tobias | Global | 2017 | 90 min

Examining the recent epidemics of Ebola, Influenza and Zika, Unseen Enemy makes it clear that epidemics bring out the best and worst of human behaviour, and that their effect goes far beyond the terrible tolls of sickness and death. We are all connected to any person, animal and insect that may have an infectious disease incubating in them. And that connection is either incredibly dangerous or a powerful force for good. It is our choice which of those becomes true.

CPH:DOX 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzQ5FUSHdgA

 

17 September

 Finding Hillywood | Chris Towey & Leah Warshawski | Rwanda | 2013 | 60 min 

Finding Hillywood chronicles one man’s road to forgiveness, his effort to heal his country, and the realisation that we all must one day face our past. In Hillywood (Rwanda’s film industry named for the country’s rolling hills) there is a blossoming film community. As Rwanda is still healing from the wounds of a cultural genocide almost 20 years ago, cinema has become a way for artists to express themselves and create cultural discussion.

* Audience Award, Best Documentary – Napa Valley Film Festival 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vvo90DhfPzw

 

24 September

Noma | Pablo Pineda Bóveda | South Africa | 2016 | 56 min

Noma is a young black woman who represents a huge portion of the post-apartheid South African youth: surviving with a precarious job, living in a township in Cape Town, renting a shack that she shares with four other people: her two sons, her cousin and her younger brother. One of her sons is a semi-paraplegic and blind disabled baby. What she wants is to improve her life and her family’s life and aims to build a house in a new slum facing violent evictions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azwzSwIbjqc

 

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Showmax is now on Xbox One

Posted by radio On August - 29 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Internet TV service Showmax has added a new way to watch TV shows and movies on demand with no contract and no ads. As of today, the Showmax app for the Xbox One console is available on the Xbox Store.

 

Since Showmax was launched two years ago, new functionality such as downloads, profiles, parental controls, support for AirPlay and Chromecast, and bandwidth capping has been rolled out on a regular basis.

 

More recently, Showmax was added to the DStv Explora and Android TV platforms. Multiple integrations for voucher payment, mobile payment, and add-to-bill have also been completed with banks and telcos. The addition of the Xbox One app is the latest step in the continued development of Showmax.

 

To get the Showmax app on the Xbox One:

If you’ve not done so already, sign up for Showmax via www.showmax.com. There’s a no-risk 14-day free trial. Showmax is not a contract – it’s simply paid on a month to month basis and can be cancelled any time.

You’ll need the email address and password you use to sign up for Showmax to sign in on the Xbox One.

Go to the Store tab on the Xbox One.

Go to the Search tab on the right-hand side of the screen and search for Showmax.

Install the app.

Sign in to the app using the same email and password you used to sign up for Showmax.

To pin the Showmax app to your home screen, highlight the app tile, press the menu button and then select “pin to home”.

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DStv Now breaks records with The Money Fight

Posted by radio On August - 28 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

DStv Now has broken all previous records with the live stream of The Money Fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Conor McGregor. The daily live stream audience peaked at 40% above any previous high on the DStv Now platform, including those driven by events in traditional “prime time”.

 

Live sport has been one of the main drivers of growth for DStv Now. With its unrivalled and exclusive sports offering of up to 12 live streaming SuperSport channels, DStv Now has grown monthly usage more than 50% in just three months and has doubled in the last six months. To put the growth of live streaming on DStv Now in context, the Money Fight audience was 30 times larger than that for the Mayweather vs Pacquiao live stream just two years ago.

 

And it wasn’t just the main event which drove up audience numbers. Almost as many fans visited the live stream for the build-up and undercard as the main event, while many others used Catch Up in the DStv Now app to view the fight at a more civilized hour or watched the “All Access” documentary. The Fight coverage started at 03:00 CAT, with the main event starting just before 06:00 CAT. Users tuned in on their decoders, or the DStv Now website and APP (iOS and Android).

 

Worldwide, the fight between the boxing superstar and the MMA phenomenon was mostly available on a “pay per view” basis. However, SuperSport made sure DStv Premium customers across Sub-Saharan Africa could view The Fight live, at no extra cost.

 

And it’s not just once-off boxing spectaculars that are big on DStv Now. In the past two weekends, DStv Now users have had exclusive live streaming access to The Rugby Championship. The first of two games between South Africa and Argentina resulted in the second highest live streaming numbers seen to date on DStv’s online platforms. These exclusive live streaming events create unprecedented excitement and value for DStv Premium customers.

 

There have been many other drivers for the stellar growth in DStv Now usage. Nineteen additional live streaming channels have been added since April 2017, bringing the Premium offer to more than 70 channels, as well as making the service available to Compact and Compact Plus subscribers in recent months.

 

“Exclusive live sport is a key drawcard for our customers,” says Graeme Cumming, head of DStv Digital Media. “We were proud to be able to stream The Money Fight live to our Premium customers at no extra cost”.

 

DStv Now can be accessed via the app for tablets and smartphones, or online at now.dstv.com

 

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FULL LIST OF THE DSTV MZANSI VIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARD

SONG OF THE YEAR: Prince Kaybee – Charlotte

 

TV PRESENTER: Thembisa Mdoda

 

COMEDIAN: Summary

 

RISING STAR: Sjava

 

RADIO PERSONALITY: B2Cada

 

ACTOR: Themba Ndaba

 

ACTRESS: Vatiswa Ndara

 

MUSIC ARTIST OR GROUP: Kwesta

 

DJ: Black Coffee

 

SPORTS PERSONALITY: Caster Semenya

 

ULTIMATE VIEWERS’ CHOICE: Thembisa Mdoda

 

 

Viewers who voted also got a slice of the cake when one was rewarded with a brand-new Kia Picanto worth R150 000 after being randomly selected via an audited process. Another lucky voter found themselves with a R100 000 Vodacom World Shopping Experience after predicting the Song of the Year.

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The 2017 DStv Mzansi Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards will celebrate who’s who when it comes to South Africa’s favourite faces.

 

With over 50 stars to choose from, viewers were asked to cast their votes during the weeks leading up to the awards show on Saturday 26 August. From Song of the Year to Favourite TV Presenter and the much anticipated Rising Star award, we’ll soon see who takes top honours.

 

Expect a night of glitz and glam when Mzansi’s stars step out in style for a night to remember. Make sure to tune in to the DStv MVCAs red carpet special on Saturday 26 August from 19:30 to spot your favouruite celebrity as they make their way to the event of the year.

 

Hosted by the queen of media, Bonang Matheba, you won’t want to be left out during the live broadcast of the 2017 DStv Mzansi Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards on Saturday 26 August at 20:30 on Mzansi Magic (161).

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OPW is looking for a new presenter

Posted by radio On August - 25 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

After seven successful seasons of the popular reality show, Our Perfect Wedding is switching gears with a presenter search open to the public.

 

With three seasons under her belt ushering couples to the altar, Thembisa Mdoda is bidding farewell to the show.

 

“Thembisa Mdoda’s contract has come to an end. We thank her for her commitment and contribution to the success of OPW,” says Nondumiso Mabece, Head of Publicity at M-Net Local Entertainment Channels.

 

“We are looking forward to the exciting journey the show will be taking, opening up the platform for a hidden gem, a new face with untapped talent. This is an opportunity not to be missed,” concludes, Mabece

 

The reality wedding show, which documents the real-life journeys of ordinary South Africans as they create their perfect wedding day, continues to own Sunday night viewing by creating weddings that keep South Africans talking.

 

The magic and the celebration of love carries on as Nomsa Buthelezi returns as the host while OPW is looking for a new face. “The new presenter will need to have a warm personality to match and the ability to connect with the viewers,” explains Mabece.

 

Here’s what you need to know to prepare for the auditions:

 

Contestants must be 25 years old and upwards, should be South African citizens with a valid South African ID. The potential presenter will be auditioned by the producers and shortlisted for a second round of auditions. A panel of judges will select the contestants that will battle it out for the public vote in the final phase.

 

If you have what it takes to host Our Perfect Wedding, make your way to the following venues :

 

East London: Premier Hotel Regent,  2 September 2017

Durban: Protea Hotel – Marriott Edward, 9 September 2017

Johannesburg: The Pyramid, 16 September 2017

Doors open at 08:00 in the morning and close at 18:00. Dial 010 594 5127 should you have further queries.

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