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Premiering on 14 December 2017, Tali’s Wedding Diary follows a self-obsessed Sandton princess (Julia) who’s moved to Cape Town and is filming the build-up to her wedding to her property-agent fiance Darren (Anton Taylor, star of the popular web series Jozi Shore and the award-winning short Money, Keys, Phone).

 

 

 

“Tali and Suzelle are very different characters,” says Julia. “Everyone loves Suzelle but audiences are going to love to hate Tali – she’s definitely a bridezilla, who’s determined to have the perfect wedding, with or without her husband-to-be.” She says while Suzelle would love Tali, Tali would find Suzelle irritating.

 

Tali’s Wedding Diary was inspired by Julia’s own wedding to SuzelleDIY director Ari Kruger. Their shared sense of humour was part of what brought them together and they had lots to laugh at in the build-up to their wedding. “There’s so much comedic material in getting married,” says Julia. “You meet the funniest people and there’s so much stuff you can’t actually believe, but somehow we’d never seen a wedding parody in a South African context before.”

 

Since introducing SuzelleDIY to YouTube, Julia and Ari have created more than 80 Suzelle videos with over 23 million views. They’ve taught over 2.5 million peopleHow To Make A Cinderblock Bench and another million How To Make A Braai Pie. Kruger has also directed two Vimeo Staff Pick short films, Jakkals13 and Focus.

 

For Tali’s Wedding Diary, they’ve surrounded themselves with an all-star cast, including Lara Lipschitz, who just won Best Actress at NYC Web Fest  for her seriesChin-Up; three-time Savannah Comics Choice nominee Glen Biderman-Pam; Fleur du Cap Best Actress winner and 2017 SAFTA nominee Kate Normington (Those Who Can’t); and two-time Fleur du Cap winner Guy De Lancey (The Pervert Laura). Look out for cameos from the likes of Top Billing host Lorna Maseko; Nic Smal from Derick Watts and the Sunday Blues; Nicci Saint Bruce (Push Push); members of Al Bairre; and, of course, Gina Collins (Marianne in SuzelleDIY).

 

Tali’s Wedding Diary is the debut Showmax Original, building on the success of this year’s acclaimed co-productions: iNumber Number with Mzansi Magic andWaterfront with kykNET.

 

“There’s no question that there’s a strong demand for local content and that it can be a key differentiator,” says Showmax Africa head Chris Savides. “When Julia and Ari approached us, we loved that they weren’t pitching a Hollywood show cut and paste into South Africa, but rather characters straight from Sandton and Sea Point. We plan to keep giving our customers the best international shows out there but at the same time offer something nobody else has – truly local programming like Tali’s Wedding Diary, made just for them.”

 

“Working with Showmax has been almost like a dream come true,” says Ari. “They gave us creative control, which is unheard of here. I feel like we got everything we set out to get; we didn’t have to compromise on the things we really wanted. That’s a very fortunate place to be.”

 

Tali’s Wedding Diary will be available to binge-watch on Showmax from 14 December 2017.

 

Watch and embed the trailer:

https://youtu.be/XVwMXLkFxlo

 

Watch and embed @talibabes announcement on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BbjHzXoF85d/

 

 

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See Terry Phetho and other local stars in Madiba

Posted by radio On November - 6 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Discovery is bringing you a six-part drama series Madiba with a stellar cast.

Madiba focuses on the revolution created by Nelson Mandela to fight for the freedom and equality of all South Africans, despite the efforts of those in power to maintain longstanding separation and discrimination in the country.

Watch it on Monday 6 November ay 21:00 on Discovery.

 

The series will see Laurence Fishburne as Nelson Mandela and Orlando Jones as Oliver Tambo.

– Keep checking DStv.com for an interview with Orlando Jones.

Here are some of the local cast who are also in Madiba. Look out for their interviews coming soon to DStv.com.

Terry Phetho as Winnie Mandela. We all know this amazing award-winning beauty. From the likes of Tsotsi, Bold and The Beautiful to A United Kingdom. She also won Best Actress TV/Drama 2017 for the Madiba miniseries at the International Achievement Recognition Awards (IARA AWARDS) earlier this year.

 

Hlomla Dandala plays Govan Mbeki. He’s played Oliver Tambo in Winnie, was also in Happiness Is a Four Letter Word, Contract and Land of Thirst amongst many others.

Kate Liquorish as Ruth First. She’s been on Catching Feelings, Eye in the Sky amd The Bantu Hour.

Meren Reddy as Ahmed Kathrada. You may have seen him in Mr Bones 2, Invictus, Homeland and Lullaby amongst others.

 

Lerato Mvelase as Albertina Sisulu. She’s been on Saints and Sinners S3, The Road, and currently on Isibaya (Weekdays at 20:30 on Mzansi Magic, also available on DStv Now) as Lt Samkelo Mkhize.

 

Thishiwe Ziqubu as Evelyn Mandela. You can watch Thishiwe on The Imposter Sundays at 20:00 on Mzansi Magic. Also available on DStv Now.  She’s also been on It’s Complicated, Hard To get and Tell Me Sweet Something amongst others.

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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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DISCOP announces partnership with Sky Rink Studios

Posted by radio On October - 26 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

DISCOP Johannesburg is pleased to announce a partnership with Sky Rink studios, aimed at supporting independent producers working in Johannesburg.  This year’s DISCOP Johannesburg will be hosting over 300 African producers who could benefit from the resources now available at Sky Rink.

With the massive and ever-increasing interest in African content, there are more and more independent producers looking to do co-productions in South Africa and specifically Joburg.

All of these productions will need sets, crews, production offices, fully equipped, sound proofed studios, as well as editing suits and final mix facilities.

 

SkyRink Studios offers a one-stop shop with channel hosting and live transmission capabilities, tools that are critical for the growth of content made in Africa.

 

As part of this partnership, DISCOP will promote Sky Rink facilities via tours taking place during DISCOP where producers will have the opportunity to visit the facilities and Sky Rink will also have a space at DISCOP to showcase their various platforms and services.

 

Frank Mahopi, Executive Chairman of Sky Rink explains further, “As Sky Rink Studios we see this partnership as a great opportunity to showcase our facilities to the right target audience. Our high-tech facilities create a one stop shop located three blocks away from Downtown Music Studios in the City of Joburg’s Creative Corridor. The Sky Rink Studios and Downtown Music Studios present an immediate and effective solution for Producers on the continent and abroad looking for production facilities that will meet their high tech needs.”

 

PatrickZuchowicki of DISCOP also stresses the importance of a facility such as this in regards to the growth of the African content industry, “DISCOP is committed to supporting the growth of content made in Africa. Producers however, need facilities that understand and support them. We feel that Sky Rink Studios is just that kind of facility and we are excited to partner with them and share this valuable information with the hundreds of producers from across Africa who will be attending this year’s event. This kind of partnership is exactly whereDISCOP aims to be as we continue to find ways to support the industry on the continent.

 

SkyRink Studios stand can be found in the main exhibition hall at The Sandton Convention Centre, along with dozens of other major players from the African and global film industry.

 

DISCOP Johannesburg started on Wednesday October 25th and runs daily through Friday Oct 27th.

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DISCOP Johannesburg is Africa’s largest content market with over 1,300 registered delegates from over 34 African countries as well as from across the globe. It is therefore the ideal platform for new player, Mahala.tv to launch its technology that will enable content producers to monetize and distribute their content easily, efficiently, seamlessly and borderlessly.

 

Mahala.tv is a game-changer for thousands of independent content producers, as well as the many new VOD platforms appearing on the continent. The platform is an entire eco-system designed for content producers as well as aggregators and distributers to easily distribute and monetize their existing platforms, be they websites, blogs, or even social media pages.

 

Unlike existing models such as YouTube and others, Mahala.tv enables content producers to share their content via any digital platform and to self monetize content through a variety of subscription and advertising models.

 

The fully-integrated back distribution and advertising functions are underpinned by a global, secure and ubiquitous digital exchange that enables real-time royalty payments to producers for content downloads,streams, related purchases and even micro-payments from anywhere in the world using the latest block chain technology.

 

Push-driven content partnerships in a variety of physical screen locations, as well as via mobile, will also address the fundamental challenge on the “demand” side of the digital distribution equation.

 

The platform creates opportunities for content producers and aggregators to advertise within videos,to set up subscription or pay-per-view models, and provides the most advanced and effective way to secure product placement. Viewers can instantly buy any product seen in a video with a simple process supported by the global free and secure digital exchange.

 

With all this functionality,content producers can instantly create their own Facebook shops and ad e-commerce elements to their websites. All content views and downloads, along with payments, can be tracked in real time.

 

To celebrate its beta-launch at DISCOP Johannesburg, Mahala.tv will be hosting the Pitching and Pilot Marathon within the Mahala.tv theatre.

 

Various producers whose content and pitches have been pre-selected will have various opportunities to showcase their work. A three-day Pitching Marathon will see 60 producers presenting short so-called “elevator” pitches to a panel of expert judges that includes Jacqui Setai – Siyaya TV, Head of Mojalove channel, Theresa Hill – Documentary producer at STEPS, Pat van Heerden – VIA Chanel 147 on Dstv, Head of Content, Andre Odendaal – Film Director, Jack Devnarain – Actor, Isidingo, Endemol Shine, and Uwe Beckmann, President of SASC.

 

Additionally,two hours per day have been set aside in the Theatre for the screening of pre-selected pilots from across Africa. Producers will have the opportunity to meet with buyers who will be invited to attend these viewing sessions.

 

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On Saturday, 4 November 2017, animators and storytellers across Africa will be able to hear first-hand what it takes to develop TV series for worldwide distribution.

During an Animate Africa webinar streamed on YouTube Live, Triggerfish Animation Studios will share insights from two years of developing TV series through The Story Lab, that had the support of The Walt Disney Company and the Department of Trade and Industry. The Story Lab, to date, has led to two worldwide distribution deals for series set and made in Africa.

 

​In 2015, Triggerfish ran a search for animation writers throughout the African continent.  The Triggerfish Story Lab attracted 1 378 projects from 30 countries across Africa, with eight chosen to be taken into full development.

 

At the webinar, Triggerfish will discuss what made those eight projects stand out and also share some of the feedback they’ve received from international distributors.

Last month, Triggerfish announced its partnership with leading kids’ entertainment specialist CAKE to co-produce one of these, the comedy action series,Mama K’s Super 4.

 

Aimed at 6-11 year olds, Mama K’s Super 4 is set in Lusaka, where four teenage girls are recruited by former secret agent Mama K to help her save the world. Fighting rich and powerful opponents with limited resources means the girls will have to be smart and resourceful in a show in which taking down the bad guys and turning in your homework is all in a day’s work!

 

At the webinar, Zambian creator Malenga Mulendema and her Cameroon-born character designer, Malcolm Wope, will discussMama K’s Super 4 as one of four case studies of projects generating international interest from Africa.

 

Vanessa Sinden, who produced the Story Lab, will also give some highly practical tips on how to get your concept into a pitch document that can be shown to distributors.

 

Other confirmed speakers include award-winning Kenyan filmmaker (and Story Lab alumni) Wanuri Kahiu; Raffaella Delle Donne, co-writer of two of South Africa’s five highest-grossing films of all-time,Adventures in Zambezia and Khumba; Triggerfish CEO Stuart Forrest; and the founders of two other South African animation companies: Bugbox and Sanusi Chronicles.

 

Delegates will be able to ask questions via Facebook and Twitter.

 

“If you have ever thought about bringing your own characters to life as an animated TV series, this webinar is for you,” says Triggerfish CEO Stuart Forrest. “The Triggerfish Story Lab proved again that Africa is full of amazing stories, at a time when there’s a global demand for more diverse content, so it feels like African animation is at a tipping point.”

 

The webinar is organized by Animate Africa, with the support of M-Net 101, Toon Boom Animation, Triggerfish Animation Studios and the Walt Disney Company Africa, in partnership with African Digital Art, AnimationSA, Animation West Africa, Animation Xchange,  Arterial Network, Association of Animation Artists, Cape Town International Animation Festival, Cape Town International Film Market and Festival,  CGAfrica, Comexposed, Design Indaba, Digital Lab Africa, Fan Con, Kawkab El Rasameen (Painter’s Planet), Kwazulu-Natal Film Commission, Lagos Comic Con, Lusaka Comic Con, Naiccon, Tanzania CGI Artists, The Animation Club Africa, The National Film and Video Foundation of South Africa, Wesgro, and Writers Guild of South Africa.

 

Register for the free webinar at https://www.animateafrica.org/.

​PROGRAM

​Saturday 4 November

13h00 SAST: Creating an animated TV series

Session 1:   The global stage and where Africa fits in (Stuart Forrest, CEO Triggerfish)

Session 2:   Content that is local but global (Anthony Silverston, Head of Development, Triggerfish)

Session 3:    Putting together a TV pitch package on a budget (Vanessa Sinden, Story Lab Producer)

Session 4:    Writing for children (Raffaella Delle Donne, Head of Story Lab TV series)

Session 5:    From Africa to the world: challenges and opportunities (Babalwa Baartman & Thulani Simantov, Sanusi Chronicles)

Session 6:    Art without agenda: why frivolity and fun are important (Wanuri Kahiu, award-winning Story Lab alumni)

Session 7:    Q&A

20 minute break.

 

15h00 SAST: Case Studies

Session 1:   Ninja Princess (Kelly Dillon & Marc Dey)

Session 2:   Mama K’s Super 4 (Malenga Mulendema)

Session 3:   Designing Mama K’s Super 4 (Malcolm Wope)

Session 4:   Musi and Cuckoo (Tim Argall & Candice Argall)

Session 5:    Cloud Life (Andrew Phillips)

Session 6:   Q&A

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South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) joins South Africans and the world in the unveiling of the life-size statue of Oliver Reginald Tambo at OR Tambo International Airport on Thursday 19 October 2017. The event is part of the build-up to the centenary celebration that will take place on 27 October 2017 under the theme:   Life and Legacy of OR Tambo and is expected to run until December 2017.

Nine SABC Radio Stations, News and Current Affairs will be broadcasting from OR Tambo International Airport between 6h00 and 13h00 including live interviews on Morning Live and morning drive time radio shows.  Other platforms and programmes will be crossing to the event at different intervals.

 

“As part of the SABC’s mandate to inform, educate and entertain, the nine Radio stations that will broadcast the event include 5FM, SAFM, Radio 2000, Ukhozi FM, Umhlobo Wenene FM, Lesedi FM, Ikwekwezi FM, Channel Africa, and METRO FM.  Other SABC Radio stations will be supporting the event on air using the #ORTambo100 with the support of the SABC digital news. SABC News and current affairs programmes will also cover the event”, said Mr Kaizer Kganyago, the Spokesperson for the SABC.

 

Content on OR Tambo has been a permanent feature on SABC platforms since 100 and 50 day countdown to his birthday on 27 October 2017.  Storyline integration into soapies, broadcast of documentaries are some of the activities that the SABC is doing to celebrate this giant.

The official hashtag for the campaign is: #ORTambo100

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Winners of The BET Hip Hop Awards 2017

Posted by radio On October - 14 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

The BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” 2017 brought the heat to Miami, Florida on Friday, October 6, 2017 for the annual taping of the most prominent hip hop showcase on television. Multi-platinum artist, mega-producer and holder of ‘the keys to success’ DJ Khaled hosted hip-hop’s biggest night of the year at The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater. The BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” 2017 will premiere on BET Africa (DStv channel 129) on Friday, 13 October at 21:00 CAT.

ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 17: DJ Khaled performs onstage during the 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center on September 17, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Marcus Ingram/BET/Getty Images for BET)

 

 

Cardi B stole the show with 5 wins for ‘Single of the Year’ for her Number #1 Billboard hit, ‘Bodak Yellow’; ‘Best New Hip Hop Artist’, ‘Best Mixtape’, ‘Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style)’, and ‘Hustler of the Year’. Kendrick Lamar followed closely picking up 4 awards for ‘Best Hip Hop Video’, ‘Album of the Year’, ‘Hot Ticket Performer’ and ‘Lyricist of the Year’. Host DJ Khaled snagged 3 honors for ‘DJ of the Year’, ‘Best Collab, Duo or Group’ and ‘MVP of the Year’, dedicating the accolades to his son, Asahd Khaled. Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell received the night’s biggest honor, the ‘I Am Hip Hop Award’ for his unmatched achievements and contributions to hip hop culture.

 

Viewers should tune into the hottest performances by DJ Khaled featuring Trick Daddy, T-Pain, Plies and Rick Ross with their 2007 anthem “I’m so Hood”. Migos kept the energy going with a performance of their latest single “Too Hotty”; Playboi Carti had the house rocking with hits “Woke Up Like This” and “Magnolia (Milly Rock)”. Over at Club Liv, Gucci Mane performed a medley of club bangers including “Tone It Down”, “I Get the Bag”, “Curve” and “Make Love First”; Yo Gotti performed new single “Juice” and chart-topping hit “Rake it Up”. Cardi B hit the stage with a much anticipated performance of her Billboard Chart-topping hit, “Bodak Yellow” and Rick Ross, Trina, Trick Daddy and Flo Rida all hit the stage in a nostalgic tribute to hip hop pioneer Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell, during which “Uncle Luke” performed some of his classic hip hop hits “Scarred”, “It’s Your Birthday”, “Me So Horny”,  “Pop That” and “I Wanna Rock (Doo Doo Brown)”.

 

The complete list of 2017 BET “Hip Hop Awards” winners are:

 

Best Hip-Hop Video

Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”

 

Best Collabo, Duo or Group

DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”

 

Hot Ticket Performer

Kendrick Lamar

 

Lyricist of the Year

Kendrick Lamar

 

Video Director of the Year

Benny Boom

 

DJ of the Year

DJ Khaled

 

Producer of the Year

Metro Boomin

 

MVP of the Year

DJ Khaled

 

Single of the Year

“Bodak Yellow” – Produced By J. White Did It (Cardi B)

 

Album of the Year

Kendrick Lamar – “DAMN.”

 

Best New Hip-Hop Artist

Cardi B

 

Hustler of the Year

Cardi B

 

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)

Cardi B

 

Best Hip-Hop Online Site/ App

TheShadeRoom.com

 

Best Mixtape

Cardi B – “Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 2”

 

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse

Nicki Minaj – “Rake It Up” (Yo Gotti ft. Nicki Minaj)

 

Impact Track

Jay Z – “The Story of O.J.”

 

Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment, served as Executive Producer of the BET Hip Hop Awards along with Connie Orlando, BET Head of Programming and Jeannae Rouzan–Clay, Vice President of Specials, Jesse Collins Entertainment.

 

BET.com/HipHopAwards is the official site for the BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” 2017 where fans can visit to get up-to-date info on this year’s show and take a look back on past BET Hip Hop Awards.  The BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” 2017 will premiere on BET Africa (DStv channel 129) on Friday, 13 October at 21:00 CAT.

 

BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” is fresh, legendary and, as always, a memorable night that you don’t want to miss!

 

For more information on the BET Hip Hop Awards, visit www.betafrica.tv, like and chat to us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BETinAfrica or join the conversation about the channel on Twitter and Instagram @BET_Africa using the hashtag #BETHipHopAwards17.

 

 

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2017 will see Johannesburg host the world’s largest and most important African entertainment content market. As African produced content continues to draw the attention of distributors and content aggregators from Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as from around the world, DISCOP Johannesburg 2017 has seen a significant rise in the number of registered African content producers, as well as of interested buyers.

With revenue from Africa’s pay TV sitting at$4.4 billion and expected to exceed $6 billion by 2021, the time is now to continue the momentum of content production as a significant economic booster for African economies.

 

African produced content rightfully took its place centre stage last year at DISCOP Johannesburg with 267 of the 347production houses in attendance hailing from Africa, an increase from 193 in2015.

 

With a total over 10,000 hours of original programming presented by 300+ global, regional and local content distributors and producers, from 60 countries, delegates at this year’s event will notice the abundance of content produced in Africa on offer.

 

This year, of the nearly 1,000 registered delegates there are representatives from 32 sub-Saharan African countriues:

 

  • # of Independent Producers from Sub-Saharan Africa | 212
  • # of content acquisitions executives from Sub-Saharan Africa | 225
  • # of content distributors from Sub-Saharan Africa | 128
  • # of companies selling content “Made in Africa” (sofar) | 287

 

 

Major players such as XXX as well as dozens of independent producers will be in attendance.

 

These producers and distributers  will be presenting their content to international buyers from across the globe including, Fox, NBC Universal,Viacom, Disney, Canal +, CBS, Lions Gate, DreamWorks and Cote Ouest amongs tothers.

 

African broadcasters are also more than ever looking for African content, and a host of top African broadcasters, streaming networks and content aggregators are registered to attend, including Africa TV Kinshasha, Kana TV Ethiopia, Ghone Television Ghana, Radio Television Burkina Faso, Botswana Television, Mnet Africa Magic Nigeria, Kwese TV, Showmax, Mnet,SABC South Africa, etv South Africa, Showmax, and RTI Cote d’Ivoire amongstothers.

 

Close to 250+ international, regional and local suppliers and producers of film, television and digital content, adaptation rights and packaged TV channels will be attending DISCOP Johannesburg with more than 10,000+ movies, limited and episodic TV series, dramas, animated and educational content, formats, documentaries, and much more. They will exhibit across a 5,000 SQ.meter market floor at the Sandton Convention Centre.

 

Running parallel to the market and open to all registered delegates, The Next Gen Program will feature speakers and experts from major corporations, smaller companies and select start-ups, both onstage and in carefully constructed discussions and workshops.

 

The Next Gen Program will specifically target film, television and digital content producers and help improve pitching, networking and business skills. It will guarantee access to indispensable information onalternative distribution and funding opportunities; on virtual reality content production, funding and distribution; on expanding relations between Francophone and Anglophone Africa.

 

The program will also put under the spotlight, Ethiopia, a country with a population in the upwards of 100+ million; animation, Africa’s fastest-growing and most creative content production and distribution segment,and the new global streaming services and their impact on homegrown original content production.

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M-Net creates a movie experience of a lifetime

Posted by radio On October - 12 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Count down 100 movies to see before you die with the M-Net Movies Bucket List pop-up channel.

What is your absolute favourite film of all time? The one that opened your eyes, tugged at your heartstrings and made your soul leap with joy? Were you born in the golden age of cinema? Is there a stack of fantastic features your like-minded friends and family have been raving about, which you’re sad to admit you haven’t seen YET?  You now have the opportunity to tick off all the films you still need to watch – or enjoy again – before it’s time to kick the bucket!

 

M-Net and MultiChoice have created yet another exciting movies pop-up channel as a special treat to DStv Premium customers. Between Monday 30 October until Saturday 2 December the M-Net Movies Bucket List pop-up channel will count down 100 popular and iconic Hollywood movies to see before you die.

 

This selection of fine films and all-time favourites will be showcased on DStv’s channel 109 with the first of the 100 movies scheduled for just after 18:00 on Thursday, 3 October. Thereafter, the countdown will continue all the way to the number one main attraction on Saturday, 2 December at 20:30. Depending on the duration and age-restrictions of these films, the daily countdown will kick off on weekdays at approximately 18:00 and on weekends just before or after 16:00.

 

To receive the nod for the coveted M-Net Movies Bucket List, compiled by an expert team of film fanatics, a movie had to be entrenched in popular culture, define an era, shift mediums, uproot the status quo, delight a variety of audiences, impress critics worldwide and be able to reignite your love for movies.

 

 

“Our themed pop-up channels such as the Star Wars, Harry Potter, BlackOut, Fast and Furious and James Bond channels have been huge hits and we promised to continue curating unique experiences for our M-Net Movies audiences,” says Jan du Plessis, Director: M-Net Channels. “With the M-Net Movie Bucket List we’re taking the pop-up concept to the next level. Never before have viewers been able to see so many magnificent game-changing movies in one place over such a short time.”

 

While M-Net Movies will share the titles from #100 to #11 on its programming schedules, the Top 10 films on the list will remain top secret. This means that the final films on the M-Net Movies Bucket List will only be revealed to DStv customers on the day of the screening, so you will have to be sure to tune in to channel 109 on the day that they air.

 

“Keeping hush about these titles just adds to the excitement of this once-in-a-lifetime movie compilation,” Du Plessis says. “We all have our own bucket lists based on our own taste and we believe it will be great fun for movie fans to compare notes and see whether their favourites have made it onto the pop-up channel.”

 

On top of the 100 must-see-movies-before-you-die-modern-day motion pictures, M-Net Movies will also fuel film fandom with the M-Net Movies Bucket List Bonus Features, as well as a fabulous viewers competition. To win big in the M-Net Bucket List viewer’s competition you have to curate your own the Top 10 movie list at mnet.tv/bucketlist. The competition closes on 30 November before the Top 10 hits your screens.

 

The M-Net Movies Bucket List Bonus Features will comprise additional classics which can’t be ignored but which will appeal to niche audiences. Among these titles are vintage silver screen darlings that were ground-breaking at their time, like Mary Poppins, Casablanca and Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

 

The M-Net Movies Bucket List schedule (prior to the Top 10) will be published at www.mnet.tv you can also consult the TV Guide or catch up on the films you’ve missed on DStv Catch Up Plus.

 

If the day’s countdown doesn’t start at exactly 18:00 or 16:00, M-Net will communicate start times on social media.

 

 

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