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The MTV Shuga: Down South world premiere hit Jozi in a BIG way, with the new season coming to your screens on the 8th March…

The fifth series of MTV Shuga is ready to take the world by storm. We have a host of new faces joining us in Mzansi to bring you our biggest season yet. Love, sex and relationships are all on the menu for the coming series, as well as MUCH MUCH MORE. We are bringing you 12 episodes filled with drama, action and lust. Don’t say we didn’t warn you fam.

 

MTV Shuga: Down South premieres on Wednesday 8th March on MTV Base (SA) at 21:30 CAT and on MTV Base (ROA) at 22:05 WAT.

 

The new season will be set in our characters’ homes, the local parks, cafes and hangouts of the made-up township of ‘Zenzele’, as well as real-life Braamfontein. Keeping true to the previous instalments of MTV Shuga, we are bringing you powerful, modern and REAL story lines, as well as the hottest actors and musicians Africa has to offer.

MTV Shuga: Down South, directed by Mmabatho Montsho, Thabang Moleya and Rea Rangaka, focuses on the issues faced by young South Africans, with young girls and women in particular occupying our focus, due to their vulnerability to pregnancy and HIV infection. The stories don’t stop there though, and series five is filled to the brim with interweaving stories of heartbreak, love, betrayal and difficult decisions affecting South Africa’s youth. Wait fam, there’s more. We’ll be tackling the issue of ‘blessers’, living with HIV and topics concerning young members of the LGBT community.

 

You already know that the Shugafam roll deep, but here’s a little reminder in case you forgot…

 

MTV Shuga: Down South will be bringing in musical forces, Seyi Shay, Fifi Cooper and Kwesta for cameo appearances on the new show. Some old faces will be hitting us up too, with Mohau Cele returning as dissatisfied school girl ‘Bongi’. Emmanuel Ikubese is back as the one and only ‘Femi’, who is chasing his dreams of being the best music promoter in town whilst living with HIV. Our boy since day dot, Nick Mutuma, is back too as good kid gone bad, ‘Leo’. Vanessa Mdee plays “Storm”, wife to Clint Brink’s ‘Rakeem‘.

 

Other key roles are played by Adesua Etomi, Thuso Mbedu, Jezriel Skei, Lerato Walaza, Given Stuurman, Samkelisiwe Makhoba, Stephanie Sandows, S’thandiwe Kgoroge, Phila Mazibuko, Ayanda Makayi, Graeme Kriega, Lehlohonolo Makoko, Nqobile Sipamla, Thembsie Matu and Winnie Ntshaba.

 

Not only will the stunning visuals, dope music, and powerful storylines have you hooked, but by putting a spotlight on real issues that affect real people, MTV Shuga: Down South is looking to give us all an insight into the challenges people face.

 

You can catch the new series every week on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322). The series will subsequently air on BET (DStv channel 129), other networks including BET International (UK/France), and third party broadcasters including SABC (South Africa), NTA (Nigeria), Citizen TV (Kenya), KBC (Kenya), GHONE (Ghana), RTNC (DRC), Tanzanian Broadcasting Corporation (Tanzania), NBS TV (Uganda), African Movie Channel US (USA), and TV Brasil (Brazil).

 

We’re also coming at you with a 15-part radio series, which will run alongside our TV series, peer educator programme, comic book, audience polling, consumer helplines, mobile information service, social media and other digital platforms. We are going IN!

 

Fam, we’re not done yet.

 

We have teamed up with MTV Base once again to produce a special, one-off episode of ‘16 and Pregnant’. Running alongside the new drama series, ‘MTV Shuga Presents 16 and Pregnant’ will follow the stories of three pregnant South African teens in an hour-long documentary, as they deal with the everyday challenges facing young people, whilst also having a baby on the way. The show will go out on MTV Base (SA) on Wednesday 15th June 2017 at 21:30 CAT and MTV (SA) on Wednesday 12th July at 21:15 CAT.

 

If you want to keep up-to-date with all things MTV Shuga then check out our website, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, using the hashtag #MTVShugaDS.

 

Not long now Shugafam…

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M-Net channels get a refresh

Posted by radio On March - 1 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

DStv customers have spoken… and MultiChoice and M-Net took note. DStv Premium customers can soon look forward to more fresh series with fewer movies and series repeats from M-Net.

MultiChoice and M-Net will be making key changes to some of the M-Net channels to improve DStv customers’ viewing experience.

 

Supersized M-Net 101

 

The ever-popular M-Net Edge (102) will be integrated into M-Net 101 from Saturday 1 April 2017. This will give customers a supersized channel with bumper-to-bumper entertainment ranging from the latest shows from M-Net 101 to the edgier entertainment previously on M-Net Edge.

 

Customers can look forward to an extended prime time on M-Net 101 from 18:00 to midnight every day. This means fewer repeats on M-Net, which will now be the one destination for the best and newest shows from the US, alongside some great local shows.

 

Customers can tune in to sitcom fun at 18:00, followed by the latest blockbuster international reality shows at 18:30 and top-notch drama, crime, comedy or action series from 19:30 onwards. Once the kids are safely in bed – between 21:30 and midnight – customers can enjoy critically acclaimed edgier entertainment like Billions Season 2, Magicians Season 2, The Leftovers Season 3, Bates Motel Season 5, Broadchurch Season 3, Mad Dogs Season 1, Detour Season 2 and more.

 

To top it off, M-Net will pull out all the stops to give our customers great entertainment on Saturdays. The reality show repeats will be dropped on Saturdays and Sundays, in favour of fresh sitcoms and dramas, which will air on Saturdays from 18:00. Brand new series like cutting-edge medical drama Pure Genius (Augustus Prew, Dermot Mulroney, and Odette Annable), dark comedy Imposters (Inbar Lavi, Parker Young and Stephen Bishop) and the epic event limited series When We Rise (Guy Pearce, Mary-Louise Parker and Rachel Griffiths) can be seen during prime time on Saturdays.

 

“The entertainment landscape is changing faster than ever – we’ve made these changes based on what our customers have told us. We know they want to see the best new and returning series, and that is exactly what they will get,” says Group General Manager for M-Net SA, Nkateko Mabaso.

 

More fresh movies more often

 

M-Net want to show fewer older movies and repeats so DStv customers can enjoy more fresh and newer movies more often. This is why M-Net Movies Showcase (107) will be dropped in favour of more themed movie pop-up channels and movie festivals on existing M-Net movie channels.

 

“Our pop-up channels are extremely popular,” says Mabaso. “Viewers love the fact that they can easily find a collection of their favourite movies packaged under a specific theme on one channel. They enjoyed the Star Wars and Harry Potter pop-up channels – and we’re planning several more throughout the year.”

 

The recently launched M-Net Movies Collection also adds to the breadth of M-Net’s movie offering. The M-Net Movies Collection comprise more than 1000 movies and is available on DStv Catch Up Plus, accessible to customers when they connect their DStv Exploras to the internet. The collection is also accessible on the DStv Catch Up section on DStv Now online and on the app. DStv Premium customers can choose what movie they would like to watch, when it suits them best.

 

DStv Family customers gets VUZU

 

There is also good news about fewer repeats for DStv Family customers. From April, VUZU (116) will move into their family of channels. VUZU will replace M-Net Family (162) which has not performed as well as expected. VUZU carries many of the popular family and celebrity reality shows that our DStv Family customers enjoy.

 

Reset your recordings

 

Leading up to the integration of M-Net Edge and M-Net 101, DStv Premium customers can enjoy two, three or four back-to-back episodes of their favourite shows in the next couple of weeks.

 

Customers with DStv Exploras and PVRs are reminded to reset their recordings as their favourite shows find their new home on M-Net 101. These shows include Elementary, Major Crimes and Grimm, as well as Express from the US shows Crashing, Girls, Homeland, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and Lucifer. Remember to also keep an eye on the DStv Catch Up calendar available on DStv.com.

 

For the latest information regarding these changes please consult your on-screen TV guide, find the online schedules at MNet.tv or DStv.com, or the TV Guide on the DStv Now app.

 

The following shows will be affected:

M-Net 101:

 

 

The Saturday and Sunday omnibus slots have been removed from the schedule.

 

Speechless Season 1 will premiere on Friday 3 March 2017 18:00

 

Pure Genius Season 1 will premiere on Saturday 4 March 2017 at 19:30

 

When We Rise Season 1 will start on Saturday 4 March as two back-to-back episodes from 21:30. Season 1 will end on Saturday 25 March at 21:30

 

Imposters Season 1 will start on Saturday 4 March at 20:30

 

The 101 Season 1 will start on Sunday 5 March 2017 at 15:30

 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Season 14 will go on a production break on Tuesday 7 March at 17:00. New episodes will resume on Tuesday 14 March at 17:00

 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Season 14 will also go on a production break from Tuesday 28 March at 17:00. New episodes will resume on Tuesday 4 April at 17:00

 

The Catch Season 2 will premiere on Monday 13 March  at 20:30. Bull Season 1 will take an extended production break from Monday 27 February until end of May. During the production break, M-Net will air The Catch Season 2

 

Chicago Fire Season 5 will go on a one-week production break on Tuesday 14 March at 19:30. New episodes will resume on Tuesday 21 March at 19:30

 

Chicago Med will go on a production break on Tuesday 28 February at 21:30. New episodes will resume on Tuesday 7 March at 21:30.

 

Taken Season 1 starts on Thursday 9 March at 20:30

 

Lethal Weapon will go on a one-week production break on Thursday 2 March at 19:30. Season 1 will now end on Thursday 16 March.

 

NCIS Los Angeles Season 8 will now start on Thursday 23 March at 19:30

 

Blindspot Season 2 will go on a production break from Thursday 9 March at 21:30. New episodes will resume on Thursday 30 March 2017 at 21:30

 

Miss SA will air on Sunday 26 March at 17:00. The Voice SA season will be pre-empted that week.

 

 

M-Net Edge:

 

The Last Ship

 

The Last Ship Season 3 will end on Saturday 11 March at 18:00 as four back-to-back episodes

 

Midnight Sun

 

Midnight Sun Season 1 will come your way as two back-to-back episodes on Saturday 25 March at 21:00 and 22:00

Midnight Sun Season 1 will end on Saturday 25 March at 21:00

 

The Magicians

 

Season 1 will air as two back-to-back episodes at 20:00 and 21:00 until Monday 27 March.

The Magicians Season 1 will end on Monday 27 March at 21:00

 

Quarry

 

Season 1 will end on at Tuesday 28 March as two back-to-back episodes at 21:00

 

Aftermath

 

Season 1 will be coming your way as two back-to-back episodes starting February 22 on Wednesday at 21:00 and 22:00 until Wednesday 22 March.

On Wednesday 29 March, Aftermath will air as three back-to-back episodes on from 21:00 to 23:00

Aftermath Season 1 will end on Wednesday 29 March at 21:00

 

The Borgias

 

Season 2 and 3 will be coming your way as four back-to-back episodes every Thursday until Thursday 23 March from 22:00 to 01:00

On Thursday 30 March, The Borgias will air as three back-to-back episodes on from 22:00 to 00:00

The Borgias Season 3 will end on Thursday 30 March at 22:00

 

Hyde & Seek

 

Season 1 ends on Thursday 30 March as two back-to-back episodes at 18:00

 

The Art of More

 

Season 2 will end on Thursday 30 March as two back-to-back episodes at 20:00

 

OZ

 

Oz Season 3 and 4 will be coming your way as three back-to-back episodes every Friday at 22:15, 23:25 and 00:45 until Friday 31 March

OZ ends on Friday 31 March at 22:15

 

Wrecked

 

Wrecked Season 1 will start on Friday 17 March at 18:50

Season 1 will be coming your way as three back-to-back episodes on Friday 17 March and 24 March between 18:50 to 20:00.

On Friday 31 March, Wrecked Season 1 will air as four back-to-back episodes from 18:00 to 19:30

Wrecked Season 1 will end on Friday 31 March at 18:00

 

The Detour

 

Season 1 will premiere on Friday 10 March at 20:00

The Detour Season 1 will air as two back-to-back episode on Fridays at 20:00 and 21:00 until 17 March.

On Friday 24 March and 31 March, The Detour will come your way as three back-to-back episodes at 20:00 to 20:40

The Detour will end on Friday 31 March

 

Mad Dogs

 

Season 1 has been rescheduled. The new start date will be announced at a later date.

 

M-Net Edge Express From The US:

 

Crashing

 

Episode 6 will be the last episode to air on M-Net Edge on Friday 31 March at  21:40

Crashing Season 1 will continue from episode 7 in its new home and time slot on Friday 7 April at 23:00 on M-Net 101

 

Girls

 

Episode 7 will be the last episode to air on M-Net Edge on Friday 31 March at 21:00

Girls Season 6 will continue from episode 8 in its new home and time slot on Friday 7 April at 22:30 on M-Net 101

 

Homeland

 

Episode 10 will be the last episode to air on M-Net Edge on Tuesday 28 March at 20:00

Homeland Season 6 will continue from episode 11 in its new home and time slot on Tuesday 4 April at 22:30 on M-Net 101

 

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

 

Episode 6 will be the last episode to air on M-Net Edge on Saturday 25 March at 23:00

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Season 4 will continue from episode 7 in its new home and time slot on Sunday 9 April on M-Net 101 after the Sunday Movie

 

 

Lucifer

 

Season 2 is currently on a production break

Lucifer Season 2 will return from production break with episode xx on M-Net 101. The return date will be confirmed at a later date

 

 

M-Net Edge series moving to M-Net 101:

 

Elementary

 

Episode 9 will be the last episode to air on M-Net Edge on Wednesday 29 March at 19:00

Elementary Season 5 will continue from episode 10 in its new home and time slot on Saturday 27 May at 18:30 on M-Net 101

 

 

Major Crimes

 

Season 5 is currently on a production break.

Major Crimes Season 5 will return with episode 14 on M-Net 101 on Saturday 1 April at 18:30

 

 

Grimm

 

Episode 12 will be the last episode to air on M-Net Edge on Monday 27 March at 19:00

Grimm Season 6 will continue from episode 13 in its new home and time slot on Monday 3 April at 22:30 on M-Net 101

 

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DStv Premium subscribers to enjoy DStv Now

Posted by radio On February - 24 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

All DStv Premium customers will now be able to enjoy more than 60 live DStv channels and access to world-class TV shows and movies on-the-go on Catch Up.

 

MultiChoice has extended access to the full DStv Now service to all DStv Premium customers. Previously, this service was only available to DStv Premium customers with active PVRs.

 

The Catch Up library on the DStv Now app turns your smartphone or tablet into a decoder in your pocket. You can watch live TV or stream or download series and movies from DStv Catch Up. Now it’s easy to enjoy DStv originals like The Voice SA and Ons Sprokiesbruilhof.

 

This library also includes the M-Net Movies Collection which offers 1000 movies that are updated weekly. There’s also a DStv Kids section on the app, specifically designed to keep the little ones entertained when you’re away from home, with a handy parental control feature to ensure the kids watch what’s right for them.

 

Premium customers can now stream live sport from the SuperSport channels; perfect for keeping up with live action like Vodacom Super Rugby and the Proteas versus New Zealand.  DStv Now can also be used to access Express from the US shows on M-Net, M-Net Edge and Vuzu AMP including Suits, Quantico, Homeland, Madam Secretary and Vikings which are available within hours of their US broadcast.

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They are young, black and proud – and they are here to make their presence felt. Say hello to Mzansi’s youth, better known as millennials and Generation Y.

 

This coming April, Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) will unveil South Africa’s newest daily series when they introduce viewers to Isithembiso, a youth telenovela that peels off the facade  of innocence to delve into what it means to be young in an era of instant gratification, social media, peer pressure and promises that shape the future of the young.

 

As today’s youth faces more choices and struggles than ever before, Isithembiso explores the theme of “promise”, a word that perfectly encapsulate the hope that comes with being young. There are promises made and broken – promises of a better life, a brighter future, greater life choices… Ultimately, the idealistic filter through which the young look at life is ripped off to reveal that “all that glitters is not always gold”.

 

Brought to you by Bomb Productions, who have been serving Mzansi the nail-biting award-winning soapie Isibaya since 2013, Isithembiso explores themes of Innocence, Seduction, Corruption and Redemption.  It will inform and educate the youth on life choices and the responsibility that comes with freedom.

 

As Born-Frees are rapidly discovering, freedom is not free, and no one is promised a tomorrow.

 

Don’t miss Isithembiso when it premieres on Mzansi Magic, DStv channel 161, in April 2017.

 

 

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The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has announced that it will no longer continue with the production of SABC 3 programme ‘Come Dine With Me South Africa’.

 

The SABC has been in negotiations with the rights holder, production house Rapid Blue, to showcase ‘Come Dine With Me South Africa’. However the Corporation was informed by the production company that they have subsequently withdrawn their offer for it to produce the show.

 

The SABC would like to apologise to all South Africans who adhered to the call to action in anticipation that we would be producing the show.

 

The SABC strives to have the best local television formats and will continue to pursue bringing you the best of local premium content. Further announcements of the show’s replacement will follow.

 

 

[Issued by: SABC]

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Metro FM activates MMA16 in style

Posted by radio On February - 22 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

METRO FM BUILDS UP TO THE BIGGEST AWARDS SHOW OF THE YEAR WITH EXCITING ACTIVATIONS!

 

METRO FM, the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s biggest commercial radio station, is gearing up for the most anticipated awards show of the year.

The 16th METRO FM Music Awards, in partnership with the City of Durban (EThekwini Municipality) and the Kwa-Zulu Natal provincial government, will once again take place at the ICC in Durban on Saturday, 25 February 2017. Ticket sales are fast selling out with general tickets going for R750 and Golden Circle selling at R850.

METRO FM in the lead-up to the award will be holding exciting activations to create hype and excitement. These are the following events:

Wednesday 22 February 2017 – METRO FM Music Workshop – Tate’s Kasi Grill

 

The MMA Music Workshop which is free and open to the public, will be taking place at Tate’s Kasi Grill in Clermont, is about awarding music excellence according to the voting public of South Africa, and to empower the next generation of musicians in South Africa, the music workshop seeks to educate up and coming musicians amongst other things about:

  • The business of music
  • Different music organisations (SAMRO, RISA etc.) and how they can benefit them
  • Submissions of music to radio stations & record labels
  • Packaging of music
  • Technicalities of music i.e. sampling
  • Contracts and how they work
  • Longevity in the music industry
  • Taking ones art seriously

 

Last year saw the success of Yung Royalz who were selected as one of the groups that showed potential during the METRO FM Awards workshop with KZN upcoming artists. The group has since been play-listed on stations such as METRO FM, Ukhozi FM and Umhlobo Wenene amongst others. They have released a music video that is on high rotation with MTV Base. They are also on the Top 40/30 on various radio stations including YFM.

 

Friday 24 February 2017 – Pre-Parties 

 

  • 47th Avenue

Strictly by invite, this event will target those who love fashion and the finer things in life.

 

  • Eyadini Experience

 

This activation will target the Kwaito and house music lovers. It will profile Eyadini and Umlazi on radio through promos promoting the event, interviews on the day and television broadcast. Live SABC 1 music programme LIVEAMP, will broadcast live from the venue.

The line-up at Eyadini is as follows:

  1. MoFlava,
  2. Lerato Kganyago
  3. Sphe
  4. Naves
  5. DJ Jawz
  6. DJ Malwela
  7. Lulo Café
  8. Nasty C (Not confirmed)
  9. Naked DJ
  10. Nasty C
  11. Dr Malinga
  12. Professor
  13. Dj Feel
  14. Dj Merlon

 

Doors Open @ 12:00 Until late.

Tickets are @ COMPUTICKET for the public at R100 General Access & R200 VIP.

 

Sunday 26 February 2017

 

MMA16 WRAP UP PARTY

To close off the 16th Metro FM Music Awards weekend soulfully, a wrap-up party will be held at Maxi’s lifestyle in Umlazi. Guests can enjoy the township lifestyle while listening to their favourite tunes with, some of METRO FM DJ’s such as Amon Mokoena, Sentle, Wilson B Nkosi and Nothemba Madumo.

 

Tickets will be sold at the gate and prices are as follows:

 

VVIP          R950.00

VIP            starts from R350.00

General      starts from R150.00

 

LINE –UP: 

Mc’s

Somizi

Oros

Slot

 

Metro FM Dj’s

Glen Lewis

SPHEctacula & DJ Naves

Christos

Shimza

 

Artists                                                               Residents

Durban’s Finest                                                 Mngadi

Babes Wodumo                                                 Twitty

Professor                                                           Dnzwiri

Dr Malinga                                                         Vuuh

Nasty C                                                              Rocksilver

Amanda Black                                                    Lee

Jezel Brothers                                                    Mfistoz

Big Nuz                                                              stera

Kwesta                                                               Nash Mann

Bongs                                                           Smokie & Luso

Cndo

Lvovo

Zakwe

King Sfiso

Junior B

Junior De Rocka

Joocy

Fisherman

 

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Here are your monthly DStv prices, starting from 1 April 2017:

Package Current price Price from 1 April 2017
DStv Premium 759 789
DStv Extra 459 489
DStv Compact 345 365
DStv Family 219 235
DStv Access 99 99
DStv EasyView 29 29

DStv add ons

Service Current price Price from 1 April 2017
Access Fee 85 85
BoxOffice PVR rentals 35 35
DStv Indian 345 360
DStv indian add-on 220 229
DStv Portuguesa 445 465
DStv Portuguesa add-on 220 229

 

Please note the following prices will NOT increase on 1 April 2017:

  • DStv EasyView
  • DStv Access
  • Access Fee
  • BoxOffice rentals
  • Decoder insurance

 

Manage your DStv costs

  1. Make one annual payment and get a month’s free DStv

Pay your full year’s subscription in one payment and get your 12th month absolutely free! Just contact  Call Centre and switch to the annual payment option before 31 March 2017 to take advantage of your current price.

  1. Lock in your price for two years

Sign up for  Price Lock offers and pay fixed fees for the next 24 months. Go to dstv.com/pricelock or SMS “Price Lock” to 35129 .

 

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The NEW EDITION STORY premieres on BET

Posted by radio On February - 16 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Urban soul legends New Edition laid the foundation for how modern-day boy bands look, feel, and sound. Boyz II Men…N’SYNC…The Backstreet Boys… New Kids On The Block…all took their cues from Ronnie DeVoe, Ralph Tresvant, Michael Bivins, Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell & Johnny Gill.

 

After 30 years of breaking hearts on the record and from the stage, New Edition finally gets the biopic that their stellar tenure in entertainment so richly deserves. This epic three-part miniseries follows the group from their humble beginnings as kids in Boston to global mega-stardom – weathering the highs and lows of controversy, personnel changes, and the ultimate cost of fame.

 

The star-filled The New Edition Story cast includes: Bryshere Y. Gray, Elijah Kelley, Luke JamesKeith PowersAlgee SmithWoody McClain, Dante HoaglandCaleb McLaughlin, Jahi Winston, Myles Truitt and Tyler Williams as New Edition, alongside La La Anthony, Yvette Nicole Brown, Monica Calhoun, Lisa Nicole Carson, Sandi McCree Wood HarrisMichael RapaportFaizon LoveDuane Martin Tank and Bre-Z.

The New Edition Story will air as an exclusive six hour, three night event on 23 February 2 March and 9 March 2017 at 21:00 CAT on BET (DStv Channel 129).

 

THE NEW EDITION STORY: EPISODE BREAKDOWN

Part One – premieres Thursday 23 February at 21:00 CAT

The year is 1978. The city: Roxbury, MA, just outside of Boston. Eleven year old Bobby Brown convinces some friends (Ricky Bell, Mike Bivins, and Ralph Tresvant) to perform in local talent shows in an attempt to win money (and girls). Once the group is formed, they convince a hot local manager, Brooke Payne, to turn them into talent show winners. The boys are eventually discovered by music impresario, Maurice Starr, who signs them to a record deal. They add a fifth member, Ronnie DeVoe, and their debut song “Candy Girl” hits #1 on the charts. Gary Evans, a manager from NYC, promises them a better deal, bigger stardom, and more money. When the boys get a new deal with MCA Records in L.A., things get off to an inauspicious start when MCA president Jheryl Busby, underwhelmed by his new signing, pushes them to deliver a hit album or else.

 

Part Two – premieres Thursday 2 March at 21:00 CAT

It’s 1984, and New Edition is in L.A. recording their second album. Ralph, fully aware of the resentment from his bandmates, requests more parts for them to sing. The album is a huge hit; but Bobby’s behaviour gets more erratic and outlandish while on the road. Eventually tensions erupt, and the group dynamic takes a pivotal change – the boys vote to kick Bobby out – and New Edition is never the same. Soon Ralph decides that he wants to go solo, leaving remaining members Ricky, Mike, and Ronnie stunned. Mike, the group’s de facto leader, adds R&B singer Johnny Gill to the group. Everything comes to an ugly head when the group meets to record their next album.

 

Part Three – premieres Thursday 9 March at 21:00 CAT

New Edition’s “Heartbreak” tour is an incredible success and the group is soaring high. Bobby, who has his own hit album “Don’t Be Cruel”, starts off as their opening act. But he soon eclipses them, becoming one of the biggest stars in R&B music. By 1990, all the members have launched hugely successful solo careers – even though there’s tension bubbling under the surface between them. A few short years later when most of the guys are up to their ears in debt, they agree to do a reunion album and tour with all six members, including Bobby. This should be New Edition’s rebirth, but things immediately get off to a bad start. In the aftermath, all six members go their separate ways, trying to navigate life after New Edition, leaving little hope to maintain the brotherhood they once shared.

For further information on The New Edition Story please go to www.betafrica.tv, follows us on Twitter and Instagram @BET_Africa or like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/BETinAfrica

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Fall in love with comedy

Posted by radio On February - 14 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

21 of the country’s top comedians are joining forces with Comedy Central (122) to make Mzansi comedy fans fall head-over-heels in love with home-grown stand-up comedy.

 

 

Passionately lining up to support comedy and the comedic arts, and to encourage South Africans to appreciate and consume more local comedy are: Celeste Ntuli, Ndumiso Lindi, Dillan Oliphant, Lihle Lindzy, Deep Fried Man, Conrad Koch, Chris Forrest, Barry Hilton, John Vlismas, Nina Hastie, Suzelle DIY, Donovan Goliath, Nick Goliath, Robby Collins, Richelieu Beaunoir, Simmi Areff, Mojak Lehoko, Ebenhaezer Dibakwane, David Kau, Yaaseen Barnes and Joey Rasdien.  Further comedians will join the campaign throughout the year.

 

 

Kicking off on Valentine’s Day, the campaign will see the 21 comedy luminaries starring in a fun new Comedy Central promotional campaign that will run on TV, billboards and social media throughout the year.

 

 

Throwing dignity and caution to the wind, the comedians have filmed a range of adorable stunts, slo-mo clips, face-offs and silly promos showing them interacting humorously with dogs, beach balls, glitter, pom poms, balloons and much more, using the props in a comic way to represent their own personal “brand” of comedy.

 

 

Commented Dillon Khan, Senior Channel Director, Comedy Central, Africa and Creative Services VIMN Africa, “Comedy Central is on a mission to make life funnier, and to support the local comedy scene; we are delighted at the amazing response we have had from these great comedians in the interest of fighting every day monotony and the forces of boredom!  We’re proudly saying there is nothing more entertaining than comedy.  Premier League…Cricket…. Cinema… nothing beats laughter.”

 

 

In the coming months, the 24-hour comedy network and official “home of funny” is “standing up” for South African comedy and comedians by increasing the volume of local comedy programming on the channel including – for the first time – vernacular and Afrikaans’ comedy which will feature on the channel from April 2017.  Among the many South African comedians you’ll see on the channel in comedy specials in the coming months are: John Vlismas, Masood Boomgard, Kwanda Radebe, Tyson Heffer, Alfred Adriaan, Jem Atkins, Deep Fried Man, Marc Lottering, Loyiso Gola and Neville Pillay.

 

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Pinkprint Tour: Nicki Minaj Live on Valentines Day

Posted by radio On February - 10 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

This Valentines’s Day enjoy a night with Nicki Minaj as she takes you to the Barclay’s Centre in Brooklyn. The Pinkprint Tour: Nicki Minaj Live From Brooklyn show features both full live performances as well as never-before-seen interviews and behind-the-scenes footage. The pink colour fanatic is set to awe her fans better known as the “Barbies/Barbz” with a show stopping extravaganza.

 

The “Barbz” can expect to hear some of their long-time favourite tracks, “throwback” hit songs include AnacondaSuper Bass and The Night is Still Young. Also known for her unique fashion sense, Nicki Minaj fanatics will get to see over the top wardrobe designs for the spectacular night. This show is a must see for Nicki Minaj fans.

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