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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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ShowMax has launched a new lower-priced service available exclusively to Vodacom customers on an add-to-bill basis. For R49 per month, subscribers get unlimited access to a comprehensive catalogue of TV shows, movies, kids shows, and documentaries. This new service has a strong focus on local content, is optimised for lower data consumption on smartphones and tablets, and is billed directly to a Vodacom account with no need for a credit card.


Available exclusively to Vodacom customers on an add-to-bill basis, ShowMax Select is a new internet TV service designed for use on smartphones and tablets. This service, priced at R49 per month, gives subscribers unlimited access to a comprehensive catalogue of TV shows, movies, kids shows, and documentaries.

Speaking about this, Chris Savides, Head of ShowMax Africa said:




“ShowMax Select is all about making internet TV even more accessible. It’s half the price of our existing ShowMax Premium service with a strong focus on local content. We designed Select to be viewed first and foremost on mobile devices, with multiple options for managing data consumption.”



As the cost of smartphones and tablets continues to fall, more and more South Africans are getting connected and can access internet TV services such as ShowMax. A major barrier, however, is the fact that many services require payment via credit card. This excludes the majority of the population who don’t have a credit card.


Savides commented:

“Internet TV services should be accessible to everyone, not just the lucky few who have credit cards. By partnering with Vodacom, we’ve made it simple to charge both ShowMax Select and ShowMax Premium directly to your Vodacom account, no credit card needed.”


At launch, ShowMax Select has more than 10 000 TV show episodes and movies including local hits like Isibaya, Shaka Zulu, Binnelanders and Dineo’s Diary. On top of that, the service features international favourites like Teen Wolf, Merlin, The Driver and Line of Duty. More than half of the content on ShowMax Select is local. New content will be added weekly.

To subscribe to the service, visit ShowMax Select is available via apps for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets, and can also be viewed via web browsers.


To reduce data consumption, ShowMax Select has been optimised for viewing on smartphones and tablets. Subscribers have the choice of three different streaming video quality settings. The default level is standard definition which uses almost 40% less data in comparison to the default setting on ShowMax Premium.


As with ShowMax Premium, ShowMax Select gives subscribers the ability to download shows to smartphones and tablets to watch offline, choosing from four different file sizes. Using the most data-efficient setting, downloading a 20-minute TV show will require approximately 80MB. Subscribers not wanting to use mobile data can also download shows via Wi-Fi. Up to 25 shows can be downloaded at any one time.


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Apple has hired Timothy D. Twerdahl, the general manager and director of Amazon’s Fire TV business, to be the vice president in charge of Apple TV product marketing, reports Bloomberg. Twerdahl joined Apple earlier this month.



Twerdahl has been in charge of Fire TV since 2013, overseeing two generations of the product and its rise as one of the more popular internet-connected set-top boxes. At Apple, Twerdahl will report to Greg Joswiak, VP of iOS and iPhone Product Marketing.


The move will allow Pete Distad, the former head of Apple TV product marketing, to concentrate on helping Apple land content deals, which are headed by Eddy Cue. Before joining Apple in 2013, Distad was senior vice president of content distribution at Hulu.


Having Distad join content negotiations is intended to shore up content for Apple TV, according to Bloomberg, as efforts to secure exclusive content deals for Apple TV have stalled in the past due to failed negotiations.


With the fourth-generation Apple TV, Apple was originally aiming to provide a full a la carte television service that could replace traditional cable and satellite packages, similar to Sony’s PlayStation Vue service. However, Apple unsurprisingly saw pushback from both content and cable companies after using negotiating tactics described as “assertive” and “hard-nosed,” declining to back down from the terms the company wanted. Apple scaled back its TV ambitions in the past couple of years, though it considered both a slimmed-down subscription service and purchasing Time Warner.


In addition to leading product marketing for the Fire TV, Twerdahl was also the senior director of internet TV at Netflix and a vice president of consumer devices at Roku, according to his LinkedIn.



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AfriDocs coming to BET

Posted by radio On January - 30 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

BET (129) is adding to its rich factual programming mix by welcoming the best documentaries from Africa and across the world onto its TV screens under a deal with documentary curators AfriDocs.


AfriDocs’ extensive library of African and international documentaries will be aired on BET’s pan-African entertainment channel on DStv every Sunday evening at 20:00 CAT, starting on Sunday 5 February 2017.


Created for film buffs, lovers of African stories and culture, activists and anyone with a passion for powerful and real stories, AfriDocs documentaries are always moving, educational, and entertaining – whether ripped from the headlines, or simply the personal journeys of individuals facing the challenges of everyday life.


Since its inception in 2014, AfriDocs has presented over 150 documentaries, including powerful environmental doc Virunga, Rehad Desai’s award-winning Miners Shot Down, Nas Jones’ Shake the Dust dance documentary, and Nigeria’s celebrated film, The Supreme Price. This unique documentary strand has also included internationally awarded and acclaimed films such as the Academy Award winner CitizenFour (the Edward Snowden story), the Academy Award-nominated The Act of Killing, the SAFTA winning The Dream of Shahrazad, and many others.




“We look forward to rounding out our factual content offering, and illuminating and entertaining our Sunday night audiences thanks to AfriDocs’ intelligent, thought-provoking and stimulating documentary titles,” said Monde Twala, Vice President, BET, Youth & Music, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa.


Executive Producer, AfriDocs, Don Edkins explained further: “We are excited about this new relationship with BET in Africa and we look forward to sharing our curation of the best documentary films on offer.”


Under the deal, AfriDocs on BET will feature regular themed months such as Human Rights Month, Music Month, and Women’s Month, while also continuing AfriDocs’ collaboration with the Durban International Film Festival that gives millions of viewers across Africa a chance to view a selection of films from this internationally recognised festival.

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TV Documentary: Is OJ innocent?The missing evidence

Posted by radio On January - 30 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

In 1994, the arrest of OJ Simpson for murder shocked the world, and the subsequent trial and acquittal provided gripping and unprecedented television viewing. Private investigator Bill Dear has spent the past 23 years looking into the case and, with potential new evidence, believes he knows who is really responsible for the deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.

This six-part documentary series follows a new examination of the evidence as Bill Dear recruits two investigators to review his material and asks them to put his theory to the test. Will they agree with his theory and identify a suspect?

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Balcony TV turns 5

Posted by radio On January - 30 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

BalconyTV, the global name in daily online viral music that features bands, musicians and other variety acts on balconies worldwide celebrates BalconyTV Johannesburg turning FIVE in February 2017!

As part of the celebrations, there will be TWO BalconyTV:Live brought to you by Hunter’s Gold (Refreshes for Longer) events over the weekend of February 3rd and 4th including BalconyTV:Live at Randlords that will see The Motherland and Friends amongst a host of other artists from midday on the 4th February, as well as Shortstraw and Friends at The Good Luck Bar on the 3rd of February.

Over the past 5 years, BalconyTV Johannesburg has hosted some of SA’s biggest names in music with over 300 performances and 12 events attended by over 6,000 people. As BalconyTV Johannesburg goes into its 5th year, it will continue to pair up the big names of the music scene with up-and-coming artists – thereby creating a powerful platform to promote new artists not just locally, but globally through the live streaming of these events. ‘When I started BalconyTV Johannesburg 5 years ago I just wanted to shoot cool videos for artists, over the last 5 years it has grown so much thanks to our partners like Marshall Music and Hunters and seeing the success of videos such as Jeremy Loops and Medicine Boy has made it so worth while that now it really is a platform for artists to get noticed and discovered internationaly.’ Says Julian von Plato producer and founder of BalconyTV Johannesburg.

Jeremy Loops – Down South

Medicine Boy – Electric Sugar

The celebratory weekend kicks off at The Good Luck Bar with headliner Shortstraw, one of the hottest indie bands in the country and whose uniquely South African “Indie-Bele” sound has spawned hit after hit.

Josh Kempen has performed on Balcony TV before – (, and has recently been making major waves on the music scene. Nominated by SAMRO as Songwriter of the Year, Kempen plays a unique beautiful combination of modern blues, acoustic pop, and singer-songwriter lyricism.

Also on the line up will be We Are Charlie, Go Barefoot and Johnny Cradle.












14 Alexander Street, Ferreirastown


Friday 3rd Feb –



The weekend continues at the home of BalconyTV Johannesburg – Randlords with The Motherland and Friends.  The Motherland’s captivating blend of space, serene vocals, beautiful guitar riffs and driving rhythm section, burst onto the scene in 2014 and have wowed audiences across the country ever since. They have literally performed at hundreds of events and will make their BalconyTV debut on the 4th of Feb.


Durban’s The Sextons will bring their modern and soulful high energy show to the Randlords rooftop. Jamie-Lee Sexton has a distinct songwriting talent and their live performances convey their unique and charismatic  style.


The acoustic blues and country folk sound of Bad Peter, along with IV4, Jerry & The Bandits, Following Fiction, Don’t Mind and Jeremy Oliver round out this amazing birthday line-up.












Starts 12:00 Ends 19:00



22nd Floor South Point Towers, 41 De Korte Street


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New content coming to ShowMax in February

Posted by radio On January - 27 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

There’s no chill at ShowMax. Every week we add fresh content so our users can binge on the biggest internet TV collection in Africa. Here’s what’s coming up on ShowMax in February.


The Fixer S1 – S4
People with power call Olivia Pope when they’re in trouble, because there’s no scandal so dirty she can’t clean it up. Don’t miss Shonda Rhimes’s juicy political drama.
Cast: Kerry Washington, Guillermo Díaz, Darby Stanchfield
Planned Release Date: 01/02

Nashville S4
Juliette Barnes and Rayna Jaymes, your favourite fictional country-music stars, celebrate new highs and face fresh challenges. Has Juliette finally “made it”? Will Rayna’s record label be taken seriously?
Cast: Connie Britton, Clare Bowen, Hayden Panettiere
Planned Release Date: 06/02

Jane the Virgin S1 – S2
An award-winning satirical telenovela-style comedy about a good, Christian girl who’s vowed to save sex for marriage, but falls pregnant thanks to a modern-day miracle.
Cast: Gina Rodriguez, Yael Grobglas, Justin Baldoni
Planned Release Date: 05/12

Ripper Street S4
It’s 1897, and the Ripper has long since left the streets of Whitechapel. Detective Reid is happily retired… until he’s asked to investigate one last murder.
Cast: Matthew Macfadyen, Adam Rothenberg, MyAnna Buring
Planned Release Date: 17/02

Hot in Cleveland S1 – S6
Melanie, Joy and Victoria are considered positively ancient in Hollywood. But then they find their mojo in the most unlikely city, with the help of a sassy old lady.
Cast: Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick, Betty White
Planned Release Date: 24/02

Real Housewives of Atlanta S1
For these five women, it’s all about feuds, fashion, faking it, fame and fabulousness. They’re the ultimate guilty-pleasure fix and this is the highest-rated of all the Real Housewives franchises.
Cast: NeNe Leakes, Kandi Burruss, Phaedra Parks
Planned Release Date: 13/02

Keeping up with the Kardashians S1-5
Meet sisters Kim, Kourtney and Khloe, their half-sisters Kendall and Kylie, and their parents Kris (ex-wife of Robert Kardashian, OJ Simpson’s defence lawyer) and Bruce (Olympic athlete, now Caitlyn).
Planned Release Date: 20/02





Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Eight American soldiers are sent behind enemy lines during WWII to bring one of their own back home. This Oscar-winner is a modern classic, with violently realistic battle scenes.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore Director: Steven Spielberg
Planned Release Date: 03/02

Limitless (2011)
A struggling writer discovers a wonder drug that helps him finish his book, attract women, and strike it rich – but then finds himself in a strange and terrifying underworld.
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Abbie Cornish
Planned Release Date: 01/02

Astro Boy (2009)
After Toby is accidentally “disintegrated” by his father’s robot, his dad secretly creates a superhero-robot version of Toby called Astro Boy. Can he lead the revolution against President Stone?
Cast: Freddie Highmore, Nicolas Cage, Kristen Bell
Planned Release Date: 01/02

Ghost (1990)
In this sexy fantasy thriller, Sam, a banker, is murdered by his partner after a deal goes bad. Sam’s spirit now needs to reach his lover to warn that danger is coming.
Cast: Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg
Planned Release Date: 06/02

Shakespeare in Love (1998)
This gloriously romantic film won seven Oscars, including Best Actress (Gwyneth Paltrow as fiery noblewoman Viola, object of Will Shakespeare’s passion) and Best Supporting Actress (Judi Dench as Queen Elizabeth).
Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush
Planned Release Date: 08/02

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
A fun romcom starring Kate Hudson as Andie, reluctant women’s mag writer, and Matthew McConaughey as Ben, ambitious ad exec, who become lovers drawn together by their ulterior motives.
Cast: Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Adam Goldberg
Planned Release Date: 10/02

Annie Hall (1977)
Diane Keaton shines as a woman who captures a neurotic comedian’s heart. Written, directed by and starring Woody Allen, this classic won 30 awards, including four Oscars.
Cast: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts Director: Woody Allen Writer: Woody Allen Planned Release Date: 10/02

Remember Me (2010)
A touching coming-of-age story. Tyler is a troubled college student whose family fell apart after his brother died. Then he meets Ally, who teaches him how to live.
Cast: Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, Caitlyn Rund
Planned Release Date: 13/02

Emma (1996)
A comedy about a meddling woman who finally sees the error of her ways. Starring Gwyneth Paltrow as Emma, it brings Jane Austen’s world to life with wicked humour. Based on the Jane Austen novel.
Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow, James Cosmo, Greta Scacchi
Planned Release Date: 13/02


Morning Glory (2010)
TV-producer Becky is tasked with resurrecting a dying morning talk show by convincing a famous news anchorman to work for her. Starring Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton.
Cast: Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton
Planned Release Date: 15/02


The Godfather I, II, III
One of the most influential films of all time. Al Pacino plays a war hero who undergoes a stunning transformation to become a ruthless mob boss.
Cast: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan
Planned Release Date: 17/03


Schindler’s List (1993)
An award-winning epic that portrays the horror of the Holocaust. One man, a German entrepreneur with connections to the Nazis, saved over 1000 Jews by employing them in his factory.
Planned Release Date: 20/02


The English Patient (1996)
A plane crash victim is found during WWII. He has no name, no face, and no memory. A nurse tries to uncover his past while healing his wounds.
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe
Planned Release Date: 22/02


12 Years a Slave (2013)
A spellbinding triple-Oscar winner based on the memoirs of Solomon Northup, a free New Yorker who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841.
Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender
Planned Release Date: 24/02


Jobs (2013)
An absorbing biopic tracing the maverick entrepreneur’s journey to success, from dropping out of college, to his time with Apple, to launching the iPod. With Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs.
Cast: Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad
Planned Release Date: 24/02


Cold Mountain (2003)
This Civil War-era romantic drama stars Renee Zellweger as rough Ruby Thewes, who helps city girl Ada on her farm, while Ada waits for her sweetheart, who’s deserted the war.
Cast: Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger
Planned Release Date: 24/02



The Garfield Show S1 (2008) Age 6+
Join the world’s laziest pasta-loving cat on his adventures, with his owner Jon Arbuckle and his dog pal Odi.
Planned Release Date: 03 Feb


Bobby & Bill S1 (2015) Age 5+
A laugh-a-minute animation about a dog and his boy who get up to crazy pranks. They’ve got the moves, the mischief, and they’ve also got Caroline the skateboarding tortoise.
Planned Release Date: 06 Feb


Minimighty Squad (2012) Age 7-10
The Minimighty Squad are ready to save the day with their powers, which others might think of as flaws, even if it’s just to help a friend.
Planned Release Date: 10 Feb


Quiz Time S1 (2011) Age 2+
Sally and Max have to solve some difficult problems by answering three strange questions correctly in this fun game show. The winner gets the day’s Big Prize.
Planned Release Date: 13 Feb


Cleo S1 (2013) Age 4+
Cleo the pully is the adorable narrator of this colourful animation. With her best friend, she teaches kids important lessons about living a healthy lifestyle and the value of friendship.
Planned Release Date: 15 Feb

The Darwinners (2015) Age 12+
Meet Blog, his wife Spam and their kids Url and Web. They’re the Darwinners, cave people who want to drag their neighbours into the more modern world of 40,000 BC.
Planned Release Date: 17 Feb

SamSam S1 (2008) Age 3+
Just because SamSam is tiny and doesn’t have superpowers, doesn’t mean he’s less super than his superhero parents. He loves flying his SamSaucer and showing the monsters who’s boss.
Planned Release Date: 20 Feb

Alisa Knows What to Do S1 (2016) Age 7+
A stunning animation about a 12-year-old girl who lives 100 years in the future, based on the popular sci-fi novels. Featuring cool inventions like hover boots and space jumpers.
Planned Release Date: 22 Feb

Kinky & Cosy S1 Age 12+ (2014)
Crazy, cool and completely OTT, these smart-mouthed twins keep the laughs coming. Strictly for tweens and teens, the award-winning Kinky & Cosy is filled with silly antics and sharp humour.
Planned Release Date: 24 Feb

Tooftuff S1 Age 8+ (2004)
Tootuff may be too cool for school, but he’s not too tough to look after his baby sister. Meet Manny, his nerdy best pal, and Nadia, his sweetheart.
Planned Release Date: 27 Feb



Living with Lincoln (2013)
Filmmaker Peter Kunhardt reveals his unusual inheritance in this HBO documentary. His great-grandfather, historian Frederick Meserve, collected 70 000 items of Abraham Lincoln photographs and memorabilia, which became Kunhardt’s legacy.
Planned Release Date: 03 Feb

ClubLand (2015)
Find out more about the driving force behind premier league football: club loyalty – from the traditions and the rivalries to the heroes and the villains.
Planned Release Date: 09 Feb

The Truth About (2016)
The sporting world attracts myths and conspiracies. But what’s fact and what’s fiction? Inverleigh explores a range of stories that give a new perspective to your favourite sports.
Planned Release Date: 23 Feb

*Titles and release dates may shift and change due to issues out of our control. The dates provided give you the planned release dates for new content.


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89th Academy Award® Nominations


Below is the full list of nominees for the 89th Academy Award®:


Best Picture

Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Manchester By the Sea

Best Actress

Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Actor

Casey Affleck, Manchester By the Sea
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences

Best Supporting Actress

Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester By the Sea

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges, Manchester By the Sea
Dev Patel, Lion
Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals


Arrival, Denis Villeneuve
Hacksaw Ridge, Mel Gibson
La La Land, Damien Chazelle
Manchester By the Sea, Kenneth Lonergan
Moonlight, Barry Jenkins

Film Editing

Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land

Foreign Language Film

Land of Mine
A Man Called Ove
The Salesman
Toni Erdmann

Original Score

La La Land

Production Design

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hail, Caesar!
La La Land

Visual Effects

Deepwater Horizon
Doctor Strange
The Jungle Book
Kubo and the Two Strings
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Adapted Screenplay

Hidden Figures

Original Screenplay

Hell or High Water
La La Land
The Lobster
Manchester By the Sea
20th Century Women

Animated Feature Film

Kubo and the Two Strings
My Life as a Zucchini
The Red Turtle


La La

Costume Design

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Florence Foster Jenkins
La La Land

Documentary Feature

Fire at Sea
I Am Not Your Negro
Life, Animated
O.J.: Made in America

Documentary Short Subject

4.1 Miles
Joe’s Violin
Watani: My Homeland
The White Helmets

Makeup and Hairstyling

A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad

Original Song

“Audition,” La La Land 
“Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Trolls
“City of Stars,” La La Land
“The Empty Chair,” Jim: The James Foley Story
“How Far I’ll Go,” Moana

Animated Short Film

Blind Vaysha
Boorowed Time
Pear Cider and Cigarette

Live Action Short Film
Ennemis Interieurs
La Femme et le TGV
Silent Nights

Sound Editing

Deep Water Horizon
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land

Sound Mixing

Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi


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SABC Sport strikes a deal with EFC

Posted by radio On January - 24 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

SABC Sport, South Africa’s sport broadcasting leader, announced a multi-year broadcast partnership with

sabcefcEFC, the leading mixed martial arts (MMA) organisation on the African continent. The conclusion of this agreement is a groundbreaking and historic moment for MMA.


EFC has had continued growth since its inception, from a local MMA promotion to one of the world leaders, reaching over 600 million homes in 110 countries around the world daily. SABC Sport has partnered with EFC to bring the sport even closer to South African fans.


“Over the years, SABC Sport has been committed to bringing top local and international sports properties to viewers across South Africa,” stated SABC Sport’s Group Executive, Sully Motsweni. Motsweni continued, “I am proud to announce that SABC Sport has partnered with EFC, a home-grown world-leading Mixed Martial Arts organisation.”


The new partnership will see hours of dedicated EFC programming every week on SABC 3, as well as 10 live EFC event broadcasts per year. Starting 11 February, SABC 3 will broadcast 2 hours of exciting EFC programming every Saturday evening from 21h00. The best bouts from the Extreme Fighting Championship will be featured along with premium programming building up to each new live EFC event. On the evening of every EFC event, SABC 3 will broadcast the full 3-hour live event, featuring the 5 main-card bouts.


“This is a huge day for mixed martial arts and EFC fans across South Africa,” stated EFC President Cairo Howarth. “Now Saturday nights have got a whole lot more exciting thanks to SABC Sport!” Howarth added, “This is a huge milestone for EFC, its partners and the EFC athletes, who will all be showcased to millions of SABC 3 viewers every Saturday night and repeated on Monday afternoon. Exciting times for MMA!”


Notable highlights of the new broadcast partnership include:


  • EFC’s 10 annual live event broadcasts will feature all five main card bouts, aired live between 21:00 and 00:00 CAT on SABC 3.
  • The first live event broadcast will be EFC 57 on 4 March.
  • Dedicated repeat broadcasts will take place the following Monday at 14:00.
  • A weekly two-hour broadcast of EFC Premium Fight episodes, Countdown Shows and other exciting EFC content from 21:00-23:00 every Saturday on SABC 3.


The SABC has always prided itself in producing and promoting the best home-grown television productions as well as bringing the best international sport and entertainment to local viewers., “stated SABC  Spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago. He continued, “EFC events are hosted across South Africa, and appeal to a wide local audience. We are very proud to be promoting the sport in the different provinces and bringing all the top-quality EFC programming to SABC.” Kganyago concluded, “Starting 11 February, Saturday nights will never be the same again!”


Sport personality, Sias du Plessis, announced the co-main event for the highly anticipated EFC 57 event on 4 March. Reigning flyweight champion, Nkazimulo Zulu will face interim flyweight champion JP Buys in a title unification bout. The two champions, both hungry for victory, stood head-to-head for an intense face-off.


The fight announcement was followed by an open workout with the EFC 57 main event athletes, the undefeated featherweight champion, Igeu ‘Smiley’ Kabesa, and the former champion and challenger, Boyd Allen.


All eyes now turn to EFC 57: Kabesa vs Allen, Zulu vs Buys on Saturday 4 March 2017 at Carnival City, Johannesburg. Tickets are on sale soon at, and the 5 main card bouts will be broadcast live on (Sub-Saharan Africa), Kwesé Free Sports (Kenya & Rwanda) and live in South Africa on SABC 3 starting 21:00 (CAT). Full broadcast details available on


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