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DStv Now recently launched four new lean-back apps. These apps make it possible to turn any TV in the house into an easy-to-use DStv hub without the need for a decoder. The new apps are available for the following devices:

– Samsung smart TVs (selected models from 2015 onwards)

– LG smart TVs, specifically most 2017 and 2018 models running webOS 3.5 and 4.0

– Apple TV (4th generation & newer)

– Media players running Android TV (Google-certified devices only)

 

How to install the new DStv Now app for smart TVs and media players:

  1. Connect the TV to the internet using ethernet cable or Wi-Fi
  2. Access the App Store from the TV, search for “DStv Now”, and install the app
  3. Once installed, the app will display a code on the TV screen
  4. On a laptop/desktop, go to now.dstv.com and sign in
  5. Once signed in, go to now.dstv.com/tv and enter the code displayed on the TV, then click on the “Sign in on TV” button
  6. The app will now be live on the TV

Don’t have a Connect ID? Go to https://connect.dstv.com/registration/en-za to get one.

DStv Now is an internet streaming video service free to all DStv customers (the specific content available is linked to the customer’s DStv package). Data is not included with DStv Now and usage may be charged by a customer’s ISP or mobile network.

With DStv Now, two different streams can be viewed on separate devices simultaneously. This means a single account can be used to watch TV via a decoder in the lounge, a movie on a tablet in the bedroom via DStv Now, and sport on another smart TV using DStv Now. It’s also a great way for kids who are away from home to get the most from the family’s DStv subscription.

 

 

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The 2018 edition of the Cape Town International Film Market and Festival will take place from October 9th – 19th 2018 at venues across the V & A Waterfront in Cape Town. This year’s industry program is focused on opportunities that will have tangible beneficial outcomes for the film industry through various mechanisms.

The CTIFMF announced its ENGAGE program to specifically address the crucial elements of audience development and film promotion, often the biggest challenges for even the most well funded and well produced films.

The following professionals have been selected to take part in the program:

This seven-day workshop under the guidance of international expert Valeria Richter has been designed specifically for the South African market and will empower delegates with the most relevant tools to promote films and develop audiences.

At the end of the workshop, each participant will be assigned a project from the WIP and will be expected to deliver an Audience Design Strategy, with a cash prize awarded to the most prolific two of the lot to craft an Audience Design Strategy in collaboration with the Festival Board for CTIFMF 2019.

Carolyn Carew, Executive Producer – Free Women Films

Faye Kabali-Kagwa, Founder –  Six Degrees from Home

Motheo Matsau,Chief Marketing & Sales Officer – Sterkinekor

Moses Serugo, Journalist & African Movie Night – Kampala Founder

Nolwazi Magwaza, Account Executive/Co-owner – Versfeld & Associates/Memeza Communications

Sarah Summers, Filmmaker/ Programmer – Black Filmmakers Festival

Thandeka Zwana, Production and Development Executive – Indigenous Films

Sean Drummond, Creative Producer/ Writer/ Co-Founder – Be Phat Motel Film Company / Shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival

In response to her selection, Thandeka Zwana has this to say: “What I see in this opportunity is space to grow, learn, turn it into a sustainable and effective business model.”

Sean Drummond is also excited about the opportunity, “I’m honoured and excited to take part and look forward to learning, expanding my networks and getting to be involved in ground level on some incredible projects.”

For more information on the CTIFMF, to secure delegate badges to the industry program or for tickets, please visit www.filmfestival.capetown

“I have attended festivals as a guest and only worked on the DIFF and it’s market DFM, so the opportunity of being one of the eight Audience Engagement Strategists has got me excited, but most importantly knowing I am adding value to the South African film industry fills my heart,” explains Nolwazi Magwaza.

According to Cape Town International Film Market Elias Ribeiro, “The strong group of professionals we have assembled for our ENGAGE program will have an impact in how local films are delivered to audiences in the long run. The collective brain power we have between different disciplines involved in distribution, exhibition, publicity, creative producing and festival programming is remarkable. We hope this will be the start of a lasting and strategically planned rise in popularity of locally crafted cinema.”

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Watch The EMMY® AWARDS live on M-NET!

Posted by radio On September - 16 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

The 70th Emmy® Awards will be broadcast live on M-Net channel 101 DStv on Tuesday 18 September at 02:00, with a delayed additional airing on the same day at 21:00.

 

This means M-Net’s Tuesday primetime line-up will change: The Blacklist, Animal Kingdom, and Strike Back will be off air to accommodate the prestigious awards show. This year’s hosts are Saturday Night Live’s dashing duo Colin Jost and Michael Che.

In the Outstanding Drama Series category, The AmericansGame of ThronesThe Handmaid’s TaleThis Is Us and Westworld are dominating the nominations’ slate, and as always, M-Net has brought you these acclaimed series first. The most nominations went to fan favourite Game of Thrones, with 22 mentions across all categories; and Westworld came in second place with a close 21 nominations.

Here are this year’s nominees:
Shows in bold are those that are currently on M-Net or shows that have been on the channel in the past year.

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish 
Aired on 1Magic.
Ted Danson, The Good Place Season 2 aired on M-Net 101 in May 2018.
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 9 aired from May – July 2018. Season 10 will be on later this year.
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Bill Hader, Barry Season 1 aired on M-Net 101 from April – June 2018.
William H. Macy, Shameless Season 8 aired on M-Net 101 in November last year. Reports say Emmy Rossum (who plays Fiona Gallagher) is saying goodbye to Shameless after nine seasons.

 

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Pamala Adlon, Better Things
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Allison Janney, Mom Currently on M-Net 101, Saturdays at 18:00.
Issa Rae, Insecure Currently on 1Magic, Mondays at 21:30. Issa Rae is also in South Africa for a DStv event and will then go on holiday.
Tracee Ellis Ross,Black-ish Aired on 1Magic earlier this year
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

 

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Brian Tyree Henry, Atlanta
Henry Winkler, Barry- aired on M-Net 101 April – June 2018
Louie Anderson, Baskets
Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live
Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live
Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

 

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Zazie Beetz, Atlanta

Laurie Metcalf, Roseanne

Betty Gilpin, Glow

Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live

Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Megan Mullally, Will & Grace – airs on M-Net 101 Wednesdays at 19:30

 

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Bateman, Ozark

Matthew Rhys, The Americans- Season 6 starts on M-Net 101 in December

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us- season 2 aired on M-Net 101 ended in June- Season 3 starts in January 2019

Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us- season 2 aired on M-Net 101 ended in June- Season 3 starts in January 2019

Ed Harris, Westworld- season 2 aired on M-Net 101 in April

Jeffrey Wright, Westworld- season 2 aired on M-Net 101 in April

 

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones- season 8 will air on M-Net 101 in 2019

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones– season 8 will air on M-Net 101 in 2019 

Mandy Patinkin, Homeland– season 8 will air on M-Net 101 early 2019

David Harbour, Stranger Things

Matt Smith, The Crown

Joseph Fiennes, The Handmaid’s Tale– Airs on M-Net 101 at 22:00 started will end 24 September

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Jessica Biel, The Sinner- Season 2 starts on M-Net 27 September at 21:00

Laura Dern, The Tale- aired on M-Net Movies Premiere on 16 July

Michelle Dockery, Godless

Edie Falco, Law and Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders- aired on M-Net 101 September 2017

Regina King, Seven Seconds

Sarah Paulson, America Horror Story: Cult- aired on M-Net 101 February 2018

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Sandra Oh, Killing Eve

Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black

Keri Russell, The Americans- Season 6 starts on M-Net 101 in December

Claire Foy, The Crown

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale- Airs on M-Net 101 at 22:00 started will end 24 September

Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld- season 2 aired on M-Net 101 in April

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso

Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose

Jeff Daniels, The Looming Tower

John Legend, Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesse Plemons, Black Mirror: USS Callister

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Lena Headey, Game of Thrones– season 8 will air on M-Net 101 in 2019 

Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things

Vanessa Kirby, The Crown

Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale- Airs on M-Net 101 at 22:00 started will end 24 September

Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale- Airs on M-Net 101 at 22:00 started will end 24 September

Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale- Airs on M-Net 101 at 22:00 started will end 24 September

Thandie Newton, Westworld- season 2 aired on M-Net 101 in April

Outstanding Comedy Series

Atlanta

Barry – aired on M-Net 101 April – June 2018

Black-ish– aired on 1Magic

Curb Your Enthusiasm– Season 9 aired May-July 2018. Season 10 will be on later this year

Glow

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Silicon Valley  currently on M-Net 101 Fridays at 23:30

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Drama Series

The Americans– Season 6 starts on M-Net 101 in December 

The Crown

Game of Thrones– season 8 will air on M-Net 101 in 2019

The Handmaid’s Tale– Airs on M-Net 101 at 22:00, ends 24 September

Stranger Things

This Is Us- season 2 aired on M-Net 101- Season 3 starts in January 2019

Westworld- season 2 aired on M-Net 101 in April

Outstanding Reality Competition Series

The Amazing Race

American Ninja Warrior

Project Runway-aired on 1Magic

RuPaul’s Drag Race

Top Chef

The Voice- aired on M-Net 101

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Jimmy Kimmel Live

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver- airs Sundays on M-Net 101 

The Late Late Show with James Corden- airs on M-Net 101 Mon-Fri after midnight

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

At Home with Amy Sedaris

Drunk History

I Love You America with Sarah Silverman

Portlandia

Saturday Night Live

Tracey Ullman’s Show

Outstanding Limited Series

The Alienist

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Genius: Picasso

Godless

Patrick Melrose

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SABC 2 switches to Full HD

Posted by radio On August - 8 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

SABC 2 will start broadcasting in HD (High Definition) on DStv platform from Wednesday, 8th
August 2018 @ 00:01 CAT.

The introduction of HD will ensure that audiences enjoy a picture quality that is clearer and
crisper than was the case previously with normal SD (Standard Definition). High Definition
viewing increases the quality of the movie, sports shows to a very high viewing standard.
SABC 2 joins its sister channels SABC 1 who switched to HD in time for the FIFA World Cup
Russia and SABC 3 who converted first.

 

 

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SABC 1 Mzansi Fo Sho is excited to present its viewers a fresh and innovative content post Russia World Cup 2018. Come Monday, 16 July 2018, the channel‘s youthful audience will be treated to an exciting schedule offering comprising of cutting-edge brand new shows, new seasons and schedule movements meant to improve the channels’ competitive edge – with special focus placed on Sunday prime time viewing.

The Head of Channel at SABC 1, Clara Nzima comments: – “In line with our popular campaign of #SphetheEzishisayo, SABC 1 comes back from the adrenalin of the Russia World Cup 2018 with a bang. We will be introducing a slate of brand new shows, new seasons as well as revamped popular shows. We are very excited with our innovative Sunday drama slate and feel confident that the new offering is nothing like what the audiences have seen before. The channel is also upping the ante on the entertainment side with new shows, new presenters
and revamped popular titles. Kuzoba Lit Fo Sho!”

 

Viewers should look forward to compelling entertainment with the introduction of The Remix in the Sunday 18h00 timeslot, an adaptation of an international reality format in search of best Singer-Music-DJ/Producer team who can offer a complete new spin to favourite tracks. The show has assembled a solid team to lead and adjudicate the talent search process: – Rouge and Kgaugelo Makholwane as presenters and Mo Flava and Kelly Khumalo on the judging panel.

 

 

In view of Gospel being one of the biggest genres in the country, a brand new contemporary gospel music show, Gospel Unplugged will be introduced in the 17h30 Sunday early prime slot, with singing sensation Mmatema Moremi at the helm. New Seasons of viewer’s favourite shows will be revitalised to give the shows a fresh appeal: a new-look Live Amp returns to the screen on Friday, 20 July, at 19h30, with two new hip faces as presenters; – taking the premium music show to the next level of Friday night popular entertainment. To boost the channel’s Sunday prime time line-up SABC 1 will also introduce gripping mini- series strand dubbed – WOZA NAZO – in the 20h00 timeslot which will ensure that viewers are kept glued to their television sets. Opening with Emoyeni, a 4-part mini-series where the supernatural realm collides head-on with the ordinary – will kick-start this pioneering strand starting on Sunday, 22 July 2018.

 

 

In celebration of young female voices in the film industry SABC 1 has once again scheduled the Africa by Women Slate (now in its 3rd year) which will start airing on Sunday, 22 July at 19h30. The drama strand will feature individual Mzansi short stories written, produced and directed by female filmmakers, in partnership with the
National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF).

 

 

In line with SABC 1’s quest to heed the growing calls for inclusivity on national television, the channel will for the very first time in the history of television screen a local drama series called Ikani, in isiNdebele language. The drama series will start airing on Sunday, 30 September 2018 at 19h30. Verified, a brand new entertainment show featuring content-creators of hilarious on-line video clips is scheduled to screen from Friday, 28 September 2018 at 18h00 –
hosted by Nehemiah Tjatji.

 

 

On the international front the channel has acquired the rights to the popular street fashion reality format, Social Fabric, starting on Wednesday 18 July at 18h00. The award-winning drama series, Shuga Naija, which aims to improve young peoples’ sexual and reproductive health, will occupy the 19h30 timeslot from Wednesday, 18
July.

 

 

Watch this space for more exciting news from SABC 1.

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Celebrate the 100th year of Mandela’s birth with DStv – a pop-up channel and an innovative app.

Wednesday 18 July is an important date on the 2018 calendar.  On the timeline of world history, it marks a hundred years since the birth of one of Africa’s most beloved icons, legendary statesman and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela.

On that day, DStv will launch a special five-day long pop-up channel to celebrate and honour the extraordinary life and legacy of Tata Madiba. DStv’s Mandela 100 Tribute Channel (DStv channel 199) will be available to all DStv customers across Africa.

 

Starting on Madiba’s birthday, Wednesday 18 July, at 19:00, the channel will feature an exceptional mix of films, documentaries, archive footage from M-Net’s multiple award-winning actuality programme Carte Blanche as well as exclusive celebrity interviews.

 

“Around the globe, Nelson Mandela is revered as a hero of the struggle and as the man who led South Africa to democracy.  While striving for justice and freedom and shaping a nation, he also changed the world with his humility and indomitable spirit. We are immensely proud to dedicate a unique pop-up channel to celebrate the life and legacy of this beacon of selflessness and reconciliation, who gave hope to millions,” says Yolisa Phahle, General Entertainment CEO, MultiChoice.

 

The channel, which was compiled for DStv by M-Net, Africa’s leading storyteller, is packed with programmes that paint a powerful picture of what it meant to be Madiba – and what Madiba has meant to the world.

 

Each night at 20:00 – from Wednesday 18 July to Saturday 21 July –  DStv customers across the continent can tune in for a new director’s cut, in the form of a four-part miniseries, of the landmark film The Long Walk to Freedom (2013), based on Mandela’s autobiography which focuses on his early life and 27 years in prison, and stars Idris Elba.

 

The Mandela 100 Tribute builds up to a heart-stopping climax on the final evening: Invictus(2009), the Hollywood blockbuster directed by Clint Eastwood, starring Morgan Freemanas Nelson Mandela and Matt Damon as Springbok rugby captain Francois Pienaar.

 

It is the true-life depiction of South Africa’s victory at the 1995 Rugby World Cup. Madiba famously walked on to the Ellis Park turf in the No 6 jersey, usually worn by Pienaar, to thunderous applause before the match – a stroke of genius that spurred the Springboks on to glory.

 

Other highlights include:

The Face of Unity – a documentary with previously unscreened footage and tributes from former US President Barack Obama; golf legend Jack Nicklaus; musical genius Ray Charles, and Hollywood luminaries Samuel L. Jackson and George Lucas.

 

In the Name of Mandela, War and Peace – a summary of the political history of South Africa from the time of the discovery of gold in 1886 up to the election of Nelson Mandela as President in 1994.

 

Mandela’s Unsung Heroes – an account of the Rivonia trial in which some of Nelson Mandela’s fellow accused in the trial, that led to his incarceration on Robben Island, share their memories.

 

Countdown to Freedom –  Narrated by James Earl Jones and Alfre Woodard, this independent documentary chronicles the behind-the-scenes lead-up to the rebirth of a nation and Nelson Mandela’s triumph in South Africa’s first free elections.

 

DStv customers can also access the Long Walk To Freedom miniseries, and Carte Blancheinserts on DStv Catch Up on their PVR and Explora decoders, as well as all the content from the channel on DStv Catch Up Plus through their connected Explora or on DStv Catch Up on DStv Now.

 

HISTORY Channel launches an app and more

To celebrate the 100th year of Nelson Mandela’s birth, HISTORY (DStv channel 186) and streaming live on DStv Now, will launch an app inviting viewers to share their personal stories or moments with Mandela. The innovative campaign includes pieces curated from interviews with amongst others Bill Clinton, Alfre Woodard, Robert De Niro, Richard Branson and Bono to local stars and politicians like Devi Sankaree Govender, Basetsana Kumalo,  Saleem Mowver, Cheryl Carolus, President Cyril Ramaphosa and Bongani Bingwa. The moments will be shared live across digital and linear throughout the month of July and into August.

 

HISTORY is also giving these viewers an opportunity to be heard and become a part of the campaign by sharing their own stories on how they met Madiba, via the HISTORY app.

 

The app will allow participants to be on the platform and will allow each story to have a choice of two filter options with a selection of background music to choose from.  Selected stories will be shown and shared across their personal social media platforms, as well as showcased on History’s Facebook page.

 

Yusuf Nabee, General Manager of A+E Networks Africa says, “We are excited to launch an app that enables viewers to generate their own content and to share their moment/s with the icon that was Nelson Mandela. This initiative is supported by the Nelson Mandela Foundation.”

 

In addition, during the birthday week, special relevant programming from 16 – 22 July includes:

Idris Elba: Mandela, My Dad and Me – 16 July

Monday – 19:15

In 2013, actor Idris Elba produced and released ‘Mi Mandela’, an album inspired by his time researching and portraying Nelson Mandela in ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’. This special documents one man’s struggle in producing his first album.

 

 

Mandela City – 17 July   

Tuesday, 19:15

The formidable racial prejudice that Nelson Mandela encounters on moving to Johannesburg, South Africa’s biggest city, leads to his rapid politicisation and fight to topple apartheid. The programme charts the events that began one of the most legendary civil rights campaigns of the 20th century.

 

Mandela Country – 18 July

Wednesday, 19:15

The unique story of Nelson Mandela’s early years. Born in one of the most rural parts of South Africa, Mandela is adopted by the Thembu royalty after the death of his father, but the lure of the city is more powerful than an aristocratic lifestyle in the country and Mandela flees to Johannesburg.

Mandela Rivonia – 19 July            

Thursday, 19:15

An uncompromising insight into the darkest days of Mandela’s life as he becomes the world’s most famous prisoner. Despite lengthy incarceration in an apartheid prison, Nelson Mandela overcomes indignity and harshness to begin the negotiations that will eventually lead to a democratic South Africa.

Flat 13 – 20 July            

Friday, 19:20

This is the story of the apartment in downtown Johannesburg that, between the late 1940s and early 1960s, became a hub of resistance against apartheid. Nelson Mandela described it as the place where “the first seeds of non-racialism were sown and a wider concept of the nation came into being.” He was concerned that history accurately record the role played by all freedom-loving people towards the final liberation of the country.

Mandela Tribute: Farewell Father – 22 July

Sunday, 20:15

Celebrating the great stateman’s life and the achievements he brought about through his leadership, from the inception of the ANC, imprisonment and the presidency.

In keeping with the milestone week, HISTORY will be opened to DStv customers on DStv Compact, Family and Access from 16 to 23 July. Customers don’t have to do anything to get the channel as it will automatically be made available on their package.

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Bubbles, Blossom and Buttercup’s long lost Sister, Bliss, are back in a Brand New Episode.

Cartoon Network Africa will give us an all-new episode of The Powerpuff Girls, featuring their sister Bliss, this June. In her ongoing partnership with South Africa’s number one kids’ channel, South African pop sensation, Toya Delazy, will again voice the fourth Powerpuff Girl for this once-off special episode for the African continent.

In 2017, Cartoon Network introduced Bliss, the all-new member, and long-lost older sister to the beloved super-cute and super-fierce trio of heroines. In the new entertaining and action-packed special Bliss episode, entitled Never been Blissed, she makes an appearance from where she lives in outer space to protect the girls’ school from a space alien called Sporde.

 

 

The new Bliss episode follows on the success of the airing of The Powerpuff Girls Power of Four special, aired in September 2017, which generated viewership figures of 210 000 among viewers between the ages of four and 14-years-old *.

“I am so happy to be trusted with this awesome mission yet again and build on the relationship I have with Cartoon Network, the leading kids’ channel in South Africa,” says Toya. “We have some super cool projects in the pipeline, which I can’t talk about yet, aimed at shining the spotlight on young girls across the African continent. It is going to be very impactful and game-changing – watch this space!”

 

 

Don’t miss out on The Powerpuff Girls teaching us all about teamwork and friendship with this special Bliss episode on Saturday 16 June 2018 at 13:30 CAT on Cartoon Network (DStv channel 301) and streaming live on DStv Now.

 

Adding to the excitement, The Powerpuff Girls are back to save the world before bedtime in the third season of the all-new, reimagined, original, animated comedy series of The Powerpuff Girls. The latest series of The Powerpuff Girls, from Cartoon Network Studios, will premiere on screens across Africa from Saturday 30 June at 15:40 CAT on Cartoon Network (DStv channel 301) and streaming live on DStv Now.. With the three little girls roaming the streets of Townsville, you can be sure that evil won’t prevail!

 

 

DStv Now can be accessed online at now.dstv.com or through the app for tablets and smartphones. The app is free to download on the Google Play Store or Apple App Store and is available to all DStv customers.

 

Live channels and DStv Catch Up content are currently only available to DStv PremiumDStv Compact Plus and DStv Compact customers and data costs will apply when streaming content.

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HISTORY® launches a worldwide, 14-day, 24/7 television event in over 160 territories with an exclusive pop-up channel on DStv as part of the run-up to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

 

MultiChoice and A+E Networks International launches a worldwide broadcasting first – History of Football, a 14-day, 24/7, mega television event – will air from Monday, 28 May to Sunday, 10 June.  In Africa, the dedicated pop-up channel will air on DStv Channel 187. The channel will be available to DStv customers on DStv PremiumDStv Compact Plus and DStv Compact.

 

 

The History of Football pop-up channel will showcase the event that will capture the anticipation and excitement of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

 

 

Watch The History of Football promo.

Outside of Africa, History of Football will air in over 160 territories around the world. Every major territory will see over 40 hours of content which will be a blend of global and local programming. David Villa, World Cup Winner and one of the most decorated players in the world is the global press spokesperson.

 

David Villa said: “As a passionate football player, I’ve been lucky enough to see first-hand how much football means to so many people and how it affects people’s lives. History of Football, told so comprehensively by such a well-loved and highly respected global brand as HISTORY, is a remarkable initiative. I am thrilled and honoured to work with HISTORY on this fantastic television event, because it gives my fellow players, coaches, and myself, an opportunity to talk about what the game means to us and to re-live so many incredible memories.”

 

As part of the 14-day programming event, HISTORY will air a slate of original, globally-focused premium documentary series, short form specials and a selection of FIFA World Cup films. HISTORY channels around the world will also broadcast locally-sourced television series and documentaries that will offer a unique lens into each country’s passion for football. Supported by Villa and many other established players, coaches, journalists and experts, History of Football will be a deep exploration of the sport from multiple perspectives.

 

 

Yolisa Phahle, CEO for General Entertainment for MultiChoice said: “The story of football is great family entertainment and we’re delighted to be part of HISTORY’s global event. This pop-up channel is exclusive to DStv customers in Africa and is the perfect build-up to the full-on action that will unfold during the football World Cup tournament that we’ll be broadcasting in June, on several dedicated SuperSport channels.”

 

 

Highlights of the talent line-up for History of Football include: Pelé, the only player to win three FIFA World Cups; Ryan Giggs, the most decorated player in British history and current manager of the Wales national team; Gary Lineker, England’s record holder for goals scored in finals; internationally renowned sports broadcaster, Louis Van Gaal, former manager of Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Ajax Amsterdam and Holland; Philipp Lahm, captain of Germany during the 2014 FIFA World Cup and current Bayern Munich player; Claudio Ranieri, former manager of Leicester City, during their 2016 English Premier League win and current head coach of Nantes; Roy Hodgson, current manager of Crystal Palace in the English Premier League and former manager of England; and Michael Owen, former striker for Manchester United and the England national team; together with a number of players from the FIFA World Cup winning teams of 1970, 1978, 1990, 1998 and 2014, including the likes of Rivellino, Mario Kempes, Lothar Matthaus, Paul Breitner, Toto Schillaci, Emanuel Petit, Christian Karembeu, Manuel and Philip Lahm.

 

 

SERIES

History’s Greatest Moments in Football which chronicles the teams and players in recent World Cup history.

Football Godfathers presents five powerful documentaries delving into the minds and strategies of the world’s greatest and most revered club managers, revealing how they rose – often from relatively undistinguished playing careers – to become the global superstars of the sport we know today.

 

Football’s Greatest: Head to Head matches up the greatest players of yesteryear with the greatest of today, to find out once and for all, who is the greatest of them all.  Every generation has an opinion on who is the world’s greatest player.  With an expert panel of World Cup players and winners, and using hard science of statistics, as well as the romance of style and passion, this series will set out to resolve the most vexing question in sport.

No matter where you watch History of Football around the world, there will be local programming particularly focused on that respective market.  The local content will hone in on the cultural nuances which drive the passion for the game for some of football’s most avid fanbases. Below is a small glimpse of the localized African programming set to roll out:

 

The History of Football in Africa.  The 48-minute documentary explores the origins of the beautiful game on the African continent.  It captures how a sport forced on the people by their colonial masters became a tool for nation building and developed into the most popular game on the continent, giving rise to some of the world’s most renowned footballing greats, and spoiling audiences with some of the most memorable moments the greatest game has had to offer.

 

Making World Cup History – this 24-minute special event tells the story of the first ever FIFA Soccer World Cup to be held on the African continent. Exploring the turbulent political and sporting past of the host nation, South Africa, with key insights from those involved in dragging a new democracy from the fringes of sporting obscurity and thrusting it into the glare of the world’s greatest show, successfully pulling off the best FIFA World Cup in history in spite of the magnitude of the task.

 

SHORTS

HISTORY will also unveil short form original specials which will focus on everything but the game…from the origin of the ball to the insanity of the superfan, the acumen of photographers and so much more. The shorts will provide deeper insights into the sport of football.

 

Greatest African Rivalries focuses on some of the greatest African football rivalries as talked about by some of the players involved through the years. From international clashes to local derbies, our commentators give their views of these blood and thunder moments.

 

Fast Facts is a series of short factual/graphics driven info segments giving viewers a small insight into the facts and figures that illuminate the growth of African football and footballers over the last century.

 

The Scout – Piet De Visser is considered one of the greatest football scouts in the world. He is credited with finding global footballing superstars such as Jaap Stam, David Luiz, Marc Overmars, Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Eden Hazard and Kevin de Bruyne.  Here, he reveals his secrets for the first time.

The Referee – Jawahir Jewels has been described as one of the most remarkable referees in England. At 23, she is the only FA-qualified female ethnic Muslim official currently working in the game, where she regularly tackles rowdy players at pitches on the infamous Hackney Marshes in East London.

The Prodigy – Four-year-old Marco Antonio might be young, but his football skills have many already calling him the next Neymar. His parents see his skill with the ball as a ticket out of one of Rio de Janeiro’s toughest favelas. But his promising future career hangs perilously in the balance due to severe intestinal problems that require medical expertise not available in his country.

 

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The organizers of the Johannesburg edition of the DISCOP market have unveiled plans to welcome – all under one roof – the largest  ever contingent of independent producers who are driving Africa’s dynamic entertainment and media industries.

500+ film, television, digital and video gaming content producers from all over Africa will converge in Johannesburg for a vibrant 3-day market and co-production forum expected to welcome 1,500+ delegates from 70 countries.

A bespoke program, combining personalized attention with online technology will help entrepreneurial, Africa-trotting producers access funding and distribution opportunities for their finished content, for works in progress, and for projects in development.

 

“DISCOP is increasingly driven by a marked preference for homegrown stories that resonate better with local audiences. Most of these shows are produced by independents for whom it is still very difficult to access business opportunities outside of their home countries.” says Patrick ZUCHOWICKI JUCAUD, DISCOP Markets founder and General Manager, who adds, “After careful consideration, we have decided to reconfigure our markets to better welcome these up-and-coming producers and creators and make their market experience more knowledgeable, more comfortable, more economical – and more rewarding”.

 

For the first time, DISCOP Johannesburg will host an online platform for buyers to screen before, during and after the market, over 1,000+ hours of original content produced in Africa and available for immediate delivery. A special area will be set-up on the exhibiting floor, with ‘On-Demand’ viewing stations open to qualified buyers only. Detailed reporting will then help independent producers in their follow-up efforts.

Screening fees will be built into the cost of each producers’ market badge priced at $250 per delegate. The cost of the badge also includes personalized matchmaking assistance, full use of the ‘Meetings on Demand’ lounge, access to the ‘Next Gen’ knowledge transfer, development and pitching program, and invitations to all social events.

150+ exhibitors representing leading international and regional television and online brands are also expected to take part in DISCOP Johannesburg 2018, alongside Africa’s key broadcasters, pay-tv operators, streaming and mobile platforms.

Online registration for DISCOP Johannesburg will start on Monday 29 May with an ‘Early Bird’ offer to register before Friday 14 September with a 50% discount.

 

 

ABOUT DISCOP

In a move to accelerate the development of a sustainable production and distribution ecosystem across Africa and the Middle East, DISCOP markets are held several times a year in strategic regional industry hubs.

Africa and the Middle East are reasserting themselves as the world’s most coveted entertainment and media marketplace, one that encompasses 70 countries with a combined population of 1.5 billion. By 2030, thanks to a young population and growing middle classes, all indicators point to positive future development – especially in the entertainment and media sectors.

2,500+ delegates from 100+ countries representing 2,000+ global, regional and local entertainment and media companies will attend DISCOP markets in 2018.

NEXT MARKETS

  • DISCOP Abidjan28-30 May 2018
  • DISCOP Zanzibar11-13 July 2018
  • DISCOP Johannesburg14-16 Nov 2018
  • DISCOP Sharm El Sheikh26-28 Feb 2019
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The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is pleased to announce that its broadcast plans for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, taking place from the 14th of June to the 15th of July 2018, are well on track. Today marks exactly 20 days until the kick-off of the tournament in Russia. The public service broadcaster will provide audiences with a world-class broadcast experience of the greatest football spectacle in the world and celebrate the best of what the world’s footballers have to offer.  32 nations will compete to be crowned the greatest in the world and the SABC will cover the best 44 of the 64 matches live across the SABC radio stations, SABC 1 and its digital platforms.  With the tagline ‘Bringing Russia to Mzansi. KuzobaLit!’, the SABC aims to create the (something is missing) vibe and the spirit of the world’s greatest sporting spectacle.

 

#KuzobaLit will be the theme that will be driving the SABC campaign for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The SABC invites its audiences and football loving supporters in South Africa to join the world in watching the greatest story unfolding on a global stage. Thomas Mlambo, Mpho Maboi, Andile Ncube, Lebo Motsoeli and Romy Titus will be the TV anchors during the tournament, who will be assisted by the best local football analysts in the likes of Siphiwe Mkhonza, Phumudzo Manenhze, Marc Lewis, and Duane Dell’Oca..

 

To enable the millions of SABC audiences to consume the matches in the language of their choice, SABC has lined 12 radio stations to broadcast the matches live. The SABC will for the first time be enabling the Khoi and San communities the opportunity to have the world cup matches broadcast in the! Xun and Khwe dialect on XK-FM. In line with the SABC key strategic pillar of delivering the best commentary in all 11 languages, the SABC radio talent will include a pool of sport commentators in the likes of Phalaphala FM’s Sydney Mashige, Motsweding FM’s Brian Letsogo, Ligwalagwala FM’s Sabelo Zulu, Umhlobo Wenene FM’s Thando Gqamane, Ukhozi FM’s Joe Hudla and RSG’s Johann Roussow,amongst the talent lined up for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

 

Sport at 10 and Soccerzone will broadcast an episode each on the 4th and 9th of Jul The productions will take a four week break, returning to the screens on the 16th and 18th of July 2018 respectively.

 

As the host channel of the tournament, SABC 1 has come up with several schedule changes affecting prime time slots. A transversal approach has been put in place to ensure that television viewers do not lose out on their favourite shows. The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia starts on SABC 1 on Thursday, 14th of June – Sunday, the 15th of July 2018.  The live coverage of the tournament will affect the SABC TV channels as follows.

 

SABC 1 SCHEDULE CHANGES:

SABC 1 will host the soccer tournament providing South African football fans an opportunity to watch the total of 44 matches live. Major changes will be made to the normal SABC 1 schedule between the 17h30 – 24h00 timeslots to accommodate the football spectacle.

 

 

Key SABC 1 titles such as Generations-The Legacy, Uzalo and Skeem Saam will be temporarily placed on sister channels SABC2 and 3 as follows:

 

–              Skeem Saam at 18h30 (Mon – Fri) on SABC2

–              Generations-The Legacy at 19h30 (Mon – Fri) on SABC3

–              Uzalo at 20h30 (Mon – Wed) on SABC2

 

SABC 2 SCHEDULE CHANGES:

Mon- Fri at 18:00 7de Laan

Mon- Fri at 18:30 Skeem Sam

Mon- Fri at 19:00 Afrikaans Sitcom

Mon- Fri at 20:00 7de News (Afrikaans, Sesotho/Setswana/Sepedi bullentins)

Mon- Wed at 20:30 Uzalo

 

SABC 3 SCHEDULE CHANGES:

Generations the Legacy- 20:00

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