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New series coming to FOX on DStv

Posted by radio On February - 19 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

New TV series such as The Gifted and new episodes of series like Empire are coming FOX in March and April and will be available to watch online on DStv Now.

 

Fox Networks Group (FNG) in Africa and 20th Century Fox Television Distribution have announced a new agreement for exclusive premieres and acclaimed series on FOX in Africa. The highly anticipated new series set to premiere on the channel include The Resident, The Gifted, Ghosted, American Dad and Family Guy.

 

 

 

First to premiere will be The Resident on 27 March, a powerful new medical show centred around a young doctor’s final years of training. Dealing with both the good and the bad, audiences can get ready to experience what really happens behind the doors at hospitals. Starring Matt Czuchry (The Good Wife), Emily VanCamp (Revenge), Shaunette Renée Wilson (Billions), Manish Dayal (Halt and Catch Fire), Melina Kanakaredes (CSI: NY), Bruce Greenwood (The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story), Moran Atias (24: Legacy) and Merrin Dungey (Big Little Lies).  The Resident will premiere on 27 March at 21:00 CAT.

 

In what will be a bumper month, The Gifted and Ghosted are set to premiere a week apart. Ghosted (14 April, 20:25 CAT), a single-camera, live-action comedy, tells the story of a partnership between two polar opposites – a cynical skeptic and a genius “true believer” in the paranormal – who are recruited by a secret government agency, known as The Bureau Underground, to save the human race from aliens.

 

On 23 April The Gifted will premiere at 21:00 CAT. Set in the X-Men universe, produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Marvel Television, family adventure series The Gifted tells the emotional story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their teenage children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family seeks help from an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.

 

In what will become a triple play of animation from 18:00, and joining The Simpsons – the longest running scripted show in television history – is Family Guy and American Dad. Created and executive-produced by Seth MacFarlane, Family Guy is now in its 17th season and guaranteed to entertain its die-hard fan base with razor-sharp humor, spot-on parodies, spectacular animation and orchestra-backed original music. And 12 seasons later, American Dad continues to be a fan favourite, focusing on Stan Smith, a CIA agent in Langley Falls, Virginia whose main objective in life is national security. The animation triple-play is stripped daily from 18:00 CAT.

 

“The timing of the conclusion of this deal could not have been more perfect, having just launched the second season of Lee Daniels’ Star on the FOX schedule on Thursday nights”, says Programming Director Tracey Gilchrist. “Empire Season 4 Part B returns in March, filling the schedule with absolutely the best in class from 20th Century Fox Television content and we are thrilled to be able to bring to our fans this variety of content to ensure there’s something for every taste on the schedule and a thrilling start to 2018.”

 

The fan-fare however on the FOX Africa schedule started in January with the much-anticipated The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, broadcasting 24-hours after the U.S. premiere on Fridays at 3:00 CAT, and available for DStv subscribers an hour after broadcast on Catch Up.  The X-Files, which needs no introduction, consisting of ten thrilling episodes, also made a comeback on the schedule for the 2018 instalment of this cult series.

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See whats cooking in Siba’s kitchen

Posted by radio On February - 19 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

In a series special, Siba even shares signature recipes from viewers and gives them her signature dose of ‘va va voom’. Come see what’s on offer on Siba’s Table this February.

South African superstar celebrity chef Siba Mtongana is back in a new season of Siba’s Table, where her mission to make the world ‘Sibalicious’ one dish at a time continues.

 

Watch Siba’s Table Tuesdays from 20 February at 20:00 on Food Network, DStv channel 175. Also available on DStv Now. 

 

With a delectable mix of recipes from fast and fantastic through to ideas for effortless entertaining, South African braais, and big deal dishes, there’s something for cooks and homemakers of every skill level. From her glorious kitchen in Cape Town, let Siba elevate everyday dining with her simple, stylish and empowering cooking.

See what Siba makes in her kitchen on a day-to-day basis. Get some tips for kids lunches too in this gallery below:

 

 

 

#KidsLunch Today made mini prawn burger with chargrilled sesame bun and lettuce (can use left over chicken pieces instead), hot smoked salmon bites (can use fish fingers instead), plain yoghurt with honey topped with crushed frozen raspberries, blueberry and grape skewers, apple and bottle of water. I must admit it wasn't easy training my lil ones off juice to water. It took a lot of patience and firmness at times, not without tantrums and sad faces, I started by diluting their juices, overtime there was more water than juice, until just water. It was a gradual and deliberate journey to train their palette to have water as a beverage of choice. Shoo! The joys of motherhood 😅❤️🍴🍇🍏🍤🏡 #mommydiaries #kidslunch #kids #mommylife #foodielife #food

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iflix (www.iflix.com), the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, offering subscribers unlimited access to thousands of TV shows, movies and more, today announced it has entered into a major two-year distribution agreement with LEGO Systems (‘LEGO’) to add a wide range of the most popular LEGO series to iflix’s extensive library of award-winning titles.

iflix will offer its subscribers across the Middle East and Africa unlimited access to both stream and download an incredible selection of LEGO Kids content including Ninjago Masters of Spinjitzu, The Kingdom of Shadows and The Way of The Ninja, Ninjago Masters of Spinjitzu Day of the Departed, Nexo Knights, Friends of Heartlake City, Jurassic World Indominus Escape, Marvel Superheroes Maximum Overload, Marvel Superheroes Avengers Reassembled, DC Superheroes Batman Beleaguered, and City Shorts.

 

The agreement between iflix and LEGO will see 122 episodes across 10 titles added to the streaming service for fans to enjoy.

 

iflix Head of Content Africa and the Middle East, Evert van der Veer said: “LEGO is one of the world’s most recognized and beloved brands, and we are excited to bring LEGO’s premium titles to our members both young and young-at-heart on a dedicated LEGO-branded channel for all to enjoy. iflix is committed to providing the best in entertainment from around the world to all our subscribers, and this deal with LEGO is key to delivering on that promise.”

 

“We are pleased to partner with iflix to bring LEGO content even closer to fans in the Middle East and Africa”, said Gina Costelloe, Senior Content Distribution Manager, IBLE. “Through the extensive library of content available on the new Channels feature, fans of all ages will have direct access to their favorite stories and characters anytime they want.”

 

Now available to over one billion consumers across 25 territories throughout Asia, the Middle East and Africa, iflix offers consumers, a vast library of top Hollywood, Asian and Middle Eastern regional, and local TV shows and movies, including many first run exclusives and award-winning programs, each subscription allows users to access the service on up to five devices, including phones, laptops, tablets, and television sets, for viewing wherever, whenever.

 

 

For new subscribers, iflix offers a complimentary one-month trial with full access to its service, features and content. Go to www.iflix.com to register.

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New channel Moja Love to launch on DStv

Posted by radio On February - 14 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

Don’t miss the launch of Moja Love on DStv Channel 157.

 

 

February is the month of love and we’re spreading it far and wide with a brand new channel coming your way on Wednesday 14 February: Moja Love. The channel will see a mix of majority local content with international titles to look out for.

 

Expect an exciting line-up of content on Moja Love including the highly anticipated telenovela Hope and the reality show No Excuses: Pay Your Papgeld.

 

Hope star Nimrod Nkosi will be joining DStv for a special live stream of The Dish with Sips and Mish on Wednesday 14 February at exactly 14:00 on the DStv YouTube channel to talk all things Moja Love, Hope, romance on Valentine’s Day and answer your burning questions! Have a question? Send it to us via our community tab!

 

Want to know more about the shows to expect on Moja Love? We have the details of some of the must-watch titles below.

 

Hope

 

Set mainly in Johannesburg’s inner city, the show centres around the life of Pastor Zakes Buthelezi (Nimrod Nkosi) – a meek pastor whose faith and integrity are put to the test when all he has built throughout his life seems to crumble around him.

 

This riveting drama series follows him as he deals with an emotionally unfaithful wife, a son who has doubts about following in his father’s footsteps to become a Pastor, and a teenage daughter whose drinking and partying lifestyle has everyone worried. As new characters are interoduced, you realise that they are not what they seem to be.

 

Get hooked on the drama from Wednesday 14 February at 19:30. Then watch weekdays at 19:00.

 

No Excuses: Pay Your Papgeld

 

Don’t miss the highly anticipated brand new reality show hosted by Moss Makwati! The show tracks down parents who are ducking their financial obligations towards their children. It attempts to address the issues between the parents for the sake of the child. Pay your Papgeld is the first show dedicated to addressing this issue in South Africa where 50% of children live in households where fathers are absent.

 

Don’t miss the show premiere on Wednesday 14 February at 20:00 and a new episode on Saturday 17 February at 18:30.

 

Judge Khumbules

 

The hilarious sitcom Judge Khambule serves up large helpings of some of the best South African comedy in a courtroom setting. The show introduces a host of colourful personalities as, week-by- week, disputes are brought before Judge Khambule, who is played by South Africa’s latest comedy sensation Thenjiwe Moseley.

 

See the season premiere on Wednesday 14 February at 20:30 with a new episode on Saturday 17 February at 18:00.

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AFRIDOC streaming premieres from today!

Posted by radio On February - 7 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

AfriDocs, thefree streaming platform for the best documentaries in Africa is proud topresent even more exciting films available in the month of February.

AfriDocs films areFREE to screen anytime and from anywhere in Africa on www.afridocs.net.

 

 

 

Today, Feb 7th sees the STREAMING PREMIERE of This Land. The powerful South African documentary that touches on the emotive and timely land issue has screened at the Durban International Film Festival, Encounters and on AfriDocs on BET, and now makes its streaming debut on the AfriDocs platform.

 

To watch the film: https://afridocs.net/watch-now/this-land/

This Land:  Dianne WhelanJeremy Mendes Directors

In Makhasaneni, a hamlet in rural KwaZulu-Natal, scores of villagers are under threat of forced removal for the second time in as many generations. Forcibly moved here by the apartheid government, now their homes are under threat by a mining company in cahoots with the Entembeni Zulu Royal Family, and who seek to exploit the land over the heads of the people who live and work on it.

 

An eloquent portrait of the activists and residents of Makhasaneni, This Land is also a brave and necessary exposé of the inadequacy of customary law in a predatory capitalist state.

 

It raises the question, “Is monarchy compatible with democratic land reform?”

 

Visit www.afridocs.net,  https://www.facebook.com/AfriDocs/  for more info.

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JJ Tabane scores a talk show on SABC 3

Posted by radio On February - 6 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)’s commercial television channel, SABC 3 is moving the 18h00 news bulletin to 21h00 as from today. Mr Peter Ndoro and Ms Francis Herd will remain as the Presenters of this bulletin, whilst Chriselda Lewis and Aldrin Sampear will present the weekend edition.

 

The channel is also pleased to announce the introduction of a brand new Current Affairs programme, Frankly Speaking at 20h30 from Sunday 11 February 2018. This programme is an interactive show using skype and social media to encourage amplified viewer participation.

 

 

Frankly Speaking will be hosted by the renowned media personality Onkgopotse JJ Tabane. Mr Tabane is one of South Africa’s leading media and communications specialists, as well as a community activist and a business executive. He is an author and also a regular columnist for various publications.

 

The new current affairs programme will look at news of the day and preview important upcoming stories through high paced headlines.

 

These changes are informed by a great need to stay relevant, innovative and to keep up with the fast growing digital trends in the media space.

 

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Available in 38 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and already broadcast in Senegal on Canal+ offer, Africanews (www.africanews.com) is stepping up its presence in the land of Teranga, thanks to the partnership with the new media outlet L’Obs TV, a Futurs Médias Group entity, created by Youssou N’DOUR.

 

Launched in January 2018, L’Obs TV includes Africanews in French in its programming, every day from 9 am to 11 am WAT.

 

With this new partnership, Africanews is increasing its audience in Senegal.This initiative enables Africanews, the leading pan-African and multilingual news channel, to strengthen its editorial position and thereby secure the loyalty of a wider audience. Africanews viewership has grown to 1.2 million additional people in Senegal.

 

Distribution

Less than two years after its launch, Africanews is already available in 38 countries and 11.7 million homes* in sub-Saharan Africa. This growth is driven by Africanews availability on the leading pay-TV platforms on the continent, including Canal+ Africa, Startimes, Azam TV and more recently Kwesé TV.

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Chris Maroleng appointed as SABC’s COO

Posted by radio On January - 31 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS
The Chairperson of the SABC on behalf of the board of the public broadcaster is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Chris Maroleng as the Chief Operations Officer of the SABC, with effect from 1 February 2018.
 
Mr Maroleng holds BA(Hons) and MA degrees from the University of Cape Town and has received several post-graduate scholarships and awards.  He is an accomplished South African with successful careers at senior management level in television, telecommunications and corporate affairs.
 
Mr. Maroleng has demonstrated considerable management and financial acumen and he is familiar with the cutting-edge Fourth Industrial Revolution issues that the SABC needs to embrace going forward. He understands South Africa’s legislative and regulatory environment and his knowledge of broadcasting on the continent is invaluable as the SABC develops its coverage of, and in Africa.
 
Mr. Chris Maroleng said: “I accept the position at the SABC with deep humility, and appreciate the confidence that the Board has shown in me. I look forward to playing a role, as part of an executive team, in transforming the SABC into a world-class public broadcaster that is responsive to the needs of all South Africans.”
 
The Board’s priority has always been to urgently fill the top three executive vacancies, as expected and mandated by Parliament and the Shareholder.  We believe that the appointment of the Chief Operations Officer is a significant step towards stabilising the executive leadership of the SABC. The Board is satisfied that this appointment process has followed all legal and governance requirements.
 
The adverts for the Group CEO and CFO have been placed, and the deadline for applications has been extended to 14 February 2018.
[Issued by: SABC]
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Watch Idris Elba in Guerrilla on 1Magic tonight

Posted by radio On January - 31 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

Guerrilla follows two young Black Power activists, whose relationship is under pressure when they clash with police. Watch online on DStv Now.

Don’t miss Idris Elba in Guerrilla, Wednesday 31 January at 21:30 on 1Magic (Dstv Channel 103), and streaming live on DStv Now.

 

Set against the evocative backdrop of 1970s London, Guerrilla follows two young activists involved in the capital’s Black Power movement, whose relationship falls under intense pressure when they clash with racist elements within the police. It’s a fictional exploration of a thought-provoking moment in history, which asks what might have happened if Black Power groups in the UK had turned to violence in their fight for equal rights.

 

Freida Pinto and Babou Ceesay play the central couple Jas and Marcus, with Rory Kinnear as Special Branch Copper Pence. Nathanial Martello-White, Daniel Mays, Denise Gough and Zawe Ashton also feature, and if all that wasn’t enough Idris Elba, who has co-executive produced the series, co-stars, too.

 

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The River comes to 1Magic

Posted by radio On December - 12 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

The flagship telenovela of the new M-Net channel 1Magic (DStv channel 103) The River is a thrill-a-minute showstopper that balances the tightrope between soapie and drama. It’s quite simply an impeccable story, with jaw dropping acting, and cutting-edge production value.

The series is spearheaded by a formidable cast made up of seasoned actress Sindi Dlathu, alongside Hlomla Dandala, Don Mlangeni, Moshidi Motshegwa, and newcomer Larona Moagi amongst others. The River sees two different but interdependent worlds collide in spectacular fashion. One side of the river is populated by society’s upper crust in exquisite mansions who will go to any lengths to maintain their wealth. The other world is inhabited by the exploited “common folk” who constantly toil with little to show for it.

 

 

Sindi plays Lindiwe, a polished and astute mining magnate whose stilettos have squashed anyone who dared stand in the way of her wealth. Moagi is Itumeleng, the young character from the “poor” side of town who wants to put an end to Lindiwe’s ruthless gluttony, often at the expense of her beloved community.

 

 

Courage and cunning eventually collide when they cannot put their differences aside, resulting in an endless body count. A story of ill placed love, greed, betrayal and blood bonds. The show promises to be gripping television. M-Net Director of Local Entertainment channels, Reneilwe Sema commented on what viewers can expect, “The River is just the type of drama that fans have been waiting for. The storyline combines the allure and ruthlessness of the business world, with the raw essence of township struggles, making for the type of storylines our viewers love. The seasoned cast is sure to bring this intricate story to life in every episode.”

 

 

In The River, the truth won’t remain buried forever.

The Cast:
Lindiwe – Sindi Dlathu: The enigmatic businesswoman who has sacrificed a great deal to become a success; and buries secrets with the same singlemindedness she buries bodies.
Zweli – Hlomla Dandala: Married to Lindiwe, he completes the picture-perfect power couple that’s revered and reviled in equal measure.
Zolani – Lawrence Maleka: The adopted son of Lindiwe, who bites into forbidden fruit and later witnesses a terrible tragedy.
Thato – Don Mlangeni: Itumeleng’s father, who meets an unexpected reckoning that haunts his daughter, committing her to a greater cause.
Malefu – Moshidi Motshegwa: Mother to Itumeleng, matriarch and pillar of strength in the family and township community.
Itumeleng – Larona Moagi: The feisty young rebel who refuses to be silenced and roll over when her family and community become casualties of greed and excess.

Look out for a brand new telenovela The River, starting on Monday, 29 January 2018. The series is produced by Tshedza Pictures and will premiere on 1Magic (DStv Channel 103), every week night at 20:00.

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