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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 http://www.balconytv.com/videos/jeremy-loops-down-south

Medicine Boy – Electric Sugar http://www.balconytv.com/videos/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 – (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydrOSlLITz0), 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.

BALCONYTV JOHANNESBURG TURNS 5

 

 

FRIDAY 3 FEBRUARY – THE GOOD LUCK BAR

SHORTSTRAW

JOSH KEMPEN

WE ARE CHARLIE

GO BAREFOOT

JOHNNY CRADLE

 

Venue: THE GOOD LUCK BAR, JOHANNESBURG

14 Alexander Street, Ferreirastown

 

Friday 3rd Feb – https://www.facebook.com/events/1191173504265280/

Webtickets: https://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=1467548675

 

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.

 

SATURDAY 4 FEBRUARY – RANDLORDS

THE MOTHERLAND

BAD PETER

IV4

THE SEXTONS

JERRY & THE BANDITS

FOLLOWING FICTION

DON’T MIND

JEREMY OLIVER

 

Starts 12:00 Ends 19:00

 

Venue: RANDLORDS, BRAAMFONTEIN

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.

NEW SERIES

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

 

NEW MOVIES

 

 

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

KIDS ADDITIONS

 

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

NON-FICTION ADDITIONS

 

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®:

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Best Picture

Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Lion
Manchester By the Sea
Moonlight

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

Directing

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

Film Editing

Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Moonlight

Foreign Language Film

Land of Mine
A Man Called Ove
The Salesman
Tanna
Toni Erdmann

Original Score

Jackie
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Passengers

Production Design

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

Visual Effects

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

Adapted Screenplay

Arrival
Fences
Hidden Figures
Lion
Moonlight

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
Moana
My Life as a Zucchini
The Red Turtle
Zootopia

Cinematography

Arrival
La La
Lion
Moonlight
Silence

Costume Design

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

Documentary Feature

Fire at Sea
I Am Not Your Negro
Life, Animated
O.J.: Made in America
13th

Documentary Short Subject

Extremis
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
Pearl
Piper

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

Sound Editing

Arrival
Deep Water Horizon
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Sully

Sound Mixing

Arrival
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 computicket.com, and the 5 main card bouts will be broadcast live on kwesesports.com (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 www.efcworldwide.com.

 

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Mzansi Magic viewers can start blocking off 8pm in January 2017 because they won’t want to move from their couches once the channel’s compelling offerings begin airing.

 

MzansiMagicLogo_LGThe intriguing array of local drama and reality shows will see firm favourites returning while new shows will ensure thrill-a-minute, authentically South African viewing.

 

Kicking off the line-up is the new season of gripping family drama Saints and Sinners, on Sunday, 08 January. Season Three comes chock-a-block with tension as characters dodge bullets, survive emotional beat downs, deal with triumphs and betrayals – all while staying ahead of everyone else in their twisted mind games.

 

In a small screen first, Mzansi Magic’s new prison drama Lockdown should make for compulsory TV watching when it airs on Monday, 09 January. Set in a women’s prison where power and survival mean everything, the terse and fast-paced drama will take you into the lives of the inmates as they battle demons that hold them prisoner in every sense of the word.

 

“I think it’s safe to say that come January 2017, people will not be taking calls or going out at 8pm because they’ll be parked in front of their TVs watching DStv channel 161,” says Reneilwe Sema, M-Net’s Head of Drama. “As Mzansi Magic, we pride ourselves in being the mirror of South African society by telling stories that reflect our beautiful and complex society. Our growing content does just this.”

 

Tuesday, 10 January sees the return of the emotional docu-series Utatakho. Nimrod Nkosi is back in Season Four as the host and will journey with men and women on their path to find their biological fathers, and deal with the joy and pain that comes with unravelling their genetic background.

 

Sticking to the theme of family, Mzansi Magic will unveil a new reality show, Papa Penny Ahee! on Wednesday, 11 January. The series follows the colourful existence of legendary Shangaan disco king Penny Penny as he navigates life as a musician, polygamist, a father of 17,  community leader and son to his 90-year-old mother.

 

Another fascinating family reality show is The Ranakas, a spin-from the hugely successful Vuzu Amp show Dineo’s Diary. The Ranakas debuts on Thursday, 12 January, and will take viewers deeper into the world of this boisterous entertainment family who have long captivated the imagination of South Africa.

 

It’s going to be a thrilling January, all exclusive to Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161).

 

 

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DStv promises fewer repeats in 2017

Posted by radio On December - 14 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

You’ve told us that there are too many repeats. You’ve told us you want more new shows and new movies. We’ve heard you and we’re busy doing something about it.

 

DStv-digitalWhile we won’t do away with repeats entirely, our plan is to cut down where we can and bring you more fresh content. We’re also going to help you find more shows you might like, but never knew existed.

 

 

 

 

Movies

 

We’ve reduced the number of premium M-Net movie channels from six to four so you see fewer repeated movies across channels. We’ve removed AMC and True Movies and launched ROK (a Nollywood movie channel) and Zee World, which features Bollywood films that have been dubbed into English.

 

We’ve relooked at how we make Sunday nights THE movie night in your home. From this December, you’ll see three brand new movies on Sunday nights, instead of just one after Carte Blanche.

 

At 20:00 you can tune in for a blockbuster on M-Net 101, at 20:30 you can tune in to a different blockbuster on M-Net Movies Premiere on DStv Channel 104, and at 21:00 you can tune in to a world cinema movie on M-Net Edge on DStv Channel 102.

 

We know you love the themed pop-up channels, and we’ll continue to do more of those during 2017. We’ll also add new movies from the global stage, including cinema titles, independent films and content straight from the Sundance Film Festival.

 

From April 2017, there will be new movies on Mzansi Magic and Bioskop. This means that anywhere from 52 to 104 new movies will grace your screen every year! Our Afrikaans movies on fliekNET will be bolstered by some 12 new movies annually.

 

We’re also proud to introduce the M-Net Movie Collection on our Catch Up Plus service, which boasts 1 000 titles for you to choose from! So if you can’t find any movie you would like to see on one of our movie channels, simply connect your DStv Explora to the internet or log on to our DStv Now app.

 

Series

 

We’ve taken away CBS Drama and CBS Action which had many series you’ve already seen on other DStv channels.

 

Universal and FOX channels have improved their offering with new seasons of some of their popular shows such as NCIS, Rosewood, The Walking Dead, Empire and brand new shows such as Pitch and Legion.

 

The Walking Dead

 

With our channel partners, we’ll be increasing our exclusive, first-run shows and bring you more fresh shows on a weekend. We’ll also be making more shows available as box sets on Catch Up Plus, which means you can watch an entire season of a show as soon as it has finished its run on DStv.

 

Pitch

 

Documentaries and lifestyle channels

 

Many of our documentary and lifestyle channels stack their series over weekends – so they play an omnibus of the shows you would’ve seen in the week. We’ve asked these channels to rather give you more fresh shows on the weekend.

 

New historic events content will be shown on HISTORY while National Geographic is currently airing Mars (Sundays at 20:05), BBC Earth will showcase Planet Earth 2 early in 2017 and BBC Lifestyle brings Dancing with the Stars.

 

Mars

 

We’ve spoken to the channels concerns about how often some titles get shown such as Top Gear, Pawn Stars, Storage Wars, Come Dine with me, Fast & Loud and Gold Rush. Not only do we have a commitment that over time they will be played less often, channels have also promised to phase them out to make way for newer shows.

 

Finding something you would like to watch

 

We want to help you find new series, new movies and new documentaries and lifestyle shows that you will enjoy watching. There are a number of ways we do this now and we’ll also add a few more in 2017. M-Net will launch a 30 minute show which will air on Sundays from the end of January 2017, which will help you find new content, show you what is on M-Net channels this week – which shows are new, and which shows are taking a break. Everything you need to get the most of your DStv entertainment experience.

 

We’ll also add a way for you to tell whether a show is new, and whether there are new episodes of your favourite show.

 

[Source:Dstv]

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Apple’s Best of 2016 celebrates the most popular content across the App Store, iTunes, Apple Music and iBooks.

appleApple has unveiled its Best of 2016 lists, celebrating the most popular apps, music, movies, TV shows, books and podcasts across the App Store, iTunes, Apple Music and iBooks.

 

Showcasing editorial selections and top-selling and most downloaded charts, Apple’s Best of 2016 highlights the talented artists, storytellers and developers who are entertaining Apple customers around the world.

 

Drake tops the Apple Music song and album charts with “One Dance” and “Views,” respectively.

 

On Apple Music, Drake dominates the top song and album spots with “One Dance” and Views, respectively, while the Hamilton soundtrack is also a top-selling album. The Chainsmokers have two of the top 10 songs this year, and music fans still can’t get enough of Adele’s 25, Rihanna’s ANTI and Frank Ocean’s Blonde. The Beats 1 team will be counting down the biggest songs on the station in 2016 with a special Best of Beats 1 show on December 7. The Best of Beats 1 playlist will also be available on Apple Music and feature Christine And The Queens, Kiiara, The 1975, Kanye West, Solange, The Weeknd, DJ Khaled and more.

 

 

App and game developers continue to deliver incredible experiences to Apple customers, with games like Minecraft: Pocket Edition.

App Store editors reveal their App of the Year picks for 2016, including Prisma for iPhone, Sketchbook Motion for iPad, Twitter for Apple TV, MySwimPro – Personal Swim Trainer for Apple Watch and Bear for Mac. Game of the Year selections include Clash Royale for iPhone, Severed for iPad, Riptide GP: Renegade for Apple TV, Field Day for Apple Watch and Life Is Strange for Mac.

 

Snapchat is the most downloaded free iPhone app, while the craze of the summer, Pokémon GO, unsurprisingly lands on both the iPhone and iPad charts. The top paid iPhone apps cover a range of categories, with FaceTune, Heads Up!, 7 Minute Workout Challenge, KIMOJI, Geometry Dash and Face Swap Live among the top 10. Minecraft: Pocket Edition is the most downloaded paid iPad app, while YouTube is the top free iPad app.

 

“Moonlight,” written and directed by Barry Jenkins, was recognized by iTunes Movies editors as Best New Filmmaker.

The editors of iTunes Movies recognize inventive films like La La Land, Moonlight and Sing Street, and the top-selling charts feature huge blockbuster hits to buzzworthy indie titles, from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Deadpool to Spotlight and The Hateful Eight.

 

 

iTunes highlights the year’s excellent TV series, including “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.”

iTunes TV’s top editorial picks include groundbreaking shows like Full Frontal with Samantha Bee and Atlanta, while longtime TV favorites Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead and Downton Abbey are top sellers.

 

 

Editorial selections like true crime podcast “My Favorite Murder” and comedy show “2 Dope Queens” draw loyal followings.

Podcasts hit an impressive milestone in 2016: globally, Apple listeners consumed over 10 billion downloads and streams over the past 12 months via iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and desktop. Fresh Air from NPR is the top downloaded podcast of the year.

 

 

iBooks names “Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi the Debut of the Year.

This year’s editorial selections on iBooks include powerful titles, such as Homegoing, Evicted, Born to Run and If I Was Your Girl. The Girl on the Train is the top-seller in fiction and audiobooks, while readers continue to be moved by When Breath Becomes Air, the best-selling nonfiction title.

 

Overall, the Best of 2016 spotlights the fan-favorite entertainment that Apple customers couldn’t get enough of this year, while also celebrating the breadth and depth of creativity across the App Store, iTunes and iBooks.

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The nominations for the 74th Golden Globes® were announced on Mondy 12 December. The award ceremony takes place on Sunday 8 January 2017 and will be presented by talk show host Jimmy Fallon.

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Below is the full list of nominees:

 

FILM

Best Picture, Drama

Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

Lion

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

 

Best Picture, Comedy or Musical

20th Century Women

Deadpool

Florence Foster Jenkins

La La Land

Sing Street

 

Best Director

Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals

Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge

Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

 

Best Actor, Drama

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Joel Edgerton, Loving

Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge

Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

Denzel Washington, Fences

 

Best Actress, Drama

Amy Adams, Arrival

Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane

Isabelle Huppert, Elle

Ruth Negga, Loving

Natalie Portman, Jackie

 

Best Actor, Comedy

Colin Farrell, The Lobster

Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins

Jonah Hill, War Dogs

Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool

 

Best Actress, Comedy

Annette Bening, 20th Century Women

Lily Collins, Rules Don’t Apply

Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen

Emma Stone, La La Land

Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

 

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water

Simon Helberg, Florence Foster Jenkins

Dev Patel, Lion

Aaron Taylor Johsnon, Nocturnal Animals

 

Best Supporting Actress

Viola Davis, Fences

Naomie Harris, Moonlight

Nicole Kidman, Lion

Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures

Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

 

Best Screenplay

Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals

Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

Taylor Sheridan, Hell or High Water

 

Best Original Score

Moonlight

La La Land

Arrival

Lion

Hidden Figures

 

Best Original Song “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Trolls

“City of Stars,” La La Land

“Faith,” Sing

“Gold,” Gold

“How Far I’ll Go,” Moana

 

Best Animated Feature Film

Kubo and the Two Strings

Moana

My Life as a Zucchini

Sing

Zootopia

 

Best Foreign Language Film

Divines

Elle

Neruda

The Salesman

Toni Erdmann

 

TELEVISION

Best TV Series, Drama

The Crown

Game of Thrones

Stranger Things

This Is Us

Westworld

 

Best TV Series, Comedy/Musical

Atlanta

Blackish

Mozart in the Jungle

Transparent

Veep

 

Best TV Miniseries or Movie

American Crime

The Dresser

The Night Manager

The Night Of

The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

 

Best Actor, Drama

Rami Malek, Mr. Robot

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Matthew Rhys, The Americans

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath

 

Best Actress, Drama

Caitriona Balfe, Outlander

Claire Foy, The Crown

Keri Russell, The Americans

Winona Ryder, Stranger Things

Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

 

Best Actor, Comedy

Anthony Anderson, Blackish

Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle

Donald Glover, Atlanta

Nick Nolte, Graves

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

 

Best Actress, Comedy

Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Sarah Jessica Parker, Divorce

Issa Rae, Insecure

Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin

Tracee Ellis Ross, Blackish

 

Best Supporting Actor

Sterling K. Brown, The People vs. O.J. Simpson

Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager

John Lithgow, The Crown

Christian Slater, Mr. Robot

John Travolta, The People vs. O.J. Simpson

 

Best Supporting Actress

Olivia Colman, The Night Manager

Lena Headey, Game of Thrones

Chrissy Metz, This Is Us

Mandy Moore, This Is Us

Thandie Newton, Westworld

 

Best Actor, Mini-Series or TV Movie

Riz Ahmed, The Night Of

Bryan Cranston, All the Way

Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager

John Turturro, The Night Of

Courtney B. Vance, The People vs. O.J. Simpson

 

Best Actress, Mini-Series or TV Movie

Felicity Huffman, American Crime

Riley Keough, The Girlfriend Experience

Sarah Paulson, The People vs. O.J. Simpson

Charlotte Rampling, London Spy

Kerry Washington, Confirmation

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With one of Africa’s biggest football spectacle imminent in January 2017, the SABC TV 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 African Cup of Nations Competition starts on SABC 1 on Saturday, 14th January – Sunday, 05th February 2017.

 

Afcon2015-logo300x300The announced schedule changes will affect all the SABC TV channels as follows:

 

SABC 1 SCHEDULE CHANGES:

SABC 1 will host the soccer tournament providing SA soccer fans an opportunity to watch a total of 28 matches live and 4 delayed. Major changes will be made to the normal SABC 1 schedule between the 17h30 – 24h00 timeslots to accommodate the soccer festival.

 

Key SABC1 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 Tswana / Sotho News

Mon- Fri at 18:30 Skeem Saam

Mon- Fri at 19:00 7de Laan remains in the slot

Mon-Fri at 19:30 Nuus

Mon- Wed at 20:30 Uzalo

Mon at 20:00 Navy NCIS will take a break to return in a new slot

Mon at 20:00 Nhlala ya Rixaka

Tue at 20:00 Afrikaans Drama will take a break to return in a new slot in Feb

Tues on 20:00 Ngula ya Vutivi

 

SABC 3 SCHEDULE CHANGES:

Generations – 19h30 and High Rollers won’t be aired.

“The transversal schedule strategy has been adopted involving the 3 SABC TV channels to ensure that the interests of our audiences are adequately accommodated during the AFCON 2017 tournament. Normal programming on all channels will resume once the AFCON games are over,” says Zandile Nkonyeni, Head of PR: SABC TV Channels. “The channel will reveal a refreshed schedule in February 2017 with an exciting line up of brand new titles.”

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