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Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) and kykNET (DStv 144) are available to stream as pop-up channels on Showmax. DStv customers who do not have these channels on their current DStv packages can add Showmax to their DStv package to stream these channels 24/7.

Showmax is testing live streaming of two of South Africa’s most popular local channels. Showmax subscribers in South Africa are now able to live stream kykNET (DStv 144) and Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) 24/7 with the launch of two pop-up channels on the streaming service.

 

 

Showmax is already the home for streaming the best South African series, with top shows like The River, Gomora, Legacy, Suidooster, eHostela, Mzali Wami, The Ranakas, Mnakwethu and Getroud Met Rugby available to stream from the first episode. Now subscribers are able to stream everything on kykNET and Mzansi Magic live, including brand-new Afrikaans shows Afgrond S1, 4 Mure S1 and Slot S1, returning series like Binnelanders S16, Boer Soek ‘n Vrou S13, Die Boekklub S3 and Anzel In Die Boland S2, as well as Mzansi Magic shows like Abandoned S1, Date My Family S8 and Our Perfect Wedding S8.

 

 

DStv customers who do not have these channels on their current DStv packages can add Showmax to their DStv package to stream these channels 24/7. The Mzansi Magic and kykNET pop-up live streams will be available until 31 March 2021.

 

Speaking about the launch of the pop-up live streams, MultiChoice Group CEO for General Entertainment and Connected Video, Yolisa Phahle, says, “We’re always looking at ways of making the Showmax experience better for our customers. During last year’s lockdown, we gave subscribers access to live news channels. Now, following this month’s Presidential address, South Africans will continue to spend more time at home, and so, once again, we’d like to make sure our customers have something extra.”

 

The Mzansi Magic live stream is available exclusively in South Africa while kykNET is also available in Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The live streams will be available on all Showmax plans including Showmax, Showmax mobile, Showmax Pro and Showmax Pro mobile. Showmax and Showmax Pro – which includes live sport from SuperSport including all Premier League, Serie A and La Liga matches – are available as standalone streaming services to anyone with an internet connection and the right device, such as phones, tablets, smart TVs and laptops, from only R49 per month.

 

Showmax’s mobile plans give full access to all the content on Showmax or Showmax Pro for half the price and the Showmax mobile app includes data-saving settings that limit data usage to less than 100MB per hour.

 

 

Other highlights to stream on Showmax this January include The Real Housewives of Durban, the final season of Vikings, R-rated comedy PEN15, a special episode of HBO’s Euphoria and award-winning South African film Moffie.

The Mzansi Magic and kykNET pop-up live streams will be available until 31 March 2021. 

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DStv adds Amazon Prime Video to its Explora Ultra

Posted by radio On January - 18 - 2021 ADD COMMENTS

Prime Video joins an impressive list of streaming services and apps available on the Explora Ultra, including Showmax, Box Office, Netflix and Joox.

 

DStv has added global streaming service Amazon Prime Video to its recently launched DStv Explora Ultra decoder. DStv customers with a Prime Video membership can now access the entertainment service, ranging from movies and TV series, including Amazon Originals with a click of a button on the Explora Ultra.

Prime Video joins an impressive list of streaming services and apps available on the Explora Ultra, including Showmax, Box Office, Netflix and Joox.

 

Prime Video’s award-winning TV shows and movies includes leading Amazon Originals such as The Wilds S1, Homecoming which starred Julia Roberts in Season 1 and Janelle Monáe in Season 2. Other Amazon Originals include The Boys, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Hanna and Upload.

Nyiko Shiburi, CEO of MultiChoice South Africa says, “The Explora Ultra is a one-stop-shop for entertainment fans looking to access a catalogue of dynamic entertainment from multiple content providers.

“We are excited to add Amazon Prime Video to the DStv Explora Ultra’s pot of exceptional content. This opportunity unlocks access to more quality global content for our customers and is another way to access Amazon Prime Video content, whilst complementing DStv’s promise to offer the very best in local content.”

DStv currently hosts more than 140 channels that offer a wide selection of content ranging from sports, news, lifestyle and education.

How to access Amazon Prime Video on an Explora Ultra

Existing Amazon Prime Video Customers: DStv customers who already have a Prime Video account simply open the app on the Explora Ultra’s homepage, sign in with their account details and start viewing.

New Customers: Customers who wish to access Prime Video can open the app on the Explora Ultra’s homepage, and they will be directed to sign up for an account on the Amazon site. They will be billed directly by Amazon.

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DStv Adds Amazon Prime Video to its Explora Ultra

Posted by radio On December - 15 - 2020 ADD COMMENTS

DStv has added global streaming service Amazon Prime Video to its recently launched DStv Explora Ultra decoder. DStv customers with a Prime Video membership can now access the entertainment service, ranging from movies and TV series, including Amazon Originals with a click of a button on the Explora Ultra.

Prime Video joins an impressive list of streaming services and apps available on the Explora Ultra, including Showmax, Box Office, Netflix and Joox.

 

Prime Video’s award-winning TV shows and movies includes leading Amazon Originals such as The Wilds S1, Homecoming which starred Julia Roberts in Season 1 and Janelle Monáe in Season 2. Other Amazon Originals include The Boys, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Hanna and Upload.

 

Nyiko Shiburi, CEO of MultiChoice South Africa says, “The Explora Ultra is a one-stop-shop for entertainment fans looking to access a catalogue of dynamic entertainment from multiple content providers.

 

“We are excited to add Amazon Prime Video to the DStv Explora Ultra’s pot of exceptional content. This opportunity unlocks access to more quality global content for our customers and is another way to access Amazon Prime Video content, whilst complementing DStv’s promise to offer the very best in local content.”

 

DStv currently hosts more than 140 channels that offer a wide selection of content ranging from sports, news, lifestyle and education.

 

How to access Amazon Prime Video on an Explora Ultra

 

Existing Amazon Prime Video Customers: DStv customers who already have a Prime Video account simply open the app on the Explora Ultra’s homepage, sign in with their account details and start viewing.

 

New Customers: Customers who wish to access Prime Video can open the app on the Explora Ultra’s homepage, and they will be directed to sign up for an account on the Amazon site. They will be billed directly by Amazon.

 

 

 

  • The device offers built-in WiFi capabilities and supports Ultra 4K and Dolby Atmos for a clearer, more defined picture and sound quality.

 

  • The completely redesigned interface makes it easy to surf and choose content.

 

  • It offers integration of app-based streaming services including Showmax and now Amazon Prime Video.

 

  • The DStv Explora Ultra is priced at the recommended retail price of R2499 for the standalone device and R3699 including installation, available to purchase at participating retail stores, online, and on dstv.co.za.

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DStv Rolls Out Its Streaming Service

Posted by radio On December - 2 - 2020 ADD COMMENTS

As of today, entertainment fans can subscribe to DStv and watch all their favourite content via the DStv app without a decoder or satellite connection.

 

Announced earlier this year during DStv’s showcase, DStv streaming allows for existing and new customers to conveniently access content on their preferred device (mobile, tablet, gaming console or Smart TV) which should be linked to a consistent, high-speed internet connection for an optimum viewing experience.

Customers can access all the best in cutting-edge series, reality shows, documentaries, breaking news, live sport and a myriad of educational content anytime, anywhere.

Until recently, customers could only subscribe to DStv through a satellite connection, which meant customers needed a decoder to access DStv’s content.

DStv streaming allows customers to choose any one of the DStv residential packages, giving them the flexibility to opt for content that fits their interests and budget. The current packages available for streaming are: DStv Premium, DStv Compact Plus, DStv Compact, DStv Family, DStv Access and DStv EasyView. Streaming customers can also watch their favourite shows on Catch Up on four devices, with a maximum of two concurrent streams.

“We are led by our customers’ evolving viewing habits and how and when they choose to access our content. The option to use the internet to consume content speaks to how DStv continues to diversify its offerings with a clear intention to drive value and convenience for our customers,” says Nyiko Shiburi, CEO of MultiChoice South Africa.

Once signed up on https://www.dstv.co.za/get-dstv-products/dstv-packages/, customers can download and log into the DStv app to instantly enjoy all of the benefits of their chosen DStv package – anytime, anywhere! Current DStv customers on select packages retain the access to DStv’s streaming service they have long enjoyed as a value-added service.

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Openview introduces People°s Weather channel

Posted by radio On November - 17 - 2020 ADD COMMENTS

Free-to-air satellite TV service provider Openview is thrilled to introduce Africa’s first and only 24/7 weather, environmental news and lifestyle channel, People°s Weather. Available on channel 115, the latest offering strives to make Africa’s nature more inclusive for all.

Whether telling impactful stories or providing insightful narratives, Openview customers will be served an extensive buffet of seasonal content that connects us daily.

Viewers can look forward to a wide range of programming that weaves its way through the documentary-style channel, focusing on nature and outdoors, food, travel and tourism, farming and agriculture, science and environmental matters.

For lovers of nature’s wild extremes, Lightning Pathologist is a new series featuring specialist South African Forensic pathologist, Prof. Ryan Blumenthal. The latter has made it his life’s work to study one of nature’s most prolific serial killers: Lightning. This new electrifying eight-part series is immediately available for viewing from Monday to Thursday at 6pm, with an omnibus on the weekends.

The much-anticipated Snake Season, a new riveting series of live-snake capture, rescue and release, featuring the celebrated and charmingly cool-headed Durbanite and snake expert, Nick Evans, follows at 6.30pm.

 

 

Launching in late November are episodes of one wild ride on Safari Sightings. Witness Nadav Ossendryver, the founder of Latest Sightings, South Africa’s most popular YouTube channel with over 1.8 million subscribers, visiting MalaMala Game Reserve where his most-watched and liked game rangers take him on epic game drives. Join them as they travel to spots where sightings that went viral were originally captured and, in the process, explore some brand new, unbelievable wildlife.

 

 

My First Weather Report is where your young one can be seen on TV – the perfect opportunity for kids to learn about the weather and how it connects us all. Join over 500 aspirant young weather reporters present the weekend weather in short informative segments every week.

The world consumes so much of Africa’s nature and wildlife. Yet, for so long, the nature and wildlife filmmaking genre has been an extractive industry, with most Africans unable to see the content produced on this continent.

 

 

The NEWF – Nature, Environment and Wildlife Filmmakers Short Film Festival offers a captivating array of impactful and punchy short films focused on conservation produced and directed by young African filmmakers. Exclusively screened by People°s Weather from Monday to Saturday 23 to 28 November. The films, which are all under 15 minutes long, include filmmakers’ personal journeys of discovery, investigative reports on illegal wildlife trade, educational revelations of species and game parks under threat, spiritual connections with marine life, attempts to overcome fears of nature in all its powerful majesty, and much more.

 

 

On the decision to include People°s Weather channel as a part of the Openview platform, eMedia COO Antonio Lee explained: “A large part of our existence as the human race is dependent on what takes place within our environment. Therefore, it is imperative for us to look for ways to educate our audiences and entertain them. Conscious individuals and students alike who care and want to know more about how the world is being impacted by climate change will greatly benefit from this channel.”

 

 

Lee continued: “We welcome the partnership with People°s Weather, and look forward to continuing serving the needs of our Openview customers, through the provision of relevant content.”

Stephan Le Roux, CEO of People°s Weather, says: “We welcome this opportunity on the Openview platform to expose and educate a broader audience to the role weather plays in our day to day lives and how through the stories we share it connects communities and people to the environment. We truly believe that the more we have access to our own stories or experiences around wildlife, nature and conservation, the better informed and equipped we become to protect our rich natural heritage.”

“As a channel, we are fundamentally aligned with where conservation is in Africa, and the vision for its future,” concluded Le Roux.

Tune into People°s Weather on Openview channel 115 – Way more than just the weather.

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DStv launches Explora Ultra with access to Netflix

Posted by radio On November - 14 - 2020 ADD COMMENTS

DStv’s much-anticipated DStv Explora Ultra has officially launched, ushering in a new world of video entertainment for customers, with more choice and value.

The new Explora Ultra will be available at participating retail stores from next week. The new generation decoder offers customers an enhanced viewing experience and the best available local and international content from DStv – Africa’s Most Loved Storyteller – and Showmax.

 

As part of the new experience, Netflix will be available for the first time on the Explora Ultra decoder.

The first generation Explora launched seven years ago with updated versions of the device released over the years culminating in the Explora 3B decoder. The Explora Ultra builds on its predecessor with exciting new features.

 

  • The device offers built-in Wi-Fi capabilities and supports 4K Ultra HD and Dolby Atmos for a clearer, more defined picture quality and enhanced cinema sound.

  • A completely redesigned interface, which simplifies discovering and navigating DStv’s dynamic content on TV and on demand.

  • Introduction of a sleek new DStv remote making searching for content even easier.

  • Integration of app-based streaming services including Showmax, and Netflix with more third-party streaming services to follow.

  • DStv customers will have the option to pay for their Netflix subscription in their monthly bill. The inclusion in the bill will be available to DStv customers who want to become Netflix subscribers.

  • Recommended retail price of R2499 for the standalone device and R3699 including installation, available to purchase at participating retail stores.

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  • The DStv Explora Ultra is wholly manufactured in South Africa, its enclosure is made of 100% recycled material and packaging contains no single-use plastics.

“The DStv Explora Ultra has a range of amazing features developed to cater for how our customers watch content today. It delivers seamless enjoyment of broadcast, recording, streaming, downloaded and CatchUp content in one easy-to-use environment. The Explora Ultra makes it easier than ever before to find, explore and enjoy new content from across DStv channels and third-party streaming apps,” says MultiChoice Group CEO Calvo Mawela.

 

 

DStv, Netflix Partnership 

As part of the partnership, the Netflix app will be integrated into the new Explora Ultra to allow DStv customers the option to sign up or sign into their Netflix account to enjoy the Netflix experience. The partnership also grants DStv customers with an Explora Ultra the possibility of adding their Netflix subscription to their monthly DStv bill.

DStv viewers already enjoy access to over 140 channels of the best local and international movies, series, documentaries, sport, news, kids and educational content. The addition of the Netflix app to a DStv Explora Ultra connected to the internet opens the door to Netflix’s critically acclaimed local and international entertainment across a wide variety of genres. These include titles such as Blood & Water, Queen Sono, Money Heist, The Witcher, Tiger King, Project Power, A Fall From Grace and more series, feature films, documentaries and stand-ups which will be available to customers with a Netflix subscription.

 

 

“Shifting consumer preferences and technological advances drive changes in the way video entertainment services are provided and consumed. This partnership leads with an expanded choice of content, ease and convenience of subscription and payment with the DStv Explora Ultra as an enabler,” says Mawela.

 

 

Noaf Ereiqat, Netflix’s Director of Business Development says: “We’re excited about this partnership with the MultiChoice Group, bringing Netflix to the Explora Ultra set-top-box will make it easier for our members to seamlessly stream their favourite Netflix shows. That’s a win for avid entertainment fans in South Africa.”

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Movie lovers are set to enjoy the best of Indian cinema boasting an impressive selection of original and syndicated award-winning movies from Zee Entertainment’s Cinema Premiere, which is exclusively available on DStv’s BoxOffice from today. Cinema Premiere movies are available on BoxOffice just in time for the Diwali celebrations.

 

BoxOffice is South Africa’s leading rent-to-view service, offering the latest movies straight from the big screen into viewers’ homes. The addition of Cinema Premiere to BoxOffice, opens up a whole new variety of exclusive content to South African viewers and viewers across the continent (where BoxOffice is available).

 

 

Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari, Ka Pae Ranasingam and Khaali Peeli are just some of the blockbuster films entertainment fans will be able to watch on Cinema Premiere through BoxOffice. Movies are available in Hindi, Tamil and Telegu languages with English subtitles.

 

 

“After the successful launch of our Cinema Premiere service around the globe, we are expanding our presence into Africa. We are excited about this development and our partnership with the MultiChoice Group, who have the widest footprint across the continent. This not only enables us to reach the Indian community on the continent, but also gives us the opportunity to tap into other audiences. It’s a first-of-its-kind service for Indian cinema in Africa bringing the latest movies direct to viewers with a wide range of entertainment offerings,” says Vibha Chopra, ZEE Entertainment’s Head Global Syndication and International Film Distribution.

 

 

Yolisa Phahle, MultiChoice CEO of General Entertainment & Connected Video, adds: “At the centre of this exciting partnership between Multichoice and Zee Entertainment is our customer who will now enjoy more choice in the rich stories of Indian cinema exclusively on DStv’s BoxOffice. This talks to our commitment to make more world-class local and international programming available.”

 

 

Key highlights of the Cinema Premiere service:

Product:

  • BoxOffice is available to all DStv customers with a PVR / Explora decoder paying the PVR access fee.

  • The launch of Indian movies on BoxOffice will enable consumers to watch their new upcoming favorite blockbuster movies in the comfort of their homes.

  • Most of the movies will be released as Cinema Premieres while there will be a few that will release as standard Transactional Video on Demand movies from time to time

  • Upon successful rental of the movie, the movie will be available to watch for 48 hours. Customers may watch it as many times as they choose to within 48 hours.

  • Simple and easy to follow on-screen steps to rent while sitting on your couch.

 

Available:

The service will be available in South Africa and across select territories: Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Angola, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, Ethiopia, Malawi, Botswana, Mauritius where BoxOffice is available

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Anele Mdoda has big plans for 2021, and it’s starting with S2 of her laughter-filled reality quiz show Celebrity Game Night on E! Entertainment (DStv 124).

Anele will be inviting back her two team captains, actress Ayanda Thabethe and comedian Jason Goliath, as well as using her star power to draw in fame-game professionals like Minnie Dlamini-Jones, Boity Thulo, Maps Maponyane, Roxy burger and more. Because the more, the merrier, right?

Heavy hitter

Celebrity Game Night is based on the Emmy Award-winning US series Hollywood Game Night, but things are always better with an Mzansi vibe.

After the success of S1 in early 2020 – it took home the SAFTA for Best International Format Show – it was a no-brainer to greenlight S2, says executive producer Kee-Leen Irvine from the show’s production company, Rapid Blue: “We’re thrilled at the success of Celebrity Game Night, presenting an often unknown and incredibly funny side to many of Mzansi’s best-loved celebrities. We can’t wait to bring loads of new games and many giggles to your screens. Game-face on!”

 

 

The show hasn’t let COVID-19 lockdown hold it back, with S1 filmed and edited before the March lockdown before airing from April 2020. S2 of Celebrity Game Night will be heading into pre-production for S2, with all-new celebrity guests being lined up, as well as new games to go with fan favourites like Where Are You Going?, Popped Quiz and Clue Room, all taking place in the comfort of Anele’s “lounge”.

 

 

Safety for cast and crew will be paramount, adds Lee Raftery, Managing Director, EMEA and Chief Marketing Officer, NBC Universal International. “S2 of this South African Film & Television Award-winning production promises the same fun and hilarity while carefully following strict COVID-19 precautions, prioritising the health and safety of everyone involved.

 

Hostess with the mostess

While viewers tuned in during S1 to see which new celebrity friends Anele and her captains invited to play games and crack jokes every week, there was one clear favourite on social media: Anele herself. She even got a celebrity thumbs up – see if you can spot which star is an Anele fan!

S2 will consist of 10 1-hour episodes, with filming set to start in 2021.
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Snuggle in for #Shocktober with Natasha Thahane

Posted by radio On October - 12 - 2020 ADD COMMENTS

Natasha Thahane is ready to hold your hand as you watch Lifetime’s (DStv 131) creepiest movies together this #Shocktober

“A Lifetime (DStv 131) movie is an addictive movie,” says Natasha Thahane (Amo in soapie The Queen on Mzansi Magic, DStv 161). “The titles can seemweird, but they’re fun to watch, easy to watch. I would recommend them to anybody.”

This #Shocktober, Lifetime fans will be treated to a host of spicy, sexy, and oh so creepy movies, full of real-world horrors. They’re airing every Saturday and Sunday in October at 19:20, and throughout the week at 14:35.

“I love watching movies that speak to women’s fears and vulnerabilities. We’re human, and tapping into that space takes a lot of courage, and not everybody can just do it. That’s why women are called ‘izimbokodo’ (rocks),” Natasha says proudly.

Natasha’s movie night setup is scary-movie ready. “I always set it up. My popcorn, I just go buy snacks. Especially now because of lockdown, I’ve been watching a lot of scary movies because I’m a ‘G’ like that. I wear pyjamas normally or just a chilled outfit with sneakers, slippers, whatever it is. Make-up off, wig off, I want to be comfortable and just enjoy that space in that moment.”

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Renting a nightmare

Natasha and her cousin, Lesego Mapeka, will be glued to Lifetime watching all their Shocktober movies, including their movie of the month, My Nightmare Landlord (on Saturday, 24 October at 19:20). Moving is stressful, expensive and difficult, and it can put women in a vulnerable position when someone they’re renting from pushes their boundaries. In this story, Lydia (Caroline Harris) is trying to make a fresh start in a new home after she breaks up with her boyfriend. And while her handsome, shirt-averse landlord, Drew (Ignacyo Matynia), might seem like something out of a romantic comedy dream, he’s a nightmare landlord, always creepy around, letting himself into her place while she’s out and sneaking through her stuff.

 

 

Natasha’s nightmare scenario as a renter would be “finding out if there’s cameras in my apartment, or finding out my landlord has an extra spare key and is then going through my stuff. Or my neighbours going through my trash. That is creepy,” she says. As to whether she’s ever had a landlord from hell, Natasha jokes, “Does my mom count?”

 

 

And you can bet Natasha will be giving her advice and commentary throughout the action. “I feel like I yell,” she admits, laughing. “‘No, don’t do it!’ I just guide them throughout the movie.” As a performer, though, she has her eye on more than just the action. “I also check other things as well, like the continuity and the frame… like ‘No! Why would you do that?!,’ So yes, I yell.”

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A brilliant new partnership between Red Carpet Creative and international broadcast partner, Travel Africa Network, sets out to reshape the media landscape, leveraging a global audience to reboot the travel and tourism industry throughout SA and Africa.

 

This collaboration between Red Carpet CREATIVE (RCC) – a PR, marketing and production agency for the luxury travel and hospitality sector, and Maggie Mutangiri, the Founder and Director of Travel Africa Network, was initiated earlier in 2020.

 

Red Carpet celebrates its 11th year in operation this September 2020, with the global proliferation marking its greatest milestone.

 

The innovative collab offers a 360-degree inter-continental marketing approach, with real-time audience interactivity. Geared towards local and international travel audiences, the broadcast business model with editorial-digi-commerce integration aims to reboot brands with a stronger bounce-back and global footprint. Their goal being to drive the rise in sustainable tourism, wildlife conservation, and economic SME stabilization.

 

“Africa has so many stories to tell. A continent rich in natural wildlife, culture, and undiscovered experiences. We will be showcasing the best this beautiful country and continent have to offer, highlighting its people, places, and natural wonders. Giving Africa a platform to tell its story to the world.” Notes RCC Founding Director, Jade Allen.

 

“With COVID19 becoming a major challenge for the tourism industry in 2020 and halting most, if not all, of this enormous sector of the economy, we believe we must get creative. Shifting our offerings and marketing strategies to stay afloat. There remains uncertainty not only as to how transport and accommodation services are able to implement strategies to facilitate social distancing measures, but also around how the regulations and tests at international borders will operate…

 

As the tourism industry works hard to recover from the impact of the current pandemic, tourism marketers are responsible for implementing the right marketing strategies to ensure their destinations remain competitive. Generating destination appeal in new and existing markets is essential in determining a city, resort or region’s global competitive position and its overall economic and developmental success.” Explains Matungiri.

 

The March 2021 launch of the Travel Africa global broadcast TV channel will deliver content to 135+ million homes and hotels across Europe, Middle East, and North Africa; covering everything from African culture, to gastronomy, the best places to travel and stay, and destination documentaries. A subsequent partnership has been forged with DSTV’s Spice TV, covering broadcast throughout SA and Africa with an additional 14 Million daily viewers.

 

The media impact of this is substantial. “The migration of both editorial and advertorial content with digital commerce from print and online to international broadcast is one of the ways we aim to offer brands a targeted, fast-reaching, and powerful platform for immediate conversions,” says Allen.

 

Using on-screen QR code integration for immediate ecommerce conversions – brands can now also drive bookings, purchases, and inquiries in real-time whilst watching their favourite 24-hour Africa Travel channel.

 

Red Carpet Creative’s global media partners, travel bloggers, influencers and photojournalists represent the publicity leg of their media landscape. “Celebrated film and TV presenters have joined us in pioneering yet another platform plugin with broadcast to social media content streaming via IGTV (Instagram TV) for direct engagement with local audiences.”

 

Long-seeded relationships built up and nurtured over a decade, culminating experience, and trust. Over the past decade Red Carpet has represented a host of bespoke travel, hospitality and lifestyle client brands such as Quoin Rock Wine Estate, La Petite Ferme, Webersburg, Benguela Cove, Haute Cabrière and Pierre Jourdan, Marriott Autograph Collection, RGBC, Blue Amber Resort, Dermalogica, Cape Royale, Shangri-La Nitida and The Grey Hotel.

 

“Our team of celebrity presenters include Bonnie Mbuli, Jeannie D, Katlego Maboe, Tracey Lange, Harmony Katolundi, Jade (Daniel) Hubner, Josie Eveleigh, Ayanda Dlamini, Mamohau Seasane and Seth Shezi, to name a few. As well as international TV show hosts Ernest White II (Fly Brother PBS) and Jennifer Su, both of whom are US based… All talk-worthy, enticing client content can be propagated across the continent via our plethora of media and social network channels,” she adds.

 

Calls-to-action for brand ROI will further be driven by social network affiliate programmes and promotions. “Affiliate programmes with #promocodes for booking specials, wildlife conservation and humanitarian donations or online purchases will be available for clients to further drive instant calls-to-action, with incredible offers throughout the travel and tourism sector.”

 

While Allen joined forces with Mutangiri, establishing local and international media partnerships, production, presenter and content teams for the global broadcast network, Melissa Crous took up the position as Operations Director and Partner at Red Carpet Creative.

 

Crous will oversee the running of all PR, marketing, and event related client accounts, with Allen playing her part in strategic applications and contribution towards conceptual brand development through TV broadcast and travel experiences.

 

Through extensive experience and benchmarking tactics, Crous’ experience covers all industry facets, from media relations and marketing, to graphic design, social media, website development, market research and event management.

 

As Allen, Crous and Mutangiri draw on their team of presenters, production specialists, travel agents, content producers, magazine partners, travel journalists and influencer affiliates, this power trio offers an all-embracing marketing and publicity solution for travel and tourism establishments, enterprises, and industry at large.

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