Friday, 15 November 2019

Openview To Add Fight Sports And Rewind From 18 November

During the course of 2019, eMedia Investments' has been so silent on the new channel front with the sudden loss of eBella, Kruiskyk, Trace Sports Stars, Kwese Free Sports and Da Vinci Kids now they are set to launch two new channels from Monday 18 November on Openview.

Rewind is a retro channel from eMedia Investments similar to the SABC Encore channel packaged on MultiChoice's DStv with old programming like Madam & Eve and Backstage series that viewers have come across on e.tv. It takes up the channel 109 spot where the deceased eBella once reserved.

Fight Channel (Fight Sports) is a TV channel specialized in fighting sports and unique in Europe regarding its content. Only a few similar channels exist in the world. Its program includes world’s biggest fighting sports promotions’ events when it comes to boxing, kickboxing MMA or other fighting sports. This channel takes up the liquidated Econet's Kwes√© Free Sports slot on channel 115.

Openview subscribers can sit, relax and enjoy the best of Free Entertainment, Get Free Stay Free

Africa Is Getting Their Own Kids Channel For Teens Thanks To Nigeria And Its Coming Soon To DStv And GOtv Across Africa And SKYBUK, Will MultiChoice South Africa Add It?

TEEN AFRICA launches in 2019 December with the best of Original Programmes for the African Teen. TATV is launching with original drama series, movies, music content, lifestyle, educational and general entertainment wholly for the teens and family audiences in Africa and the Diaspora. We project the African Youth Experience.

Teen Africa TV, a new television channel set to launch soon, is searching for talented teenagers to participate in a debate show.

The Debaters needs intelligent and smart critical thinkers between the ages of 16 and 19 who can engage with other participants.
Teens interested in taking part should send a message on Instagram to @teenafricatv. Teen Africa TV will be a 24-hour channel available on pay TV across Africa.

Not only that Nigeria will become the 40th country to air a local version of talent format The Voice Kids after a deal between local broadcaster Fame TV and distributor Talpa Global.

The UK adaptation of The Voice Kids Fame TV has licensed both the adult and junior versions of the singing series, which will be produced by prodco UN1TY.

Both formats will air on multiple platforms, including NTA network, Ait, Startimes, Fame TV and Teen Africa TV, ensuring viewers can tune in across free-to-air and pay TV outlets.

The deal marks the first time The Voice Kids will air in Nigeria, while in another first, both shows will be taped in the country. Earlier versions of The Voice were filmed in Johannesburg.

The third season of The Voice is expected to air this spring, followed by the first season of The Voice Kids in fall 2020. Akin Salami, CEO of UN1TY, said: “These are exciting times at many levels for the creative industry in Nigeria and so, we are thrilled about the partnership opportunity with Talpa to present The Voice and The Voice Kids Nigeria to the world from a truly Nigerian perspective. We are looking forward to the long-term engagement opportunities for all our sponsors and we believe this is the start of even greater things to come.”

Meanwhile, TVP in Poland has secured rights to the entire The Voice franchise, confirming three new seasons of each format: The Voice, The Voice Kids and The Voice Senior. All shows are produced by Rochstar.

Poland becomes the 11th country to air a Senior version, while a 10th season of The Voice will air this fall. A third run of Kids is scheduled for January 2020.

Thursday, 14 November 2019

African Animation Linear Channel

In the last quarter of 2019, in partnership with Basic Lead, DISCOMICS, POP THE CULTURE, Toonz Media Group and Imira Entertainment (a Toonz Media Group subsidiary), AAN will launch the first African-owned 24HR Kids’ animation & pop culture thematic channel. The official launch will be held at DISCOP Johannesburg 2019.

In successive years, as African production increases, AAN will build out an African programming block with the expectation that 80% of the content on the channel will be African-produced by 2029.

Monday, 11 November 2019

MULTICHOICE TO LAUNCH 3 NEW CHANNELS THIS FESTIVE SEASON

The season for giving is around the corner and DStv is officially on a drive to offer its customers more value and more choice with an ever-evolving and enhanced television experience for the whole family this coming festive season! MultiChoice is delighted to have reached an agreement with Davinci, Curiosity Stream and CBS Justice channels to air on the DStv platform from the 13th & 21st of November.

DA VINCI
Kids edutainment channel, Da Vinci on channel is inspired by its namesake, groundbreaking artist, scientist and inventor, Leonardo Da Vinci. The channel, which will broadcast on channel 318 aspires to illustrate the beauty and wonders of human curiosity and its explorations, be it in science, arts or innovation. The new edutainment channel will amaze and delight DStv with a range of fun educational programming for kids and whole families alike filled with humor, imagination and meaningful educational takeaways that cover Science, Math & Tech, Play & Make; History & Personalities; Culture; Life & Nature and Sports & Leisure. Starting 13th November.

CURIOSITY STREAM
Delivering exclusive nonfiction documentaries and series about science, nature, history, technology, society and lifestyle. Available on CH 186, this will thrill non-fiction lovers. The Secrets of Quantum Physics, The Rise and Fall of T-Rex, Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places, and many more are some of the shows to air on the channel, starting 21st November. Hasn't Been Confirmed For ROA.

CBS JUSTICE
CBS Justice is the destination for arresting drama, brought to you by the biggest television library in the world. Join the elite team of compelling characters on TV’s home of heroes, with global hits including “NCIS”, “NCIS: LA”, “CSI: Miami”, “Scorpion”, “Walker, Texas Ranger”, “Diagnosis Murder”, “Gunsmoke” and “Bonanza”. Available on CH 170 for subscribers starting the 21st of November.
These new channels will mean viewers will be able to view amazing programmes and get value for their money.

Sunday, 10 November 2019

Rumor: Curiosity Stream Coming Soon To DStv?

Curiosity Stream, home to world-class original documentary films and series exploring science, technology, history, nature, health, human interest and more is today announcing significant developments in distribution, promotion, pricing, and sponsorships.

Launched by Discovery Communications founder and media visionary John Hendricks, CuriosityStream is the award-winning documentary streaming and on-demand service where viewers of all ages can fuel their passions and explore new ones.

"Our documentary series and features cover every topic from space exploration to adventure to global food and culture with stunning visuals and unrivaled storytelling to demystify science, nature, history, technology, society, and lifestyle. With over 2,400 titles, many in Ultra HD 4K, including exclusive originals, CuriosityStream is available worldwide to watch on TV, desktop, mobile and tablets."

In addition to offering CuriosityStream subscriptions as part of an a la carte premium service, CuriosityStream and many of its distribution partners are exploring potential " bundling"opportunities that could provide Curiosity Stream subscriptions to significant portions or all of a distributor's customers. In addition, CuriosityStream is now able to deliver a linear channel feed for distributors who desire a CuriosityStream Channel to accompany the premium CuriosityStream SVOD service.
Yes, I did some digging and this could be one of the two new channels MultiChoice is set to launch soon.

Disney Channel, Disney Junior And Disney XD Africa Celebrate December 2019 In Style With Brand New Episodes, Marathons And Movies From Your Favorite Characters

DISNEY CHANNEL:
Disney Channel Holiday Schedule
TX Details: All day from 9th December to 14th January at 08:40
Synopsis: To celebrate the holiday's we are giving the you an offering of some of our best Disney Original Movies!  So sit down and tune in everyday from Monday December 9th
·         9 December – Cheetah Girls
·         10 December – Cheetah Girls 2
·         11 December – Cloud 9
·         12 December – Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie
·         13 December – Adventures in Babysitting
·         14 December – Princess Protection Programme
·         15 December – Zapped
·         16 December – Teen Beach Movies
·         17 December – Teen Beach 2
·         18 December – Invisible Sister
·         19 December – 16 Wishes
·         20 December – Freaky Friday
·         21 December – High School Musical
·         22 December – High School Musical 2
·         23 December – Kim Possible: The Movie
·         24 December – Good Luck Charlie: The Road Trip Movie
·         25 December – Descendants 
·         26 December – Zombies
·         27 December – The Swap
·         28 December – Twitches
·         29 December – Twitches Too
·         30 December – Geek Charming
·         31 December – Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure

Miraculous Tales of Ladybug (S3 Launch)
TX Details: 4th November – 6th December at 17:35
Synopsis: Students Marinette and Adrien transform into superheroes Ladybug and Cat Noir, to save Paris by capturing evil creatures, Akumas, which transform people into villains.

DISNEY JUNIOR:
Christmas on Disney Junior
TX Details: Weekdays @09:30 from 16 – 27 December
Synopsis: Follow Fancy Nancy Clancy on her adventures with family and friends, as she finds the extraordinary in the ordinary, and – with a little imagination- transforms the plain into the exquisite.

Fancy Dress Party
TX Details: Weekdays @09:30 from 30th December – 3rd January 
Synopsis: Disney Junior is throwing a Fancy Dress Party to welcome the New Year. Line up starts with Bluey, Fancy Nancy Clancy, The Muppet Babies, PJ Mask, Bluey, Mickey and the Roadster Racers, Vampirina, Puppy Dog Pals, Fancy Nancy Clancy and The Lion Guard

DISNEY XD:
Big City Greens (S2 Launch
TX Details: Weekdays @17:00 from 9 – 13 December
Synopsis: The Green family is back for more fun in the Big City! Cricket, Tilly, Bill and Gramma continue to go on epic journeys through the city and into the hearts of their neighbours.

Big Hero 6 (S2 New Eps)
TX Details: Weekdays @17:00 from 2 – 6 December
Synopsis: Having defeated Obake, Big Hero 6 have arrived as real superheroes! But when San Fransokyo becomes overrun by monsters, the future of Big Hero 6 and the city hang in the balance.

Christmas Episodes
TX Details:  Weekdays @17:00 from 16 – 27 December
Synopsis: Showcasing our fabulous Christmas episodes – Milo Murphy’s Law, Phineas & Ferb, Star vs The Forces of Evil, Big City Greens and DuckTales

In December 2019, Nick Jr Africa Celebrates Christmas With Brand New Episodes Of Your Favorite Shows Along With Christmas Themed Marathons

BLAZE AND THE MONSTER MACHINES
SUNDAYS: 01 TO 22 DEC AT 16:40 WAT / 17:40 CAT / 18:40 EAT
New Episodes 501,502,504,505
Blaze and the Monster Machines is a CG interactive preschool series about Blaze, the world’s greatest monster truck, and his best buddy and driver, a boy named AJ.

SHIMMER AND SHINE
WEEKDAYS: 02 TO 06 DEC AT 07:15 WAT / 08:15 CAT / 09:15 EAT
New Episodes 416,415,417,418
A pair of fraternal twin genies-in-training unintentionally cause chaos in their attempts to grant wishes for their best friend, Leah.

BECCA’S BUNCH
WEEKDAYS: 02 TO 06 DEC AT 11:45 WAT / 12:45 CAT / 13:45 EAT
New Episodes 111-115
Becca is a little bird with a big appetite for adventure. She loves helping her Wagtail neighbors. Though she sometimes bites off more than she can chew, Becca knows that with her friends Russell, Sylvia, and Pedro by her side, nothing is impossible!

PAW PATROL MIGHTY PUPS
SUNDAY: 15 DEC FROM 13:15 WAT / 14:15 CAT / 15:15 EAT
615 (Premiere episode) & 612, 609, 999
When their latest scheme goes awry, Mayor Humdinger and his nephew Harold accidentally divert a meteor towards Adventure Bay. The meteor's golden energy grants the PAW Patrol superpowers! The heroic MIGHTY PUPS are on a roll to super-save the day!

BUTTERBEAN’S CAFÉ
SUNDAY: 29 DEC FROM 13:15 WAT / 14:15 CAT / 15:15 EAT
133 (Premiere episode) & 134-139
Let's get cooking with Butterbean and her fairy friends as they serve up magical stories infused with friendship and teamwork at Butterbean's Cafe!

NICK JR. UNWRAPPED
FRIDAYS: 06 TO 27 DEC AT 17:35 WAT / 18:35 CAT / 19:35 EAT
CATCH A BRAND NEW EPISODE EVERY FRIDY!
• 06 December -Paw Patrol #610
• 13 December - Butterbean’s Café 120
• 20 December -Rusty Rivets #220
• 27 December -Shimmer and Shine #421

CHRISTMAS MARATHON
SUNDAY 22 DEC AT 11:40 WAT / 12:40 CAT / 13:40 EAT AND WEDNESDAY 25 DEC AT 11:15 WAT / 12:15 CAT / 13:15 EAT
Enjoy the best Christmas episodes of Paw Patrol, Blaze and the Monster Machines, Becca’s Bunch, Rusty Rivets, Shimmer and Shine, Butterbean’s Café… and more!