Friday, 21 June 2019

What's On Disney's New Production Slate?

The House of Mouse has announced a raft of new productions for Disney channels and upcoming streaming service Disney+ as part of its presentation at Annecy International Film Festival.

The media giant revealed that it is in production on a non-verbal reboot of Chip ‘n’ Dale, set for global release as a Disney+ original. The 39 x seven-minute series will feature the chipmunk brothers living life in a big city. It was developed by Disney’s London-based animation team in collaboration with Paris-based Xilam Animation. Now being fully produced by Xilam, Chip ‘n’ Dale is directed by Jean Cayrol (Oggy and the Cockroaches) and produced by Xilam’s chairman and CEO Marc du Pontavice. All aspects of production, including scripting and graphic design, will be handled by Xilam in collaboration with Disney.
In addition to new shows, the House of Mouse is also giving viewers new episodes of fan favorite series like Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir . The animated show from Zagtoon and Method Animation will return to Disney channels for seasons four and five. A new (and fourth) season of eOne’s hit preschool series PJ Masks is also being produced for Disney Junior.

Disney also announced the animated series 101 Dalmatian Street will be released on Disney+ in the US. The 48 x 11-minute series launched in Europe in March, and recently appointed Mattel as master toy partner with a range set to launch across on the continent this summer.

Additionally, the House of Mouse acquired BBC Studio’s animated preschool series Bluey, picking up TV and SVOD rights for all markets (excluding Australia, New Zealand and Greater China) for Disney+ and Disney Junior.

Produced by Australia’s Ludo Studio and distributed by BBC Studios, the series follows the everyday adventures of a six-year-old blue heeler dog.

Disney also provided a first look at the upcoming Disney+ original series Monsters At Work. Inspired by Disney and Pixar’s feature film Monsters, Inc., the show is produced by Disney Television Animation with animation production by France’s Dwarf Animation.

Monsters At Work is set to premiere on the SVOD in 2020 and will pick up six months after the original movie ended.

Other new series currently in production for Disney Channel include Ghost Force, Amphibia and The Owl House. Upcoming shows in production for Disney Junior, meanwhile, include T.O.T.S. and Mira, Royal Detective.

Disney+ will launch in the US on November 12, and the international rollout will continue over the next two years.

MultiChoice And Mozambique's National Public Broadcaster Partner To Launch TVM International On DStv

Portuguese-speaking DStv customers are in for a treat with the addition of a channel made in Mozambique, to tell authentic Mozambican stories in Africa just in time to commemorate Mozambique’s Independence Day on 25 June 2019.

TVM International will start airing on DStv channel 701 from Wednesday, 19 June 2019 at 10:00am CAT and will be available to DStv customers in Mozambique, Angola and South Africa to experience local programming featuring Mozambican culture, tourism, sports and more.

TVM International is the international channel of Mozambique’s public national television station, Televisão de Moçambique (TVM). With the motto "Comunicando Moçambique" (Communicating Mozambique), the channel’s aim is to promote the cultural diversity and riches, natural resources as well as the tourism and agricultural potential of Mozambique with programming that will be air 24-hours a day on DStv.

TVM International joins the DStv’s growing channel line-up of local channels at a time where MultiChoice has intensified its efforts to invest in local content and grow the local creative industries. The addition of TVM International on DStv speaks directly to MultiChoice’s commitment to growing the local content offering and making great local stories more accessible to the communities in which the business operates and beyond.

Agnelo Laice, Director General of MultiChoice Mozambique, stated: “At MultiChoice we strive to find the right mix of content that resonates with our viewers.  The addition of TVM International onto the DStv platform is just one more way that we can play a role in supporting the growth of the local TV industry and creating lasting partnerships to uplift the local broadcasting industry to greater heights and furthermore, we’re proud that we can provide a platform to showcase the Mozambican culture to other parts of Africa."

“The addition of TVM International on DStv is in line with our objective to spread the social, political, cultural and sporting reality of Mozambique across our borders.  This collaboration is a giant leap for both TVM and MultiChoice, and indeed a step in the right direction of broadcasting inclusivity for all Mozambiçans’’ said Marta Odallah, Director TVM International.

TVM International (DStv channel 701) will be available to DStv subscribers in Mozambique and Angola via the DStv Portuguese packages: DStv Bue, Grande Plus, Grande and Facil while DStv customers in South Africa will get access to the channel on the DStv Premium, Compact Plus and Compact packages as well as the DStv Portuguese stand-alone and Add on packages.
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Thursday, 20 June 2019

What's Coming Up In August 2019 On Discovery Family Africa

Dodo Heroes
From Monday 12 August at 18:30
For animal lovers everywhere, this family series features inspiring stories of animals in dire need from around the world — and the people who help them. Each episode reveals the deep bonds between all kinds of animals and the everyday individuals who protect and save them. Former British Royal Marine, Pen Farthing, has devoted his life to reuniting more than 700 street dogs with the soldiers who adopted them in Afghanistan. And, an Australian family whose mission is to rescue injured baby koalas from the disastrous winter cyclone season. Plus, Derrick Campana who works tirelessly to build custom prosthetics for animals of all sizes - from elephants to rabbits.

Child Genius Uk
From Tuesday 6 August at 20:10
16 of the country's brightest 8- to 12-year-olds battle for the title of the UK's cleverest child in this compulsive series. Quizmaster Richard Osman asks questions difficult enough for adults to struggle with! The participants will be tested over the course of four gruelling competition days, overseen by British Mensa - the exclusive society for those with a high IQ. The series also follows the family life of the remarkable competitors, revealing their exceptional talents and the dilemmas their parents face in raising gifted children. As the competition intensifies, the intellectual rivals know that ultimately only one can be crowned Child Genius.

What's Coming Up In August 2019 On Real Time Africa

Dr. Dee: Alaska Vet
From Monday 5 August at 21:00
From glaciers and mountains to freezing temperatures and months without daylight, Alaska is one of the toughest places to be a veterinarian. But, despite the myriad of challenges in this rugged and remote state, Dr. Dee Thornell has made it her life's mission to care for the wild and domestic animals of America's largest state. This dramatic and emotional series follows Dr. Dee as she treats creatures great and small - even if she needs to fly a plane to reach them! After starting her veterinary business out of a pick-up truck, she now owns and operates Animal House veterinary hospital in Fairbanks, Alaska. Dr. Dee and her staff treat a variety of animals that rarely appear on most vets' patient list: bald eagles, owls, chinchillas, beavers, iguanas, ox, moose and bears. With a client list ranging from gold miners to truckers Dr. Dee knows humans in Alaska rely on their animals for survival and companionship - and will endure the toughest conditions to help them.

Ultimate Shopper
From Wednesday 7 August at 21:00
A luxury fashion store so exclusive it only opens for four style-savvy shoppers each day should be every fashionista's dream; but there's a catch! Only the most stylish shopper will leave this store with her chosen outfits, as a front row of fashion experts decides who is the ultimate shopper. The loser leaves with nothing. This test of sartorial survival pits four fashionistas against each other in a series of style-based challenges, to be judged by a discerning panel of style experts: singer and model Holly Valance, fashion expert Brix Smith-Start and photographer Paul Hartnett, along with a special guest judge. From crafting the perfect look for a first date to donning the right outfit for a job interview, the contestants - and their style - are judged on their chic creativity and quick-thinking fashion sense. At the end of each episode, the final two contestants fight for the chance to win a dream wardrobe of all their chosen pieces. Who will be the last shopper standing?

Bizarre ER
From Thursday 15 August at 21:00
This outrageous series goes behind the scenes to reveal the most remarkable, often shocking and unusual cases in emergency medicine. Filmed in the emergency wards of two hospitals in Britain and the USA, the series follows a variety of shocking real-life cases, along with weird and wonderful accident- related facts and statistic. It features the amazing stories of patients from all over the world who survived the most extraordinary accidents. From the man who locked his jaw wide open after eating a supersized sandwich and the girl who accidentally superglued her eye shut; to the Russian man who survived having an arrow fired through his neck and the Polish man who accidentally sawed off his own hand and received a woman's hand to replace it, the series looks at the exceptional measures taken to treat these astonishing injuries.

What's Coming Up In August 2019 On Discovery Channel Africa?

Gold Divers
From Monday 12 August at 20:00
For over a century, the shores and waterways of Nome, Alaska have been a beacon to hard-working dreamers looking to strike it rich. Fortunes have been won and lost for miners seeking the golden treasures of the Bering Sea. This season, as the new summer mining season begins, gold in Nome is drying up, pushing miners to extreme new locations in a desperate search for gold. Zeke heads miles off shore to Sledge Island while Shawn seeks to build his empire with a new claim at the Kellys' reputation that may sink them before the season starts. Plus, there's a new kid on the gold-mining block seeking his fortune on the Bering Sea floor - but will he maintain his beginner's optimism?

Undercover Billionaire
From Thursday 15 August at 20:00
Glenn Stearns is a self-made billionaire. He grew up poor in the remote outposts of Maryland and was just 14 years old when he became a father. A few years ago, he sold his company for $2.2 billion and he believes if he can do it, anyone can. Now, he's putting his belief to the test in a series that taps into his expertise to see if it's possible to create a million-dollar company in just 90 days, as he partners with a deserving candidate. But, there's a twist: the real identity of our mogul will remain anonymous to everyone around him. He'll be dropped off in a remote community with little resources and no contacts. The road to success is rarely an easy one - he will need to build connections, relationships and get a job that pays cash to build a company from scratch. If he's successful, at the end of the 90 days, he'll turn over the company he built to the people who helped him out along the way - and he'll reveal his identity to those around him.

Savage Builds
From Thursday 29 August at 21:00
Legendary builder, problem-solver and maker, Adam Savage, is on a mission to challenge his skills and abilities as he undertakes his ultimate dream builds. This science adventure series follows Adam into an unpredictable world as he takes on the most absurd, original challenges only he could dream up. Along the way, he enlists the help of some of his favourite people on the planet - distinguished friends and colleagues - master innovators, unconventional thinkers and talented builders he's long admired and always wanted to work with. From pop culture to legend, folklore to little-known science fact, Adam obsessively engineers inventive builds to discover new information - and all with his signature showmanship. With Adam at the helm, engineering has never been so much fun!

What's Coming Up In August 2019 On TLC Africa

90 Day Fiancé: Before The 90 Days
From Thursday 8 August at 21:00
What happens before the 90 days, when couples who have an existing online relationship meet in person for the very first time? This fascinating series follows love-struck Americans who feel they have met their potential soulmates online, as they prepare to travel internationally to meet them in person and see if true love will blossom in real life. Some of these couples are wildly different both physically and in their personalities. But, can they celebrate their differences, or will they put a wall between them even greater than the language barrier?

The Family Chantel
From Tuesday 20 August at 21:00
This explosive series follows one of the biggest couples from the 90 Day Fiance franchise, Chantel and Pedro - and their lively in-laws. Chantel first introduced Dominican, Pedro, to her family under the false pretence of him coming to America on a student visa; since then they have weathered major marital ups and downs involving everything from feisty family members to their own trust issues. Can this unique modern family move past their differences and come together in peace and harmony? Or will Chantel's parents Karen and Thomas push their children too far as they try to protect their brood?

Bake You Rich
From Saturday 17 August at 20:00
Buddy Valstro is one of America's most renowned bakers and now he's offering professional bakers a chance to have their unique and delicious creations sold at his shop. Each episode in this delectable series follows four aspiring pastry chefs compete in the factory kitchen, where they are tested on their delicious food and valuable business skills. It gets even hotter in the kitchen as the bakers strive to impress Buddy and his trusty panel of rotating judges including Chad Durkin, Erin McGinn, Vincent Tubito and Buddy's wife, Lisa Valastro. It's a tense and thrilling journey to the top for the bakers as the judges must ultimately choose whose treats deserve to be sold at Buddy's top-selling bakery. Which bakers will rise to the top, and which ones will crumble?

Say Yes To the Dress
From Tuesday 25 June at 18:10
Part fashion show, part bridal story and part family therapy, life at Kleinfeld Bridal in Manhattan is always full of surprises. And, with the fabulous Randy Fenoli on hand to offer expert sartorial guidance, the brides are in safe hands! Every day the consultants at this premiere boutique face practical and emotional hurdles to deliver the perfect dress in time for a bride's big day. Will these adventurous brides find the dress that meets their wildest wedding day expectations as well as the all-important approval from their entourage? One thing is certain: it will never be straightforward and there may be tears, but these women are searching for the most important dress they'll ever buy.

Friday, 14 June 2019

Adult Swim Debuts In July 2019 On TNT Africa Along With Madiba Celebration And Your Favorite Blockbuster Movies Starring Wesley Snipes

Adult Swim premieres on TNT!
This July, for the frst time in Africa, Adult Swim content makes its way to TNT! Be sure to immerse yourself in a double dose of Rick and Morty and Final Space where you’ll be sure to get caught in fascinating scientifc, other-worldly adventures. Tune in every day from Monday, 8 July to Friday, 12 July to enjoy back-to-back episodes of these amazing Adult Swim original shows. And, it doesn’t end there, TNT will also bring you a Rick and Morty and Final Space marathon, where you get to watch the complete season, on Saturday 20 July and Saturday 27 July!
21:00 Rick and Morty S1 E1
21:28 Rick and Morty S1 E2
21:55 Final Space S1 E1
22:20 Final Space S1 E2
21:00 Rick and Morty S1 E3
21:28 Rick and Morty S1 E4
21:55 Final Space S1 E3
22:20 Final Space S1 E4
21:00 Rick and Morty S1 E5
21:28 Rick and Morty S1 E6
21:55 Final Space S1 E5
22:20 Final Space S1 E6
21:00 Rick and Morty S1 E7
21:28 Rick and Morty S1 E8
21:55 Final Space S1 E7
22:20 Final Space S1 E8
21:00 Rick and Morty S1 E9
21:28 Rick and Morty S1 E10
21:55 Final Space S1 E9
22:20 Final Space S1 E10
20:00 Rick and Morty Season 1
20:00 Final Space Season 1

All Talk, All Action
On Sunday, 16 July, you can keep your screen locked to TNT for blockbuster action tailored for your viewing pleasure. Feel safe when the legendary Wesley Snipes takes centre stage, taking names and kicking butt. An airline security agent suddenly fnds himself trying to neutralise a mid-air fight takeover by terrorists in Passenger 57. In Blade, Wesley Snipes channels his inner vampire and stops at nothing to prove his innocence as United Nations covert squad operative, Neil Shaw in The Art of War I and sequel, The Art of War II: Betrayal.
20:00 Demolition Man
21:55 The Detonator
20:00 The Art of War
22:00 The Art of War II: Betrayal
20:00 The Fan
21:55 Blade
20:00 The Contractor
21:40 Passenger 57
11:25 Passenger 57
12:50 The Fan
14:45 The Detonator
16:25 The Contractor
18:05 Demolition Man
20:00 Blade
22:00 The Art of War
00:00 The Art of War II: Betrayal
01:45 New Jack City

Happy Birthday, Madiba!
On 18 July, TNT celebrates struggle icon and former statesman, Nelson Mandela’s birthday with special programming themed around his lifelong goals including the eradication of poverty, promoting peace and creating a better world for everyone. Tune in to TNT on Mandela Day to catch our line-up of flms like Field of Dreams and Robin Hood for a reminder that each and every one of us can make a diference wherever we are.
13:15 Field of Dreams
15:00 E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial
16:55 The Green Mile
20:00 Robin Hood