Friday, 10 August 2018

Labour Of Love Premieres On eBella

COMING SOON TO EBELLA :-) LABOUR OF LOVE
With TANTO AMOR Coming To A End On AUGUST 17,A new telenovela Will starts on AUGUST 20 at 5PM on ch109 #eBella call LABOUR OF LOVE. :-D
Labour of Love introduces Ignacia (Ana Layevska), a young engineer who works at a leading construction company owned by her boyfriend Tomas (Fabian Rios). Ignacia and Tomas are in love and are looking forward to getting married.
However, a few days before the wedding they have an argument and Ignacia leaves the city where she meets a seemingly wealthy man who makes her forget about her troubles. She spends a wonderful night with him.
The next day, feeling upset about what had happened, she returns home, where Tomas - who is looking for forgiveness - is waiting for her with a promise of a new position at his company.
She accepts it and to her surprise, when she arrives at the construction site as its new manager - she meets the mystery wealthy man again, who turns out to be Pedro (José Luis Resendez), a simple labourer who has neither money nor great aspirations.
Ignacia and Pedro find out that although they have so many reasons not to be together, they will love each other despite these differences,prejudice and rejection.
You Can Watch This For Free On OpenViewHD
Its Also Available On DStv

Disney Made Disney XD A 24-Hour Kids Channel On DStv Starting Wednesday 1 August As The Channel Is Aligned With The Wider Disney XD Channels In The Region.

Disney XD (DStv 304) is switched to a full 24-hour programming schedule from Wednesday 1 August on MultiChoice's DStv satellite pay-TV platform with the kids channel that will be offering through-the-night repeats of programs such as Counterfeit Cat, Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja, Boyster and many more as the channel adjusts to a new regional feed.

Since its addition, Disney XD, Disney's boy-focused by girl-inclusive channel, used to shutter at 22:45 nightly.

It means that Disney XD joins Disney Channel (DStv 303) and Disney Junior (DStv 309) as a 24-hour feed on DStv.

Disney XD was the only kids channel on MultiChoice that closed down until the addition of eMedia Investment's eToonz (DStv 311) in South Africa that also shutters at 22:00 and 00:00 in the weekends and school holidays.

Instead of starting at 6:00 in the morning, Disney XD will now be a 24-hour kids channel, similar to Viacom International Media Networks Africa's (VIMN Africa) Nickelodeon, Nick Jr. and Nicktoons, BBC Studios' CBeebies, Turner Broadcasting Africa's Cartoon Network and Boomerang, 'AMC International Africa' JimJam and its sister Disney channels that have all been running non-stop.

Disney Africa said in a response to a media enquiry that "we can confirm that Disney XD (DStv 304) will be extended to a 24 hour feed, this is in line with our feeds across the region. The feed is being aligned with the wider Disney XD channels in the region."

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Our Media Division Continued To Plough On With Its Strategy Of Developing A Satellite Based Multichannel Digital Platform - Openview

While the consequence has been yet another year of poor proftability, we believe the benefts of long term sustainability for our broadcast business in a digital age will be well worth the patience and perseverance. We now have some 1,3m boxes in people’s homes, 9% of all television households. Our revenues, while still small, more than doubled last year and we believe this is likely to happen again this year as our share of advertising revenue grows to refect the market performance of our digital channels.
Likewise, we have improved the quality of the channels offered on the bouquet and no doubt will continue to be able to do so as the platform generates more revenue. We have introduced BBC, Kwezi Sport and intend to produce a new news channel, Open News, as well as introduce a two hour Afrikaans block on e-Extra in the immediate future.
TV channels often hit breakthrough moments where their presence suddenly becomes deeply engraved in the minds of viewers. For CNN it was the Gulf War. For e.tv it was the 2002 World Cup soccer tournament. Breakthrough moments like those, however, are the culmination of painstakingly hard work to build presence and momentum in the public mind. OpenView is unquestionably in that “hard at work” phase and we are hopeful such a breakthrough will come our way sooner rather than later.

The group ended the period with a loss for the year from continued operations of R1 599 million compared to a profit in the prior year of R112 million. Included in the loss for the current year is the impairment of goodwill of R1 501 million relating to the goodwill recognised upon the acquisition of eMedia Investments Proprietary Limited. Also included in the loss is the impairment of goodwill of subsidiary Coleske Artists of R31 million and an impairment of the investment in an associate company Da Vinci Media, of R64 million. EBITDA for the group ended on R178 million compared to R405 million in the prior year, a 56% decrease year-on-year. Headline earnings for the group amounted to a loss of R12.5 million compared to a profit of R98 million in the prior year.
The only asset of the group is a 67.69% interest in eMedia Investments, the company that owns e.tv, eNCA and Openview.
Tough trading conditions continued for the free-to-air broadcasting industry with advertising revenue remaining flat. Despite this, the group showed an increase of 5%
in advertising revenue from R1 505 million to R1 573 million. The results were also impacted by the new Multichoice agreement with eMedia Investments. In this regard, license fee revenue was cut substantially in the current year. In addition, the group continued to invest in the Openview platform which remains loss making.
e.tv’s share of broadcast audience remains under pressure, mostly due to the popularity of local dramas commissioned by the SABC. The group has implemented various schedule changes, including the launch of an additional local drama in April 2018. While the SABC commissions a substantial amount of local programming, at much higher cost than equivalent international content, etv’s ability to commission additional local dramas is limited by its schedule budget and profitability. etv’s schedule will remain under pressure while the SABC continues to operate under a subsidised regime, however management is confident that its current schedule should arrest any significant decline.
The reduction in the movie slots, and a detailed analysis of the movie inventory, necessitated a once-off write-down of the movie inventory of R68.8 million. This is included in programming costs and other cost of sales which has shown an 11% increase year-on-year. A new revenue and content acquisition system was implemented to ensure better content acquisition in future.
Openview (inclusive of the e.tv multi-channel business) earned advertising revenue of R60 million and incurred content costs of R173 million. Operating costs, including retail subsidies of R74 million amounted to R255 million. The net operating loss of Openview amounted to R366.6 million (2017: R394.5 million). Openview set- top box activations continue to grow at an average of 35 000 per month. At the end of the period, a total of 1 149 217 (2017: 778 493) boxes have been activated and a total of R74 million (2017: R99 million) has been spent on retail subsidies. The SES-5 satellite contract was terminated in December. The group will increase its content investment in the Openview platform during 2019 and recently announced that it will launch a news channel on Openview during the last quarter of 2018. In addition an Afrikaans block of programming, including news and current affairs, will also be launched in the first half of the new financial year. While these programmes and channels will be loss making in the beginning, they are part of the content that is required to promote set-top box uptake and viewership. Openview currently attracts about 3,5% of the television audience in South Africa and breakeven is estimated to be in the region of 6%.
eNCA continues to be the most watched 24-hour news channel in the country with over 50% of the market share. As mentioned, the amount received from Multichoice has reduced from this year, however costs are being well controlled in this entity.
Certain of the group’s other subsidiaries have performed satisfactorily for the year. These include Sasani Africa and Strika Entertainment, while other assets have underperformed but shown improvement towards the latter part of the financial year. Management continues to review non-core and peripheral business and will exit these businesses when opportunities present themselves.

The television market is facing numerous technology and viewership challenges which will require the group to continually assess its strategic alternatives. eMedia’s investment in Openview provides the group with strategic flexibility and is part of its plan to address the challenges of the impending digital migration transition. Management continues to engage government on their DTT and DTH plans and it is pleased that the new minister of communications has adopted an open mind and pragmatic approach to the conversion to digital broadcasting. Management is optimistic that the department, under her leadership, will manage this transition effectively and choose plans that will enable the transition to happen as expeditiously as possible while limiting the cost thereof to the fiscus and industry participants.
eMedia Holdings is separately listed on the JSE Securities Exchange, and more information can be found on the group at www.emediaholdings.co.za

More About PBS Kids, Might Launch On DStv

PBS Kids is an American digital broadcast and online television network operated by the Public Broadcasting Service. The network features a broad mix of live-action and animated children's programs distributed to PBS by independent companies and select member stations, which are designed for improving the early literacy, math, and social-emotional skills of young children ages 2 to 11.

PBS Kids network was relaunched on January 16, 2017 with a live stream of the channel on the PBS Kids website and video app; no changes were made to the main PBS Kids block. The block is counter programmed from the network, thus the same show would not be shown at the same time on the network and block.

MultiChoice recently added PBS Kids content to the DStv Now App through its Catch Up Service with plans to launch a dedicated channel if there's a demand for it. a channel number 318

The current programs viewed on PBS Kids:
-Splash & Bubbles
-Ready Jet Go
-Wild Kratts
-Nature Cats
-Peg+Cat
-Odd Squad
-Pinkalicious & Peterrific
-The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About
That!
-Daniel Tiger
-Sesame Street
Just to name a few...

Saturday, 21 July 2018

The Limited Series Apple & Onion Debuts In September 2018 On Cartoon Network Africa With The Return Of The Rangers In Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel And Unikitty

BRAND NEW SHOW
APPLE & ONION
BFFs in the city!

We are super excited to present the best-friends-forever duo, Apple and Onion, who will be joining our crew of fun on Cartoon Network this September! Apple and Onion grew up in the middle of nowhere, together with a bunch of other fruits and vegetables but obviously, they are both no ordinary greens. When they became friends, they decided to move to the big city together for a new adventure. However, city life doesn’t turn out to be exactly what they expected. Among the urbane, slick and manufactured foods of the city, our friends have less in common with their surroundings than ever before. But, they do have fun - that’s for sure!

Premiere: Saturday 29/09/2018
Tune-in: Weekends @ 10:35 CAT/09:35 WAT/11:35 EAT

BRAND NEW EPISODES
UNIKITTY!
Sweet Ice-Crime!

UniKitty sure knows how to make her mark! This September she is back on Cartoon Network in new escapades, together with her faithful companions. This time, this kitty stirs up BIG trouble when she comes up with the purrfect scheme to steal a tasty treat from Richard! Don’t let her cute face fool you, when it comes down to food, this kitty will do whatever it CAKES! Tune in to not miss out on this delicious case!

Premiere: Saturday 17/09/2018
Tune-in: Weekends @ 16:00 CAT/15:00 WAT/17:00 EAT

BRAND NEW EPISODES
POWER RANGERS SUPER NINJA STEEL
Power to the Rangers!
The Power Rangers are back on Cartoon Network this September to protect Earth from unwanted, greedy and selfsh visitors. This month, Madame Odius looms in the background, constantly threatening the peace. She keeps trying to get her hands on the Ninja Nexus Prism, conquering our united warriors to gain the power of the Ninja Power Stars for herself. Unfortunately, she’s not their only concern, as our warriors also fnd themselves attacked by a new mysterious group of enemies known as the Galactic Ninjas. So, tune in and gear up! No time to rest, Rangers!

Premiere: Tuesday 17/09/2018
Tune-in: Monday to Friday @ 17:10 CAT/16:10 WAT/18:10 EAT

Theres More Brand New Episodes Of Your Favourite Boomerang Stars In September 2018 On Boomerang Africa With Another Brand New Movie In Movie Stars

BRAND NEW EPISODES
DOROTHY & THE WIZARD OF OZ
There’s no place like home!

This September, Dorothy is back on Boomerang in new adventures with her friends in the land of Oz! Unfortunately, the Wicked Witch of the West is also back. Having survived the last season, unbeknownst to everyone, she’s now trapped in her own crystal ball. And she’s not the only familiar face returning this season: The Wizard is also back in the land of Oz for dubious reasons. He pays the Wicked Witch a visit, striking an unsettling deal which can only spell trouble for Dorothy and the gang. Tune into Boomerang this September to see Dorothy and her friends defend their home from coming into harm’s way!

Premiere Date: Monday 10/09/2018
Tune-in: Monday to Friday @ 7:30 CAT/6:30 WAT/8:30 EAT

BRAND NEW EPISODES
GRIZZY & THE LEMMINGS
Grizzy and the Lemmings are fnally back with new episodes and brilliantly stupid escapades on Boomerang this September!

This time the Lemmings manage to fnd a strange pond, where the water temporarily turns Bear into a harmless cub; an absolutely fantastic thing to be used to the Lemmings’ advantage for sure! Make sure to tune in this September for a handful of belly-laughter, and of course, lots and lots of that yummy chocolate spread!

Premiere Date: Saturday 01/09/2018
Tune-in: Weekends @ 6:20 CAT/5:20 WAT/7:20 EAT

BOOMERANG MOVIE BLOCK
SCOOBY-DOO! MASK OF THE BLUE FALCON
Our special Boomerang movie this September will take you on new adventures with Scooby-Doo, Shaggy and the rest of Mystery Inc in the heroic adventure of Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon! At a comics convention, the whole gang gets to meet up with the lead actor of a flm adaptation of their favourite comic Blue Falcon. Later at the convention, the series antagonist, Mr Hyde, terrorizes the event by trying to stop the release of a new Falcon Film. Of course, this a perfect opportunity for the Mystery Inc to show their hero what they are made of!

Premiere Date: Saturday 15/09/2018
Tune-in: Weekends @ 9:40 CAT/8:40 WAT/10:40 EAT

VOOV Finally Stops Airing On DStv