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Friday, 15 January 2021

February 2021 On WarnerMedia Africa | AEW Dynamite | Straight Up | BGDCMC | M-MATM | New Seasons + More

TNT (Africa):

Straight Up (2019, TNT Original)
Todd and Rory are intellectual soul mates. He might be gay. She might not care. A romantic-comedy drama with a twist; a love story without the thrill of copulation.

The Best Man (1999, TNT Original)
An advance copy of Harper's first book lands in the hands of an ex-flame. He is the best man at a wedding and he is afraid that she will spill out that he had had an affair with the to-be bride.

All Elite Wrestling (AEW) Dynamite (New Show)
A world-class roster of diverse male and female wrestlers give fans a new wrestling experience for the first time in 20 years. Featuring Cody & Brandi Rhodes, The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, Hangman Adam Page, Chris Jericho and Jon Moxley.

TNT is available on DStv and StarTimes

Cartoon Network:

Boy Girl Dog Cat Mouse Cheese (New Show)
In an animated comedic take on a blended family sitcom, with Dad’s “sons” — a boy, a dog and a mouse — and Mom’s “daughters” – a girl, a cat, and a piece of anthropomorphic cheese – learning to live together under one roof.

Ninjago S2
While fighting foes across Ninjago City and beyond, the ninja embark on new quests and gain newfound allies as the power of their friendship is tested.

Cartoon Network is available on DStv and GOtv


Mush-Mush and the Mushables (New Show)
follows the adventures of Mush-Mush, his best friends Chep and Lilit, and the rest of the Mushable community as they explore, grow and discover just how fun and wild life can be.

Scooby-Doo And Guess Who? S2
The team is back and just as courageous, adventurous, humorous and obsessed with cases like before. They are joined by celebrities in their adventures and ghost hunts and in search of puzzles to solve.

Boomerang is available on DStv

Read Also:
- The future of Cartoon Network
Elliott From Earth coming soon to Cartoon Network
We Baby Bears coming soon to Cartoon Network

Monday, 28 December 2020

January 2021 On WarnerMedia Africa | SU, FD | ATDL: B | KCD | More


Standing Up, Falling Down
In this TNT Original, sharply scripted comedy, failed stand-up comedian Scott (Ben Schwartz) moves from LA back in with his parents and sister, Megan (Grace Gummer), in Long Island and makes a dangerous new best bro, alcoholic dermatologist, Marty (Billy Crystal). With nothing to lose, the pair are soon causing chaos in bars around the city as a perfectly matched comedy duo.
Watch on Saturday, 2 January at 20:00

Available on DStv and StarTimes

Cartoon Network:

Teen Titans GO! (New episodes)
Superhero roommates Robin, Cyborg, Starfire, Raven and Beast Boy love saving the day, but what happens when they're done fighting crime?
Starts Monday, 4 January at 9:15

CN To The Rescue
André Lembwa is off YouTube and right onto your TV with the live action/cartoon blend
Starts Monday, 18 January at 18:35

Adventure Time Distant Lands: BMO
BMO travels to a far corner of the galaxy to save its people from a deadly threat.
Starts Saturday, 30 January at 10:10

Available on DStv and GOtv


My Little Pony: Pony Life (New episodes)
A look at the funny side of friendship, with the mane 6 going on adorable adventures.
Starts Monday, 4 January at 17:00

Masha And The Bear: Masha's Songs
The new season consists of 13 episodes, each dedicated to exploring a particular country and its music, values, and culture. Together with her forest pals, Masha travels around the world to bring us a thrilling new season.
Starts Monday, 18 January at 15:30

Kikoumba Crown Down
Every Morning Kikoumba is challenged by a candidate who comes to claim his crown and with it, the title of King.
Starts Monday, 25 January at 17:45

Available on DStv

Read Also:
- Elliott From Earth coming soon to Cartoon Network
We Baby Bears coming soon to Cartoon Network

Friday, 20 November 2020

December 2020 On WarnerMedia Africa | New Series | New Movies | New Adventures | Christmas Specials & Stunts | More


One thing’s for sure, 2020 will go down in history books as a truly unforgettable year. It has quickly come to a spectacular end, and Christmas is upon us yet again. TNT has prepared a refreshing line-up of movies for you and your loved ones this festive season to share together. Every evening during December, TNT will air two fun, family-driven titles including the premiere of Shrek, The Croods and The Best Man from Thursday the 24th to Wednesday the 30th of December.
Thursday, 24 December
18:20 – Wall-E (2008)
20:00 – Shrek (2001) channel premiere Friday, 25 December
17:55 – The Best Man (1999) channel premiere
20:00 – The Best Man Holiday (2013) channel premiere
Saturday, 26 December
18:15 – Big Hero 6 (2014)
20:00 – The Croods (2013) channel premiere
Sunday, 27 December
18:25 – Catch that Kid (2004)
20:00 – Sky Kids (2008)
Monday, 28 December
18:05 – Splash (1984)
20:00 – Dreamer (2008)
Tuesday, 29 December
18:25 – George of the Jungle (1997)
20:00 – Race to Witch Mountain (2009)
Wednesday, 30 December
18:05 – Mighty Joe Young (1998)
20:00 – Willow (1988)

They say laughter is the best medicine, and there’s no better way to end 2020 than with a necessary bout of laughter. This December, TNT Africa brings on the humour, parody and a little bit of horror with the channel premiere of Deadtectives. This TNT Original follows a group of paranormal investigators from a reality TV show who go hunting for better ratings, but things get scary for real this time… The latest TNT Original movie premieres on Saturday, 5 December, on prime time, with a re-run each week of the month.
And, for those who don’t have plans for New Year’s Eve, TNT Africa will stage a TNT Originals Movie marathon on the last day of the year. All 2020 TNT Original Movie titles like the critically acclaimed Escape from Pretoria, Guns Akimbo and Bufaloed will be aired as part of the Happy TNT Original’s Eve stunt starting at 13:40 CAT!
Saturday, 5 December
20:00 – Deadtectives (2018) channel premiere
Happy TNT Original’s Eve
Thursday, 31 December
13:40 – Days of Bagnold Summer (2019)
15:10 – Human Capital (2017)
16:50 – Bufaloed (2019)
18:25 – Deadtectives (2018)
20:00 – Guns Akimbo (2020)
21:45 – Escape from Pretoria (2020)

Teaming up may not be an easy task for everyone, but we are stronger when we come together for a common cause. In the spirit of reconciliation, TNT has put a mix of action and popular movies about teamwork, empathy and friendship to coincide with The Day of Reconciliation on 16 December. This programming special will contain features such as Bring It On, The A-Team and the American action-thriller, Backdraft, proving that we are better together!
Wednesday, 16 December
10:55 – The Goonies (1985)
12:50 – Twins (1988)
14:40 – Bring It On (2000)
16:20 – The A-Team (2010)
18:20 – Ride Along (2014)
20:00 – Backdraft (1991) channel premiere
22:15 – Safe House (2012)

TNT is available on DStv, GOtv (varies), Starsat (SA) and StarTimes (ROA)


MONDAY 14/12/2020 MONDAY @ 17:00 CAT
Long ago, on prehistoric Earth, lived THE FUNGIES! a bustling town of colourful mushroom people! Seth, a 10-year-old Fungie kid who is mad about science, is fascinated by how the world works and wants to tell Fungietown all about it.
The Fungies! explores the world through 10-year-old Seth’s wondrous and whimsical quests, accompanied by his older, artistic brother Pascal. In his search for the ultimate adventure, Seth often fnds himself causing hilarious problems for the utopia and its colourful inhabitants. But, as Seth comes up with a solution, he always fnds a newfound emotional understanding.
This brand-new original Cartoon Network series is the brainchild of none other than Stephen P. Neary, a Hoosier-born, LA-based artist and animator. Neary is the creator, executive producer and voice of Pascal. A graduate of New York University, Neary started his career as a story artist at Blue Sky Studios on the animated feature flms ‘Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs,’ ‘Rio,’ ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift,’ ‘Epic,’ ‘Rio 2’ and ‘The Peanuts Movie.’ Neary also directed and animated his own 2D short for the studio, ‘Umbrellacorn,’ after winning a studio-wide pitch fest.

Join Seth and his friends on a fun, prehistoric adventure as The Fungies! Only on Cartoon Network.

MONDAY 30/11/2020 @ 15:15 CAT
How far can the imagination run? As far and wide as possible, if Craig has anything to do with it! More adventures are brewing in the untamed, kid-dominated wilderness in the creek, and, best believe that Craig, JP and Kelsey are always ready to explore. This December, the Stump Kids discover a dollhouse with a little doll inside, but leave it, only to fnd it following them back to their hideout. They enlist the aid of the Witches of the Creek and Kelsey’s friend, Stacks, into fnding out what the dollhouse wants from them. Will they be able to contact Arthur Rolly, the dollhouse owner, in time to end his haunting? Tune in to Cartoon Network and find out!

FRIDAY 01/01/2021
Cartoon Network is kicking butt all around this festive season with some crazy action, on and of the pitch! Cartoon Network’s top two favourite shows, Supa Strikas and Power Rangers Super Beast Morphers go head to head in an impressive marathon stunt to start the new year on the right foot! The gloves are of and its game on the frst day of 2021 on Cartoon Network where being the best is only the beginning! You won’t want to miss a second of the action!

Cartoon Network is available on DStv and GOtv (varies)


Saturday 19/12/2020 @ 18:30 CAT
Solving bigger mysteries…
If anyone has the who’s who of this world on speed dial, it’s Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. Gang, and they don’t disappoint this time around either. This December, the gang solves some of the most mind-boggling mysteries alongside guest stars such as international model, Gigi Hadid, actor and comedian, Jason Sudeikis, and rapper, Macklemore, just to name a few!
When Scooby-Doo and the gang are on the trail of a monstrous gargoyle in the night-time city of Paris, they’re stumped and need help solving the mystery. Velma turns to a close friend that’s in Paris for work. It’s none other than the famous fashion model, GIGI HADID! Velma and Gigi studied Criminal Psychology together, and Velma was always impressed with how great Gigi is at picking up clues. Gigi happily joins our gang to get to the bottom of this mysterious gargoyle and what it’s after in the City of Lights.
Based on the iconic show from the late 1960s, the new 2D WarnerBros Animation spinof series, launched in 2019, premieres new episodes weekly. Join Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo, and their special guests, as they face their toughest mysteries yet.

Tis the season!
Monday 21/12/2020 Monday to Friday @ 08:30 CAT
As the year draws to a close, it’s time to kick of your shoes, relax and plug into the Boomerang movie special, specially prepared for you and your family this festive season! There’s so much to laugh at with Tom & Jerry’s decades-old rivalry and never-ending cat and mouse games, to the interesting mysteries to unravel with Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. Gang. Tune in every weekday from Monday, 21 December, and enjoy a special movie picked just for you!

Friday 25/12/2020 @ 17:00 CAT
A gift just for you!
Surprises are always welcome, especially during this festive season. So, Boomerang has packed a little treat for its viewer with a special teaser of Master Moley with a special 30-minute flm, titled Master Moley by Royal Invitation this December. Prepare to go on a trip of mystery and suspense with Master Moley (voiced by Warwick Davies), the moles, the Queen and the magical book which has slept for a thousand years. What happens when it awakens? Find out on Boomerang this festive season with a full series The Misadventures of Master Moley to follow in 2021!

Boomerang is available on DStv

Read Also:
- Cartoon Network will air Elliott From Earth by early 2021
Cartoon Network will air the We Bare Bears spinoff in fall 2021

Friday, 23 October 2020

November 2020 On TNT Africa | Guns Akimbo | Altered Identity | Reporting For Duty

On the frst Saturday of November, TNT Africa brings its monthly TNT Original Movies special with the premiere of Daniel Radclife’s new flm: Guns Akimbo. The flm is written and directed by Jason Lei Howden (visual efects, writer, and director), who has worked on visual efects on The Hobbit flms, as well as War on The Planet of the Apes) and previously written and directed Deathgasm. Radclife leads the cast in this action-comedy thriller alongside Samara Weaving (Hollywood, Ready or Not) and Rhys Darby (Flight of the Concords, Yes Man).
Following the successful premiere of the frst TNT Original Movie, Escape from Pretoria, this time, Radclife embodies Miles, a video game developer who inadvertently becomes the next participant in a real-life deathmatch that streams online. Initially, Miles’ lifetime of running from his problems pays of as he manages to elude his frst opponent but, when his girlfriend, Nova, is kidnapped, he must fnally stop running and overcome his fears to fight for the girl he loves.
True to the genre of movies TNT has come to be known for, Guns Akimbo combines suspense, black comedy and action in this chillingly prescient sci-fi thriller.
PREMIERE: Saturday 7/11/2020 @ 20:00 CAT

More than ever before, trust has become such a rare commodity. But what happens when you can’t even trust yourself? Our characters from this month’s channel special each face an uphill battle to discover who they really are while up against the world and fghting for survival. Every Sunday during November, TNT brings a range of stories whose characters are in pursuit of their own self with powerful premieres such as Lucy, Jason Bourne, 47 Ronin, and Hannibal, to mention a few.
Sunday, 1 November
18:20 – Death Becomes Her (1992) channel premiere 20:00 – Jason Bourne (2016) channel premiere
Sunday, 8 November 18:05 – I, Robot (2004) 20:00 – Lucy (2014) channel premiere
Sunday, 15 November
18:25 – Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)
20:00 – 47 Ronin (2013) channel premiere
Sunday, 22 November
18:10 – Green Lantern (2011)
20:00 – Hannibal (2001) channel premiere
Sunday, 29 November 18:30 – Surrogates (2009) 20:00 – Face Of (1997)

There is nothing like a good cop movie. Cop movies have been popular for decades, giving us Hollywood’s take on the world of law enforcement. The one thing we know for sure is that the men and women in blue have a lot of work cut out for them, with danger lurking at every corner. Join TNT every Tuesday evening where we bring an action-driven double feature with premieres such as Ride Along and Chaos, among others, that features a police officer, detective, or modern-day lawman, which we either love or love to hate.
Tuesday, 3 November
20:00 – Ride Along (2014) channel premiere 21:45 – 12 Rounds (2009)
Tuesday, 10 November
20:00 – Chaos (2005) channel premiere 21:50 – Showtime (2002)
Tuesday, 17 November 20:00 – Exit Wounds (2002) 21:40 – Mad Max (1979)
Tuesday, 24 November
20:00 – Tango & Cash (1989) 21:40 – Snake Eyes (1998)

TNT is available on DStv, Starsat (SA) & StarTimes (ROA) and GOtv.

Read Also:
- November on Cartoon Network and Boomerang

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

October 2020 On TNT, Cartoon Network And Boomerang Africa: DOTBS I Ben 10 Movie And New Episodes | New Scooby-Doo Movie | More


This October, TNT Original Movies brings an exciting twist to its original, never-before-seen slate of movies with the premiere of Days of the Bagnold Summer on Saturday, 03 October. The comedy, adapted from the graphic novel by Jof Winterhart, Days of The Bagnold Summer is a tender, funny coming-of-age story about single parenting and heavy metal. Sue (Monica Dolan) works in a library. Daniel (Earl Cave) eats crisps and listens to Metallica. This was the summer Daniel was due to spend with his dad and his dad’s new wife in Florida. But when they cancel his trip at the last minute, Sue and Daniel suddenly face the prospect of six long weeks together. An epic war of wills ensues in the unassuming battleground of their suburban home as they each reckon with private tragedies – and pursue their personal passions.
Saturday, 3 October 2020 @ 20:00

Birthdays are a real big deal, and who wants to be restricted to solely one day for celebrating their birthday? Not us! October is TNT Africa’s birthday, which means we’re celebrating all month long! Our gift to you – a month of Friday’s flled with three of TNT’s top action-driven and pulse-raising movies, mixed with family favourites – just as our African fans like it! So, join in the birthday celebrations every Friday and wish TNT Africa a very happy birthday!
Friday, 2 October
16:00 – Air Force One (1997)
18:00 – I, Robot (2004)
20:00 – Warcraft (2016) channel premiere
Friday, 9 October
16:50 – Wall-E (2008)
18:25 – Faster (2010)
20:00 – The A-Team (2010) channel premiere
Friday, 16 October
16:45 – Race to Witch Mountain (2009) channel premiere
18:20 – The Transporter (2002)
20:00 – The Transporter 2 (2005)
Friday, 23 October
16:45 – Surrogates (2009)
18:15 – Escape from Pretoria (2020)
20:00 – The Rock (1996)
Friday, 30 October
15:25 – Cinderella Man (2005)
17:45 – The Karate Kid (2010)
20:00 – Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)

This month, TNT wants to make you cry, not that bad, ugly cry, but laugh-out-loud cry, and what better way than a perfect selection of comedies? For this month’s special, TNT has put together some of the most hilarious, unthinkable and surrealistic stories. Every Sunday of October, fans will have a triple opportunity to laugh aloud with all forms of comedy titles such as Police Academy, Spy Hard, George of the Jungle, and The Distinguished Gentleman.
Sunday, 4 October
16:35 – Stuck on You (2003)
18:35 – Spy Hard (1996) channel premiere 20:00 – Drunken Master II (1994)
Sunday, 11 October
15:35 – Police Academy (1984) channel premiere
17:10 – Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985) channel premiere
18:35 – Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986) channel premiere
20:00 – Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987) channel premiere
Sunday, 18 October
16:30 – George of the Jungle (1997)
18:00 – The Distinguished Gentleman (1992) channel premiere
20:00 – The Waterboy (1998)
Sunday, 25 October
16:25 – What About Bob (1991)
20:00 – Grown Ups 2 (2013)


@ 10:10 CAT
@ 14:00 CAT
If time has taught us one thing, it’s that nobody does re-invention quite like Ben Tennyson! And with three Emmy Awards under the show’s belt, you best believe Ben 10 is in it to kick some serious butt! Our iconic 10-year-old, who can morph into 10 diferent aliens with fascinating superpowers, is back with a brand-new movie, BEN 10 VERSUS THE UNIVERSE: THE MOVIE and, all-new season 4 episodes on Cartoon Network this October.
When a blast from Ben’s past – Vilgax – returns to do double the damage on Team Tennyson and planet Earth itself, Ben must go interstellar to save the day. Meanwhile, Gwen and Grandpa Max team-up with Kevin to protect the world in Ben’s absence. But, when our boy hero is confused for the villain in space, Ben must fgure out a way to get back to Earth to help save the planet.
The stakes are high in a new, impressive Ben 10 stunt called Ben 10 Versus, where Ben prepares to battle some of the series biggest villains, setting the stage for when he takes on the universe in the action- packed movie!
Join Ben 10 and his Omnitrix on Cartoon Network this October!

MONDAY 19/10/2020 @ 15:15 CAT
As the ThunderCats attempt to make this mysterious and exotic planet of Third Earth their new home, Lion-O and the ThunderCats − Tygra, Panthro, Cheetara, Wilykat, and Wilykit have to stop the evil Mumm-Ra’s tyrannical reign over the planet! In a two-part special called ‘Mumm-Ra of Plun-Darr Part 1 and 2’, The Thundercats’ worst nightmare comes true when their worst enemies, Mumm-Ra and The Mutants, team up after Mumm-Ra acquires The Sword of Plun-Darr! Chaos reigns over Third Earth now that the Mutants and Mumm-Ra control the Cats’ Lair! The Thundercats’ only hope is to sneak back in and get a super-secret weapon Panthro has hidden at the Lair’s heart. Tune in to Cartoon Network and watch as the Lion-O and the ThunderCats save the day!

SATURDAY 17/10/2020
Our favourite Titans are back in all-new episodes, guaranteed to be full of adventures! There’s nothing too big for these fve to handle with lots for them to do this October, from being out in Gotham solving mysteries to introducing a new Superhero dress code. This month, The Justice League holds yet another talent competition, only this time they’re facing of against the Titans. In order to be the most talented superhero team in the DC universe, Robin and Beast Boy must work together on a jazz performance. They are naturals, so of course they can pull this of … or can they? Watch Cartoon Network this October to find out!


Moka’s Fabolous Adventures Saturday 10/10/2020 Weekends @ 06:55 CAT
Moka can’t be put off that easily…
From the creators of Oggy & Cockroaches and Zig and Sharko, Moka’s Fabolous Adventures is back with more adventure and fun! With only a few months since joining the Boomerang stable, Moka’s Fabolous Adventures has cemented a special place in the hearts of our little viewers and has become a frm favourite! It’s not surprising why – it’s so easy to fall in love with this little naïve and reckless crocodile with his insatiable curiosity and impulsive behaviour!
Everywhere the prince of the Savannah goes, he makes sure he has a whale of a time, much to Cherry, a brave rhinoceros from the Royal Guard’s dismay. Follow the fun and adventures this month when the naive and reckless little crocodile has an out of body experience after a magic lightning bolt strikes, causing Cherry and Moka to swap bodies. And, will Moka be able to climb the highest mountain in the kingdom to touch the stars?
Tune in to Boomerang this October and watch as Moka gets himself into one tricky situation after another!

Brand New Movie
Scooby-Doo and Batman: The Brave and the Bold
Saturday 17/10/2020 @ 09:40 CAT
Even superheroes need some help … on speed dial. After rescuing Scooby and the Mystery Inc. gang from evil eons ago, Batman needs their help to solve an old case after gathering new evidence. The theatrical flm, a crossover between Scooby-Doo and Batman: The Brave and the Bold involves Scooby-Doo and his friends teaming with Batman and other DC Comics superheroes in order to defeat a new villain. Will their teamwork be enough to solve the mystery and foil the plans of the most dangerous rogue villains the world has ever known? Can the gang show up for Batman like he did for them? Find out on Boomerang this October

Zig & Sharko Marathon
Sunday 25/10/2020 @ 07:10 CAT
Three’s a crowd…
There’s nothing like Sunday morning, but if you add a Zig & Sharko marathon, it is bound to be extra special! On the last weekend of October, the damsel in distress, Marina, her over-protective shark best friend, Sharko, and obsessed hyena, Zig, will light up the screen with their endless drama! On the high seas, beach, or an ocean liner, tune in to Boomerang this October to see Zig’s unending plots to eat Marina squashed by Sharko – every single time. Tune in to this Boomerang favourite for some silly and funny Zig & Sharko adventures!

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

WarnerMedia's TNT, Tailormade For African Fans, Launches On StarTimes This September

Leading media and entertainment company, WarnerMedia, is expanding its entertainment offering in English speaking sub-Saharan Africa countries by introducing its Hollywood blockbuster channel, TNT, to the international digital TV operator, StarTimes.

As the 15th of September, StarTimes subscribers in over 10 countires including Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia will be able to enjoy an action-driven, pulse-raising slate of movies, mixed with romantic gems and hilarious comedy, alongside original TNT productions, aimed at keeping its African audiences glued to their screens!

WarnerMedia has a long-standing relationship with StarTimes in French-speaking African regions distributing Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Boing, WarnerTV, CNN and TCM Cinéma across the continent, and is already distributing TOONAMI, the go-to destination for action and animation movie enthusiasts of all ages, through the first-ever deal with StarTimes in English speaking Africa. This new TNT deal will further diversify its channel offering giving StarTimes’ viewers access to the high-quality blockbuster movie channel tailored for African viewers.

The launch of TNT on StarTimes demonstrates the channel’s unremitting commitment to deliver premium content to African families, making top family entertainment accessible to more customers across sub-Saharan Africa.
As part of the September launch, TNT has an exciting line-up of never-before-seen titles with the premiere of its latest TNT Original Movie, Human Capital; a Fan Month block dedicated to the best titles of Denzel Washington (Remember the Titans, Déjà vu, The Hurricane and Fallen); and the reoccurring Film Fight stunt, where in September, an original movie will be faced against one of its sequels, every Friday evening, in a double feature, bringing up sagas such as The Transporter, National Treasure, Karate Kid, and Free Willy.

TNT will be available on StarTimes’ DTT Basic Bouquet (channel 047 and 214 in Uganda), and Smart Bouquet on DTH (channel 186), offering the best action, thrills, comedy, original movies and more!

Friday, 7 August 2020

TNT Africa Ratings Sore In June Despite Downward Trend In The Movie Market

Despite an 11% decline in June’s movie market ratings, TNT, the home of Hollywood blockbusters, ranked #1 ahead of all movie channels in South Africa. Regardless of the overall decreasing trend, TNT saw a notable 22% increase in viewership during weekend daytime programming driven by the two best-performing movies on the channel for the month, Karate Kid and 3 Ninjas.

TNT dominated the Top 50 competitive movies in June, securing 15 titles in the Top 50 with films such as Panic Room, Anaconda and The Mask. The channel also garnered historical viewership numbers in May for the premiere of Apocalypto, directed by Mel Gibson, reaching 1 million viewers.

TNT recently launched its long-form slate of TNT Original Movies, which kicked off with Escape from Pretoria on the 4th of July during prime time. The movie, starring Daniel Radcliffe, gathered close to 389 000 viewers, a 75% increase on the same timeslot month on month, and ranked #1 competitively during the airing. The TNT Original Movie content, representing a wide range of mainstream entertainment genres, featuring renowned international casts, offers a brand-new, exclusive original movie premiere the first Saturday of every month.

Historically a male-skewed channel, TNT has seen a growing appeal to women with 51% tuning in versus 49% of male viewers and strong appeal amongst the 15 to 49-year-old segment (which accounts for 60% of the total audience). 

In September, TNT will unleash an action-driven, pulse-raising slate, specially tailored for African fans, with blockbusters such as The Transporter (1 & 2), a whole stunt dedicated to the best titles of Denzel Washington (Remember the Titans, Déjà vu, Fallen) and thrilling action movie premieres such as I, Robot; and Hitman: Agent 47.

Friday, 26 June 2020

July 2020 On TNT Africa | Escape From Pretoria | More

Escape from Pretoria
Get ready to see the former Harry Potter in a new light. Daniel Radcliff tackles a South African accent in a prison break story based on a true story. Set during apartheid, two white South Africans have been imprisoned for helping the African National Congress (ANC). They must work an intricate plan to escape the white man’s version of Robben Island – Pretoria Prison. Saturday 4 July on TNT (DStv 137) at 20:00

National Treasure
Nicholas Cage is Benjamin Franklin Gates, a man who comes from a long line of treasure hunters. Despite his father spending 20 years trying to find an elusive national treasure, Benjamin believes he has what it takes to finally track it down. When the next clue leads to the Declaration of Independence, Benjamin decides to steal it before someone with bad motives gets his hands on it. Friday 3 July on TNT (DStv 137) at 17:45

National Treasure: Book of Secrets
Benjamin Gates is back and this time his treasure hunting takes him on a rollercoaster mission. From discovering that his own bloodline might be linked to the assassination of President Lincoln to a secret writing inside Buckingham Palace, be prepared for a thrilling historical adventure . Friday 3 July on TNT (DStv 137) at 20:00

Gone in 60 Seconds
Memphis Raines is a reformed criminal looking for make a fresh start. When his younger brother gets involved with the wrong crowd, he must return to a life of stealing luxury exotic vehicles to save his sibling’s life. But to get fifty supercars in three days, he will need to put together the right crew.  Friday 10 July on TNT (DStv 137) at 18:00

Con Air
A US Army Ranger, Cameron Poe, returns home to Alabama and accidentally kills a drunken customer at his wife’s bar in an attempt to defend her. He is found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and spends time in a federal penitentiary. He is released early for good behaviour but ends up sharing a prison plane with some very dangerous criminals. When they take over the plane and decide to fly out of the country, Cameron must find a way to stop them without their knowledge. Friday 10 July on TNT (DStv 137) at 20:00

Snake Eyes
An Atlantic City cop with political aspirations, Ricky Santoro is assigned to investigate the assassination of the Secretary of Defence. He uncovers a conspiracy that involves his best friend and a mystery woman in white.  Friday 17 July on TNT (DStv 137) at 18:00

In order to stop a bomb from blowing up somewhere in Los Angeles, FBI agent Sean Archer must take a radical step and trade faces with his son’s killer, Castor Troy. Archer, now as Troy, will then meet up with Troy’s brother to find out where the bomb has been hidden.  But the plan turns to chaos when Troy wakes up early and decides to wreck the mission. Friday 17 July on TNT (DStv 137) at 20:00

Matchstick Men
Roy and Frank are small time crooks who make enough money to get by. As an obsessive-compulsive agoraphobe, Roy decides to get professional help when his quirks affect his criminal ambitions. Under the direction of Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Blade Runnder) Nicholas Cage does some of the best acting of his career.  Friday 24 July on TNT (DStv 137) at 18:00

Friday, 22 May 2020

June 2020 On TNT Africa | Youth Day | Adam Sandler

The commemoration of Youth Day this year marks the 44th anniversary of the 16 June Soweto uprising. TNT joins in on this historical event in the country’s history by ofering a movie marathon dedicated to young people, featuring movies full of action, adventure and fun. Throughout the day, TNT fans will be able to enjoy some whimsical flms such as the America comedy-drama, Race the Sun, starring Halle Berry and James Belushi; White Squall based on a true incident of the tragic sinking of the Albatross in 1960; Hardball, a story of a compulsive gambler whose life is turned around by a season of coaching an inner-city baseball team; and the uplifting story about a teen breaking stereotypes and fnding himself through writing in the American drama, Finding Forrester.
Tuesday 16th of June
13:05 – Race the Sun (1996)
14:45 – White Squall (1996)
16:50 – Hardball (2001)
21:45 – Finding Forrester (2000)

The man that needs no introduction is coming to your screens this June. Adam Sandler quickly made a place for himself in the Hollywood industry and has now become one of the most well-known comical role models of the last decades. For these reasons, TNT pays tribute to his talent, every Friday evening of June, during our regular Fan Month stunt. Some of the most hilarious titles from his career will be part of the special such as Little Nicky, The Wedding Singer and Grown Ups 2.
Friday 5th of June
20:00 – The Wedding Singer (1998)
Friday 12th of June
20:00 – Grown Ups 2 (2013)
Friday 19th of June
20:00 – Little Nicky (2000)
Friday 26th of June
15:10 – Grown Ups 2 (2013)
16:50 – Little Nicky (2000)
18:25 – The Wedding Singer (1998)

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Tom Cruise Festival Coming In April 2019 On TNT Africa With A Selection Of Movies For The Whole Family

On the 22nd of April South Africa celebrates Family Day. We all know that watching a good movie is great opportunity to share time with your loved ones, but choosing what to watch can be an endless task. In April, TNT makes the job easier by proposing an excellent selection of tender, sweet and funny movies - a list that is sure to give every family member something to take away.
Saturday 20th of April
12:50 – The Blind Side (2009)
14:55 – Back to the future II (1989)
16:40 – Teen Wolf (1985)
18:10 – Billy Elliot (2000)
20:00 – The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
Sunday 21th of April
13:10 – Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
14:50 – Field of Dreams (1989)
16:35 – Patch Adams (1998)
18:30 – Jurassic Park III (2001)
20:00 – Back to the future III (1990)
Monday 22th of April (Bank Holiday)
13:10 – Back to the Future (1985)
15:05 – Madea’sFamily Reunion (2006)
16:55 – Liar Liar (1997)
18:20 – 3 Ninjas (1992)
20:00 – E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

How many times have we heard: “The book is better than the movie!” Although some
people prefer the written versions, some great very popular films have their origin in less known novels. This month, TNT proposes a list of stories that became big screen hits, but weren´t hugely successful in their written form; you may have seen the movie, but probably never read or heard of the book.
Tuesday 2nd of April
18:05 – Blade Runner (1982)
20:00 – First Blood (1982)
Tuesday 9th of April
18:10 – Pitch Perfect (2012)
20:00 – Jurassic Park (1993)
Tuesday 16th of April
17:45 – Apollo 13 (1995)
20:00 – Scarface (1983)
Tuesday 23th of April
16:55 – The Green Mile (1999)
20:00 – Carrie (1976)
Tuesday 30th of April
18:15 – Misery (1990)
20:00 – The Thing (1982)

Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, also known as Tom Cruise, is one of the most famous actors of all times. He has worked in more than 40 films and has had leading roles in legendary movies such as Born on the Fourth of July, The Outsiders or Rain Man. He has won the Golden Globe on three occasions and has been nominated to the Oscar three times. In April, during every Thursdays, TNT will rediscover some of the key movies from his career. Thanks to these titles he became one of the most talented and valued stars in the industry.
Thursday 4th of April
20:00 – Far and Away (1992)
Thursday 11th of April
20:00 – Rain Man (1988)
Thursday 18th of April
20:00 – Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Thursday 25th of April
15:30 – Far and Away (1992)
17:30 – Rain Man (1988)
20:00 – The Outsiders (1983)
22:15 – Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

There are some movies that make history. They leave a legacy, discovering new ways of making and watching films. Among these iconic titles is the Mad Max franchise, not only for its high quality and undeniable originality with which it was made, but also for the great devotion of its fans, who have been (and still are) decisive in its huge success. The 12th of April marks the 40th anniversary of the premiere of this iconic title and TNT honors its legendary franchise by broadcasting the original trilogy during this weekend.
Friday 12th of April
20:00 – Mad Max (1979)
Saturday 13th of April
20:00 – Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
Sunday 14th of April
20:00 – Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
21:45 – Mad Max (1979)
23:15 – Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
00:50 – Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Turner Africa's Reach And Ratings Are Stronger Than Ever!

Turner Africa had a successful end to 2018, with the combined kids multiplex and general entertainment channel, TNT, achieving greater reach and rating results than ever before.
In November, Turner Kids celebrated 51 consecutive months in the #1 spot among pay-TV multiplexes in South Africa. Alongside this, Cartoon Network celebrated its highest-ever monthly share, and remained the #1 pay-TV Kids channel among kids aged four to 14-years-old. 
Cartoon Network remains the favourite kids’ TV channel in South Africa, dominating the entire top 15 chart of best performing shows. The most popular shows vary between familiar faces such as Ben 10, alongside new Cartoon Network original hits like Apple and Onion and Craig of the Creek. Original Cartoon Network productions and Warner Bros. content totaled 77% of the most viewed content on the channel.
Cartoon Network continued with its high performance success in December, with the Power Rangers: Clash of the Red Rangers movie viewed by an impressive 239 000 kids aged four to 14-years-old, and the sneak peak of the new Cartoon Network Original Summer Camp Island claiming the second spot.
Boomerang is closing in on Cartoon Network’s ratings, after moving up to rank #2 amongst the pay-TV Kids channels for kids aged four to 14-years-old.
After benefiting from a fresh rebranding in September 2018, TNT Africa had an excellent month in October, with the highest performance ever in ratings (an average of 36 000 viewers). In November, TNT Africa broke a new record with 40 700 viewers tuning in (+13% month on month) and achieved its second highest performance in share (1.14%) since December 2016. TNT ranked #5, ahead of Studio Universal, for a second month in a row.
For the first time ever, not only did TNT dominate the Top 50 competitive movies in November, with seven movies on the Top 10 list, but the channel also secured the top three spots for the month.
For prime-time tune-ins, TNT remained on top of the podium. TNT's great performance was driven by viewers tuning in on weekday afternoons (averaging 83 000 viewers between 3pm and 6pm) and Saturday evenings during prime time (in November driven by the The Schwarzenegger Fan Month stunt). The stunt was a huge success, with the four Schwarzenegger movies, aired at 8pm, gathering an average of 202 000 viewers, resulting in a fantastic 3.8% in share!
About Turner International
Turner International is an entertainment, sports and news company that creates premium content and delivers exceptional experiences to fans whenever and wherever they consume content. It operates versions of core Turner brands, including CNN, TNT, Cartoon Network, Boomerang and TCM Turner Classic Movies, as well as country- and region-specific networks and businesses in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. It manages the business of pay- and free-TV-channels, as well as Internet-based services, and oversees commercial partnerships with various third-party media ventures; it teams with Warner Bros. and HBO to leverage WarnerMedia’s global reach. Turner International operates 178 channels showcasing 47 brands in 34 languages in over 200 countries. Turner International is a WarnerMedia company.

TNT Africa March 2019 Movies

Most of the time, great stories are too short. They leave us wanting more. We would like to know more about their universe or their heroes, we eager to know what happens next. This is why sequel exists. Many of these second parts have even improved the original ones. For that reason, TNT offers its viewers the chance to enjoy originals and the sequels back to back and decide which one is the best. The Mummy, Back to the future or Jurassic Park will be part of the stunt every Saturday and Sunday evening in extraordinary a double feature.
Strategy: stunt build to activate social media interaction and to highlight again a number of important blockbusters.
Saturday 2nd of March
20:00 – First Blood (1982)
21:35 – Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Sunday 3rd of March
20:00 – Jurassic Park (1993)
22:05 – The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
Saturday 9th of March
20:00 – Mad Max (1979)
21:35 – Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
Sunday 10th of March
20:00 – The Scorpion King (2002) 21:35 – The Scorpion King 2: The Rise of a Warrior (2009)
Saturday 16th of March
20:00 – Back to the Future (1985) 21:55 – Back to the Future II (1989)
Sunday 17th of March
20:00 – Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) 21:30 – Nightmare on Elm Street II (1985)
Saturday 23th of March
20:00 – The Mummy (1999)
22:05 – The Mummy Returns (2001)
Sunday 24th of March
20:00 – Rocky (1996)
22:00 – Rocky II (2000)

On the 21st of March, South Africa celebrates Human Rights day, which established universal human rights on the basis of freedom and justice. Under these premises, TNT gathers a list of films where their characters need to fight in order to survive. They never give up and nothing will stop them. Throughout the day, the channel programs titles related to overcoming the toughest situations. Film such as Born on the fourth of July, Billy Elliot or V for Vendetta.
Strategy: Local link. Take advantage of the bank holiday in order to make a special
programming. Try to stay away from a political point of view.
Thursday 21th of March
11:40 – Billy Elliot (2000)
13:30 – Hart’s War (2002)
15:35 – Born on the fourth of July (1989)
17:55 – The Blind Side (2009)
20:00 – V for Vendetta (2006)
22:10 – 8 Mile (2002)

He has won an Oscar for his lead role in Gladiator and has been nominated in two other occasions. He is a talented producer and musician. Russell Ira Crowe is one of the most versatile and valued stars in Hollywood. His career is filled with diverse roles, from characters based on
real individuals such as the policeman Richie Roberts in American Gangster to popular figures such as Robin Hood. TNT honors his work programming exceptional titles from his career every Monday night of March.
Strategy: continue to consolidate the fan month franchise. Associated one of the most popular names in Hollywood to the TNT brand. The marathon seeks to engage audiences programming three blockbusters in a row.
Monday 4th of March
20:00 – Robin Hood (2010)
Monday 11th of March
20:00 – American Gangster (2007)
Monday 18th of March
20:00 – Gladiator (2000)
Monday 25th of March
17:30 – Gladiator (2000)
20:00 – Robin Hood (2010)
22:15 – American Gangster (2007)

How many times have we been told that we shouldn’t talk to strangers? People are not
always what they seem. A certain look or a friendly appearance could hide your worst
enemy. And this is the based of this special: danger strangers. Every Wednesday evening
TNT broadcasts two frenetic thrillers. Films like Kalifornia, Misery or Total Recall.
Strategy: Thematic stunt. The strongest film on prime time at 20h.
Wednesday 6th of March
18:00 – Frantic (1988)
20:00 – Kalifornia (1993)
Wednesday 13th of March
18:15 – Pitch Black (2000)
20:00 – Misery (1990)
Wednesday 20th of March
18:10 – Lock Up (1989)
20:00 – Blue Steel (1989)
Wednesday 27th of March
18:00 – Ronin (1998)
20:00 – Total Recall (1990)

Friday, 14 December 2018

TNT Africa February 2019 Movies

February sees the celebration of the 91st Academy Awards and TNT joins the event by gathering a list of movies that have won the most coveted award in cinema history .
Every Sunday evening of the month there will be a double chance to enjoy some of
these prestigious movies, and on the day of the ceremony (February 24th) the channel
will program a full day marathon. Gladiator, Rain man, Terminator 2 or E.T are just an
example of the films our audience will enjoy in this special.
Sunday 3rd of February
17:30 – Gladiator (2000)
20:00 – Misery (1990)
Sunday 10th of February
17:50 – Rain Man (1988)
20:00 – The Blind Side (2009)
Sunday 17th of February
18:05 – E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
21:50 – Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Sunday 24th of February
06:45 – Out of Africa (1985)
09:20 – Scent of a woman (1992)
11:55 – Rocky (1976)
13:55 – E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
15:45 – The Blind Side (2009)
17:50 – Rain Man (1988)
20:00 – Gladiator (2000)
22:30 – Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
00:45 – Misery (1990)

There was once a time when muscles were trending. When in order to become a movie star you had to show off a toned body. This trend has continued and has since become a must for most action
stars, with physical training evolving in such a way that people have been able to build bodies more typical of Greek gods than that of mortal human beings. With this stunt we pay homage to all those
pumped up screen action heroes. Every Saturday with three features on Prime Time.
Saturday 2th of February
18:35 – Conan the Destroyer (1984)
20:00 – Doom (2005)
21:45 – Universal Soldier (1992)
Saturday 9th of February
18:25 – Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
20:00 – Crank (2006)
22:20 – 300 (2007)
Saturday 16th of February
18:30 – Red Sonja (1985)
20:00 – Death Race (2008)
21:45 – The Scorpion King (2002)
Saturday 23th of February
18:30 – Rocky IV (1985)
20:00 – Eraser (1996)
21:55 – Pitch Black (2000)

Colin Farrell is one of Hollywood biggest stars earning a well-deserved worldwide reputation over the years. His presence in film has been built on very diverse characters which actually makes him hard to pin down: a detective from Miami Vice, a law student that becomes a lieutenant during World War II, the greatest military leader in history….and much more. Returning to our usual fan Month stunt, TNT pays tribute to this great actor every Friday, featuring titles such as Alexander, Miami Vice and Hart’s War.
Friday 1st of February
20:00 – Miami Vice (2006)
Friday 8th of February
20:00 – Hart’s War (2002)
Friday 15th of February
20:00 – Alexander (2004)
Friday 22th of February
17:55 – Hart’s War (2002)
20:00 – Miami Vice (2006)
22:10 – Alexander (2004)

Here, there and everywhere, love surrounds us every day. And while sometimes finding that perfect match seems impossible, most of the time we realize it was waiting for us just around the corner. The fact is that love frequently catches us by surprise. This Valentine’s Day, TNT presents a list of stories whose main characters fall in love accidentally. Titles such as Love Actually, Along came Polly and French Kiss will be part of the list of unexpected love stories scheduled for February 14th.
Thursday 14th of February
10:35 – For Love or Money (1993)
12:10 – Mystic Pizza (1988)
13:55 – Far and Away (1992)
16:10 – Heartbreakers (2001)
18:10 – French Kiss (1995)
20:00 – Along Came Polly (2004)
21:30 – Love Actually (2003)

Friday, 30 November 2018

TNT Africa January 2019 Highlights Packed With Tom Hanks And Mega Movies

Most of us can relate to the characters in this special in some way or another. Who hasn´t at some point in their life felt urge of skipping the rules and taking matters into their own hands? These characters are tough guys, and when the word “revenge” gets stuck in their head there is nothing that can stop them. This month TNT brings a selection of stories whose characters struggle to find justice.
Titles such as Gladiator, Eraser or American Gangster will be shown in this special every Sunday evening.
Sunday 6th of January
18:35 – Cobra (1986)
20:00 – Gladiator (1996)
22:30 – Death Wish 2 (1982)
Sunday 13th of January
17:50 – V for Vendetta (2006)
20:00 – Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
22:20 – Get Carter (1971)
Sunday 20th of January
18:20 – Enter the Dragon (1973)
20:00 – American Gangster (2007)
22:35 – Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Sunday 27th of January
17:40 – Robin Hood (2010)
20:00 – Eraser (1996)
21:50 – Death Wish V: The Face of Death (1994)

With an extended career packed with a long list of box-office successes during the last four decades, Tom Hanks is considered one of the most distinguished and productive actors in Hollywood. He has proved an enormous talent in many different leading roles, being nominated for an Oscar award in five occasions and winning two. Every Friday night, TNT will pay tribute to him by airing an assorted selection of titles from his career.
Friday 4th of January
20:00 – The Green Mile (1999)
Friday 11th of January
20:00 – The Money Pit (1986)
Friday 18th of January
20:00 – Apollo 13 (1995)
Friday 25th of January
18:30 – The Money Pit (1986)
20:00 – The Green Mile (1999)
23:05 – Apollo 13 (1995)

Throughout film history, different genres have produced titles that have redefined
cinema, and even the style of the genre itself. Every Thursday night, TNT offers a film battle: two iconic movies of the same category will be broadcasted back-to-back leaving the audience to decide which one deserves a place on the podium. Engaging pair ups such as Blade Runner vs Total Recall, The Mummy vs The Scorpion King or 8 Mile vs Pitch Perfect are some of the examples of some of the intense duels we will see during this special.
Thursday 3rd of January
20:00 – Miami Vice (2006)
22:10 – Lethal Weapon (1987)
Thursday 10th of January
20:00 – Pitch Perfect (2012)
21:55 – 8 Mile (2002)
Thursday 17th of January
20:00 – Total Recall (1990)
21:50 – Blade Runner (1982)
Thursday 24th of January
20:00 – Rocky Balboa (2006)
21:40 – Million Dollar Baby (2005)
Thursday 31th of January
20:00 – The Mummy (1999)
22:05 – The Scorpion King (2002)

The wonderful thing about sci-fi movies is the endless possibilities they offer. The
capacity to create new realities and altered worlds through all kinds of adventures is
endless. Time-travel movies have always attracted millions of fans because they
bring one of people´s oldest dreams to life. For January, TNT has gathered a list of
movies from this genre. Every Saturday evening in a double feature.
Saturday 5th of January
18:05 – Back to the future (1985)
20:00 – Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1992)
Saturday 12th of January
18:20 – The Time Machine (1960)
20:00 – Back to the future II (1989)
Saturday 19th of January
18:30 – Army of Darkness (1992)
20:00 – Timecop(1994)
Saturday 26th of January
13:10 – The Time Machine (1960)
14:50 – Army of Darkness (1992)
16:20 – Back to the future (1985)
18:15 – Back to the future II (1989)
20:00 – Back to the future III (1990)
21:55 – Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1992)
00:10 – Timecop(1994)

Friday, 23 November 2018

TNT Africa Festive Movies For 2018

This December, TNT has your weekend plans sorted with the most memorable sagas. Every Saturday and Sunday experience new worlds, starting with the channel premiere of the Jurassic Park trilogy. You’ll want to sink your teeth into all the adventures that are coming your way. So, gather your family, grab your favourite snacks, and tune in to TNT every weekend!
15:35 Jurassic Park
17:45 The Lost World: Jurassic Park
20:00 Jurassic Park III

20:00 Mad Max
21:35 Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
23:10 Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

16:20 Back to the Future
18:15 Back to the Future II
20:00 Back to the Future III

18:25 First Blood
20:00 Rambo: First Blood Part 2
21:40 Rambo III

15:50 The Mummy
17:55 The Mummy Returns
20:00 The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

20:00 Nightmare on Elm Street
21:30 Nightmare on Elm Street II

16:35 The Scorpion King
18:00 The Scorpion King: Rise of a Warrior 20:00 The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption
21:45 The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power

20:00 Lethal Weapon
21:50 Lethal Weapon 2

12:50 Rocky
14:50 Rocky II
16:50 Rocky III
18:30 Rocky IV
20:00 Rocky V
21:45 Rocky Balboa

18:05 Poltergeist
20:00 Poltergeist II: The Other Side

This December on TNT experience the numerous and diverse stories that stem from the school corridors. You’ll be jamming to the legendary acapella versions of your favorite songs in the channel premiere of Pitch Perfect. Between second chances, athletic endeavours, and wild parties: TNT is the place to be this December!
17:50 Fame
20:00 187

18:10 National Lampoon’s Animal House 20:00 Carrie

18:05 Hoosiers
20:00 Pitch Perfect

18:30 Teen Wolf
20:00 Teen Wolf Too

09:05 National Lampoon’s Animal House 10:55 Hoosiers
12:50 Fame
15:00 Teen Wolf
16:30 Teen Wolf Too
18:05 Pitch Perfect
20:00 187
22:00 Carrie

Talented, serious, and handsome! This can only mean one thing - it’s Denzel Washington Fan Month on TNT! Every Friday this December prepare to be graced by the presence of one of the most renowned American actors. Starting the month of strong with the channel premiere of American Gangster, Washington plays a Harlem drug dealer who creates an empire even more powerful than the notorious Mafa families. Pay tribute to Denzel Washington’s iconic flms every Friday night this December on TNT.
20:00 American Gangster

20:00 Inside Man

20:00 Out of Time

Friday, 16 November 2018

Turner's Upfront Reveals Brand New Look, Slate And Local Partnerships, More Edge And Excitement On Turner's 2018/19 Entertainment Offering

Turner, the consumer centric global media company has revealed an exciting new line up of programming, content and partnerships for its African markets.

Turner operates six channels across Africa’s 54 English, French and Portuguese speaking countries. These include CNN International, Africa’s favourite kids’ channels, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Boing and Toonami, as well as recently relaunched blockbusters destination, TNT. Not only has this year seen Turner actively evolve its portfolio, but the broadcast giant is trailblazing with the creation of relevant and authentic local content in Africa to expand its footprint, while resonating even further with its local audience.

With the recent launch of TNT, Boomerang’s channel refresh, greater local initiatives through brand partnerships, local productions, local dubbing of content, the launch of Turner content on Showmax and advertising and sponsorship business growth, exciting times lie ahead.

“As Turner, our audience needs are becoming more pertinent and we’re constantly challenging ourselves to be more innovative and creative in our offering to keep attracting and entertaining our loyal fan base, on-air, on-line and for-real. We remain steadfast in our commitment to providing the best service and high-standard content to our fans,” says Jaime Ondarza, Senior Vice President for Turner Southern Europe & Africa and Chief Executive Officer of Boing SpA.

“We are benefiting from high awareness and a great level of brand recognition with our brands in Africa. CNN International is widely known to be the most trusted source for news and information on the continent while our kids’ channels, Cartoon Network and Boomerang, have been leading and gaining market share within the pay TV kids industry for almost four years in a row,” adds Ondarza.

New General Entertainment Destination: TNT
As part of its ongoing commitment to its fans, Turner Africa launched the modern TNT Africa channel in September with a brand positioning of being the reference for ‘the best American blockbusters’ and in only one month, the channel has seen a 45% boost in ratings*.TNT has an exciting line-up with great blockbusters such as The Illusionist, Crank, Robin Hood, Gladiator, The Island, Jurassic Park and King Kong.

Local Initiatives & Partnerships
Turner has strengthened its footprint in Africa over the past few years, not only with the distribution of global content, but through meaningful and sustainable partnerships with local content creators, talent and distributors as part of its commitment to a localisation strategy based on the cultural differences of the African market.

These initiatives include CN Creative Lab, an African creative competition where the winner and runners up will be given the opportunity to get their project produced as a pilot with Cartoon Network Africa which will premiere in 2019; Pop Up Party season 2, where we see local kids expressing themselves through some incredible dance challenges; the launch of Mike and Rob, a series show-casing two witty microbes making jokes with local reference voiced by local comedian, Trevor Gumbi; and African magic will take center stage in Boomerang’s new exciting local production set to hit screens in 2019.

Local Brand Initiatives
Beyond searching for local talent and producing original African content, Turner has focused on tone of voice, and image, to resonate with its fans, increasing its local collaborations with artists and brand ambassadors such as Toya Delazy, Africa’s very own Powerpuff Girl, and Bafana Bafana’s midfielder, Reneilwe “Yeye” Letsholonyane, connecting Ben 10 fans to the FIFA World Cup. The campaigns engage with the realities of African children, while also contributing to a greater cause. For example, the PPG Awards, launched in August, celebrate and empower young girls in Africa, offering them a platform to showcase their super-powers. These girls are ordinary little girls, with superhero skills, who have great ideas to change their world. The winners in the fields of Technological Innovation, Social Responsibility and Bravery; and Art and Creativity will each receive $1 500 to help bring their award-winning entry to life with the help of a dedicated mentor.

Forging Connections with Our Audiences
Turner has invested heavily in qualitative market surveys and research to better understand its audiences and provide actionable insights to ensure its brands deliver locally relevant content, as well as packaged tailored experiences. “Plans are underway to produce original digital productions to further localise our online platforms and engage with our fan base. We are currently in discussion to produce an exclusive local version of our YouTuber, Toony, for our African digital platforms. We are also increasingly strengthening our presence on the ground. For the upcoming season we will be activating the Johannesburg Zoo on the 8th and 9th of December and will tour the Kwazulu-Natal coast for ten days with Cartoon Network and Boomerang’s Beach Tour,” says Julien Borde, Head of Channels for Africa.

Content Partnerships & Distribution
Turner has distribution agreements with main African TV platforms in all key regions including pan-African players such as MultiChoice, StarTimes, Orange, SFR/Altice and Canal Overseas, as well as region specific distribution players including mobile streaming services such Black-Cell C and Maroc Telecom. With some entertainment and news channels already available on Cell-C’s OTT service Black, and DStv Catch Up/DStv Now services, digital roll out continues to be a major priority for Turner.  Its new distribution deal with African OTT Subscription Video on Demand platform, Showmax, owned by the MultiChoice group, makes Adult Swim accessible to its millennial audience from mid-November.

Rated the #1 cable network in the US for almost a decade, Adult Swim offers an epic mix of animation, stop motion and live action comedy. The service will also have a dedicated kids’ corner with Cartoon Network and Boomerang content.

Furthermore, Turner and the South African Broadcasting  Corporation (SABC) struck a deal to broadcast Ben 10 in South Africa, enabling Turner to bring one of its most beloved series to a wider audience across South Africa by tapping into the extensive reach of the public broadcaster.  Following the first season premiere in July, Turner is excited to engage new fans by re-airing the first season on SABC2 in Afrikaans and SABC 1 in SiSwati later in 2018.

Commenting on this, Guillaume Coffin, VP Head of Commercial and Business Development says, “Partnering with the SABC reflects our strategy to expand our brands’ presence in South Africa. We are thrilled to bring Ben 10 to new fans and audiences across more screens and in new languages. Turner is dedicated to a localisation strategy that adapts to the cultural differences of its African markets. Implemented in recent years, this effort has helped Turner address the gap in locally-relevant content, drive programming that resonates with African audiences, and boost brand value across the continent. This collaboration allows new local audiences to engage in the Cartoon Network brand.”

To further diversify its revenue stream and business offering, Turner has expanded its advertising business in key African markets through the appointment of advertising representatives, Mediamark, in South Africa beginning of 2018, and Greenworld Communications in Nigeria last September.  These two partnerships are a strategic move for Turner which will bring its channels’ value to advertisers in Africa. “Our wide portfolio allows us to target a large array of segments from families, to kids, through to young adults; we can offer our client fully integrated advertising offerings from non-linear to linear and on-the ground events. We are aware that clients are looking for fully integrated advertising package which Turner Africa is able to now do in South Africa and Nigeria” says Coffin.

About the Turner Africa Channel Portfolio
Cartoon Network – Expect the Unexpected
More than 20 million Cartoon Network fans in South Africa alone, and many across the continent, can look forward to 325 hours of fresh content, throughout 2019, with 6 exclusive new series and 1 325 new episodes. The 2018 Sunday Times Generation Next Youth Survey gave further credence to Cartoon Network’s popularity in this market, with South African youth giving the channel the thumbs up for ‘Coolest Kids TV Channel’ in South Africa, while retaining its #2 spot in the overall ‘Coolest TV Channel’ category for the third year in a row! Through the channel’s new positioning, “To expect the Unexpected”, fans will be treated to new Cartoon Network originals, Apple and Onion, Craig of the Creek, Summer Camp Island and Victor and Valentino.

Boomerang – Watch. Laugh. Play
Boomerang brings its new positioning, “Watch. Laugh. Play” to life this November with a refreshed on-air look filled with hilarious idents, a vibrant colour palette and a tone of voice! The channel, well-loved by African kids aged four to eight-years-old*, will continue to offer a great line-up of shows from The Tom and Jerry Show, (voted ‘Coolest Animated Brand or Entertainment Characters’ in the Sunday Times Generation Next 2018 Youth Survey) to Grizzy and the Lemmings to The Happos Family and the latest Cyber Group Studios animation production with Taffy launching at the end of the year (World Premiere in Africa).

Boing – Better together
As the fun-filled playground where kids can share great stories with their friends, Boing offers a range of comedy and action shows to local African households across 21 countries. In 2019, the channel will premiere international animation references such as My knight and Me, DC Super Hero Girls and new seasons of The Jungle Bunch and Total Drama Action.

Toonami - The super-heroes destination
Toonami, the home of superheroes, targeting six to 12-year-old children and super-hero fans of all ages, is jam-packed with top-rated adventure and action series. In 2019, the channel will bring all super-heroes fans captivating, high-octane series with Lego DC comics shows series, and legendary slate of super-hero movies like Justice League Universe. Exclusive content, never seen in Africa, will also launch next year with new episodes of Dragon Ball Super and the release of another true anime phenomenon, Inazuma Eleven!

TNT – The American Blockbuster Destination
TCM – Powered by Movies revealed its slick new look in September, immersing audiences in creative and relevant programming specially tailored for African fans.  TNT is the culmination of TCM’s move to refresh its brand image and adapt its brand positioning; the channel moved away from its former global positioning in favour of a more bold and appealing positioning of the ‘American blockbuster destination’.

Friday, 21 September 2018

TNT Africa Is Here! Iconic TCM - Powered By Movies Makes Bold Statement With A Fresh Rebrand This September!

Lights, camera, action! TV screens all over Africa will never be the same again as Turner ushers in a new era. African audiences can prepare themselves to re-imagine TV through TNT, a young, fresh and entertainment-filled offering for the entire family.

On 21 September, TNT Africa will reveal its slick new look which promises to be an immersive experience, providing creative and relevant programming specially tailored for African fans.  TNT Africa is the culmination of TCM’s move to refresh its brand image and adapt its brand positioning; the channel moved away from its former global positioning in favour of a more bold and appealing positioning of the ‘American blockbuster channel’.

“The TCM brand has had a strong classic association which doesn’t reflect the actual brand proposition, or deliver the right message, to our African audiences. Even though we have listened to our viewers and worked hard towards modernizing the image of the channel, there was still a strong association of the TCM brand to ‘classic Hollywood silver screen productions’,” says Guillermo Farré, Head of General Entertainment for Turner in Southern Europe & Africa. “We therefore decided to switch TCM to TNT to fully reflect the new brand identity and perspective in line with our American blockbuster programming strategy.”
TNT is one of the best performing, and well-known, general entertainment brands in the world, being one of the top TV brands in the US, Latin America, Asia and Europe. In South Africa, TNT Africa will inherit TCM’s audience of 6 753 545* viewers every month, consisting of a slightly male skew and a growing number of viewers in the 25-49 age range, particularly amongst black Africans.

As the 21st of September, TNT will unleash an action driven, pulse raising slate, mixed with romantic gems and hilarious comedy aimed to keep its African audiences glued to their screens! To kick off the rebrand, TNT has an exciting line-up of never before seen titles to be screened from 21 – 23 September including: The Illusionist, The Green Mile, Crank, Robin Hood, Hellboy 2, Doom, Tango and Clash and Gladiator.