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Friday, 7 May 2021

June 2021 On Telemundo Africa (Teasers) | Case Closed Season 14 | Law Of The Heart And Queen Of The South Season 1 Finale | More


Sorry for the long article but I added borders to seperate each show:

CASE CLOSED S14
Premieres daily at 7pm WAT / 8pm CAT

Tuesday, 1 June, Luis has never had contact with any of his daughters, but the mother of one of his girls is very ill and begs him to meet her.

Wednesday, 2 June, Alexandra has been a victim of violence and discrimination for talking in Spanish in a city where the majority of residents are of Hispanic origin.

Thursday, 3 June, Gladis is a real estate agent who hires Didiel to increase her exposure on social media - however, Didiel does a terrible job.

Friday, 4 June, Lais suffers from an intense psychological phobia of swallowing, and her daughter is starting to imitate her disordered behaviour.

Saturday, 5 June, Isabel was hired by David to take care of his mother, but no one told her that his mother had another son in jail for rape charges.

Sunday, 6 June, Enrique’s stepson stole his work credit card and spent $50,000 at an online casino, causing Enrique to get fired.

Monday, 7 June, Adriana’s husband died, and his lover defiled his grave to carry out her own ceremony as she was not allowed to attend the memorial service.

Tuesday, 8 June, Marcela sued Yenni, the wife of her daughter’s father, because she tried to place a mermaid dress on the girl, which almost choked her to death.

Wednesday, 9 June, Miguel was in an extramarital affair. His former lover reappears, pregnant. Miguel wants her to spend the rest of her pregnancy at his house.

Thursday, 10 June, Jessica confesses to her husband Javier that she was disloyal and the confession made him excited. Now he wants her to sleep with other men.

Friday, 11 June, Francisco is having his children sing songs with a modern rhythm but religious lyrics. Through them he’s making money at churches and on social media.

Saturday, 12 June, Julio is a singer who married a fan. However, he feels that she is betraying him because she is now a fan of a young Cuban singer called Leoni Torres.

Sunday, 13 June, When Michael is released from jail, he wants to see his daughter, but she only sees him as the man who used to abuse her.

Monday, 14 June, Jose’s son behaves rebelliously and and is obsessed with weapons. Jose fears that if his son is not treated urgently, a great tragedy may result.

Tuesday, 15 June, Laura has terminal cancer and wants her parents to look after her daughter when she passes away. But the biological father wants full custody.

Wednesday, 16 June, Ligia disapproves of her daughter’s relationship with a Cuban. On her daughter’s wedding day, Ligia puts a picture of her ex-boyfriend on the cake.

Thursday, 17 June, When James delivers pizzas to a military unit, it is revealed that he has a fake registration and now faces deportation.

Friday, 18 June, Luigy is a retired bullfighter who is getting his children involved with the sport, but Carolina, the children’s mother, opposes the idea.

Saturday, 19 June, Eduardo belongs to the Incel Gentlemen Club: a club designed for men who have been rejected and have brewed a hatred towards women.

Sunday, 20 June, Jose is in a relationship with Michelle, a transgender woman, and together they have adopted a baby while faking a pregnancy to avoid judgment.

Monday, 21 June, Miguel wants to divorce his wife, Dana, because he believes that she is having sex with her grandfather’s friends for money.

Tuesday, 22 June, Richard and Esmirenny lost a child during a bear attack, and now Richard is committed to killing all bears, but Esmirenny disagrees with his view.

Wednesday, 23 June, Leo and Kenia’s father passed away and they want to kick their stepmother out of the apartment they inherited, but she refuses to leave.

Thursday, 24 June, Rossi alleges that she is being bullied by her supervisor, Candy. She believes it is out of vengeance, because she once dated Candy’s husband.

Friday, 25 June, Casandra took testosterone as part of her medical treatment, but now she is obsessed with it and can’t survive without it.

Saturday, 26 June, Irving meets Priscilla online, marries her and attempts to have a baby with her through IVF. However, Priscilla is already pregnant by another man.

Sunday, 27 June, Camila runs an organisation that advocates for women’s rights, and as part of her job she invites Samaris to speak on the subject.

Monday, 28 June, As a taxi driver, Carlos witnessed a man hit his wife during an argument about his infidelity.

Tuesday, 29 June, Luciana accuses Luis of bullying her friend to the point of suicide. However, Luis is a victim who acted in response to those stalking him at school.

Wednesday, 30 June, Camila is an adrenaline junkie who enjoys mountain climbing, but suffered a neck injury during her last climb.

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LAW OF THE HEART 1 & 2
Premieres daily at 8pm WAT / 9pm CAT
Season 1 finale on 25 June. Season 2 premieres on 28 June

Tuesday, 1 June, Nicolas is visited in his office by Aguasanta Mendoza, a young woman who claims to be his daughter.

Wednesday, 2 June, Marcos has a long conversation with Camila, who confesses that she has always been in love with him.

Thursday, 3 June, After Nicolas tells Aguasanta that she has a grandfather, they decide to celebrate and get to know each other a little more.

Friday, 4 June, Adelaida and Paul meet with Julia and Pablo to solve their marital problems.

Saturday, 5 June, Camilo, Julia and their families are going through a harrowing situation.

Sunday, 6 June, The police decide to carry out an inspection of cells and, in addition to food and beer, find the mobile phone that Camilo used to communicate.

Monday, 7 June, Alfredo decides to speak with Catalina to express again everything he feels and tell her that he will leave the firm so as not to bother her anymore.

Tuesday, 8 June, Julia receives a call from Paul, who tells her that he murdered Adelaida, his wife, and Pablo Domínguez.

Wednesday, 9 June, Paul Ricaurte is caught by the police after murdering who he thought was his wife.

Thursday, 10 June, Nicolas is shocked by the unexpected visit of Iris, Aguasanta’s mother. He decides to call Aguasanta and meet with both women together.

Friday, 11 June, Carlos is released from jail and reunites with his family. He thanks Angel and Pilar for their support. Meanwhile, Nina and Pablo go on a date.

Saturday, 12 June, Ivan agrees to help Lourdes in her divorce case. Catalina confronts Alfredo, but he tells her to leave his office. Catalina leaves upset.

Sunday, 13 June, Tatiana, tense and nervous, asks Miguel the reason for his unexpected visit. Meanwhile, Julia, Camilo and Alfredo talk about the borrero case.

Monday, 14 June, At a bar, Ivan explains to Tatiana that he needs to hire someone for a special job, and that they must be a beautiful and intelligent woman.

Tuesday, 15 June, Marisol sues Tommy for property damage, and warns him that if they don’t come to an agreement the media will portray him in a negative light.

Wednesday, 16 June, Jimena continues her rehabilitation treatment. Zuzto and Yeyo’s trial for the murder of Camila’s grandfather, Don Aureliano, begins.

Thursday, 17 June, Zuzto and Yeyo decide to plead guilty. Meanwhile, Teresa, Jimena’s mother, arrives in the city to visit her daughter at the rehabilitation clinic.

Friday, 18 June, The hearing against Borrero continues, and Tatiana makes a statement. Meanwhile, Jimena asks Teresa if Manuel is her real father.

Saturday, 19 June, While visiting Alfredo in jail, Catalina tells him she is getting married at the weekend. Alfredo begs her to reconsider.

Sunday, 20 June, Camilo desperately tries to get in contact with Julia, but cannot reach her. Meanwhile, Julia goes to bed with Pablo.

Monday, 21 June, Camilo is found guilty of Patricia’s murder. Carmen receives the news of Camilo’s conviction, and lets Julia know. Julia is shocked and upset.

Tuesday, 22 June, Julia ends her relationship with Camilo, much to Camilo’s shock. Meanwhile, Pilar and Elias talk about their clients’ divorce process.

Wednesday, 23 June, Alfredo receives a phone call from Marcos, who claims to know who Patricia’s real murderer is. Camila and Silvia analyse the video evidence.

Thursday, 24 June, Marcos tells Camilo that his innocence has been proven through video evidence. Camilo goes to look for Julia, but instead finds Maria Cristina.

Friday, 25 June, Alfredo and Catalina share a kiss. Hernando meets with all his employees to announce the closing of the firm. Andres receives a call from Catalina.

Monday, 28 June, Although distance played a trick on Pablo and Julia, true love is behind the door of the new law firm.

Tuesday, 29 June, Adela begins to advance her divorce from Alonso Olarte, so she hires Julia Escallón as her representative in the process.

Wednesday, 30 June, Catalina Mejía goes to a specialist to find out why she is unable to get pregnant, leaving Alfredo surprised with the results.

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QUEEN OF THE SOUTH 2
Premieres daily at 9pm WAT / 10pm CAT Finale on 17 June

Tuesday, 1 June, Teresa gives Epifanio and Alejandro instructions for capturing Zurdo. Meanwhile, Rocío rejects Sánchez Godoy’s marriage proposal.

Wednesday, 2 June, Zurdo realises that Teresa has lied to her about the whereabouts of her daughter. Meanwhile, Lupo and Sofia await Teresa’s arrival.

Thursday, 3 June, At a hotel, Zurdo confronts Teresa and demands that she tell him the truth. Oleg enters the room to defend Teresa, who manages to get away.

Friday, 4 June, Kira finds Sofia on the streets of Culiacán and shoots at her, but Lupo saves her life. Meanwhile, Teresa and Jonathan desperately look for Sofia.

Saturday, 5 June, Sofia removes the bullet from Lupo’s wound; then, while Lupo is asleep, she calls her mother from his phone. Teresa is happy to hear her voice.

Sunday, 6 June, Teresa is shocked to discover that Lupo is her daughter’s kidnapper. She threatens to kill him, but Sofia asks her not to.

Monday, 7 June, Sofia and Jonathan board a plane, unaware there is a bomb on board. Meanwhile, Lupo is interrogated by Alejandro.

Tuesday, 8 June, At a DEA meeting, Alejandro and Kira ask Lupo for information about Teresa. Lupo lies and claims he doesn’t know anything about her whereabouts.

Wednesday, 9 June, Lupo calls Teresa to find out how Sofia is, but Teresa refuses to give him any information. Later, Lupo is captured by DEA agents.

Thursday, 10 June, Teresa arrives in Washington with Ray and Jonathan with the aim of finding Lupo. They try to obtain information from Manuela.

Friday, 11 June, After Teresa helps him escape from the DEA, Lupo tells her what he overheard regarding Epifanio’s new replacement. Lencho visits Zurdo in hospital.

Saturday, 12 June, Epifanio meets with Teresa and Lupo, who both explain to him that he has been deceived by the DEA from the beginning.

Sunday, 13 June, Alejandro tells Epifanio that Cristian is the new campaign manager. Epifanio stays silent and doesn’t mention his conversation with Teresa and Lupo.

Monday, 14 June, Teresa realises that Zurdo is following her location. Meanwhile, Epifanio is shot at a public event and is taken to hospital.

Tuesday, 15 June, At night, Triana enters Cayetana’s house and tries to kill Sofia, but Cayetana manages to save her. Ray ends his relationship with Jimena.

Wednesday, 16 June, At the request of the Beba, Epifanio calls Alejandro and arranges to meet with him so they can talk and settle their differences.

Thursday, 17 June, Cristian follows Teresa, Lupo and Epifanio in a helicopter, while another agent goes in search of Alejandro.

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FALSE IDENTITY 2
Premieres daily at 9pm WAT / 10pm CAT from 21 June

Monday, 21 June, Diego and Isabel live under the Witness Protection Program, but Diego keeps breaking the rules by communicating with his mother, Fernanda.

Tuesday, 22 June, Circe is in prison for charges of murder, drug trafficking and money laundering. Amanda boards a bus to Mexico to see her grandfather, Don Mateo.

Wednesday, 23 June, Amanda crosses the Mexican border with her fake ID. Meanwhile, Isabel makes a drastic decision and heads to the airport with Ricas.

Thursday, 24 June, Mateo shows his granddaughter the farm, lies to her about his business, and tries to get information from her about her mother and her little brother.

Friday, 25 June, Diego, badly wounded, hides from Mateo’s men, who are armed to the teeth. Isabel and Ricardo arrive in Hermosillo.

Saturday, 26 June, Diego and Isabel are in the same place, but circumstances keep them apart. Meanwhile, Fernanda confronts Mateo and pays the consequences.

Sunday, 27 June, Amanda tells her grandfather what she and her little brother suffered at the hands of Circe and Alex. Circe informs Buitre that Diego is in Sonora.

Monday, 28 June, Chucho spots Circe and Buitre in a restaurant in La Esperanza, and informs Diego. Diego and Deivid decide to go to the restaurant.

Tuesday, 29 June, Diego, David and Chucho follow Circe’s trail to the cemetery. Isabel confesses to Father Rafael and Victoria that Mateo is a relative of hers.

Wednesday, 30 June, Chucho is interrogated by police and arrested, while Victoria and Lisa go to a seedy bar to find Mateo. Diana undergoes surgery at the hospital.

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Rumor: Four NBCUniversal Kids Shows Coming Soon To e.tv


During the Universal Kids era aka DreamWorks Channel USA, the channel catered towards children aged 2-12 with a mix of live-action and animated series.

Two years after its launch, the channel witnessed a massive drop in viewership resulting in the halt of production on original content for the brand.

The last remaining animation for the brand were Norman Picklestripes, Powerbirds, DreamWorks' Where's Waldo, Remy And Boo and The Ollie And Moon Show.

Norman Picklestripes, follows forest animals going through comedic adventures of Plywood Forest's can-do handyman, Norm. The series airs Saturdays on eToonz.

Powerbirds, follows Max with his pet parakeets, Ace and Polly. Max counts on them to keep saving the day while he is away. The powerbirds save the city from danger and they stop the main villains: Nibbles, Clawdette, Scrapper, Minerva, and Asher Stasher from the events that Max will be going to later, so then later, Max is excited to visit the events.

DreamWorks Where's Waldo, follows young members of the WorldWide Wanderer Society, Waldo and Wenda, who are sent on travel missions by their mentor, Wizard Whitebeard. Their rival, Odlulu, causes them trouble in their attempts to earn stripes and become wizard-level wanderers.

Remy And Boo, follows Remy, an adventurous 6-year-old girl with a unique best friend named Boo, who is a large and soft pink robot. Driven by Remy's indomitable spirit and Boo's positive attitude, his days at Dolphin Bay are filled with new adventures, both big and small, powered by two incredible imaginations.

The Ollie And Moon Show, is about two six-year-old cats Ollie and Moon, along with their travel buddy Stanley the snail, who travel around the world and learn about different cultures.

NBCUniversal has numerous shows airing on e.tv and eToonz including DreamWorks' catalogue as well as other titles such as Olivia, Raa Raa The Noisy Lion, Postman Pat, Zafari and Noddy.

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SABC Children: Another Dream Journal For The SABC


Creators of top children's entertainment for SABC's TV channels, SABC Children was another one of SABC's upcoming channels for DTT back in 2012 which never came to be.

In 2015, SABC partnered up with Tuluntulu launched an online version of the brand from there viewers got to see what the channel was actually about and what it would offer.

SABC Children would have been multilingual like Kenya's Akilli Kids and cater towards children aged 2-12 offering a mix of local and international content making it one of the few SABC channels to offer foreign programming.

The programming would serve to entertain viewers but as mentioned earlier it would be available in different languages other than English. The schedule featured a large amount of local productions including The Magic Cellar, Roughing It Out, Challenge SOS, My Night and several YoTV productions.

Since this channel never came to be on DTT, SABC Education is currently distributing the local side of SABC Children knowing them they won't add the full catalogue only ones that hold educational value.

SABC Children joins the large list of dreams SABC had for DTT over the decade including SABC 4 and SABC 5, SABC Movies, 5 language based channels, parliamentary, health, music, history, SMME and interactive channel.

SABC launched their sport channel on OpenView with two additional channels set to follow in the coming months.

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June 2021 On Da Vinci Kids Africa | New Season Of Xploration DIY SCI And Operation Ouch | World Environment Day | Da Vinci's Career Day | Continuing Shows | Everyday Mornings


Kids Programmes – Premieres

Xploration DIY SCI – NEW SEASON
From June 11th  
Fridays 16:00
Walking on eggs, building your own ping pong ball launcher, and turning soda bottles into rockets: DIY SCI teaches you how. The fun and educational series is hosted by YouTube star Steve Spangler and features jaw-dropping science experiments viewers can do at home.

Operation Ouch! - Do Try This at Home – NEW SEASON
From June 12th  
Saturdays & Sundays 14:00
Dr Chris and Dr Xand have brought their lab into Xand’s kitchen, and they’re filming it all themselves! In each episode they will explore a different part of the human body and show you an experiment to try at home using a few household items.

Special Highlight
Da Vinci Career Day
Tuesday, June 1st    
From 13:50 to 20:00

13:50 - 15:05 Snapshots

15:05 - 15:30 Gastroblast

15:30 - 18:00 When I Grow Up

18:00 - 19:00 Operation Ouch!

19:00 - 20:00 Teenage Boss

Special Highlight
World Environment Day
Tuesday, June 5th     
From 15:00 to 20:05
15:00 One Stop Science Shop

15:15 PinCode

15:30 Darwin & Newts

15:45 - 16:20 How To Do Stuff Good

16:20 - 16:50 Do You Know?

16:50 - 18:50 Siyaya: Come Wild With Us

18:50 - 20:05 Xploration Nature Knows Best

Continuing Programmes
Do You Know? – NEW EPISODES
Saturdays & Sundays 14:30

Odd Squad – NEW EPISODES
Saturdays & Sundays 13:30

Darwin & Newts – NEW EPISODES
Saturdays & Sundays 09:00

Xploration Awesome Planet – NEW EPISODES
Monday to Friday 20:00

The Fixies – NEW EPISODES
Every day at 08:00

Early Morning with Da Vinci
Every day from 06:00 – Until June 20th
06:00 Art with Mati and Dada
06:15 Mily Miss Questions
06:30 Siesta Z
06:45 The Treehouse Stories
07:00 PinCode
08:00 The Fixies
08:15 Gastroblast

New Series Alert: My Paranormal Nightmare Coming Soon To CBS Reality Africa


This docu-series depicts personal stories of adults who once experienced encounters with the paranormal as children and young teens. Each episode portrays three stories told through personal interviews, reliving their horrifying first-hand story in intimate detail, as their nightmare unfolds with dramatic re-creations. Along with the main contributor we hear from friends and family who witnessed the fear and often experienced the terrifying encounters as well. Expert commentary helps to explain and make some sense of each phenomenon. Every story is unique in its re-telling as we present the myriad of ghosts, poltergeists, demons, shadow figures and elemental spirits from their haunted past.

Weekends at 19:30 and 01:20, from 26th June until 25th July. Repeated on weekdays at 07:30 and 21:10, from 19th to 30th July.

CBS Reality is available on DStv channel 132

Friday, 30 April 2021

May 2021 On Curiosity Channel Africa | Super Science Mondays | Wildlife Wednesdays | Human Story Saturdays | Best Of Curiosity Sundays


SUPER SCIENCE MONDAYS

BONE DETECTIVES
Brand New Episode - premieres 03 May at 20:00 CAT
An adventurous archaeologist journeys to the farthest reaches of the earth on a quest driven by the belief that the secrets of the past have yet to be revealed. Carefully preserved mummies and entombed skeletons are a link to ancient civilizations. Each presents a mystery to unravel, a life to understand, a world to explore and a death to reveal. But these long-hidden remains do not yield their secrets easily.

METEORITE MEN
Brand New Episodes - premieres 03 May at 22:00 CAT
For thousands of years meteorites have slammed into the Earth's surface, carrying an invaluable record of the origins of our solar system. But finding meteorites on Earth, some buried over centuries by thick layers of dirt and sediment, is no easy task.

Meteorite hunters Steve Arnold and Geoff Notkintravel to some of the most remote locations around the world to explore the scientific and financial value of meteorites. Featuring treks in Chile, Sweden, Australia, the US, Mexico, and more, these meteorite men meet with top scientists, geologists, astronomers, and meteorite experts to reveal a deeper understanding of how meteorites have helped to build our solar system and shape our planet.

WILDLIFE WEDNESDAYS

THE MAGIC OF THE WILD
Brand New Series premieres 05 May at 20:00 CAT
The "National Parks" series is dedicated to one jewel of the natural wonders of North America in each episode. For one year each, the filmmakers accompany the rangers and scientists who have dedicated themselves to the preservation and exploration of this unique nature in the US or Canada.
Since 1916, the American national parks -as well as most of the other sites and areas worthy of protection -have been managed by the National Park Service (NPS). The Service states "conservation, preservation and recreation" as its primary goals. Its task is more topical than ever.
The parks are threatened, especially by climate change: in Alaska, glaciers are melting, in Florida, protected species are being displaced by immigrant animals, and in California, rare rodents freeze to death because they are not sufficiently prepared for winter due to warmer temperatures.

MIGRATIONS: HERDS ON THE MOVE
Brand New Documentary Special - premieres 19 May at 20:00 CAT
Migration is one of the great phenomena of the natural world. When it’s time to move, some take to the skies or the oceans, but the migrants we know best are found in the awe-inspiring herds running across our planet.

EXTINCTION: GOING, GOING, GONE
Brand New Documentary Special - premieres 26 May at 20:00 CAT
Countless animals from across the globe currently face extinction; if we are to stem the tide we must understand the lifestyles and habitats of the awe- inspiring creatures currently in danger.

HUMAN STORY SATURDAYS

HOT ROADS
Brand New Episodes premieres 01 May at 22:00 CAT
A risky expedition along thoroughfares that harbor mortal danger for those who use them or live on them. They run through deserts, ice and snow, deep in the jungle, along water and over mountains: the world’s most dangerous roads. Many risk their lives along these roads. Yet for lack of alternative routes, locals continue to use them for transportation. This series tells stories that take place along the routes, of the people who live along them and for whom these are part and parcel of their personal destiny.

BEST OF CURIOSITY SUNDAYS

ENGINEERING THE FUTURE
Brand New Episodes - premieres 23 May at 20:00 CAT
A ground-breaking eco-engineering series exploring the spectacular green machines that could revolutionize life as we know it... and possibly even save the world from ecological disaster. Energy production, transportation, water supply and more –get exclusive access to these large-scale, cutting edge projects around the globe that combine science, technology and engineering to chart a future where the environment not only survives, but thrives.

TERROR
Brand New Series - premieres 30 May at 20:00 CAT
This groundbreaking series revisits significant terrorist attacks that changed history.

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Adult Swim Refreshes Its Slate With Brand-New Shows On Showmax


The acclaimed adult comedy brand, Adult Swim, exclusive to Showmax in Africa, will unleash brand-new, bold and irreverent content with the much-awaited launch of Rick and Morty Season 5, three new original series following the US premieres: YOLO: Crystal Fantasy (Season 1); Tigtone (Season 1 & 2); and The Eric Andre Show (Season 5), and The Bleepin’ Robot Chicken Archie Comics Special.

New episodes of Rick and Morty are on the horizon!

Adult Swim has announced its Emmy® Award-winning hit series will roll out the season five premiere across the globe starting on Sunday, 20 June at 11:00 PM ET/PT and are officially declaring it Rick and Morty Day. To join in the action, Rick and Morty enthusiasts across Africa can catch the new episodes from Monday, 21 June, just 24 hours after the US premiere, on the Adult Swim corner on Showmax.

One of the most-binged series on Showmax, all previous seasons are currently available on the streaming platform. To keep fans going until the roll out of the new season, a Rick and Morty special, Rick and Morty In The Eternal Nightmare Machine, will launch on the Adult Swim corner on Showmax on Saturday, 1 May. In this new and original 8-bit animated adventure, the simulation is corrupt, repair the core!

Three brand-new shows, filled with dark humour, satirical fantasy, and anarchic animation, available from Monday, 17 May

YOLO: CRYSTAL FANTASY, Season 1

YOLO: Crystal Fantasy, a quarter-hour American animated comedy series created, and executive produced by Michael Cusack, follows two rowdy Australian party girls, Sarah and Rachel, looking for fun times, new experiences, positive vibes, and hopeful horoscopes in the bizarre town of Wollongong. Sarah’s quest is to find love, whereas Rachel hungers for chaos, often bringing them into conflicts as they encounter surreal Australiana, strange bush creatures, and eccentric nomads.

TIGTONE, Season 1 & 2

Tigtone is the saga of the quest-addicted hero who slashes his way across a satirical fantasy universe with melodramatic ferocity, always obeying the letter of the law but never its spirit. Tigtone is created by Andrew Koehler and Benjamin Martian, who also serve as executive producers with Blake Anderson (Workaholics). The quarter-hour, extremely funny animated series combines highly rendered, hand-painted fantasy art, motion capture performance, 2D animation, and pseudo-3D visual effects.

THE ERIC ANDRE SHOW, Season 5

The Eric Andre Show takes the elements of a traditional late-night talk show and ruins them. Likely the world’s most inept and violent host, Eric Andre interviews A-list talent (such as Seth Rogen, Wiz Kalifa, Judy Greer and Jimmy Kimmel) with the help of co-host Hannibal Buress. Created by Eric Andre, he hosts the most chaotic, unorthodox and surreal comedy chat show around...

Robot Chicken Takes on Riverdale High with

The Bleepin’ Robot Chicken Archie Comics Special

Finally, adding to all previous seasons (1 – 10) of Robot Chicken available on Showmax, the teens at Riverdale High are gifted with their very own skewering stop-motion half-hour special with The Bleepin’ Robot Chicken Archie Comics Special premiering Monday, 24 May (24 hours after the US premiere). Featuring a star-studded voice cast including Fred Armisen, Rachel Leigh Cook, Jane Lynch, Ryan Phillipe, Amy Sedaris, and more, Archie faces the action-packed return of Josie and the Pussycats from outer space to Riverdale in this animated comedy. Featuring the origin of Archie Andrews as only the Robot Chicken writers can tell it! This latest special joins the additional four Robot Chicken specials on the Adult Swim corner on Showmax:  Star Wars Specials #1, #2 and #3 and The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who’s Walking.     

The three new shows join the ranks of Adult Swim’s idiosyncratic, unhinged content line up including Mr. Pickles, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, Lazor Wulf, and the Mr. Pickles spin-off, Momma Named Me Sheriff.

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May 2021 On Disney Channel & Junior Africa | New Seasons & Episodes | DCOM


Disney Channel:

RAVEN’S HOME
Premiere episodes
Monday 10th to Thursday 13th and Monday 17th to Wednesday 19th May at 17:25

Raven and the gang are back with new episodes, as season four of Raven’s Home launches on Disney Channel! Premiere episodes air from Monday 10th to Thursday 13th and Monday 17th to Wednesday 19th May at 17:25

There are new moves, new laughs and new visions, as Booker, Nia and Tess embark on new adventures. In the season launch episode Baking Bad (Monday 10th May at 17:25) when Booker, Nia and Tess discover someone is passing Nia’s photo off as their own social media avatar, the kids try to unmask the culprit before Nia’s real-life rep takes a hit.

Premiere episodes of Raven’s Home season four air from Monday 10th to Thursday 13th and Monday 17th to Wednesday 19th May at 17:25, on Disney Channel.

DISNEY CHANNEL FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIES
Programming event
Fridays throughout May at 17:00

Disney Channel’s Friday treat for film fans continues throughout May with great entertainment to celebrate the start of each weekend. There’s a marvellous movie every Friday at 17:00, repeated on Saturday at 10:40.

The fun starts with Zombies on Friday 7th May, followed by its sequel Zombies 2 (Friday 14th May), How to Build a Better Boy (Friday 21st May) and Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure (Friday 28th May), all at 17:00.

Zombies (Friday 7th May) is a music and dance filled story set in Seabrook, 50 years after a zombie apocalypse. When zombies are finally allowed to enrol in Seabrook High School, the charismatic zombie Zed, who wants to play football, meets Addison, who dreams of being a cheerleader. Addison and Zed work together to show Seabrook what they can achieve when they embrace their differences.

Viewers can see these great Disney movies on Fridays throughout May 2021 at 17:00, repeated on the following Saturday at 10:40, on Disney Channel.

Disney Junior:
FANCY NANCY CLANCY                            Premiere episodes
Weekdays from Monday 3rd to Friday 7th May at 14:00
Fancy Nancy Clancy has fun with family and friends, as she finds the extraordinary in the ordinary, and – with a little imagination- transforms the plain into the exquisite! Nancy returns to the channel with premiere episodes on weekdays from Monday 3rd to Friday 7th May at 14:00.
In the first of these premiere episodes Bon Voyage, Nancy! /Nancy's New Friend (Monday 3rd May at 14:00) Nancy is disappointed when a family car trip isn’t the epic adventure she imagined. Then Nancy makes friends with Lionel’s favourite cousin Sean, who just happens to be autistic.

Premiere episodes of Fancy Nancy Clancy air on weekdays from Monday 3rd to Friday 7th May at 14:00 on Disney Junior.

BLUEY  
Premiere episodes                 
Weekdays from Monday 24th to Friday 28th May at 05:00
Delightful Blue Heeler puppy Bluey is back on the channel this month, with premiere episodes featuring her adventures on weekdays from Monday 24th to Friday 28th May at 05:00.
In the episode Trains (Monday 24th May at 05:00) Bingo is a model citizen, commuting to work on the Dad-Train, dropping her daughter at day care and working as a vet. Bluey on the other hand is much more intent on having fun!

Premiere episodes of Bluey air on weekdays from Monday 24th to Friday 28th May at 05:00, on Disney Junior.

MIRA: ROYAL DETECTIVE   
Premiere episodes                
Weekdays from Monday 10th to Friday 14th May at 14:30
Super sleuth Mira’s back on the trail, as premiere episodes of Mira Royal Detective air on weekdays from Monday 10th to Friday 14th May at 14:30.
As newly appointed royal detective to the Indian-inspired land of Jalpur, the brave and resourceful Mira travels throughout the kingdom helping royals and townspeople alike. With the help of her friend, Prince Neel, her cousin, Priya, and her mongoose sidekicks, Mikku and Chikku, Mira uses her unique lens to investigate each case that comes her way.

In the first of these episodes, Mystery at the Marketplace/ Mystery in the Sand Dunes (Monday 10th May at 14:30) Mira tracks down the spice merchant who has an essential ingredient for Meena's ladoos.  Then, while testing Neel’s new vehicle, a sandstorm causes the vehicle to become lost.

Premiere episodes of Mira Royal Detective air on weekdays from Monday 10th to Friday 14th May at 14:30, on Disney Junior.

ELENA OF AVALOR  
Premiere episode 
Sunday 16th May at 12:00
Disney Junior is celebrating our much-loved Disney Princesses this month, with episodes and specials on Sundays featuring these royal favourites. As part of this exciting event there is a premiere episode of Elena of Avalor on Sunday 16th May at 12:00.

In season three Elena’s epic journey continues as she strives to protect her kingdom from a family of wicked wizards while learning how to control her new magic powers. In this premiere episode, entitled The Family Treasure (Sunday 16th May at 12:00), Elena and Isabel help two feuding brothers find a valuable treasure hidden by their mother.

This premiere episode of Elena of Avalor airs on Sunday 16th May at 12:00 on Disney Junior.

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M-Net +1 Is The Third Channel To Be Removed From MultiChoice's DStv


Just as I theorized few weeks back, MultiChoice and M-Net are discontinuing the M-Net +1 on DStv after 5 years with the channel that is set to close on May 16, 2021.

According to their customer care, the channel is being closed as they are reviewing their content offering. The termination of the channel is informed by their customer's increasing preference to view content on the DStv app and Catch Up.

Within 4 months, DStv managed to remove 3 channels in South Africa and 4 for the rest of Africa. Out of that portion only 1 channel seemed somewhat a loss which was EVA that distributed Bold And The Beautiful from CBS.

As much as +1 helped some customers it was just another duplicate channel and SuperSport already has that with the WWE Channel which joins the same titanic.

If I had to guess what's being discontinued in the near future, I'd look at the M-Net channel on 902 and the SuperSport community sports channel on 490. On the international side, I'd look at the channels from WarnerMedia, Ginx TV, ViacomCBS and Discovery Inc.

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New Channel Alert: Roots TV Launches On Starsat


Roots TV is the second channel to launch on the platform this year. As usual Starsat doesn't seem to care to promote their offering to the media.

Roots TV is said to be owned by Moja Media the same company that manages BRICS TV which can also be found on the platform and was created to be the voice for rural and peri-urban communities that are ignored by mainstream television meaning it's another Soweto TV.

No details where given on the actual programming that will be seen on Roots TV as all that Starsat did was highlight a few facts about the channel which were history, arts, music, documentary, culture and religion.

As stated the channel launches 24 April on channel 196 but the problem is RT is nowhere to be seen as Starsat confirmed to subscribers they're currently experiencing technical difficulties which they're trying to resolve.

Starsat is currently looking to possible replacements for Fine Living and Discovery Family both of which are owned by Discovery Inc.

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- Will Starsat follow eMedia Investments and expand their SABC catalogue?
- FOX entertainment channels rebranded to Star
- Amakhosi Studios partnership with Starsat
- Media Brokerage Africa offers their services, is Starsat interested?

New Channel Alert: Vocational Education Channel Coming Soon To StarTimes?


StarTimes wants to start up their own vocational education channel. Since then, they have been handing out questionnaires to customers.

Vocational education is education that prepares people to work as a technician or to take up employment in a skilled craft or trade as a tradesperson or artisan. Vocational education is sometimes referred to as career and technical education.

Basically, it's a tertiary version of Mindset and chances are if they do manage to get such channel running viewers should expect to see a certain career take up more airtime than others.

Kind of like how Mindset puts more focus towards Grade 10-12 expect this unnamed channel to have the same outcome.

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- Will Starsat follow eMedia Investments and expand their SABC catalogue?
- FOX entertainment channels rebranded to Star
- Amakhosi Studios partnership with Starsat
- Media Brokerage Africa offers their services, is Starsat interested?
- Utsav branding takes affect on Star Life and StarPlus
Will Paramount+ cancel several linear channels like Comedy Central and MTV?

Friday, 23 April 2021

May 2021 On WarnerMedia Africa | TNT Original Movie: Twist | Ben 10 Special | Fan Month | New Episodes | More


TNT:

TRY NOT TO LAUGH …
With a career spanning over 40 years, Eddie Murphy has cemented himself as one of the greatest comedians in history. Over the years, he has done much of everything; we could even call him a jack of all trades and master of all. He has featured on the big screen, is a top-class stand-up comedian, can impersonate multiple characters in one movie and … he can maintain an impeccable moustache! This month TNT will make Eddie Murphy its brightest star. It’s a date every Monday with titles such as Shrek, where Eddie stars as the hilarious and loveable companion Donkey. In the equally hilarious and emotional Life, he stars alongside Martin Lawrence as they fght for their innocence. Catch these and more titles on TNT!
Monday, 3 May
20:00 – Bowfnger (1997)
CHANNEL PREMIERE
Monday, 10 May
20:00 – The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)
Monday, 17 May
20:00 – Showtime (2002)
Monday, 24 March
20:00 – Shrek (2001)
Monday, 31 May
20:00 – Life (1999)

IMMINENT MENACE
You know the gut feeling you sometimes have that you can’t seem to shake that something terrible is coming your way? The saying goes, ‘always trust your gut feeling’, and this month TNT puts that to the ultimate test. We have gathered a selection of some gruelling movies where the only priority will be survival. From Saturday, 8 May, TNT will bring you not one or two, but three ultimate survival movies for your entertainment. Catch blockbusters such as the channel premiere Gamer, where a death-row inmate (Gerard Butler) battles his fellow prisoners in a violent online game. Other flms to watch out for include, Battleship (Liam Neeson), Air Force One (Harrison Ford), The Perfect Storm (Mark Wahlberg and George Clooney) and The Rock (Sean Connery and Nicholas Cage).
Saturday, 8 May
16:00 – Twister (1996) 17:55 – Air Force One (1997)
20:00 – Gamer (2009) CHANNEL PREMIERE
Saturday, 15 May
16:00 – Outbreak (1995)
18:10 – Dante’s Peak (1997)
20:00 – Daylight (1996)
Saturday, 22 May
16:00 – Broken Arrow (1996)
17:50 – The Perfect Storm (2000)
20:00 – Battleship (2012)
Saturday, 29 May
15:55 – The Rock (1996)
18:10 – The Kingdom (2007)
20:00 – Pitch Black (2000)

TNT ORIGINAL MOVIES MAY PREMIERE: TWIST
On the 6th of May, TNT brings you another exclusive, never-seen-before movie from our TNT Original Movies slate. A modern-day take of the Charles Dickens’ 1838 timeless novel Oliver Twist called, simply, Twist. Starring a cast including Raferty Law (Jude Law’s oldest son) in his frst leading role, veteran actor Sir Michael Caine, Lena Heady (Game of Thrones) and musician Rita Ora. Set in contemporary London, it tells the story of a gifted grafti artist lured into a street gang headed by a father fgure, Fagin, who plans a series of audacious thefts.
PREMIERE
Thursday, 6th of May @ 20:00



Cartoon Network:

BEN GEN 10
BEN 10 VS THE UNIVERSE
SATURDAY, 22/05 @ 10:10 CAT SATURDAY, 08/05 @ 10:10 CAT
THE ALIEN-FIGHTING EXTRAVAGANZA RETURNS
Join Cartoon Network this month as we welcome the incomparable Ben Tennyson back into the fold with a brand-new channel original movie, Ben Gen 10. Since the ten-year-old discovered the mysterious Omnitrix on a family vacation, life has been one big adventure! Why wouldn’t it be when the alien device allows him to transform into 10 diferent alien forms complete with unique superpowers? Ben Gen 10 presents Ben’s fnal adventure of the summer as he runs into a young Rex (Generator Rex), and suddenly, everyone is turned into aliens. Ben thinks it is Rex who has contaminated his Omnitrix; however, HEX, a self-proclaimed ‘Master Magician’, is hiding in the background. Will Ben 10 be able to save the day? Tune in to Cartoon Network to find out!

BOY GIRL DOG CAT MOUSE CHEESE
MONDAY, 10/05
MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS @ 16:15 CAT
LOVE MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE IN THIS BLENDED FAMILY
Cartoon Network is switching things up a notch with this not-so-average family. Only on Cartoon Network can a Boy, Girl, Dog, Cat, Mouse and ... err, a piece of cheese blend to become one big happy family. Catch the brand-new episodes where Cheese and Dog want to become astronauts, so the family decides to create a fake Mars to shield them from going to the dangerous ‘Red Planet’ itself. Watch Dog become an investigative detective as the family signs up for the Neighbourhood Watch. And, when the kids won’t stop being loud, Mouse uses a voice swap invention causing them to swap voices. Will the kids freak out, each now talking in a voice that isn’t their own? Find out every Monday to Friday!

VICTOR AND VALENTINO
WEEKENDS @ 17:40 CAT
SATURDAY, 15/05
LET THE BROMANCE CONTINUE!
Victor and Valentino are back with brand new episodes this May on Cartoon Network, where mischief, mayhem and Mesoamerican myths rule the day. After Charlene sprays Vic with perfume to make him lose hair, the whole town suddenly goes berserk, following Charlene around. The two must now join forces to make everything right. While volunteering at the old folks’ home, Val becomes buddies with the oldest, crankiest person in Monte Macabre and helps him reclaim his youthful power. In an epic episode, Don bestows Valentino the responsibility of patrolling the lake; Val takes it too far and stops who he believes to be a poacher – with disastrous consequences … Good luck with that, Vic!

Other Developments:
- Summer Camp Island Season 3 airs later in the month
- Looney Tunes Cartoons which was exclusive to HBO Max will start airing on Boomerang later in the month.
- TNT will be doing something special for Labour Day


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Media Brokerage Africa Spearheads Pan-African Broadcast Media Solutions


The current economic climate is forcing cost-cutting across the board for International Broadcast Partners in Africa. Media Brokerage Africa, a bespoke pan-African broadcast media brokerage, is committed to delivering cost-effective and innovative media solutions to its boutique portfolio of seminal entertainment, news, and sports clients.

Launched in July 2020, Media Brokerage Africa specialises in Channel Distribution, Affiliate Sales and Management across Africa, Content Sales and Brokerage connecting pan-African audiences with international content (via acquisitions, sales, content blocks and pop up channels), and Advertising, Sponsorships and Promotion, including negotiation of sports rights within Africa.  The company operates across all broadcasting platforms including, free-to-air (FTA), pay-TV, Digital Switch Over (DSO), mobile and over-the-top (OTT). Media Brokerage Africa consults on behalf of new and existing platforms within the African broadcast ecosystem bringing great international content to African audiences aligning and cultivating deeper meaningful connections.

Partnerships are critical to the strategic success of Media Brokerage Africa, both current and future. Existing clients include South Africa’s public broadcaster, SABC; TV production company, Brainwave Productions; and Ethiopian TV & Entertainment OTT platform, Habeshaview,  which operates Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) services offering rich content that includes live TV, documentaries, drama, children’s programs, lifestyle shows and many more.

Recently, Media Brokerage Africa has announced numerous pan-African exclusive distribution partnership deals, including IMMediate Platform’s official entry into Africa’s booming online marketing industry, helping marketers create the best content possible. Swig Media, LLC offering a bouquet of original, special-interest channels to Africa. Global Fashion Channel, featuring fashion, beauty, art, luxury lifestyle, culture, music and special events from around the world. Other exclusive partnership deals signed include The Dancehall Channel, introducing the Dancehall culture to the African continent, ENLIVE tv offering Christian entertainment for African viewers, and StoryZoo, a magical place in which animation, music and education combine to create a learning adventure for young children.

“In line with the evolving media landscape and a demand for a multi-channel solution as opposed to silo offerings, I am thrilled to set up, develop, and drive this new company. It is no longer just about selling media platforms, but more about addressing the marketing objective of our clients,” says Colman Murray, founder and Managing Director of Media Brokerage Africa. “I am excited to further enhance Media Brokerage Africa’s exceptional portfolio of brands and revenue streams across the continent. This is an exciting opportunity, and I am looking forward to taking this business to unprecedented heights.”

Before devoting his work full-time to Media Brokerage Africa, Murray served in pan-African senior executive roles with print, digital and broadcasting corporations, including Yahoo! Time Inc., Fox Networks Group and WarnerMedia. As a journalist, Murray has written for Time, Rolling Stone, Spin, Times Media, The Independent, as well as owning, editing and publishing a stable of South African Magazines through Hot Mustard Media.

For more information on Media Brokerage Africa, visit mediabrokerageafrica.com, or commercial queries in Africa, please contact Colman Murray at colman@mediabrokerageafrica.com. 

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Theory: What If SABC 4 And SABC 5 Are The Two Mystery Channels Launching On OpenView?


In March, SABC and eMedia Investments held a press conference to reach a new agreement which saw SABC Sport as well as SABC's 19 radio stations launch on OpenView the following month with two other channels set to launch on the platform at a later stage (3 months according to them).

SABC Education is suspected by some of the media as "the other two channels" since it carries extensive and archived content but the reason it may not be that channel is due to the fact that they didn't mention it by name.

Back in November, SABC partnered with Telkom and all their channels including Education were added to their streaming platform, TelkomOne and eMedia Investments forged a similar deal leaving this one out of the picture.

Perhaps the likes of DBE TV (OpenView 122) is the reason for the exclusion after all both channels are just another Mindset with SABC Education supplying selected content particularly Grade 10 & 11 from that channel.

An SABC Encore type channel was also another channel the media suspected but the SABC COO mentioned giving the two channels 20% new content and 80% existing content.

During the SABC's primitive years, the idea was to launch them as five channels before downsizing to just three channels. The two channels which were known as SABC 4 & 5 would cater for north and south of the country respectively.

SABC4, based in Mafikeng, was to be broadcast in Tswana, Sesotho, Pedi, Tsonga, Venda, and Afrikaans, to the northern provinces of the country, while SABC5, based in Cape Town, was to broadcast in Xhosa, Zulu, Ndebele, and Swazi, as well as Afrikaans, to the southern provinces with no English-language programming shown on either channel.

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SABC to launch a streaming service
Current status of TV licence
Government enforcing local quota on streaming platforms

New Series Alert: Solar Opposites Coming Soon To FOX Africa


Since the channel's launch in 2013, The Simpsons is currently the lead mascot to adult animation on the channel with very little programming seen on that category.

During the 8 years on FOX, the channel only managed to air 5 animation in total including American Dad, Family Guy, Futurama and The Cleveland Show, and out of that five only 3 are ongoing.

Now FOX will make it a 6 with the introduction of Solar Opposites.

Solar Opposites, follows a family of aliens from a better world must take refuge in middle America, and they disagree on whether Earth is awful or awesome.

The series made its debut back in 2020 on Hulu in the United States and it's international counterpart Star back in February.

Perhaps, Solar Opposites is one of the introductions to Disney+ online channel, Star since Disney is doing away with FOX name they did replace FOX Sports with ESPN internationally while Latin America rebranded their FOX entertainment channels to Star.

Solar Opposites season 1 airs Mondays at 21:30 CAT from 3 May and repeats Fridays at 21:55 from 7 May.

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May on Comedy Central and MTV

May 2021 On Da Vinci Kids Africa | New Series For Kids & Family |


Kids Programmes – Premieres

The Fixies – BRAND-NEW (Series)
From May 15th 
Every day at 08:00
The Fixies is a unique blend of adventure, comedy, music, education and heart, all wrapped in a 6-minute format. While each story teaches about technology, the series also focuses on feelings like worry, excitement, jealousy, surprise, competition, and fear.

Family Programmes – Premieres
Xploration Awesome Planet – BRAND-NEW (Series)
From May 24th 
Monday to Friday 20:00 
In Xploration Awesome Planet, Phillippe Cousteau Jr., grandson of the legendary Jacques Cousteau, explores the most spectacular places - on the earth, inside the earth, and above the earth. Why are pollinators so important and how do horseshoe crabs migrate?

Do You Know? Marathon
Saturday, May 8th   
From 09:30 to 13:30

The channel is available on DStv, GOtv, Starsat and StarTimes

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Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Coming Soon To e.tv


Mickey Mouse returns to e.tv but this time for preschoolers and on on the channel's kids block, Craze. The big mouse hosts a new show called Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.

Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Goofy, Daisy, Donald and many other clubhouse friends go on educational adventures and impart important lessons in a fun way.

The show made its debut back in 2006 and lasted 10 years with a total of 4 seasons and 125 episodes.

Considering the age of the show chances are e.tv will air the series back-to-back or better yet only distribute the first two seasons to viewers.

Other Disney titles rumoured for e.tv include Goldie And Bear, Tangled: The Series, Doc McStuffins, new season of Phineas And Ferb, Guardians Of The Galaxy and Star Wars Resistance.

Don't miss it Tuesdays at 15:00 from 4 May

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PremiumFree launching this May to give viewers more choice in free entertainment
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Heads Up!: Weeknights Will Never Be The Same On e.tv


eMedia Investments doesn't continue to stop making headlines for their set of channels. From eExtra's overflow of telenovelas to Rewind's revamped lineup now it's e.tv's weeknight format.

Later this month, NCIS: Los Angeles was unexpectedly removed from e.tv schedule and replaced with the reboot of CBS' Magnum Pi and that's not the only changes coming to e.tv.

Here's a list of other developments coming to e.tv:
- Castle and Checkpoint switch days but still retain the 10pm timeslot. So it's Castle on Tuesday and Checkpoint on Wednesday from April 28.
- The finale of How To Get Away With Murder season 4 is on April 22nd at 10pm and Devi moves it's timeslot from April 29.
-  A repeat of the Turkish drama, Die Wiel Draai (Eve Donus) will broadcast at 11pm on Monday to Thursdays from April 26 perhaps to make up for the reduction of 10pm dramas.
- Rhythm City ends in 3 months time and the channel hasn't shared much details on a possible replacement or if they'll even be one.

Perhaps they'll be another timeslot change  where either Durban Gen or Imbewu take up 7pm and there's a chance another local drama could occupy that spot.

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SABC planning to reduce Muvhango
StarPlus and Star Life could be a gonner on DStv, Openview and StarTimes (Starsat)
PremiumFree launching this May to give viewers more choice in free entertainment
SABC to launch a streaming service
Current status of TV licence
Government enforcing local quota on streaming platforms

Thursday, 22 April 2021

Hit Sci-fi Thriller War Of The Worlds Returns For A Highly Anticipated Second Season On FOX Africa


The second series of FOX and CANAL+’s multi-faceted drama series War of the Worlds, written and created by BAFTA Award-winner Howard Overman (Misfits, Crazyhead, Merlin) of Urban Myth Films, will premiere on Mondays at 20:45 (CAT) from 24 May 2021 on Fox (DStv 125, Starsat StarSat 131). The eight part series will premiere with a double bill of the first two episodes, with a single episode per week thereafter.

Set in France and the UK, the critically-acclaimed, modern-day retelling of H.G. Wells’ classic novel has an ensemble cast, including Golden Globe winner and EMMY and Tony award nominated actor Gabriel Byrne (In Treatment), and Golden Globe and Critics Choice Award winner, Daisy Edgar-Jones (Normal People), along with further returning cast members, Léa Drucker, Natasha Little, Stéphane Caillard, Adel Bencherif, Ty Tennant, Stephen Campbell Moore, Bayo Gbadamosi, Aaron Heffernan and Emilie de Preissac.

In the first series of War of the Worlds, an alien attack all but wiped out mankind, with just a handful of humans fighting to survive. And no one felt more rocked by the invasion than Emily (Daisy Edgar-Jones), who discovered she may have her own strange personal connection to the aliens. Series two of War of the Worlds sees our characters left reeling by the possibility that the invaders could be human. A tense fight to take back the planet awaits them. For some, the sheer desperation to survive will lead them to contemplate sacrificing one of their own...

Howard Overman commented: “It was always my intention in the first series of War of the Worlds that the intricacies of human relationships would be at its heart. Watching these complex characters brought to life by such a fantastic cast of actors was a joy, and it’s been a thrill returning to their stories for series two.”

“The first season of War of the Worlds brought a uniquely thrilling and action-packed drama with deep human emotion to viewers across the continent, and was an instant hit,” said Evert van der Veer, Vice President, Media Networks, The Walt Disney Company Africa. “We are excited to join fans in the continuation of this gritty sci-fi story, just as we are to add this season to the existing content roster of the boldest, brightest and most unexpected live action and animation, that can only be found on Fox.”

A global hit, the first series of War of the Worlds achieved one of the highest viewing records on CANAL+ on-demand service, as a CANAL+ Creation Originale. Airing in more than 50 European and African markets on FOX, it was the most successful regional launch since 2016, and was the UK’s highest rated new FOX launch since 2012. War of the Worlds season one is among the highest-performing series on EPIX in the US. 

Distributed internationally by STUDIOCANAL, the drama series is executive produced by Howard Overman, Julian Murphy and Johnny Capps for Urban Myth Films. War of the Worlds was produced with support of Welsh Government funding through Creative Wales. The second season of the contemporary adaptation sees Richard Clark return to direct episodes 1-4 whilst Ben A. Williams directs episodes 5-8. 

War of the Worlds is produced by Studiocanal-backed Urban Myth Films, in partnership with CANAL+ and FOX, and is broadcast in the US on EPIX.

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School Sport Live Rebrands Into SuperSport Schools, Could A Linear Channel Be In The Works In The Near Future


SuperSport has recommitted to its proud history of growing sport across the continent with the launch of SuperSport Schools, a ground-breaking initiative to change the future of South African schools’ sport. As part of the strategy, SuperSport acquired a majority stake in Schools Sport Live, which will see the business rebranded as SuperSport Schools.

Schools sport is the foundation of South Africa’s sporting success and this venture will aim to identify and expose young talent by broadcasting as many schools sporting fixtures as possible. The production plan will embrace new technology by giving schools access to innovative artificial intelligence-based production to deliver a dynamic multi-screen viewing of schools and youth sport.

Outside of the coverage across SuperSport channels, the SuperSport Schools mobile application will provide parents and other interested parties access to view schools sport anytime, anywhere, live and on-demand.

* Check out the SuperSport Schools Website *

SuperSport Chief Executive, Marc Jury, says the success of schools sport is fundamental to producing a winning sporting nation.

“This initiative is a natural extension of our mission to play our part to grow the pipeline for South Africa’s future sporting heroes. Schools Sport is the foundation from which great sporting nations are built. The stronger the foundation, the brighter our future sporting stars can shine,” said Jury.

Proteas netball captain, Bongi Msomi and World-Cup wining Springbok, Lukhanyo Am, will be leading the campaign with the hope of taking SuperSport Schools to every corner of the continent. Both stars were discovered late in their careers and speak directly to the gap the new platform is trying to close. The focus will be on netball, hockey and rugby for initial implementation phase, with cricket and water polo following suit as the programme extends.

This initiative would not be possible without enablement partners, Nashua. Their national footprint of engineers provide a world class service offering to install, maintain and support the project, especially as they have a great understanding of the school’s infrastructure environment. Nashua will play a key part in rolling out the artificial intelligence automated cameras which are designed to produce and distribute live + highlight content via the mobile application and social/digital channels.

Corporate South Africa and businesses will have an opportunity to be involved in the initiative, with specialised commercial sponsorship packages available to enable and fund the installation of the camera equipment across regions and schools.

Further to this, SuperSport has partnered with the MEC of Sports in the Eastern Cape in an effort to showcase more sport in the talent-rich region.

“The Eastern Cape has produced many of South Africa’s finest sporting stars, we hope our contribution will help to start unveiling talent from all corners of the province,” Jury concluded.

Schools Sport is well and truly alive

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Dizi might return to DStv
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Update on the 4 pop-up channels on DStv (updated April 22nd)
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