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More Hollywood on Set for Universal Channel in Africa

November 18, 2014

PARIS/LOS ANGELES: Universal Networks International has picked up a 52-episode new season of Prime Entertainment Group's Hollywood on Set for broadcast on Universal Channel across Africa. This marks the third consecutive year that Hollywood on Set will air on the leading movie channel in the region across 52 territories. The …


DISCOP Africa Sees 32 Percent Increase in Attendance

November 11, 2014

JOHANNESBURG/LOS ANGELES: The ninth edition of DISCOP Africa wrapped on Friday, following a three-day event that saw attendance up 32 percent on the year prior. There were 1,515 delegates, including more than 230 exhibitors. Also in attendance were 400-plus acquisitions, commissioning and programming executives representing Africa's public and commercial broadcasters, …


Brazilian Co-Pro Doc No Borders Airs in South Africa

November 5, 2014

SÃO PAULO: No Borders, an eight-part documentary co-produced by Brazil’s Mosquito Project and South Africa’s Ochre Moving Pictures, has launched on South African FTA channel eKasi+. The documentary explores the reality of a favela in Brazil and of a township in South Africa through the eyes of two charismatic leaders …


Hannelie Bekker to Head Up FIC Africa

November 5, 2014

JOHANNESBURG: FOX International Channels (FIC) has brought in Hannelie Bekker as its managing director for FIC Africa. Bekker will be based in Johannesburg, reporting to Adam Theiler, the executive VP for southern Europe and Africa. Bekker will take over responsibilities for all FIC brands in Africa, including FOX, FX, National …


French-Speaking Africa to Take Center Stage at DISCOP Africa 2014

October 28, 2014

JOHANNESBURG/LOS ANGELES: Next month's DISCOP Africa is expecting attendance from a record-breaking 45 companies representing French-speaking Africa, according to Basic Lead, the event's organizer. With Ivory Coast as the Guest Country, DISCOP Africa 2014 will have a special focus on French-speaking Africa, offering opportunities for both French- and English-speaking participants. …


DISCOP Africa 2014 Pacing Ahead of Last Year’s Registrations

October 12, 2014

JOHANNESBURG/LOS ANGELES: DISCOP Africa organizer Basic Lead has unveiled record pre-registration figures for its 2014 event, which is set for November 5 to 7 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. With three weeks still to go before the event, more than 600 international companies have already registered for DISCOP …


Turner Broadcasting Bolsters African Team

October 9, 2014

LONDON: Turner Broadcasting has named Pierre Branco as VP for Southern Europe and Africa and general manager for France, Portugal and Africa, in addition to a promotion within its distribution and business development unit. Branco adds Africa to his previous general manager responsibilities for France and Portugal. He will be …


GRB Sends Pair of OWN Series to Africa’s MNET

October 2, 2014

SHERMAN OAKS: GRB Entertainment has sold the popular OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network scripted shows The Haves and the Have Nots and Love Thy Neighbor, both of which come from Tyler Perry, to MNET in Africa. Set in a Savannah mansion, The Haves and the Have Nots is a drama that …


South Africa’s CBS Action, CBS Drama to Now Feature Ads

July 24, 2014

LONDON: AMC Networks International – Zone is introducing advertising on the CBS Action and CBS Drama channels, which it operates with CBS Studios International, in South Africa. Both channels launched in South Africa in November 2013 and are available exclusively on the MultiChoice platform. Advertising for the channel will be …


FOX Sports Gears Up for African Expansion

July 18, 2014

JOHANNESBURG: FOX Sports and FOX Sports 2 will replace Setanta Sports and Setanta Action, respectively, in sub-Saharan Africa this August. FOX International Channels is launching the two new brands into the region in time for the kickoff of the 2014-15 football league season. The rebrand to FOX Sports follows FIC's …