MTN to offer Internet Protocol TV

MTN South Africa looks set to launch a commercial Internet protocol television (IPTV) product, quite likely later this year or early next year, as it looks to expand into offering “over-the-top” services on its mobile broadband infrastructure. Telkom has also said it plans to offer IPTV and video-on-demand services on its fixed-line broadband network and is…

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Four new Alexa cameras from Arri

ARRI is refreshing its Alexa product line with the introduction of four new Alexa XT (Xtended Technology) cameras, which will incorporate features inspired by feedback from professional users. The Alexa XT, Alexa XT M, Alexa XT Plus and Alexa XT Studio cameras will replace all previous models except for the original Alexa. Screen Africa reports…

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“The business model within film is broken” reports the Economist

An interesting article from The Economist reports how the Hollywood Film Industry is battling to remain profitable amid the upsurge in quality provided by TV; and new forms of film content distribution. Michael Lyton, head of Sony Pictures, interestingly comments on how movie costs are rising, saying that expectations were that technology would make it cheaper…

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Cape Film Commission registered with the City of Cape Town

The Cape Film Commission (CFC)  has registered with the City of Cape Town as an organisation which is able to officially enable the application of film permits within the City of Cape Town property and roads portfolio for its members, according to Screen Africa. The CFC also manages the referral process for filming on Western Cape…

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