A new challenger to pay-TV operator MultiChoice, which owns DStv, is expected to launch commercial services soon, possibly by as early as April. Unlike DStv rival TopTV, however, NuWeb Television doesn’t intend using direct-to-home satellite technology. Rather, it will deliver its offering over fixed-line broadband connections. The company is in the process …
On October 31 last year, TopTV sought business rescue protection under Chapter 6 of the 2008 Companies Act. What this means to TopTV is that it provides the company with a protective bubble within which to restructure itself and hopefully avoid liquidation. What it means to the media industry is that …
The Office’s Dwight Schrute (played by Rainn Wilson) could soon have his own spinoff series entitled The Farm. The spinoff would see Wilson departing from the Office altogether. The comedy concept is expected to get a test later this season on an episode of The Office.
The renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking will guest-star in an upcoming episode of the hit ‘Big Bang Theory’.In the cameo, Hawking visits uber-geek Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) at work “to share his beautiful mind with his most ardent admirer’.
YouTube will offer videos from the upcoming 2012 London Olympics. The technology and promotional partnership with broadcaster NBC will see YouTube provide the video player for NBCOlympics.com throughout the London Games.
Mandla Mandela has been accused of selling exclusive rights to film the anti-apartheid icon’s funeral for around £250,000. The tribal chieftain, 37, is alleged to have cut a deal with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) in conjunction with the BBC.
The life of Nelson Mandela is to be the subject of a $20m (£13m) TV mini-series spanning six decades and the momentous events leading to his election as South Africa’s first black president after 27 years in jail.
Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network has announced that Winfrey’s new primetime series Oprah’s Next Chapter will launch on Sunday, January 1, 2012. The new weekly primetime series will feature Winfrey outside a studio setting, participating in conversations with newsmakers, celebrities, leaders and real-life families.
No longer hosting the Oprah show, the icon of talk television considers returning to acting.
Billy Crystal will replace Eddie Murphy as the host for the 2012 Oscars ceremony. Crystal has hosted the Oscars 8 times previously, with the most recent in 2004.