Content Production

Nov 27, 2020  |  Netflix Cancels Season 2 Of 'Queen Sono' - An Original South African Production

Netflix has announced, abruptly, that it has cancelled its agreed renewal deal for the second season of the South African original drama series "Queen Sono".  Kagiso Lediga, director at Diprente Films (the producer of Queen Sono), expressed his disappointment and ...


Oct 14, 2020  |  International: ViacomCBS Networks International Makes Diversity Key Production Criteria

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) is pursuing a new aggressive 'diversity-in-production' policy with the announcement that henceforth, all commissioned production will have to demonstrate they have genuine diversity in their team before the commission can go ahead.   VCNI says that ...


Sep 14, 2020  |  Multichoice Showcases Commitment To Telling African Stories

Multichoice believes that storytelling plays a critical role in society; it is through narratives that people learn, shapes their hopes and aspirations and builds a world-view. As a consequence, the organisation says it is now, as ever, committed to helping ...


Sep 04, 2020  |  South Africa: SABC Launches New Locally Produced Hospital Drama - "Vutha"

The South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) seems to have followed e.tv back into the hospital drama space, as it also has announced a locally produced hospital drama called "Vutha" for its SABC2 channel.   These new productions signify a return ...


British Royals Prince Harry And Meghan In Multi-Million US$ Production Deal With Netflix

Streaming giant Netflix has announced a multi-year, multi-million US dollars production output deal with the Queen of England's grandson and his wife (Prince Harry and Meghan). It's to be recalled that Harry and Meghan rejected being continued part of the ...

Multichoice Showmax In Co-Productions For Quality African-Originated Content

Streaming platform Showmax (part of PayTV company - Multichoice) has announced two new international co-productions of African content, one of which is "Rogue" an all-action packed movie (starring Megan Fox), and the other is "Blood Psalms" the African mythology series. ...

WATCH: Discussion On Establishing Appropriate Funding Infrastructure To Drive Local Content Creation And Production

Funders and those seeking funding discuss how to "Establishing Appropriate Funding Infrastructure To Drive Local Content Creation And Production" at Broadcast Media Africa (BMA)'s online Forum on Content Production and Distribution For Digital TV and Platforms.

Canal+ And Multichoice Combine To Do "Blood Psalms" - An African Epic

Multichoice Showmax and Canal+ say they are ushering in "a new era of African storytelling" by agreeing on a deal to co-produce an epic pre-colonial African mythology flick, "Blood Psalms". According to the producers, the movie will feature more than ...

Nigeria: REDTV To Start Screening Season 3 Of The Men’s Club

Trails and tribulations of the coronavirus aside, Nigeria’s REDTV has announced it is ready to start showing the third in the series of the acclaimed show, The Men’s Club. The show is set to premiere on 22 July.   According ...

South Africa: Production Of "Isono" On Hold Due To Covid-19

Clive Morris Productions (CMP) is reportedly suspending further production activities on the anticipated South African telenovela "Isono". CMP is blaming the current situation with Covid-19 as the main reason behind the stoppage.   A statement from CMP states: "In light ...

WATCH: Discussion On Ramping-up Production Capacity For Quality Home-Grown Content With Universal Appeal

Africa's Content production and broadcast media industry executives discuss how "Ramp-up Production Capacity For Quality Home-Grown Content With Universal Appeal" at Broadcast Media Africa (BMA)'s online Forum on Content Production and Distribution For Digital TV and Platforms.

Return To Normal Uphill For Production Houses As SABC's 'Generations' Shutters Due To Covid-19

Generation: The Legacy, a popular series on the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation channel - SABC1- is the latest of TV productions to fold up its tent because of possible coronavirus infection. A press statement from the producer confirmed a member ...

Realness Africa’s Screenwriters Residency 2020 Commences Virtually

Realness Institute - the organisation that helps nurture the development of new generation of filmmaking talents in Africa says it will commence its fifth screenwriters residency from today (July 01) up until September 01 2020.   Due to the current ...

Production Of SABC2 Muvhango Stopped For Fear Of Coronavirus Spread

According to reporting by 'TV with Thinus', the production set for the SABC2 Muvhango show has been shuttered to forestall possible Covid 19 spread among cast and crew.   South Africa has in place rigorous conditions for on-set health management ...