Content Production

Feb 23, 2021  |  "Super Sema" - Kenyan Originated Kids Cartoon Series To Launch On YouTube

Kenya-based Kukua has announced it is launching a new kid animation series called "Super Sema". The programme is set to debut on the YouTube platform on 8th March 2021.   According to Vanessa Ford, the chief operating officer at Kukua, ...


Feb 18, 2021  |  Nigeria's EbonyLife Studios Links Up With Westbrook Studios To Produce Content

EbonyLife Studios, the Nigerian production company (led by Ms Mo Abudu) has announced it is partnering with Westbrook Studios (of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith) to co-produce a number of African-focused films and TV work. EbonyLife has hailed the partnership ...


Feb 05, 2021  |  "Al-Sit" - Short Film From Sudan Premieres At Short Film Festival In France

"Al-Sit" is a Sudanese short film directed by Suzannah Mirghani. It has premiered at the internationally acclaimed Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival in France, taking place from 29 January – 6 February 2021.   Al-Sit is a sentimental story that plots ...


Feb 04, 2021  |  American Actor - Will Smith - In Namibia To Shoot "One Strange Rock"

News reporting from Windhoek, Namibia has confirmed that the acclaimed American actor, Mr Will Smith (of the "Men In Black" and "Bad Boys For Life" fame) has arrived in the country to start the shoot of the National Geographic's show: ...


TV Programming: 'Skeem Saam' - SABC1 Hit Soapie - Unsure Of Renewal

According to industry sources, Skeem Saam, a long-running, locally produced soapie offered by the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) might be thrown in jeopardy as its renewal status is yet to be confirmed by SABC1.   Although the SABC says ...

Production: Tinsel Show In Nigeria Makes TV History By Airing Its 3000 Episode

Africa Magic's most famous film, Tinsel reached a significant milestone last Thursday, by airing it 3000 episode and cementing itself as the longest-running Nigerian TV show. The film which was launched in 2008, has transformed the soap opera industry in ...

Content Production: UK's ITV 'This Morning' Show Comes To South Africa For A Cooking And Safari Segment

'This Morning', a popular morning show on ITV (a United Kingdom free to air broadcaster) will be launching a new segment, which would see the show do features on live cooking and safaris that would be sections in South Africa. ...

Programme: Showmax Collaborates With Canal+ For First Kenyan Original

Showmax, the Multi-Choice' streaming service and France's pay-TV service CANAL+ have joined forces to co-produce Kenyan's first Showmax Original series. "Crime and Justice" is a drama series set in modern-day Nairobi, and is set to be released in late 2021. ...

Programming | MNET Expands Format Franchise With "The Real Housewives Of Durban"

M-Net's franchise of the NBC Universal reality TV format "Real Housewives" is set to be further extended by the Multichoice company with the introduction of the "Real Housewives of Durban, which is set to debut on the 1Magic channel from ...

News Central TV Officially Launched On 01 Jan To Widespread Congratulatory Messages

The African Development Bank (AfDB) president, Mr Akinwunmi Adesina, was among dignitaries and celebrities who have congratulated Nigeria's News Central TV on its official launch.   News Central TV is set to be the pan-African news platform that will bring ...

South Africa: Filming For International Productions To Ramp Up As Country Re-Opens

South Africa has been relatively successful as a destination to locate and shoot international films and television programmes. The country is endowed with a good range of location, skilled labour-force that speaks English, and smart government incentive programmes such as ...

TV Content: South Africa's Version Of US 'Shark Tank' Confirmed For Season 2

Shark Tank, the reality business show where investors (sharks) seek to invest into potentially viable businesses, is making a return to the South African airwaves, having been confirmed for a second season. According to reporting by TV With Thinus - ...

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 ...

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 ...