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Feb 22, 2021  |  Sixth Edition Of "Nigerian Idol" Return To Multichoice's DStv And Showmax Platform

"Nigerian Idol", the formatted musical show from Multichoice Nigeria, will be coming back for the sixth edition in 2021. Announcing a virtual media conferences on Thursday 18th February, Multichoice Nigeria says it will start programming around the Nigerian Idol sixth ...


Feb 18, 2021  |  Multichoice "Going Hyper-Local" To Fight Netflix - Says Group CEO, Mawela

Calvo Mawela, the group chief executive for Multichoice, has laid out his organisation's vision and plans to fight and possibly beat back Netflix incursion into its market territories. Speaking on the CNN Connecting Africa programme, Mawela summed up the strategy ...


Feb 16, 2021  |  New Korean Entertainment Channel To Launch On DStv

'TvN' - the Korean entertainment channel will be launching on the DStv platform on March 01, 2021, Multichoice has announced. Promoted as Korea's number one entertainment brand, the new channel offers an array of Korean entertainment to DStv subscribers.   ...


Feb 10, 2021  |  "I Am Laycon" - A Showmax Original Nigerian Reality Show To Debut

Showmax, the Multichoice internet platform, has confirmed that it will be releasing a new Nigerian reality show "I Am Laycon", which it plans to premiere in Nigeria from 11th February 2021. According to the platform, the plan to make the ...


Trailer Review: First-Look Preview Of "DAM" - A Showmax Original!

Showmax, the internet TV service that is part of the Multichoice Group, has recently released the trailer for its Original programme: "DAM" to premiere on Monday 22nd February 2021. "DAM" is described as "small-town psychological thriller" is presented in eight-part ...

TV Programming: SABC's 7de Laan Fans Kick Against Programme's Editorial Calls

Following the decision by the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) that it will reduce the airing of the popular Afrikaans-language soapie on the SABC2 channel, 7de Laan from five to three weekly episodes, the fans of the show have been ...

Sony Music Collaborates With Watsup TV To Promote African Talent

Ghana-based Pan-African entertainment TV Channel, WatsUp TV has announced a new partnership with international music company, Sony Music to promote talents across the African continent. This collaboration is geared towards benefiting several music talents in Africa. It will witness a ...

International: TV Content Distributors All Set For Virtual London Screenings

International distributors of TV content have finalised the dates for the annual London TV Screening event. As previously announced, the screenings will take place virtually this year because of the global pandemic COVID-19 and its restrictions. The physical event due ...

Programme: 'Nigerian Idol' To Come Back After 5 Years In Fallow!

Multichoice Nigeria and MNet West Africa have indicated that their entertainment show, the Nigerian Idol, will be brought back to their for the 6th season in 2021 - after a five-year break! A statement from to the chief executive of Multichoice Nigeria, ...

South Africa: e.tv Cancels A 13-Year Long-Running Show "As Part Of Business Strategy"

South Africa's broadcaster, e.tv has cited business strategy as the reason for cancelling its long-running week-day soap show "Rhythm City" that was produced for it by Quizzical pictured. e.tv says it will be looking to replace the show with another ...

"King Of Joburg", A Netflix Series Goes On General Release In December 2020

Netflix has announced the date of December 4 for the general release of its latest African original show, the South Africa based series "King of Joburg". Produced by the South African company Ferguson Films, "King of Joburg" is billed as ...

Programme: M-Net To Fly "Love Island South Africa" In Early 2021

The word going around is that DStv M-Net has acquired the license for and is committed to showing, from early 2021, the South African version of the formatted show "Love Island" - according to South African industry blog site, TV ...

South Africa: Netflix Tests Cheaper Mobile-Only Pricing Plan, Attempts To Undercut Showmax's Pricing

Netflix announced it is now testing a mobile-only pricing plan that will cost its subscribers in South Africa only 39 Rands (US$2.50). Industry watchers find this an interesting move and could be an attempt to undercut Multichoice Showmax mobile-only price ...

Big Brother Naija Season 5 Production Costs 10Million US Dollars - Says Multichoice Nigeria

Multichoice Nigeria has declared that it spent upwards of US$ 10million (3.5 billion Naira) on the production of the Season 5 of the reality show - Big Brother Naija.   John Ugbe, the chief executive of Multichoice Nigeria, said that ...