Sunday, March 15, 2015

Today's interesting TV stories to read from TV with Thinus - 15 March 2015

MultiChoice's "flimsy excuse" hurts more than the looming DStv price hike.
Nigerians grumbling and #BoycottDStv trending on Twitter.

Meanwhile MultiChoice Nigeria's spokesperson writes an open letter to explain the DStv increase and MultiChoice's new price regime forced due to pay-TV economics.

The fired SABC board member Hope Zinde was against the decision to licence the SABC's archives to MultiChoice.
The Sunday Independent reports Hope Zinde opposed the matricless Hlaudi Motsoeneng's decision to give the SABC's archive content to MultiChoice for R220 million. SABC board members had their laptops, cellphones and tablets taken away from them on Thursday.
Hope Zinde of course also objected to the interference of the minister of communications Faith Muthambi in the SABC.

The View: TV's most dysfunctional family.
17 years of ongoing female feuds on the female talk show.

Tunisia arrests TV presenter.
Moez Ben Gharbia "offended" Tunisia's president Beji Caid Essebsi according to authorities.

Glee's finale will have you in tears.
Kristin Dos Santos explains how the first half of the upcoming 2 hour Glee finale which will include footage of Cory Monteith goes back to the very beginning in 2009 and retells the introduction from a new back story perspective viewers never knew.

DStv subscribers in Zimbabwe with the wrong subscription suffering as they're cut off.
Dealers leaks names and personal information of DStv customers on each other from subscribers who watch illegally with DStv subscriptions they pay from South Africa in order to get the SABC channels and SuperSport. Meanwhile Zimbabwean DStv subscribers are tired of being shown South African adverts and competitions that do not apply to them.

Empire on FOX (DStv 125 / StarSat 131) is bringing new life to prime time soap drama.
Vanity Fair chronicles a history of TV's "filthy-rich" and how Empire continues where Dallas and Dynasty began.

American TV critics trash E!'s new series The Royals starting there tonight.
Meanwhile South African DStv subscribers won't be able to follow the E! Entertainment (DStv 124) at the same time as the United States and the United Kingdom - which should actually be watched and followed at the same time on social media through the fictional in-show tabloid D-Throned which is also a social media publication.