Friday, March 13, 2015

Today's interesting TV stories to read from TV with Thinus - 13 March 2015

Kathy Griffin dumps Fashion Police
The E! Entertainment (DStv 124) show continues to self-destruct with no word from E! on a replacement. "My style does not fit with the creative direction of the show and it's time to move on," Kathy says.

eNCA (DStv 403) cameraman Elelwani "Dot Com" Rampfumedzi dead.
"Uncle DC" as he was known will be buried tomorrow in Thohoyandou.

A new high low for American talk television exploitation?
Did Dr. Phil go too far in the exploitation circus of turning vulnerable humans into spectacles in the intervention episode with Nick Brown?

Zambians are furious at MultiChoice over the coming 1 April 2015 DStv price hikes.
Just like in Nigeria and South Africa, Zambians have launched a campaign through a petition against MultiChoice Zambia over rising subscription prices.

Everything America's TV networks feared about Netflix is coming true.
Fortune reports subscription-based online streaming services are to blame for an ongoing drop in TV ratings.

Anorexic looking Giuliana Rancic finally talks about her weight.
E! Entertainment's (DStv 124) eNews star says at an Australian awards show she ignores the rumours about her weight.

MultiChoice in Zimbabwe is starting to cut down DStv subscribers from South Africa.
Switching off people watching DStv on decoders that was bought in South Africa and taken to Zimbabwe so that they can watch the SABC channels, and SuperSport on the cheaper DStv Compact package.

MultiChoice in Nigeria destroying "non-secure" DStv decoders.
Busy with a process of free DStv decoder swapping since the end of 2014 to curb piracy.

MultiChoice apparently renamed TBN without the channel's president knowing.
Christian TV channel's president Mathew Crauh visiting Africa and South Africa with his wife.

"Hlaudi House vs Sanef".
How the SABC covered the 2015 State of the Nation Address.

Kate Middleton visits the set of Downton Abbey.
Pregnant Duchess spent time with the cast (dressed in costume, of course), watching scenes of 6th season being filmed.

HBO wants Game of Thrones to go beyond 7 seasons.
Entertainment Weekly reports the TV channel will  however meet with the creators - and doesn't like the idea of concluding it with a film.

Former Survivor producer sentenced to 12 years.
Found guilty of murdering his wife in Mexico in 2010.

Nancy Snyderman is out at NBC News.
Leaving after the scandalous Ebola incident.

Andy Samberg will be the host of the 2015 Emmy Awards.
Will be broadcast on 20 September.