Friday, April 17, 2015

Today's interesting TV stories to read from TV with Thinus - 17 April 2015.

Contempt of court proceedings started against MultiChoice Nigeria's managing director John Ugbe.
MultiChoice Nigeria has allegedly refused to obey the urgent court interdict granted last week by Nigeria's Federal High Court in Lagos to not hike DStv fees with 20% from April.

MultiChoice Nigeria's PR manager, Caroline Oghuma is also in trouble and is also facing committal proceedings - the court was asked that both John Ugbe and Caroline Oghuma give written undertakings that they will obey the court interdict. The case has been adjourned to 5 May.
The Daily Independent in Nigeria reports that John Ugbe and Caroline Oghuma could be going to prison for disobeying the court's order.
The New Telegraph reports that MultiChoice Nigeria says it received the injunction after it already raised DStv subscriptions. MultiChoice Nigeria's lawyer also told The Nation DStv was not bound to obey the interdict court order.

Total TV trash: ESPN reporter Britt McHenry is a total b*tch to a towing lot attendant.
The disgusting Britt McHenry from ESPN is caught on camera, spouting filth like "I'm in the news sweetheart, I will f*cking sue this place", "Do you feel good about your job? So I could be a college dropout and do the same thing?", I'm on television and you're in a f*cking trailer, honey", "Lose some weight, baby girl".

Britt McHenry continues the insults: "That’s why I have a degree and you don't. I wouldn't work in a scumbag place like this" and "it makes my skin crawl even being here".

WikiLeaks publishes 30 287 documents and 173 132 emails from Sony Pictures.
More embarrassment is coming for Sony. WikiLeaks says the documents show "the inner workings of an influential multinational corporation". Sony Pictures is completely blindsided by the document dump. Sony says in a statement "we strongly condemn WikiLeaks for publishing leaked emails" and calls it a "malicious criminal act".

Tumisho Masha tells SABC News (DStv 404) xenophobia is our story and South African artists need to tell these stories.
Actor and artist is organising a 2 day conference for actors and presenters on 28 and 29 April to help artists in South Africa's film and television industry to get to grips with the local and international entertainment industry.

Globally, watching TV on a traditional TV set is ... actually declining.
Worldwide viewership is down by 13% - the rate of decline is surprising, and its mostly driven by younger people watching in new ways on new devices. Oh, and there's even more rapid changes happening in TV right now.

Netflix wants to destroy the TV Industrial Complex.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says linear TV has had an amazing run but "internet TV is going to replace linear TV".