Monday, September 14, 2015

Today's interesting TV stories to read from TV with Thinus - 14 September 2015

SABC's SABC2 news reader Lucas Kgaphola fired for fraud.
The Sepedi news reader at the SABC sacked over invoices submitted for shifts he didn't work.

How and why Diamond Platnumz tarnished his brand by appearing on the MultiChoice Content Showcase stage.
Tanzania's Daily News "utterly disgusted" by the Tanzanian artist's behaviour in Mauritius at MultiChoice's Content Showcase; says the country's reclusive Diamond Platnumz "couldn't spare a few moments with fans from other African countries" during the 5-day press junket.
(Don't forget that Diamond Platnumz was set to perform last year for MultiChoice's Africa Rising song he recorded for the 2014 event, and then missed his flight.)

The ITV drama series Downton Abbey series finale will be on Christmas Day.
While South African viewers won't see it for a very long while on BBC First on DStv, Jim Carter who plays butler Carson spills about the very "fitting end" final scene set on New Year's Eve 1925: everyone singing Auld Lang Syne; people will need "two hankies".

30 years later The Golden Girls is still the most progressive TV show there ever was.

"Our customers guide our decisions," MultiChoice Nigeria's managing director tells the Consumer Protection Council (CPC).
Also, Nigeria's ThisDay newspaper that doesn't know how DStv's logo looks, reports that MultiChoice told Nigeria's Consumer Protection Council (CPC) in Abuja that MultiChoice is committed to "customer satisfaction".
The CPC meeting is of course a result of DStv's dramatic price hike in Nigeria earlier this year, which led to a court case and an injunction which MultiChoice ignored, which saw the court case dismissed, and subscribers furious with DStv.

This Friday will see the Supreme Court of Appeal case starting over the Public Protector's report on the SABC's famously matricless boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng.
The case to be heard from Friday is about "When Governance and Ethics Fail" - Thuli Madonsela's scathing report dealing with maladministration and abuse of power at the SABC and the irregular appointment of Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

Former SABC presenter, Carole Charlewood (81) has died.
Was the presenter of The Human Factor on TV1 in the 80s.

MultiChoice's DStv DISH magazine chaos.
DStv subscribers want their paper monthly magazine with highlights and programming and TVSA reports a lot of people are not getting it and its "been a fiasco for too long" and why.

First look at Hawkman and Hawkgirl.
Will be seen in upcoming new TV drama, Legends of Tomorrow.

I Am Cait on E! Entertainment (DStv 124) tanked.
Big first episode and since then viewership keeps falling.

Pay-TV services will have to improve their video-on-demand (VOD) offering.
Full-season stacking of on-demand episodes should become the norm, with better interfaces says American pay-TV boss.

"Irrevocable shift" happening for television.