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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

DAILY TV NEWS ROUND-UP. Today's interesting TV stories to read from TVwithThinus - 28 February 2017.

Here's the latest news about TV that I read, and that you should too:
Censorship hungry Nigerians now wants MultiChoice's Big Brother Naija for everyone; starts a petition.

■ Security beefed up at DStv Nigeria.
Nigerian police deploy anti-riot policemen at MultiChoice Nigeria's headquarters to protect the pay-TV operator from any further attacks like the trash smash in which MTN Nigeria was looted, robbed and vandalised.

■ Palestinians delighted over Arab Idol win.
Palestinian Yaqoub Shaheen wins Dubai's version filmed in Beirut as people in Gaza and the occupied West Bank rave over the TV reality show victory.

■ Does bad TV hair mean that it's a better show?
Too many American female characters on television have too great hair that doesn't fit in with the story, says this female writer in The New York Times style supplement.

■ Bundled pay-TV as it is now is the "great white whale".
Will it eventually be unbundled leaving only sport content as the last remaining pay-TV service?

■ Netflix will hit 100 million subscribers worldwide soon.
Half will come from international markets outside of America.

■ Oscars fiasco spells problems for PwC
PricewaterhouseCoopers did lasting damage to their credibility and brand in the Oscars 2017 fiasco with accounting competitors like Ernst & Young, Deloitte and KPMG that could take over its Oscars work as well as cash in on other opportunities using PwC's public scandal to their advantage.
- And the PricewaterhouseCoopers brand takes a massive hit.

■ Why small pay-TV channels are going extinct.
Niche pay-TV channels are on their last legs and are quickly gong to start disappearing as pay-TV operators continue to cull channels from their channel line-ups.

■ The battle of two presidents...
The one between American president Donald Trump and CNN International (DStv 401)'s Jeff Zucker - both of whom love a good spectacle.