Friday, April 13, 2018
TV NEWS ROUND-UP. Today's interesting TV stories to read from TVwithThinus - 13 April 2018.
Here's the latest news about TV that I read and that you should read too:
■ People want their printed TV information and TV listings in newspapers and magazines and they don't want it moved or removed.
■ Forget Star Trek: Discovery and Altered Carbon - The Expanse is the science fiction show to watch.
■ By now you would have noticed how Naspers took its subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) Showmax service and and moved it in under its MultiChoice umbrella, with Showmax that is being offered as a streaming service through the DStv decoders set-top box (STB).
That is part of the trend of traditional pay-TV operators bringing streaming services into their pay-TV services for subscribers through their decoders as the idea that traditional pay TV services can stand apart from online video services is fading fast.
■ The reboot of the new Lost in Space series is available from today on Netflix South Africa and worldwide on the streaming service but the real danger is boredom. It's not a must-watch reboot, is a slow-paced, po-faced journey into banality and a formulaic and increasingly sentimental family drama.
You can also watch the (actually good) pilot episode of the 2003 failed reboot.
■ Reality TV supposedly offers valuable lessons to children.
■ The future of television advertising is up in the air.
■ No April fool's joke: Struggling Zimbabwe claims it will have 24 TV channels with digital terrestrial TV (DTT).
■ The NMG wants to sell off its NTV Kenya, NTV Uganda and NTV Tanzania TV channels.