Wednesday, April 18, 2018

TV NEWS ROUND-UP. Today's interesting TV stories to read from TVwithThinus - 18 April 2018.

Here's the latest news about TV that I read and that you should read too:

MUST LISTEN: Can the SABC be restored to its former glory?
Listen to the 42 minute interview on Radio 702 of Eusebius McKaiser with Chris Maroleng, SABC COO. The audio is also available here.

■ The BBC's children's channel CBeebies now helps to lull kids to sleep with pastoral programming and scenic daydreams.

■ As Netflix goes global, can it avoid regional politics?

■ John Oliver bought Russell Crowe's jockstrap.

■ Ukrainian TV presenter Olga Freymut at Novyi Kanal tells women to be silent about their feelings.

■ Alcohol and drugs abuser Ant McPartlin of Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway on ITV Choice (DStv 123) slapped with biggest drunk driving fine in Britain's history.

■ The zombie drama series The Walking Dead on FOX (DStv 125 / StarSat 131 / Cell C black 201) is starting to go down fast - since its peak in 2015 it has lost half (50%) of its viewership in both demo and total viewers as it keeps losing popularity.

■ Richard Blystone, who for years was a familiar face on CNN International (DStv 401) as a correspondent, has died at the age of 81.

MUST READ: What a well-done article: 25 years of the "special we're going to Disney World" episode. And why they're happening less frequently now on American television.