Here's the latest news about TV that I read and that you should read too:
■ Predatory sexual and racial misconduct at America's Funniest Home Videos - former staffers speak out.
■ In America, NBC, NBC News and MSNBC (StarSat 263) staffers are seething mad over NBC's decision to broadcast a Donald Trump town hall.
■ Retrenchment of SABC staffers hit another hurdle as Bemawu and CWU trade unions demand the South African public broadcaster come clean with information about its massive legal bills (subscription required).
The investment of France's Canal+ into MultiChoice shows the recognition given to MultiChoice as a gatekeeper of pay-TV content on the African continent.
■ South African government on track to force pay-TV sector like MultiChoice, StarTimes/StarSat to fund the struggling SABC.
- The South African government's broadcasting overhaul: What does it mean for Netflix South Africa, MultiChoice and the SABC? (subscription required).
■ Indian TV commercial featuring a Hindu-Muslim couple pulled from the airwaves after discrimination backlash.
■ Ewan McGregor says the new Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars drama series will start filming in March 2021.
■ After Netflix South Africa ended its free trial period Netflix also cancels its content sampling in America.
■ Million Dollar Sydney?: Amazon Prime Video creating a new show about Australia's luxury real estate market.
■ Shocking conflict of interest: Stephanie Ruhle of MSNBC (StarSat 263) filmed promotional commercials for JPMorgan Chase - one of the American banks she covers as a journalist.
The shocking content of explosive black reality TV content has wider implications for people already plagued by stereotypes.