Friday, April 16, 2021
A cerulean K with a drop of gold: A deep dive into the making of kykNET’s brand-new and beautiful 2021 on-air look.
It turns out 10 April Wasn't Wendy Williams Day in South Africa as small ratings disappoint for American talk show host's biopic and documentary on A+E Networks Africa's Lifetime channel.
After 8 months MultiChoice and SuperSport are removing the WWE 'double' channel on 236 from May 2021 with WWE wrestling that will only be on DStv channel 128.
eNCA and eNuus meteorologists are gone with the wind as eMedia switches to weatherboard graphics without presenters and weather personalities exit with heavy hearts: 'Where the sun sets a more beautiful sunrise awaits'.
So this is it. End of the road with #eNCA.— Weather Master #sangomasezulu (@JoelGuy_) April 15, 2021
It was good having your support #SouthAfrica while giving you the weather on your tellies for the past decade.
Looking forward to new chapters and adventures.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Our Perfect Wedding to return to M-Net's Mzansi Magic channel in July 2021 with Khanyisa Titus returning as the presenter.
The Bachelor star Colton Underwood reveals he's gay and that hiding caused suicidal thoughts: 'I ran from myself for a long time, hating myself for a long time, and ... I’m gay'.
JUST IN: Former “Bachelor” star @Colton Underwood speaks his truth and comes out to @robinroberts: “I’m gay. And I came to terms with that earlier this year and have been processing it… I’m the happiest and healthiest I’ve ever been in my life.” https://t.co/PoYJUAPBpA pic.twitter.com/isP7SptUu7— Good Morning America (@GMA) April 14, 2021
South Africa's set building firm Just Sets shutters after 32 years because of Covid: 'We made real what seemed impossible.'
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Netflix renews Shonda Rhimes period drama Bridgerton for a 3rd and 4th season as production of the second season is underway.
South Africa's 2020 total box office revenues plunged R1.2 billion to just R214 million compared to 2019 - the lowest in a decade - due to the Covid-19 shutdown.
Monday, April 12, 2021
Libho and Thimna in a landslide win as Love Island SA's ultimate couple on M-Net after 'Limna' grabs over 53% of the total 1.6 million votes during the final round.
The vote count and ranking of contestants in the local adaptation of the ITV Studios format show was independently re-calculated by Deloitte & Touche based on the votes received and the voting rules and M-Net says that the re-calculated results were confirmed against the voting results determined by and provided by M-Net.
Episodes of Love Island SA will remain available on MultiChoice's DStv Catch-Up until 10 May 2021.
Sunday, April 11, 2021
South Africa's My Little Octopus on Netflix wins Best Documentary at the Bafta Film Awards 2021: 'Thank you to the very special little octopus who has opened hearts all over the world,' says co-director Pippa Ehrlich.
Friday, April 9, 2021
With close to a million digital views M-Net says Love Island SA has become its top video-on-demand content on MultiChoice's DStv app for DStv Premium subscribers, 9:30pm timeslot's live linear ratings up 21%.
Noxolo Grootboom's final SABC TV news bulletin is a ratings hit with a 33 share and 3.82 million viewers who tuned in to watch her TV swansong.
Broadcast Research Council (BRC) to do a more thorough 2-month audit of South Africa's TV audience measurement panel after shrinkage and decay due to Covid-19 pandemic.
“In 2020 we planned an audit encompassing 50 household visits. Unfortunately, the audit was not conducted due to the Covid lockdown," says Gary Whitaker, BRC CEO.
During 2020, TAMS technicians were unable to carry out their normal maintenance activities resulting in the BRC commissioning auditors 3M3A, analysing the possible effect this would have on the panel and the data.
"At that point, the panel was still deemed to be a good currency overall for TV advertising in South Africa, however a more in-depth analysis will take place by means of the upcoming audit."
"The audit report will have significant input on informing our scope for future measurement including over-the-top (OTT) streaming, leading into an RFP after the audit," says Gary Whitaker.
The audit will also include heavy analysis of the changes in the market landscape over recent years, changes to the data output as a result of adjustments to RIMS (Random Iterative Method Weighting) and the universe update to the PAMS universe estimates from the ES (Establishment Survey), more specifically Household and SEM universe estimates.