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DStv to show The Terror for South African viewers

The Terror, produced by Ridley Scott, will be coming to South African and African viewers simulcast on both AMC (Kwese TV 130) and Sundance TV (DStv 108) from 27 March at 21:00, and as an Express from the US title. The new limited-series period drama from Scott Free Productions, Emjag Productions and Entertainment 360 in association [...]

Mexico’s Ánima participates in new international coproduction

Mexican company Ánima has teamed up with British production company Cake, Australias Studio Moshi and Irelands Gingerbread Animation to produce the new animated comedy series Space Chickens in Space, which has already been acquired by Disney EMEA and Channel 9 in Australia, according to Variety. The show, which will air this year, is aimed at [...] SA viewers to relish family drama Imbewu: The Seed broadcasts a new local daily drama, Imbewu: The Seed. The tv series portrays how in a modern society which worships wealth and rewards ruthless acts of power, the Bhengu family must live in the shadow of a potent secret stemming from ancient traditional practice. The show features a host of new local talent, alongside icons [...]

New Disney Production to feature Nigerian kid humorist, Emmanuella

The young Nigerian humorist Emmanuella Samuel, who will be celebrating her eighth year on July 22, has been chosen to play in a Disney production. The information was revealed by the young actress of the Mark Angel Comedy collective on her Instagram account. “Thank you @disneystudios. God bless all those whose support helped bring me [...]

Mzansi Magic is bringing Project Runway to SA

Project Runway is coming to Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) with a South African touch, with episodes of the designer competition reality show that will be broadcast on the channel from July. The Project Runway format is held by the infamous, The Weinstein Company (TWC) and local licensing versions are shopped by Fremantle Media International’s (FMI) [...]

China’s Orient Hontai takes control of Mediapro

China’s Orient Hontai Capital has agreed to buy 53.5% of Spanish group Imagina, the company born from the merger between Mediapro and Globomedia, for USD 1.2 billion. The transaction is subject to obtaining of regulatory permissions and is expected to be closed in second quarter of 2018. The Chinese fund acquired shares of Torreal (22.5%), [...]

iflix seals deal with LEGO for content in Middle-East and Africa

iflix announces that it has entered into a major two-year distribution agreement with LEGO Systems (LEGO) to add a wide range of the most popular LEGO series to iflixs extensive library of award-winning titles. iflix will offer its subscribers across the Middle East and Africa unlimited access to both stream and download an incredible selection [...]

Nat Geo Kids acquires rights to animated series Pablo

Nat Geo Kids Latin America announced that it has acquired Pablo, the first kids series featuring a main character with autism spectrum disorder. It will be available in the region during April in conjunction with World Autism Awareness Day. The company made the announcement of this new acquisition during Kidscreen 2018. Pablo is a unique [...]

Fox Networks Group Africa enters new content agreement with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution

Fox Networks Group (FNG) in Africa and 20th Century Fox Television Distribution have announced a new agreement for exclusive premieres and acclaimed series on FOX in Africa. The highly anticipated new series set to premiere on the channel include TheResident, The Gifted, Ghosted, American Dad and Family Guy.    The timing of the conclusion of this deal could not have been more perfect, having just [...]

ESPN secures pay TV rights in Latin America for ATP World Tour 500 tournaments

ESPN, ATP and ATP Media have reached a multi-year agreement for broadcast rights throughout Spanish-speaking Latin America and the Caribbean to all thirteen ATP World Tour 500 events. The new agreement includes full exclusivity for pay TV and co-exclusive digital rights alongside the ATPs online streaming service. The announcement was made by Tim Bunnell, senior [...]