Category Archives: TV channels / Content

M-Net revives American Idol for SA viewers

M-Net wants the latest season of the revived American Idol to end in South Africa at the same time as the United States and is putting the drama series Nashville and Riverdale on a few weeks’ hold in order to catch up with the reality show.  Episodes of the 16th season of American Idol will be broadcast on [...]

Turner produces first Spanish-language version of Bake Off

Turner Latin America is producing in Argentina the first Spanish-language adaptation of the British cooking reality show “Bake Off”, which is aired under the name of “Bake Off Argentina, El Gran Pastelero” every Sunday at 22:30 on free-to-air channel Telefe (Viacom). The show has 10 episodes of 75 minutes each and features 12 amateur bakers [...]

Mexicos TV Azteca acquires Dori Media format Lalola

Dori Media Group announced that it has signed an agreement with TV Azteca for the local version of Lalola, the 150-episode series that was originally produced in 2007 and was sold to more than 120 countries worldwide. Dori Media will have exclusive distribution tape rights for the new remake. Lalola was first aired in Argentina [...]

VOA Africa division gets new lineup of shows

A milestone show produced by VOA Swahili, heads the new VOA Africa lineup. Duniani Leo (The World Today) anchored from Washington by Mary Mgawe with U.S. and international news, correspondent reports from Congo, Tanzania, and Kenya and in-studio analysis of business, technology, social media, and sports, airs Monday through Friday by television affiliates in Eldoret, Mombasa, Dar [...]

eNCA to broadcast Winnie documentary

eNCA is bringing Pascale Lamches Winnie documentary film to its viewers on Wednesday 11 April 2018 at 21h00, after which it will broadcast to all South Africans on e.tv and OpenView. This illuminating work brings fresh perspective and insight into the life of anti-apartheid activist and human rights advocate Nomzamo, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. The documentary won a Sundance Award in 2017. Winnie explores Mandikizela-Mandelas [...]

Fox and ESPN dominate pay TV sport channels in Latin America

According to Dataxis estimations, Fox Sports and ESPN respectively reach a global penetration of 34% and 31% over the total number of TV households in Latin America for 2017. In all the countries studied, except in Brazil and Venezuela, ESPN and Fox Sports have the highest penetration rates among all sport Pay TV channels. These [...]

Claro Sports premieres new original series Sin Derechos

Claro Sports announced the release of “Sin Derechos”, the new original production that will tell the stories of the players of the Mexican national team before FIFA World Cup in Russia. The new series, directed by journalist Nicolás Romay, premieres on April 10 at 22:30 (Mexico City time). It will also be available in Claro [...]

Zambia local broadcasting houses welcome Deutshe Welle

Dora Siliya Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services of Zambia has welcomed the partnership between international media institutions and local media houses. Speaking during a courtesy call on her by German media house Deutsche Welle (DW) Director General Peter Limbourg, Hon Siliya said forged partnerships would create a platform for local media houses to scale [...]

Côte Ouest and Globo TV Re-Up 17 years old Content Deal

The African distributor which bolsters Brazilian catalogue adds original programming. Cote Ouest, it the first to bring Latin American telenovelas to Africa has re-upped its deal with Globo TV until 2023. The deal provides Cote Ouest the position as sole distributor of the programming in Africa and French overseas territories. The deal builds on a [...]

Disney Ducktales hits DStv South Africa this month

Disneys rebooted DuckTales aired overseas in 2017, which was well received by many fans, both young and old. A few weeks ago, Disney screened the pilot episodes at Movies@Monte and have officially announced the launch of the cartoon on South African screens later this month. Disney XD, DStv Channel 304, will air the hour long, double episode of the animated [...]