The Africa Channel launches in Canada

31 January 2020 ipoadmin 0

Ethnic Channels Group Ltd. (ECG), the world’s largest multicultural broadcaster, is pleased to announce that The Africa Channel has launched on Rogers Communications’ Ignite TV, serving viewers in Ontario, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland. The Africa Channel features unique English language Pan-African television series, specials, documentaries, feature films, music, biographies, historical […]

Inputs sought to improve film, TV workers’ rights

28 January 2020 ipoadmin 0

The Department of Employment and Labour is urging stakeholders in the industry to make inputs on the Basic Conditions of Employment Act notice, which was issued by Minister Thulas Nxesi in December 2019. Nxesi issued the notice with the intention of deeming persons in the film and television industry as […]

Saftas moving back to Joburg

27 January 2020 ipoadmin 0

The South African Film and Television Awards (Saftas) is moving from Sun City back to Johannesburg for the 14th annual edition.   Under new National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) CEO, Makhosazana Khanyile, Saftas will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre on 27 and 28 March. The 14th Saftas will once again do […]

Audiovisual Industry Lobbyist

22 January 2020 ipoadmin 0

1 year contract Starting date: 1 March 2020 Job Description 1) Research and information-gathering – Gather information to formulate strategies that help achieve policy outcomes – Interview legislators, officials and audio-visual entities about their positions on relevant policies and legislation – Research, analyse and present existing and upcoming legislation and […]

Botswana film Okavango to screen at Sundance

22 January 2020 ipoadmin 0

Documentary Okavango: River of Dreams by Botswana-based wildlife filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert, has been selected to screen in the Documentary Premieres programme at the Sundance Film festival – set to take place from 23 January to 2 February 2020. Okavango is the first film from Botswana selected to screen […]

South Africans binge-watch over holidays

13 January 2020 ipoadmin 0

South Africans collectively watched over 100 years worth of video on Showmax over the holiday season. This resulted in a 30% increase in viewing hours compared to the average seen in prior months, Showmax reported as South Africans returned to work this week. “More people than ever before got on […]