Tag: television

Screen creativity celebrated at 10th SAFTAS

The tenth South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAS) were held on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Gallagher Estate Johannesburg. Hosted by celebrated host and presenter Katlego Maboe and presenter and actress Minnie Dlamini this year’s theme for the awards was “Imagine”. It was fitting that Maboe would host these […]

Al-Jazeera aims for America

Originally published in INContext Ministries’ World In Motion, Issue 76 The pan-Arab news giant is laying the groundwork for the launch of al-Jazeera America after its purchase of Current TV, a struggling US cable channel. Adel Iskandar, a professor of communication at Georgetown University and co-author of a 2002 book on the […]

Top TV porn channels decision outrage

‘Day of shame for SA’, ‘Victory for evil’, say critics The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has approved Top TV’s application to launch three pornographic channels, provoking shock and dismay from Christian organisations that campaigned against the broadcaster’s porn plans. Announcing its decision to licence Top TV to […]

Churches back boycott of TopTV over porn channel plans

Major Christian church groups have launched a boycott of TopTV which wants to broadcast three pornographic television channels, says Family Policy Institute Director Errol Naidoo. Announcing the boycott on Saturday at a march outside Parliament in Cape Town against rape and violence against women and children, Naidoo said the church […]

TopTV porn channel hearings

A public hearing into TopTV’s latest application to launch three 24 hours pornographic television channels will be held in Johannesburg on Thursday, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) says in a notice released today. Organisations that will present submissions at the hearing at Icasa’s offices in Sandton are […]