Tag: tv

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 […]

ABC’s hit series, ‘Scandal’, plays “Silent Night” while promoting abortion

Originally published in The Christian Post This week’s episode of the ABC show “Scandal” depicted the lead character Olivia Pope undergoing an abortion to the tune of the Christmas hymn “Silent Night.” The winter finale seemed like a one-hour commercial for the controversial abortion provider Planned Parenthood and was “Hollywood’s […]

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 […]

Red Bull ad deliberately offensive — ASA

Red Bull breached the code of advertising practice by flighting a television advertisement that deliberately portrayed Jesus Christ in a disrepectful and  offensive way, said the Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa. In its ruling against the energy drink company, ASA rejected its argument that the ad was just a […]

New TopTV boss unrepentant about porn plans

New TopTV boss  Eddie Mbalo says the pay TV service “made some mistakes” but apparently he does not think it was a mistake to try and launch a porn package. The “mistakes”, it seems, are to do with non-delivery on content and service. But in an interview with TV writer […]

TopTV porn plans held up

Research shows porn reduces sex crimes, says TopTV The South Gauteng High Court today ruled that pay channel TopTV may not flight three pornographic channels without securing the permission of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa). Icasa brought an urgent court interdict on Friday to stop TopTV owners […]