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NBC fines channels over protest coverage

The National Broadcasting Commission has sanctioned three major Nigerian broadcasters for using unverifiable video footage from social media to cover the End SARS protests being held in the country.

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Afolayan working on End SARS script

Nigerian filmmaker Kunle Afolayan is working on a script based on the shooting of protestors who were campaigning as part of the End SARS movement in Lekki, Lagos.

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Take Back the Mic readies format

New digital media platform Take Back the Mic is set to launch an African TV music competition format.

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Netflix to premiere SA’s Riding with Sugar

South African feature film Riding with Sugar is set to premiere on streaming platform Netflix in November.

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Showmax signs deal with SAFA

African SVoD service Showmax has signed a five-year agreement with the South African Football Association to support more than 40,000 referees officiating in both the male and female divisions of the sport.

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UPIC TV launches in Botswana

IPTV service UPIC TV has launched in Botswana amid the country’s digital transformation drive, Vision 2036.

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HBO Max shelves Lupita Nyong’o series

US-based streaming service HBO Max has scrapped its plans for a TV adaptation of an award-winning novel from a Nigerian author.

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Ugly Betty adapted for South Africa

Latin American comedy-drama series Yo Soy Betty, la Fea (aka Ugly Betty) is being adapted for South Africa and will feature the show’s first black lead.

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Fremantle boards climate doc Day Zero

Global producer and distributor Fremantle has picked up the international sales rights to a climate documentary narrated by British-Nigerian actor Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave).

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MultiChoice to carry SPI/FilmBox network

Global media company SPI/FilmBox has partnered with MultiChoice Group to launch its Turkish drama network Timeless Dizi Channel on DStv in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Reach A Hand lines up Kyaddala S2

Pan-African TV series Kyaddala, featuring actors from Uganda, Nigeria, Kenya and Rwanda, has been renewed for a second season.

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Africa Magic launches local telenovelas

MultiChoice-owned movie channel Africa Magic has launched two locally produced telenovelas, Riona and Enakhe.