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We need to talk about that Snyder Cut trailer

The trailer for the Snyder Cut is out, we finally ger to see Zack Snyder’s vision for the film and boy… do we have a lot to talk about


DStv has launched Honey, a pan-African lifestyle channel

DStv has announced the launch of Honey, a Pan-Africa lifestyle channel that will explore the diversity of Africa from relationships to reality shows


Zim govt to collect VAT from Netflix subscription fees

The Zimbabwean government will now be collecting Value Added Tax (VAT) on Netflix subscriptions starting March 5th 2021.


Bridgerton is a fanciful Shonda Rhimes Netflix production starring a Zimbabwean

One of the few reasons to tolerate Bridgerton is that a Zimbabwean is part of the main cast but in my opinion, it offers little else.


Amazon Prime Video launches US$1.21 mobile-only package in India

Amazon Prime has announced that it is launching mobile-only packages in India, this is, of course, compete with Netflix in the country.


The Mandalorian was 2020’s most pirated TV-Show

Disney’s The Mandalorian was the most pirated tv-show in 2020 ahead of Rick and Morty, The Boys and Westworld.


Strive Masiyiwa appointed to Netflix board of directors

Netflix has added Strive Masiyiwa to its board of directors after the departure of Susan Rice who is joining the Biden Administration.


African media house Kugali partners with Disney on animated series

African media House Kugali Kugali has partnered up with Disney Animated Studios on an animated series called Iwájú which will air on Disney+ in 2022.


Skyworth 55″ 4K TV review: a bargain for the specs and features it offers

If you are in the market for a 55-inch TV, then the Skyworth 55UB7500 is worth considering.


Horror movies to kick back to during this Halloween weekend

Image credit: History.com Halloween is here, although we don’t see any trick or treaters in these parts, Halloween is for me an occasion to go through the horror movie archives and pick one or two enjoy on the day. I’ll admit that the horror genre isn’t for everyone, some would call it an acquired taste. […]


BancABC & NashTV team up for a dancehall vs traditional live show

BancABC and NashTV have joined forces for a Dancehall vs Traditional live show. The event looks like a promotional event for BancABC’s domestic remittance service City Hopper. This I think is an interesting move by BancABC. NashTV is a good partner because of the success of its Color Vibes unfiltered artist experience that was held […]


Sony Music appoints Taponeswa Mavunga as Director of Africa

Sony Music UK has appointed Zimbabwean Taponeswa Mavunga as Director of Africa. Mavunga will be responsible for supporting artists within Africa to develop relationships, identify opportunities and increase the visibility of UK signed artists across Africa. Before joining Sony, Mavunga previously held the position of Head of Publicity at Columbia UK. In that position, she […]


Netflix launches mobile-only subscription in Nigeria

Netflix is trying to increase its presence on the continent. The hurdles to that expansion have been the price of the packages as well as the availability of broadband. These factors have kept the service limited only to those who can afford the packages and have access to the internet. In light of this Netflix […]


Batman Unburied, a scripted narrative series coming to Spotify

Image Credit: Jim Lee/DC In June, Spotify and Warner Bros. announced a multi-year partnership to produce original Podcasts. These podcasts will be scripted narrative audio series featuring popular DC characters like Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman and more. The first series to come out from this partnership is titled, Batman Unburied. The narrative series will be […]


Man of Steel aged a lot better than I thought it would

Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel was a very divisive film when it came out in 2013. Expectations were high because, in my opinion, there wasn’t yet a definitive Superman movie. There were a lot of things that everyone expected it to do and to be. Man of Steel also wasn’t helped by the fact that […]


Trace Group acquires SA production company Okuhle Media

South African audiovisual production company Okuhle Media has been acquired by Trace Group. This acquisition sees Trace take a majority stake in one of South Africa’s leading content production companies. Okuhle Media is a Cape Town-based media production house that was is established in 2013. The company produces, develops and licences content for commercial and […]


Video: TelOne DEOD TV app review. The good, the bad and why you should try it.

TelOne announced their DEOD Video streaming service in 2018 and they later made the service available on Android TV boxes and smart TVs. In this video we look at what the DEOD TV service does right, where they need to work on and why you should really consider it as an option for your home […]


Black Panther comics are free now on ComiXology

Amazon-owned Comixology has made some Black Panther titles free to download. The sale went unannounced and Comixology is offering single issue Black Panther comics for free. This promotion comes a week after the passing of Chadwick Boseman, the actor who played King T’Challa in the 2018 Marvel blockbuster Black Panther. Boseman battled colon cancer for […]


Netflix is offering free access to select tv shows & movies and you don’t need an account to watch

In what seems like an attempt at broader appeal Netflix is now offering non-paying subscribers free content. The series and movies Netflix is offering are as follows: Stranger Things Murder Mystery Elite The Boss Baby: Back in Business Bird Box When they See Us Love is Blind The Two Popes Our Planet Grace and Frankie […]


DStv M-Net Movie channels are getting a facelift

Following up on the Supersport channel renaming. DStv seems to be giving the M-Net movie channels the same treatment. In an announcement made by DStv Zimbabwe, the M-Net movie channels will now have a new format. More of a merger of M-Net Movie channels than a facelift The M-Net movie range of channels will be […]


Report shows users on Netflix and other streaming services were targetted by hackers

Streaming has redefined how we consume content. The days where we have to be drip-fed episode after episode over a long period are quickly going. The convenience of having a whole season to watch has made it easier for users to consume tv shows at their own pace. As convenient as these services are they […]


4 music discovery sites that could help you find new artists

Music like any artform is purely down to the taste and the affinity of the one listening to it. I am sure many of you have been part of heated debates about who is better in a genre or if an album was good or not. To avoid that war, we won’t be comparing tastes […]


Supersport is shaking up its channel line-up and adding an extra channel

SuperSport announced today that they are changing around their channel system by dropping the numbers and instead ordering them around individual sports. The numbering system on SuperSport has been around for nearly two decades, and SuperSport say that this new system is designed to make navigation easier for viewers. The channel shake up includes a […]


DStv payments will be unavailable from 19 to 20 July due to scheduled maintenance

IMPORTANT NOTE TO DStv CUSTOMERS Due to a scheduled systems upgrade, subscription payments will be unavailable between Sunday, 19 July at 21:00 until Monday, 20 July at 16:00. DStv customers are encouraged to make payments before this time to avoid interruption in viewing. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please watch this space for more […]


Multichoice Showmax Pro is now available in Zimbabwe

Following on a report from earlier this month, Multichoice unveiled a new product Showmax Pro. The initial rollout only had it available only in Nigeria and Kenya, but that list of countries has been expanded. The list is as follows: Benin Democratic Republic of the Congo Guinea-Bissau Rwanda Botswana Cote d’Ivoire Liberia São Tomé and […]


TV shows and movies you can still catch before they leave Netflix (June 2020)

As June draws to a close, there are a number of TV shows and movies that will be leaving Netflix. Some shows and movies have already left. But there are still a lot them you can catch before they leave the streaming service for good (or until they are brought back some time in the […]


Older Devices To Lose Netflix Support From 2 December

Netflix will drop support for various smart TVs and streaming sticks, starting on December 2, 2019. Netflix’s app is already warning users about the ending of support of some devices, so affected users have a month to go before they will no longer be able to watch movies via their devices. If you haven’t received […]


e.tv To Start Showing NBA Games For 2019-20 Season

e.tv has struck a deal with National Basketball Association (NBA) that will see the company broadcast at least 65 basketball matches. The matches will be shown on e-tv channels on DStv (channel 194 or 250) and OpenViewHD (channel 250). About the deal, e.tv managing director Marlon Davids said: “As we continue our efforts to expand […]


How To Download DStv Movies Or Shows To Your Phone

Besides being one of the 5 platforms where DStv subscribers can watch their favourite shows for free, the DStv Now app can also be used to download movies, series/shows shown on DStv to one’s phone or tablet. The DStv Now is available for free for both Android and iOS users and using it doesn’t incur […]


DStv Will No Longer Remove 2 Of The 3 Popular Channels Tomorrow

DStv subscribers will be happy to know that some of the channels that the company was going to remove tomorrow will continue to air on DStv. Channel24’s report says that History and Lifetime channels won’t be cut off but Crime + Investigation will get the chop. This was made possible by a new agreement that […]