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More TV & radio licences coming but the public should have a say

If we are supposed to pay for radio and TV licences, we should have a say as to which stations get licences.


Why the Duke of Hastings had to leave Bridgerton

Much a-cry about nothing.


How to legally watch Mel Gibson’s, “The Passion of the Christ” this Easter

Legal ways to watch the movie of our Lord’s death.


Spotify running a US$8 for a whole year promotion

8 bucks for a whole year?! Sign me up


Mbuya Nehanda’s story is coming to the big screen

“The Story Of Nehanda”


Digital content creators applications now open for 5th Digital Lab Africa

Animators, video game developers, visual artists, producers collectives and entrepreneurs. Digital Lab Africa 2021 applications are now open


SA is switching off analogue TV signals, while Zim’s digitisation program is in the doldrums

Things are always launched in Zim but nothing comes of them…


Showmax is running a 3 months for the price of 1 promotion

Where there is a will there is a way…


A Spotify bundle will be a very bad thing indeed

Introducing a Spotify only bundle will have the same effect that the WhatsApp bundle has had on other messaging platforms like Signal and Telegram


Britbox is coming to South Africa, all Zimbabweans can do is enviously look on

BritBox is coming to South Africa, this on top of all the services like Spotify that seem to miss Zimbabwe even though we are in the same content region as SA…


YouTube has changed our lives forever

The advent of YouTube brought about a spring of unbridled creativity that would not have been possible had we still depended on ZBC.


You may soon no longer need a satellite connection to enjoy DStv

DStv South Africa is in talks with Internet Service Providers to create a bundled offer. This could mean that you may no longer need a dish to watch DStv.


DStv Catch Up is now available on all packages

DStv has annonnounced that Catch Up is now open to all of it’s packages, from Compact Plus all the way to EasyView.


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.


ZBC increases prices for TV and radio licences

The national broadcaster, ZBC has increased the prices of radio and TV licences in what looks like one of many price hikes that will happen this year.


Agribusiness Media to roll out online video content for farmers

Agribusiness Media is set to launch online video content for farmers covering markets, products, finance, risk management and more.


Zim doing it big on YouTube in 2020

A look at Zimbabwean Youtube’s 2020 releases worth your attention.


DStv launches its streaming only service in South Africa, the pricing doesn’t make sense

DStv has launched its streaming only service in South Africa. Now, even if you take a cursory glance at the prices they don’t make much sense and here’s why.


MultiChoice Group selects Metrological to deliver premium OTT services to DStv

MultiChoice has selected Metrological to deliver OTT services, internet apps and localised content to it’s Explora Ultra and Streama decoders.


ZTN among 6 applicants to be awarded TV licences

ZTN and Fairtalk TV are among six broadcasters who have been awareded TV licences by the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe


SABC wants Netflix users to pay a TV licence because regulation is outdated

When we wrote about SABC’s upcoming streaming service we touched on the fact that SABC and the Ministry of Communications want South Africans to pay their TV Licence for digital services like Netflix, Showmax and DStv (Satellite). In that article, I mentioned the fact that in the UK people must have TV licences in order […]


YouTube’s Creator Academy has courses for content creators looking to grow their channel

I’ve had a YouTube channel for the better part of 6-7 months now and whilst I wasn’t posting content to it seriously, I decided to to do so. There was one problem, I had no idea where to start and apart from reading a few articles on the interwebs most of the stuff has been […]