M-Net announces launch of new Ghana Block on Africa Magic
Multichoice Ghana and M-Net (West) recently organized a forum to meet with stakeholders from the Ghanaian content producing industry. The event which was held in Accra was attended by representatives of the Ghanaian movie, music and TV industry and members of the country’s film and television regulatory agencies.
At the Forum, Mr. Efosa Aiyevbomwan, the Head of Public Relations & Talent Lead for Africa Magic announced that the Africa magic had launched a dedicated 4 hour block of Ghanaian content on AfricaMagic World (DStv Channel 155 and GOtv Channel 10). “the block is currently running old content we acquired from producers whilst we test the channel and we will premiere newer content in November to launch the Ghana block, with this in mind we would encourage all content providers to submit their content, nobody can showcase Ghana as best as you can”, stated Mr. Aiyevbomwan.
Speaking on the same issue, the General Manager, Multichoice Ghana, Mr. Cecil Sunkwa-Mills said “We are delighted with the addition of the Ghana block and in time we look forward to seeing it as a standalone channel; this will be possible if we continue to produce and send in content, both movies and music. We are aware of the various challenges plaguing the production industry, however we do not want this to be the primary reason why we lose out on several awards at events like AMVCA but without them, opportunities like these will be lost on us. The Ghana block needs content – music, movies, shows, and we must provide them”. He also confirmed the establishment of an Africa Magic desk and representative at the Multichoice office to ensure efficient liaison between stakeholders and Africa Magic and to assist with the acquisition and onward transmission of content from Ghana. In the meantime he advised producers to contact the PR department of the Multichoice Ghana office in order to drop of their content for consideration for the block
The event provided a platform for the various stakeholders to discuss the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards and the obvious lack of Ghanaian winners, on this, Mr. Sunkwa Mills mentioned that “Whenever Ghana submits a lot of entries we do win, for instance when Jackie Appiah won Best Actress in Drama, Perfect Picture by Shirley Frimpong- Manso, or when The Contract picked the coveted Best Movie Award for 2013, there is no winning without entries”.
Mr. Aiyevbomwan took the guests through the submission process, categories and guidelines for the awards which are available on www.africamagic.tv. He mentioned that the awards had 25 categories; and that 10 of those categories are judged by the viewers and that he hoped Ghanaians would beat the deadline of 30th October 2015.
Did Hitler Survive World War 2?
History® Explores the Theory That Adolf Hitler Successfully
Escaped From the Bunker In The New Series
HISTORY®’s new eight-part series Hunting Hitler, follows a team of renowned investigators as they reopen the world’s most famous cold case in a definitive search to discover if one of history’s most notorious war criminals, Adolf Hitler, actually survived World War 2.
In 2014, the FBI declassified more than 700 pages of secret documents suggesting the possibility that Adolf Hitler may have survived and fled to South America after the fall of Nazi Germany.
A recently unearthed memo from legendary FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover states, “American Army officials in Germany have not located Hitler’s body nor is there any reliable source that will say definitely that Hitler is dead.”
Is it conceivable that the world’s most wanted man pulled off history’s greatest disappearing act in hopes of possibly one day reclaiming the Nazi dream?
Throughout the series the experts – including international investigators, Nazi hunters, forensic scientists and journalists – will examine the compelling mystery surrounding one the most infamous deaths of the 20th Century.
With declassified worldwide intelligence providing a wealth of new clues and modern technology never before available, Baer has reopened this 70-year-old cold case to execute a global death claims investigation.
Internationally, Hunting Hitler will air on HISTORY across 180+ territories. A+E Networks handles worldwide distribution for Hunting Hitler and will premiere on DStv on Thursday 5 November at 6:30pm.
For more information log on to www.dstv.com
It’s Raining “Scared” on DStv
Halloween comes up at the end of this month. People dress up as different characters from movies and books and go round ‘trick-or-treat-ing’ their neighbors. Kids want sweets and candy while for the adults, it is an excuse to dress up and have a party. Whether or not you’ll be playing dress up, DStv has you covered. Here are 4 picks to keep you glued to your screens all day long.
Haunted History Fri 30 Oct 5:20pm History channel DStv channel 186
America is often haunted by its past, which explains why ghost stories have always been an integral part of this nation’s oral history. Viewers will visit some of the darkest, scariest corners of the country—from the battlefields of Gettysburg to the exact spot of the Salem Witch Trials. Each episode will flash back to horrific events that transpired at these locations, while speaking with local historians and authorities on present day paranormal activity.
Halloween Wars Food Network DStv channel 175 Sat 31 Oct 02:00am
Five teams of cake decorators, candy makers and amazing pumpkin carvers will unite to prove they are the best, walk home with a big cash prize and scare our pants off with some of the most amazing horror tales — all made from cake, candy and pumpkins. Grab onto someone you love, and bring your appetite ’cause the cold night of Halloween is about to get heated up.
From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money…Studio Universal DStv Channel 112 Sat 31 Oct 11:45pm
A veteran criminal planning a major bank robbery, Buck (Robert Patrick) assembles a team to pull off the heist. When the fugitive Luther (Duane Whitaker) travels to meet the crew in Mexico, he unexpectedly ends up near a bar in the middle of the desert and gets turned into a vampire by one of the establishment’s fang-sporting regulars. Before long, Luther joins his fellow felons at the bank, but his newfound blood-sucking ways result in plenty of fierce human and vampire conflict.
Final Destination on Sony Max Sat 31 Oct 7:00pm
There’s nothing creepier than seeing the future and not being able to do anything about changing it like in Final Destination on Saturday 31 October at 7:00pm on Sony Max.
Enjoy a scary movie every Saturday on TCM, culminating in a horror movie marathon on Saturday 31 October that will include movies like House of Wax, Eight Legged Freaks, Shaun of the Dead and Ghost Ship.
Studio Universal joins the horror fest with seven deadly nights at 22:00 featuring movies like Red Dragon (26 October), Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant (29 October) and Halloween: Resurrection (Saturday 31 October).
Did you miss one of your favourite shows or movies last week? No sweat, we have a great selection of series, movies, sporting shows and actuality programming that is available for you to Catch Up when it suits you.
Remember you can access DStv Catch Up via your DStv Explora. Why not install the all-new app for Android and iOS for easy, anywhere access to some of the best DStv content. Search your app store for “DStv Now”.
There’s a huge selection of content available online that you can stream, and you can also download the DStv Player to upload shows and movies to watch later, at your convenience.
This week’s highlights:
We reveal the ancient technology that allowed the Egyptians to move a 1 000 ton obelisk, and show how the Romans moved even heavier objects at the temples at Baalbek.
Twenty-four-year-old Kara Zor-El, cousin of Superman, who was taken in by the Danvers family when she was 12 after being sent away from Krypton, must learn to embrace her powers after previously hiding them.
Entourage on BoxOffice
This week on BoxOffice we have the following new releases for you to enjoy:
Movie star Vincent Chase is back with his hometown entourage – Eric, Turtle and Johnny “Drama” – and back in business with super-agent-turned-studio-head Ari Gold. Although their ambitions might have changed over the years, the bond between them remains strong as they navigate the cutthroat and capricious world of Hollywood
Twenty years after an accident caused the death of the lead actor during a high school play, students at the same small town school resurrect the failed stage production in a misguided attempt to honour the anniversary of the tragedy—but ultimately find out that some things are better left alone.
An adventure story set among the ice fields of Northern Canada. The hero is a young boy, Luke, who defies the dangerous elements of nature to reunite an abandoned polar bear cub with his mother. On this trek Luke is aided by Muktuk, a half Inuit and half Canadian, who knows the terrain where polar bears live like the back of his hand. But they are soon separated on the floating ice of the high Arctic, and Luke and the cub are left to protect themselves from bear attacks, giant icebergs, and vicious windstorms.
5 to 7
Brian, a talented young writer, meets the beautiful, intriguing Arielle over a cigarette outside the Manhattan St. Regis. She’s older than he, married, French, and the mother of two. “You can stop that sentence anywhere along the way,” Brian’s father tells him, “and have reason enough not to be in the relationship.” But neither party can resist the other they begin a cinq-a-sept affair.