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.
Halloween on GOtv
Get into the spirit of Halloween on SONY MAX with GOtv as the channel offers some of the best Halloween entertainment that will both terrify and delight you! Capture the spirit of the month of trick-or-treating, goofy pranks and telling scary stories with a feast of top shows and one of the scariest horror films ever made.
Don’t miss Total Blackout every Tuesday to Thursday at 7:00pm. This game show challenges its contestants to complete fearsome tasks in complete darkness. It’s like Fear Factor on steroids!
Challenges include walking across a plank without the contestants seeing the plank (or knowing how far above the floor it really is), crawling through tunnels filled with unidentified objects and guessing the weight of objects and people (from a large snake to a sumo wrestler) just by touch.
Total Blackout provides challenges that require contestants to identify the contents of six boxes. Those challenges have produced freak-outs and squeamish responses to things as scary as live tarantulas and as benign as teddy bears and hairbrushes.
Total Blackout is hosted by Jaleel White, best known for his role as nerdy neighbor Steve Urkel on Family Matters.
If you like your Halloween entertainment a little lighter, Season 2 of that perennial favorite Fear Factor airs Mondays at 6:00pm. Hosted by Joe Rogan, Fear Factor is the competition reality series in which contestants must decide if they have the guts and determination to face their fears while outpacing the competition.
But what would Halloween be without a classic horror film? The original Final Destination, now part of what is regarded as one of the most successful and existential horror franchises of them all, will be screened on Halloween night (Saturday 31 October) at 7:00pm. It will have you on the edge of you seat as Devon Sawa plays a teenager who has a special gift of seeing death before it happens.