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Disney+ launches in November this year, will cost R100pm

We've been expecting a late 2019 launch for Disney's own streaming service, Disney+, for quite some time. Now Disney has made it official, with the service officially launching on 12 November this year. As for pricing, it's going to cost just $6.99 (about R100) a month. But, before you get too excited, that launch date and pricing hasn't been announced for South Africa. Yet. 

Beyond ‘Bandersnatch,’ the future of interactive TV is bright

The December 2018 premiere of Netflix’s Black Mirror: Bandersnatch offered consumers a new way to influence the entertainment they’re watching. Netflix has a growing list of choose-your-own-adventure movies.

Apple TV gets an upgrade with Apple TV Channels, Apple TV+

Apple's Apple TV announcement was almost a disappointment, but then it went ahead and brought out the big guns by announcing Apple TV Channels and Apple TV+.

Cell C’s streaming service Black announces new subscription packages

Black subscribers will now be able to choose which content they prefer, and pay a monthly rate according to their personal taste in TV.

You want to watch the first trailer for Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles right now

Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It’s a thing, a very awesome thing. One of the most unlikely-sounding comic crossovers (and also one of the better ones) is getting an animated movie called… Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Obviously. And before you decide that we’re bats to be highly excited about this DC Animated crossover film, you should probably click on the ...[Read More]

Apple confirms its 25 March event, may announce video streaming service (and more)

"It's show time" seems to suggest that we're looking at something television-related. Like a brand new video streaming service, perhaps? Certainly it's more likely than a movie or theatre production announcement, which would be more likely to use the world 'showtime' on the announcement. In our completely unscientific assessment of the invitation (above), that is. 

Viu, South Africa’s newest streaming video service, is now live

South African TV viewers have a new video-on-demand to try called Viu. The service launches today and includes a catalogue of SABC and eTV content, along with a selection of 'Viu originals'. Users can try the service free for 30 days and can access it using a web browser, or via dedicated apps for Android and iOS.

As expected, Punisher, Jessica Jones axed by Netflix

Though it’s not exactly unexpected, it’s nonetheless still a pity — Netflix has officially canned its last two Marvel offerings. Both The Punisher and Jessica Jones are no more, joining Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Defenders on the list of toys Disney wants to keep for itself. Speaking to The Verge, a Netflix spokesperson said “Marvel’s The Punisher will not ret...[Read More]

LG’s Signature OLED R rollable TV will go on sale to the masses this year

In addition to trotting out a couple of monster 8K TVs, LG has also revealed their Signature OLED R at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES). This is the company’s rollable TV and one of Stuff‘s highlights of CES 2018, where the prototype was first shown off. Now, LG Display is bringing the finished product to market. And they’ve given it a few improvements to boot. L...[Read More]

LG and Sony show off 8K TVs at CES 2019

If you haven’t jumped onto the 4K bandwagon, your time might be running short. LG and Sony have taken some time at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to show off their spiffiest 8K TV sets. But, in contrast to the fact that that many pixels on a smaller screen is kinda pointless, all of these super-high res TVs are also pretty super-sized. As will be, we expect, their prices w...[Read More]

First South African Netflix Original called Queen Sono planned for 2019

Just a week after Netflix vowed to invest in African content, they’ve announced they’re funding a proudly South African series starring Pearl Thusi called Queen Sono. This will be the first Netflix Original show made in South Africa, by South Africans. For this one they’re collaborating with two stars from local film Catching Feelings, Pearl Thusi and Kagiso Ledge, with Lediga also occupying...[Read More]

We have twenty new Netflix gift card winners right here

You know how this goes — someone gives us something to give away, and we give it away. With (almost) no strings attached. Our latest stringless wonder is a fine set of Netflix gift cards. Twenty of them, to be precise, worth R250 each. And we’re giving each one of them to a different winner, so they can Netflix and whatever for at least a month. Possibly two and a bit, if you’re ...[Read More]

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