The Life's Way - A Lifestyle and Technology Blog By Aashish Rai 

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Making the Difference in the Ultra-Definition TV Era @SamsungSA #UHDtv

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As displays get bigger, the quality of the picture becomes more important. Big screen TVs are the main source of growth in an otherwise flat market. And with large TVs come higher resolutions.

No matter how big the TV is, if it doesn’t have the necessary picture quality, users won’t be able to realize the power of the screen. That’s why large-sized TV has inevitably led to the increase in demand for Ultra High Definition (UHD). UHD is a 4K (3,840X2,160) picture quality, which is applied to TVs that measure over 65 inches. The technology is about to take yet another step up as 8K (7,680X4,320) TVs are ready to be commercialized.

But this is an era where even the number of pixels isn’t enough in isolation. To produce the best picture quality possible, it’s also important to consider the environment this content will be viewed in and the quality of the original content itself.

Reginald Nxumalo, Director of Consumer Electronics for Samsung South Africa, says, “The paradigm is shifting and it’s vital that all considerations are taken into account to produce an experience that everyone will enjoy.”

Worldwide UHD TV sales surpassed FHD (Full High Definition) TV for the first time last year, according to market researcher IHS Markit. It is expected that 100 million UHD units will be shipped this year, which is about 45% of the total TV market. In 2022, the proportion of UHD TV is expected to reach 60%.
Making the Difference in the Ultra-Definition TV Era @SamsungSA #UHDtv
Samsung UHD TV sales volume is also on the rise. Sales of Samsung UHD TVs in the fourth quarter of last year already exceeded 50% of the total Samsung TV units sold globally. In the first quarter of this year, Samsung UHD TV sales also increased by more than 35% compared to the same period last year.

In the ultra-high-definition TV market era, standards for judging picture quality are further developing. For example, is a TV able to reproduce colors with real-life brightness, particularly when the normal TV viewing environment is brighter than many would expect? According to the DOE survey, consumers in the U.S. and Europe usually watch TV in a bright environment with an average home illuminance level of 79 lux. Can a TV react and provide an accurate picture in these and other common viewing use cases?

Experts advise consumers to look beyond the high resolution to see the different factors that cause the difference in brightness, contrast, and content when consumers watch TV. The way consumers view TV and the way experts gauge a TV’s ability to deliver is much more sophisticated than it ever has been. The TV needs to be more versatile because it’s used for more than just viewing a TV show. That means Samsung has to be stringent to make sure its QLED products perform not just according to the specifications but also according to real life usage.

“A new criterion for picture quality is color volume, which can measure minute color changes, three-dimensionally, according to varying degrees of brightness,” adds Nxumalo.

Verband Deutscher Electrotechnischer (VDE), a well-regarded certification institution in Germany established in 1893, certified QLED TV for 100% color volume for two consecutive years, which is the world’s first and only time a TV has received such a distinction.

QLED TV, based on the metal quantum dot technology, can accurately represent detailed colors that can be hidden from dark or bright images. Brightness can be expressed up to 2,000 knits, which is 3 to 4 times that of conventional TVs, giving a more vivid look to scenes such as sunlight reflecting texture and white snowy landscapes.

Indeed, this year’s Samsung QLED TVs achieved the highest level of contrast ratio by improving the quality of blacks on-screen while maintaining brightness. To create an even more stunning contrast ratio, the TVs feature new Direct Full Array technology, which puts backlit LEDs behind the panel for precise brightness control. By making the LED blocks more than ten times the number of conventional TVs, the light can be adjusted individually to create a subtler difference in black colors. Moreover, it applies the black algorithm that perceives and precisely adjusts black colors, successfully delivering the original detail even in particularly dark scenes.

“When watching a dark scene in a bright environment, the reflection of objects around the screen can cause discomfort. QLED TV solved this problem by using Anti-reflection technology. Even under daylight or bright lighting, an anti-reflective screen dramatically reduces glare, allowing one to be more immersed in images regardless of the surroundings,” says Nxumalo.

Along with this, Samsung is also working to expand the ecosystem to upgrade HDR (High Dynamic Range) technology, which is an integral function of ultra-definition TV. Since last year, Samsung has been developing HDR10+, which is one step more advanced than HDR10, a standard for realizing HDR video. HDR10+ is a technology that shows the optimal contrast ratio for each scene through ‘Dynamic Tone Mapping’ technique which applies different contrast to each scene. The company is expanding its HDR10+ content in cooperation with global companies such as Amazon, 20th Century Fox, Panasonic, and Warner Bros.

High-quality content is as important as the ultra-high definition TV specification. Many of the most recognizable names in video content such as Netflix, YouTube, and various cable companies already provide UHD content. However, due to the burden of production cost, consumers are not able to enjoy 4K UHD broadcasting content on TV unrestrictedly yet.

The problem here is that if the low-quality content is shown on a big screen, the pixels are usually enlarged artificially, causing the picture to shake or lose clarity. Samsung Electronics has solved this problem by installing the ‘4K Q Engine’ based on semiconductor technology on its QLED TV.

‘4K Q Engine’ is a technology that upgrades SD (400,000 pixels) and FHD (2 million pixels) class image to 4K (8 million pixels) class. Based on artificial intelligence, it applies a 5-step algorithm (Image Signal Analysis ▷ Noise Reduction ▷ Improved 1st Detail ▷ 4K Upscaling ▷ Improved 2nd Detail) to improve image quality and express hidden details. What’s more, 8K AI Technology will be introduced in the latter half of the year and will offer an even better picture and sound expression.

QLED TV’s dramatically improved picture quality this year has been widely praised by many media outlets including Tech Radar, What Hi-Fi and AVS Forum. Trusted Reviews gave Samsung’s QLED the Highly Recommended mark and said: “The Samsung QE65Q9FN is the most impressive TV I’ve reviewed in years. It effectively combines the strong brightness and color of Quantum Dot LED (QLED) with the deep blacks and almost the lighting precision of OLED. That’s a huge deal in a world where you generally choose one or the other.”

Doochan Eum, Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics, says: “As TVs gradually get larger in size and the competition for premium picture quality becomes fiercer, detailed and subtle image rendering performance is growing in importance. With Samsung QLED TV’s enhanced brightness, contrast, content, we are continuing to provide consumers with a superb immersive viewing experience.”

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Monday, 24 September 2018

On @SpotifySA Playlists Have No Borders - Broadening Reach for Local Artists #SpotifySouthAfrica

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The launch of Spotify, the largest global music streaming subscription service, into South Africa in March provided a ‘game-changing’ opportunity for the local music industry, according to Claudius Boller, Spotify MD for Middle East & Africa.

Globally, Spotify has enhanced the way artists connect with music fans by introducing individual artists and their music to millions of people around the world. With a worldwide community of over 180 million music fans across 65 countries, the introduction of Spotify to the South African market extends the potential global reach for local artists. The benefits of having a dedicated local music curator on board for South Africa has ensured that local artists are supported across Spotify - promoting these artists to a broad audience who otherwise may not have been exposed to South African talent.

This was the case with South African megastar AKA, where tracks from his latest sell-out album Touch My Blood, featured on global Spotify playlist We Everywhere. To date, AKA’s Beyoncé track holds the highest first-day streaming record for a South African single, in the country.

A key feature of Spotify’s commitment to artists and their careers is Spotify for Artists, a powerful free resource for artists and their managers to track the global performance of their music in real time. In this way, artists can better understand and build their audiences, with invaluable statistical data and insights into who is listening to their music, which music is performing the best, and where those fans are located.
On @SpotifySA Playlists Have No Borders - Broadening Reach for Local Artists #SpotifySouthAfrica
With this resource, artists can access a range of analytics including; the demographics of their listening audience, listeners’ anonymized geographical locations, similar artists that their fans listen to, the number of real-time listeners, song performance data, playlist data and playlist notifications.

Spotify for Artists provides the analytical support that artists need to optimize their performance and focus on doing what they do best - creating music to share with fans around the world. This data provides strategic insight to direct how artists promote themselves and the potential to explore different market and audiences based on who is listening to their music.

The latest data reflects that local artists such as DJ Maphorisa have more Spotify listeners in Paris, Toronto, London, Montreal, and New York than in Johannesburg while most of Babes Wodumo’s Spotify listeners come from Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Chicago, and New York. Nasty C’s key Spotify listenership originates from Paris, Toronto, London, Montreal, and New York, with additional listeners in Japan and Mexico, which certainly helped propel his latest track King to the spot of second highest first-day streaming record for a South African track since launch. Most streamed South African female artist Shekhinah, also has listeners in the US, Canada, and Sweden among her top 10 listener countries. Overall Jeremy Loops is the most streamed South African artist since launching.*

Educational empowerment is a key focus of the Spotify for Artists platform, with a host of useful and informative video and editorial content to better understand Spotify, music streaming and the music industry in general. The Spotify community, made up of industry experts and musicians, has a wealth of music industry knowledge. To ensure this knowledge is accessible to artists at all stages of their career, Spotify for Artists launched The Game Plan, an original video drawing on the expertise of the Spotify community, to provide tips, tools, and strategies that can help artists build their careers, both on and off the Spotify platform.

The Spotify for Artists platform launched in April 2017 and has since expanded to include a variety of new features and analytics updates and is constantly improving and developing new products and services to better suit the needs of artists at all stages of their career. The Spotify for Artists app also recently launched on both iOS and Android platforms, improving the real-time access for artists allowing them to directly control their profiles from their phones, wherever they are.

Download the Spotify app via the Android or iOS app store or by heading to www.spotify.com - to embed Spotify into a website - right click on any playlist, go to 'share' and copy the embed code.

#SpotifySouthAfrica - Facebook: @Spotify |Twitter: @SpotifySA | Instagram: @spotify
 
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New R150k Fence for Witkoppen Primary School @MontecasinoZA #TsogoSunCSR

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Learners and educators at Witkoppen Primary School on William Nicol Drive in Fourways have a greater sense of safety and security than they’ve had for many years as a result of the erection of a brand new ClearVu fence and main gate at the front of the school property, through a collaboration by members of the local community.

According to Acting Principal, Philemon Mashimbyi, who has been at the school for over seven years, “Our local Community Policing Forum has been very involved in the safety and security of our school, our 850 learners, and our educators. They came to assess the school and identified that our fence was in desperate need of replacing.” The CPF contacted Hot 91.9fm’s and through their Hot Cares community investment programme, Montecasino (https://www.tsogosun.com/montecasino) and Paul’s Gates, they were able to collaborate and work together to erect the fence and new main gate cover the approximate 50-meter frontage of the school property. The total value of this initiative was R150 000.
Lisa Sukdev, Lloyd Madurai, Caroline Naidu, Philemon Mashimbyi and excited Witkoppen Primary School learners
Lisa Sukdev, Lloyd Madurai, Caroline Naidu, Philemon Mashimbyi and excited Witkoppen Primary School learners
Adds Mashimbyi, “Because we are located on such a busy main road, we urgently needed our property to be securely fenced off from passing traffic and our children and staff kept safe within the premises. Our school supports disadvantaged learners and there were no funds to improve our security. We are so thankful to the CPF for their support of the school, Montecasino, Paul’s Gates and Hot 91.9fm for their generous donations and commitment to improving our school and our community.”

Mike Page, GM of Montecasino, says, “We are privileged to be able to contribute towards the safety and security of these young children, their educators, and the school property, and we thank all those members of the community who collaborated to ensure the successful culmination of this project.”

This donation by Montecasino ties in perfectly with Tsogo Sun’s wider group CSI organizations on education that impacts more than 35 000 children and youth around the country annually.
New R150k fence for Witkoppen Primary School @MontecasinoZA #TsogoSunCSR
New ClearVu fence at Witkoppen Primary School
Lloyd Madurai, MD of Hot 91.9 FM radio station, says, “As a strongly community-focused radio station, it’s a real sense of achievement for us when we are in a position to improve lives within our community by working together with like-minded organisations. We could not do this without our loyal listeners who support our Hot Cares programme and our partners. We wish Witkoppen school and all the learners a safe, happy, and productive future.”
 
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Collective Culture - Captured on a @SonyXperiaZA #XperiaXZ2 Smartphone

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Local creative visionary, and Sony Xperia influencer, Tuelo Nguyuza – owner and lead designer for TNCollectiv , releases a behind-the-scenes video for his latest bridal collection, ‘Collective Culture’, captured on a Sony Xperia XZ2

The collection – inspired by the diversity of South African cultures, used the fabrics, prints and artistic detail from indigenous South African traditions. Tuelo’s ‘Collective Culture’ concept came from the fact that so many local brides love the idea of a ‘white wedding’ yet their cultural roots run deep, so the traditional African weddings also tend to ensue. “My ’Collective Culture’ collection combines both the traditional, African gown as well as the more popular Western type wedding dress that is designed and made by someone who too, embodies the customs of their culture, as opposed to an International designer who simply takes inspiration from our beautiful and creative cultural diversity” says Tuelo.
Collective Culture - Captured on a @SonyXperiaZA #XperiaXZ2 Smartphone
Like the pleating detail on the Sepedi ensemble called ‘Ele’ – essentially a ‘box dress’ with a wrap around fabric detail on the waist, Tuelo has interpreted this piece into a gown using similar Sepedi trimmings in the detail, modelled by the gorgeous Gail Mabalane who, according to Tuelo, was a natural choice for us as she has been our brand ambassador for the past 3 years and embodies what the TNCollectiv woman is sophisticated and graceful.

The entire behind-the-scenes shoot was captured using Xperia’s 4K HDR recording capabilities and the HD super slow-motion feature of the Xperia XZ2. “I love what this phone can do for me – I didn’t need any additional professional photographers to capture the essence of the message I wanted my brides to receive through this bridal showcase,” concluded Tuelo

To follow all updates keep an eye on the Sony Mobile Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.
 
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The Importance of Hygiene for your Mobile Device with #Whoosh! @Gammatek

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Some people are less concerned with hygiene and germs than others. If you are one of those people that like wiping the handle of your shopping trolley, then you need to pay attention!

Gammatek, the leading distributor of mobile technology and accessories has concluded that the hygiene of your mobile device is more important than you think.

The first important thing to note is: Your phone is 10 times dirtier than a toilet seat!

A recent survey showed that over 17000 copies of different bacteria are present on the phones of the average student! This is 10 times more than the average toilet seat!

We check our phones over 40 times per day and do not consider the fact that bacteria and germs get transferred from our fingers to our phone on every touch! A good way to try and avoid harmful germs from getting onto your phone is avoiding using your phone when going to the bathroom. When toilets flush, for example, it spreads germs everywhere and if you were on your phone, those germs are now going out of the bathroom with you!

The Importance of Hygiene for your Mobile Device with #Whoosh! @Gammatek

According to professors of public health, using your phone in the bathroom and then leaving with it is like going to the toilet and then leaving without washing your hands, it is the same principal. Studies have found serious pathogens on cell phones, including Streptococcus, MRSA and even E.coli. When you are sick, you also use your phone and after you have healed up, the germs and bacteria remain on your phone!

The second important note is – You hold your phone against your face!

So just consider all of the above facts and think about how many times you have touched your phone without washing your hands. Many of us like to catch up on our social media feeds during bathroom time and only wash our hands AFTER! The germs are then already on your phone! Then you get a call, and put your phone, on your face! “I believe that cleaning my phone with a disinfectant, at least once daily, is a must.” – says Zev Cherniak from Gammatek.

Luckily Gammatek has a solution that can solve this nightmare for you. It is called Whoosh and it has been proven to remove 99% of germs on your phone and give you peace of mind that you are now not putting toilet germs on your face anymore. Whoosh is safe to use and will not compromise any part of your device. It is time to get clean with the whoosh!

The Importance of Hygiene for your Mobile Device with #Whoosh! @Gammatek

This product is available in three package sizes: Compact (8ml) which delivers about 100 sprays for R149, Go (30ml) which delivers about 250 sprays for R199, and Duo (100ml and 8ml) delivering a combined 900 sprays for R399. Each Whoosh! pack includes an antimicrobial microfiber cloth. The Duo pack comes with two cloths, one for each bottle


Whoosh is available at Incredible connection and selected Vodacom stores. You can also get it online on Takealot.com

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Saturday, 22 September 2018

black a Finalist at Top International Telecoms Awards @GETblackSA #GETblack #Binge

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South Africa’s newest entertainment platform, black, was named as a finalist in the prestigious Video on Demand Innovation category at the 12th Annual Telecoms Awards in Dubai.

The Telecoms World Awards brings together leading industry players each year. This was black’s first international nomination. Locally the platform was named Stuff Magazine’s Entertainment App of the Year in South Africa in 2017.

black was nominated as a finalist alongside other entertainment offerings from the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, together with BluTV, iflix, STARZ Play and Zee Entertainment with Orange TV in Egypt taking top honours.

Unlike many other VOD (Video-on-Demand) offerings black offers consumers a wide range of entertainment choices that stretch beyond movies and series and kids shows and offers movie rentals, gaming and live TV channels like Fox and Sony.

In addition, black is available across all cellular networks in South Africa.
black a Finalist at Top International Telecoms Awards @GETblackSA #GETblack
Included in its unique value proposition is the ability to choose how long you want to subscribe to the platform for. Unlike traditional media models where customers have to choose from a standard monthly package, black bucks this trend by allowing consumers to choose what they want to watch, at what price and for how long.

Chief Executive of black, Surie Ramasary, says this is an indication that South African companies can be international trailblazers and we are very proud of this achievement.

“We are very honoured to have our work recognised at the highest levels within the Telecommunications & Digital Media sector. black has a unique value proposition that the world has not seen before. It is disruptive and the world is taking notice”.

She adds, “black continues to show continued growth in South Africa and we are pleased with the way it is going. To-date we have had over one million app installations and consumers continue to engage with the platform.”

Cell C launched black in November 2017 as a network agnostic entertainment platform available to any subscriber with an Internet connection. For the first time in South Africa, customers are also able to purchase content using mobile prepaid airtime in addition to vouchers and purchases via debit and credit card.

To ensure black remains the most affordable entertainment option to consumers, black streaming is zero-rated on Cell C’s network meaning customers only pay for content and not for downloading black content.

Subscribers to the GETblack app also receive a 30 day free trial to black’s Binge Select package valued at R149 per month. For more details visit www.black.co.za
 
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Enjoy A Proudly South African Celebration with @SpotifySA #HeritageDay #SpotifySouthAfrica

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Monday, 24 September marks the 23rd annual celebration of Heritage Day in South Africa. Also known as National Braai Day or Braai4Heritage, over the years, it has evolved to become more inclusive of South Africa’s growing diversity.

We can all see it already, the sun, braai stands, chops sizzling and some of the best local tracks playing in the background. To celebrate, Spotify has curated playlists that celebrate our local music heritage.
Enjoy A Proudly South African Celebration with @SpotifySA #HeritageDay #SpotifySouthAfrica
The playlists Made in South Africa and SA Gold, featuring artists such as Johnny Clegg, Brenda Fassie, Gold Fish, Nasty C, Shekhinah and more, are a great way to celebrate our country’s diversity through one of the biggest unifiers: music.

Enjoy A Proudly South African Celebration with @SpotifySA #HeritageDay #SpotifySouthAfrica

Download the Spotify app via the Android or iOS app store or by heading to www.spotify.com.
To embed a Spotify playlist into a website - right click on any playlist, go to 'share' and copy embed code.

#SpotifySouthAfrica - Facebook: @Spotify |Twitter: @SpotifySA | Instagram: @spotify
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@AcerAfrica #RedBullMediaHouse Continue #eSports Content Partnership @RedBullza

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Acer and Red Bull Media House announced the renewal of their content partnership. Having worked together for over 12 months already, the two companies will continue to bring the most exciting and interesting stories of the emerging gaming and eSports world.

The collaboration began last year in May with a joint goal to offer gaming fans an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into the personalities, places, and technologies in the fascinating world of eSports.

With documentaries such as ‘eSports Unfold’ and ‘Part of the Game’, the content has reached millions of viewers since the launch.
@AcerAfrica #RedBullMediaHouse Continue #eSports Content Partnership @RedBullza
“Forming powerful partnerships is an important part of our gaming strategy. Acer and Red Bull Media House share a deep commitment to supporting eSports fans and gaming communities with premium and authentic content. By combining Acer’s expertise in gaming through its state-of-the-art Predator products and Red Bull Media House’s immersive storytelling capabilities, we see a natural fit in offering the best-in-class product and viewing experience,” says Hajo Blingen, Vice President, EMEA Marketing, Acer Europe, Middle East, and Africa. “We look forward to continuing the successful team play with Red Bull Media House to further enhance brand premium synergies with high relevance.”
@AcerAfrica #RedBullMediaHouse Continue #eSports Content Partnership @RedBullza
For the upcoming year, Acer and Red Bull Media House have finalized exciting new content ideas to continue building and engaging the gaming community. ‘Prism’ is set to launch which will go behind the scenes to explore what drives people to love eSports. A second installment of ‘Part of the Game’ also returns, that captures the influence of gaming culture in four more cities across the world. For all stories and a recap of content, click HERE
 
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Off The Shelf And On Trend @SamsungSA #QLEDTV #2018QLEDtv

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Interior design trends come and go and it’s not easy to ensure a home remains fresh instead of dated. Soft furnishings can only go so far in adding those ‘pops’ of colour so favoured by interior decorators. A splash of paint here and there can help spice up a room’s look, but it’s the layout of the room as well as the larger pieces of furniture that need to be addressed when it comes to keeping up-to-date.

One of the biggest problems in the past has been the ubiquitous television set. If it is wall mounted, then there are cables to contend with. If it sits on a shelf, table or TV unit so the cabling can be discreetly installed out of view, then that becomes yet another piece of furniture to UltraViolet and place.

Reginald Nxumalo, Director of Consumer Electronics for Samsung South Africa, says, “Not only are Samsung’s TVs highly advanced technically, but we’ve also solved design dilemmas. Cables are simply not an issue any longer; the One Near-Invisible cable merges everything into one and allows you to place your TV wherever you want. Coupled with that, the One Connect Box gathers all your connections, with just the One Near-Invisible cable connected to the television.”
Off The Shelf And On Trend @SamsungSA #QLEDTV #2018QLEDtv
With cables out of the way, the next challenge comes up when the TV isn’t in use. Usually, when the TV is off, the black square simply doesn’t fit into the décor, unless of course it’s a black and white minimalist theme and even that’s debatable. Samsung’s Ambient Mode solves that as well – it elevates your television room or living space with decorative content, useful information, your own photographs or even by mimicking the texture of the wall behind it.

With greys still a popular base colour, but more moody and darker accents coming into play, the Samsung’s Ambient Mode feature can play a major role in introducing a new colour into the room or creating a whole new style focus.[i] For example, Pantone’s Ultra Violet is 2018’s colour of the year. If displayed on a television screen either as a block colour or an appropriately themed and shaded artwork, it could update a soft grey palette to a richer and more dramatically provocative style, in line with current interior trends. Much like Samsung’s drive towards innovation, Pantone’s Ultra Violet has been touted as communicating originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.[ii]

“Only Samsung removes the black screen, allowing your TV to seamlessly blend into the room and enabling you to completely personalize your space,” concludes van Nxumalo.

Solving the issue of a blank screen dominating whichever room it’s in makes an immense difference to the way interior designers will view the television. In the past, it’s been about hiding the screen, but now it’s about how best to display it, integrating the TV into the décor theme and style. Additionally, connecting the television to a smartphone means a room’s ambience can be seamlessly changed to address moods and activities – from a serene image with soft background music to an invigorating scene with upbeat music to match; making the television an interior décor game-changer.

[i] http://www.idealhome.co.uk/news/home-decor-trends-2018-191244
[ii] https://www.pantone.com/color-of-the-year-2018

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Girlfriends Getaway Promises A Night of Drama, Suspense and The Journey of Best Friends @SterKinekor #26Sep2018


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Ladies, mark your calendars for 26 September 2018 and gather your BFFs for this month’s Girlfriends Getaway, which will be hosted at select Cine Prestige cinemas and Ster-Kinekor cinemas.

The ladies-only event will feature the pre-screening of the mystery, thriller, A Simple Favour, and will be hosted at Blue Route, Brooklyn Mall, Cavendish, Cradlestone, Cresta, Eastgate, Gateway, Greenstone, Irene, Mall of Africa, Sandton, The Grove, Tygervalley and The Zone in Rosebank. Look forward to a girls’ night out and prepare to be wowed by the relaxing, luxurious, exciting and surprising activities that make Girlfriends Getaway the place hottest place to be!

Because Ster-Kinekor understands that a girl can survive it all as long there is some beauty and treats, this month’s girlfriend getaway includes welcome drinks, delicious finger foods, gift bags & much more.

The film will release nationally on 28 September 2018 at Ster-Kinekor cinemas.
Girlfriends Getaway Promises A Night of Drama, Suspense and The Journey of Best Friends @SterKinekor #26Sep2018
If you miss the event, you can still have the Cine Prestige experience. Relax in large, reclining, leather chairs and watch the A Simple Favor play out on the big screen. Choose a gourmet platter from a variety of options. Treat yourself to delicious coffee and cake, a soft drink and freshly-popped popcorn!

A Simple Favour follows three small-town characters: Stephanie Ward, a mummy blogger (Anna Kendrick), her mysterious, stylish and rich best friend, Emily Nelson (Blake Lively) who disappears suddenly and Emily’s husband, Sean Nelson (Henry Golding). After Emily calls Stephanie asking for a simple favor, Emily vanishes. In the pursuit to find her friend, secrets unravel, emotions run high, loyalty is tested, and tragedy and betrayal follow. A Simple Favor will make you appreciate your besties, and there will be plenty of group hugs when you leave the cinema.

Watch A Simple Favor trailer here
Run Time: 1h57 minutes
Age Restriction: 16
Ster-Kinekor commercial sites are situated across the country.

Cine Prestige theatres are situated across the country. You can find them at Baywest Mall in Port Elizabeth, Cavendish (Cape Town), Cradlestone (Roodepoort), Cresta Mall (Johannesburg), Eastgate (Johannesburg), Gateway (Durban), Mall of Africa (Midrand), Sandton (Johannesburg), The Grove Mall (Pretoria), The Zone Rosebank (Johannesburg), Vaal Mall (Vaal), and Ilanga Mall (Nelspruit).

Book your tickets now by visiting www.sterkinekor.com or download the SK App on your smartphone. You can also book at the box office. For news and updates, go to Facebook: Ster-Kinekor Theatres | follow Ster-Kinekor on Twitter: @Ster-Kinekor. For all queries, call Ticketline on 0861-Movies (668 437).
 
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Get Ready for SA’s First AI Four Camera Smartphone @HuaweiZA #HuaweiMate20lite

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South Africa’s first AI four camera smartphone – the HUAWEI Mate 20 lite is here. This Selfie Master is also the first smartphone in the country to bring the power of AI to your selfies.
Get Ready for SA’s First AI Four Camera Smartphone @HuaweiZA #HuaweiMate20lite
The HUAWEI Mate 20 lite features a massive 24+2 megapixel selfie camera packed with AI features to enhance every selfie you capture. Not only does the HUAWEI Mate 20 lite harness the power of AI to enhance your facial features through portrait lighting but can recognize, eight categories including sky, plants, flowers, beach, stage and night.

Huawei’s new AI and beauty algorithm with facial recognition ensures you are always able to capture the best possible version of yourself. In any scenario, the HUAWEI Mate 20 lite’s HDR Pro functionality, offers real-time effects preview and light fusion for better night shots, while decreasing backlighting.
Get Ready for SA’s First AI Four Camera Smartphone @HuaweiZA #HuaweiMate20lite
The front-facing camera features the new Qmoji which mirrors your facial expression. Featuring seven exciting characters, Qmoji provides the user with a fun and playfully animated alter-ego to take selfies and share with friends.

While the HUAWEI Mate 20 lite’s front-facing camera makes anyone a selfie legend, its rear camera performs like a champ as well. The smartphone’s rear camera is loaded with dual 20+2 megapixel AI-driven lens to ensure every moment is picture perfect.

The HUAWEI Mate 20 lite’s rear camera also offers AI-bokeh effects, AI-assisted composition, and slow-motion video at up to 480 fps. The HUAWEI Mate 20 lite’s power is brought to life by the new Kirin 710 chipset with an AI engine, which makes AI operations off the device possible, without impacting the performance of the smartphone. Graphics on the HUAWEI Mate 20 lite are now supercharged through the device’s GPU Turbo functionality which accelerates graphics performance by optimizing utilization of the smartphone’s already-existing software and hardware resources.

The HUAWEI Mate 20 lite also delivers a larger display with a 6.3-inch FullView notched screen fulfilling an innovative and enhanced design aesthetic. Bring content to life on the HUAWEI Mate 20 lite with its Full HD+ resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio, which rivals a cinematic experience. A smartphone that can last all day is essential in today’s day and age - the HUAWEI Mate 20 lite offers its users extended usage with its 3750mAh battery that rivals most smartphones available on the South African market.

 
Keeping the elite design elements of the Mate series, coupled with sophisticated craftsmanship - the HUAWEI Mate 20 lite features a symmetrical body with flowing 3D glass effect. Disappearing edging back glass adds to the smartphone’s allure, as it seamlessly connects to metal for distinctive aesthetic appeal. Available in the timeless colors of Black and Sapphire Blue – the HUAWEI Mate 20 lite will make a statement where ever it is.
 
The HUAWEI Mate 20 lite is available from the October 5 at a Recommended Retail Price (RRP) of R8999.

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Monday, 17 September 2018

The World Celebrates Freddie Mercury’s Birthday – Freddie for A Day @20CenturyFoxZA


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The late musician Freddie Mercury, lead singer of the ground-breaking and iconic band Queen, would be celebrating his 72 birthday on Wednesday 5 September this year. Freddie Mercury died in 1991 at age 45 due to complications from AIDS.

Fans around the world honor Freddie Mercury every year on September 5th (Freddie’s birthday) with a global charity celebration called “Freddie for a Day.” Many celebrate his life by donning a white vest, his famous yellow jacket and sporting a trademark mustache to dress up like the late singer. The event, celebrated across the globe, raises money for the Mercury Phoenix Trust, the AIDs charity set up in his name in 1992.

20th Century Fox will be releasing BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY - THE CELEBRATION OF FREDDIE’S LIFE & QUEEN’S MUSIC nationally on Friday 30 November 2018.
The World Celebrates Freddie Mercury’s Birthday – Freddie for A Day @20CenturyFoxZA
FUN FACTS ABOUT FREDDIE MERCURY
  • Freddie Mercury was born Farrokh Bulsara in Zanzibar (now part of Tanzania).
  • He adopted the name Freddie while at St. Peter’s, the English boarding school he attended in India before he and his family moved to England. Freddie became a table tennis champion at the school.
  • As a child, between the ages of nine and 12, Freddie enjoyed collecting stamps. His personal album contains stamps from Britain, Monaco, Eastern Europe, Aden (now part of Yemen) and Zanzibar. The collection was bought by The Postal Museum (in the UK) in 1993 and proceeds of the sale went to the Mercury Phoenix Trust, the charity that was set up in Freddie’s memory.
  • Freddie was posthumously remembered on one of a special series of stamps that Britain’s Royal Mail produced to mark the millennium.
  • Freddie once had a part-time job working as a baggage handler at Heathrow Airport.
  • Freddie co-owned and ran a stall in Kensington Market in London with Roger Taylor, which opened in the summer of 1969. They sold Freddie’s own artwork as well as second-hand clothes. The two of them kept up the running of the stall, even after Queen released their first album in 1973.
  • Freddie had four extra teeth on his upper jaw, which were pushing on the front ones. He never considered ‘fixing’ them because he believed that they contributed to the special sound of his voice -- the legendary four-octave range.
  • While the lyrics of ‘Killer Queen’ mention Moët & Chandon, Freddie’s own favorite champagne was Louis Roederer Cristal. His other favorite drinks were Stolichnaya vodka and Earl Grey tea – with milk and two sugars. His favorite champagne cocktail was a Bellini (Cristal and peach puree).
  • Freddie never needed an excuse for a party. For one celebration, he had a cake made in the shape of the Swiss apartment block where he’d bought a flat – complete with towers and turrets.
  • In 1979, Freddie performed ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ with the Royal Ballet.
  • Freddie loved reading magazines such as Architectural Digest, House & Garden, and auction catalogs.
  • One of the most technically accomplished singers to work in pop music, in a list of the greatest English language singers of the 20th century, compiled by BBC Radio, Freddie was ranked No.10. The list included Frank Sinatra, Billie Holliday, Barbra Streisand, Ella Fitzgerald, and Nat King Cole.
  • Freddie came second in MTV’s list of the 22 greatest singers of the past 25 years – he was beaten by Mariah Carey.
  • In 2016, a research team undertook a study to understand the unique appeal of Freddie’s voice. The Austrian, Czech, and Swedish researchers studied archival recordings. They noted the singer’s faster vibrato and use of subharmonics, particularly in comparison to opera singers.
  • Other than his passion for music, one of Freddie’s favorite hobbies was shopping, mainly for other people. Generous to a fault, he loved buying expensive perfumes, cologne, watches, and jewelry.
  • Despite not believing in astrology, Freddie designed Queen’s crest using the astrological signs of the four members: two Leos, one Cancer, and one Virgo.
  • Freddie studied graphic design at Ealing College of Art.
  • Freddie loved cats and owned several - some exotic long haired cats were gifts from friends and others were rescued from a shelter. One of his cats, Delilah, was the inspiration for Queen song of the same name.
  • Freddie was a big fan of the Spanish operatic soprano Montserrat Caballé. The musicians teamed up to record an album together in 1987 called ‘Barcelona’ and a hit of the same name. Though Freddie didn’t live to see it, ‘Barcelona’ was featured at the Olympic Games in 1992, going on to become the best-known song of any Olympics.
  • Queen wasn’t going to release ‘Another One Bites the Dust’ as a single until Michael Jackson convinced them. It became the most successful American single of their career.
  • Despite the popular song lyrics from ‘Bicycle Race’, Freddie didn’t like riding bicycles.
  • Freddie’s final home, Garden Lodge, 1 Logan Place, is a 28 room Georgian mansion in Kensington, London, set in a quarter-acre manicured garden surrounded by a high brick wall. It was picked out by Mary Austin who had been his girlfriend, then became his best friend.
  • In his will, Freddie left his London home and the contents to Mary Austin, his lifelong companion, and she continues to live there.
  • An asteroid was named after Freddie to commemorate what would have been his 70th birthday in September 2016. The International Astronomical Union designated asteroid 17473 as Freddie mercury. The asteroid was discovered in 1991, the same year Freddie died. It orbits the sun on a path between Mars and Jupiter. Announcing the news, Brian May said ‘Asteroid 17473 Freddie mercury’ is “just a dot of light, but it’s a very special dot of light.”
The World Celebrates Freddie Mercury’s Birthday – Freddie for A Day @20CenturyFoxZA
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY SYNOPSIS
Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. Despite being diagnosed with AIDS, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.
 
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Uniting to Stop Waste @MontecasinoZA for National Recycle Week @TsogoSun #WasteStopsWithME

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“You can't change the world; you can't fix the whole environment. But you can recycle.” Patti Smith, musician

Tsogo Sun and Montecasino, in partnership with Miss Earth South Africa, hosted a Waste Dialogue at the Montecasino Recycling Depot on Thursday, 13 September during Clean-up and Recycle SA Week, to discuss the serious issues presented by unmanaged waste, the vital importance of recycling and the critical roles citizens can play in reducing our impact on the environment. This year’s annual Clean-up & Recycle SA Week will culminate in the first ever global World Clean-up Day on Saturday, 15 September 2018.

In support of Montecasino’s efforts to reduce the quantity of waste generated, tenants of the entertainment destination signed a pledge recommitting to the principles of the #WasteStopsWithME campaign.

Mike Page, GM of Montecasino, explains, “Our commitment to responsible waste management has been integral to the property’s strategic plans since we first opened in 2000, with initiatives constantly evolving and improving over the years, in line with Tsogo Sun’s property-specific environmental management systems focused mainly on energy, water, waste management, and responsible sourcing.”

Montecasino (https://www.tsogosun.com/montecasino) has a progressive tenant agreement that covers the environmental management system in detail and requires co-operation in areas such as waste management and minimization, energy and water management, and awareness and training of staff and customers.
Uniting to Stop Waste @MontecasinoZA for National Recycle Week @TsogoSun #WasteStopsWithME
Ongoing environmentally responsible initiatives with Montecasino’s tenants include ‘The Last Straw’ campaign, where tenants are encouraged to eliminate the use of plastic straws due to the lasting damage they do to the environment, particularly the oceans, and to replace plastic cups with biodegradable cups.

The #WasteStopsWithME Dialogue on 13 September was moderated by Generation Earth’s founder, Ella Bella Constantinides Leite, and included panel discussions about waste statistics in South Africa, how the waste industry functions, and business challenges and opportunities. It included participation by Tsogo Sun(https://www.tsogosun.com) and Miss Earth South Africa, packaging companies, waste management organizations, the Department of Environmental Affairs, and the UN Environmental Programme. The event was held at the Montecasino Waste Depot to highlight the property’s steadily growing recycling efforts, which are currently at about 40% of waste, with aims to up the levels to 45% by year-end.

Catherine Constantinides, International Climate Activist, also at the dialogue, says, “The waste discussion has been elevated globally over the past year because of engaged and active citizens, civil society organizations and influencers who understand the urgency of the waste crisis we are facing across the world. Being responsible means we Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, but added to that, we must Respect our environment and Rethink our behavior. This dialogue brought important stakeholders and thought leaders into this space to engage, discuss and unpack where we are and what these buzz terms mean, as business moves forward in a more responsible, ethical and conscious manner. Collaborative discussions with facts and figures enable stakeholders to effectively work together to change behavior, and understand the realities of waste in our country, and the consumer landscape.”
Uniting to Stop Waste @MontecasinoZA for National Recycle Week @TsogoSun #WasteStopsWithME
The dialogue brought together Plastics SA, the Paper Recycling Association of SA, SAPPI, Tetra Pak, Nampak, MetPac SA, UN Development Programme, the Department of Environmental Affairs, and the City of Joburg.

Montecasino’s waste is managed by Interwaste at the on-site depot, where waste is sorted and separated, compacted, and transported to different depots for recycling, and to landfills. As a community service, Montecasino also has public recycling facilities adjacent to the Pivot that are available to customers and staff, for glass, cardboard and paper, tins, and e-waste such as batteries or globes, which all feed into Montecasino’s waste stream, and which local residents are encouraged to use to increase levels of recycling.

Earlier this year Montecasino installed a Joraform Bio-container, imported from Sweden, in the staff dining room, where over 1 500 meals are produced daily, to create compost from food waste in two-week cycles. An additional machine will be installed by December 2018 to turn further food waste on the property into compost for use in Montecasino’s extensive gardens and at the Bird Gardens.

Candy Tothill, Tsogo Sun’s GM of Corporate Affairs, says combined efforts by the private and public sectors, institutions, and individuals, to raise awareness of the need for recycling will pay increasing dividends. “A report by Stats SA, titled Environment, in-depth analysis of the General Household Survey 2002-2016, states that 12.9% of metropolitan households reported that they recycle, with 10.8% in urban areas and 3% in rural areas, indicating that the vast majority of households do not recycle household waste. With initiatives such as Miss Earth South Africa’s #WasteStopsWithME campaign and Tsogo Sun and Montecasino’s focus on responsible waste management, we can grow the public understanding of the reality that all waste must be reduced, recycled or reused, and that when we throw something away, there is no ‘away’.”

Tsogo Sun has a portfolio of over 100 hotels and 13 casino and entertainment destinations throughout South Africa, Africa and the Seychelles. For more details, visit https://www.tsogosun.com, follow on Twitter @TsogoSun or like on Facebook /TsogoSun.
 
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@MontecasinoZA Stays Ahead of the Gaming Game #GottaLuvMonte

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Changing consumer trends and a tough economic environment for the majority of the population impacts many industry sectors. Gaming is one of them, says Kamal Parbhoo, Montecasino Slots Manager. “To stay ahead of the game, we must constantly monitor and manage every corner of the casino floor to ensure optimal turnover and maximum customer enjoyment and entertainment.”

The Montecasino gaming floor (https://www.tsogosun.com/montecasino/gaming) is divided into three sections – the main casino floor, the smoking casino, and the Privé (https://www.tsogosun.com/montecasino/gaming/salon-prive) for high rollers – with a total of 1 700 slot machines (https://www.tsogosun.com/montecasino/gaming/slots), which account for about 70% of the casino’s revenue.

Parbhoo has a staff of 182 and is responsible for ensuring that the slots department achieves its targets and maintains growth and that it remains in line with Tsogo Sun’s strategic objectives, while also maintaining ‘game integrity’ for players.

He says trends in slots playing have shifted over the last few years, which is driven by our customers who ultimately dictate the supply and demand on offer, primarily to higher volatility slots games where the stakes tend to be a bit higher and the wins bigger. “Overall, the cost of a spin, which is variable and based on the customer's risk versus reward strategy, and the number of lines on slot machines have increased, which has impacted turnover in the casino. The trick for us is to make sure that we have the right balance of machines in the right positions at all times,” says Parbhoo.

It remains fascinating that some of the older slots games – Geisha, Queen of the Nile, Pompeii – have continued to have high appeal on the casino floor for decades.

In the Privé, which accounts for a large percentage of the casino’s turnover, the ‘entertainment’ value is on big wins from the slots machines, rather than on the games, the graphics, the stories, and the flashing lights and ringing bells.

The smoking casino too attracts the more serious gamer and is a popular area, with only 25% of the floor space, which is according to gaming legislation. “Regulations restrict the space we can allocate to a smoking section, which means we need to optimize every square centimeter to make sure it delivers a great experience and that we have the best product in the area and as much product as possible.”

“As with all businesses, we need to prioritize on our budget and available capital to make sure that we are getting the optimum returns. Based on close analysis of monthly stats, we make decisions to eliminate inefficiencies throughout the floor, which are where our customers are not playing due to no longer enjoying a particular product,” Parbhoo says.
@MontecasinoZA Stays Ahead of the Gaming Game #GottaLuvMonte

Another area that is an absolute non-negotiable and is crucial to the casino’s ongoing success is compliance. “Gaming is an exceptionally regulated environment and we need to stay on top of compliance with every machine all the time, or we run the risk of compromising our gaming license. Every machine must be set exactly according to what we applied for – it means that we are strict with our self-regulation and conduct our own internal audits to make sure there is no chance of human error.”

Parbhoo, who has been Slots Manager at Montecasino since January 2015, first joined Tsogo Sun at Suncoast in 2002 as a Surveillance Specialist. He worked his way up to Slots Manager at Suncoast in May 2011, before moving to Montecasino.

He says, “I have been fortunate to have played a role in the transformation of the gaming floor at Montecasino, which is fresh and appealing and accessible, and with the Privé, which in my mind is probably the most valuable piece of gaming floor per square meter in this country.”

Parbhoo adds that with a complex such as Montecasino, Tsogo Sun’s flagship entertainment destination, the business must be viewed holistically. “All the offerings and management of the property work together, with different events and attractions bringing feet in, who are then likely to extend the entertainment into other areas, such as in the casino. Likewise, a massive casino promotion offering big prizes will bring players in, who are then likely to stay for a meal or a drink. Being aware of the ‘big picture’ of events, offers, festivals, and promotions at Montecasino ensures smoother planning in the casino.”

For more information go to www.montecasino.co.za, join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/montecasino or follow us on Twitter at @MontecasinoZA.
 
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Entertainment To The Extreme With @SonyXperiaZA and @TelkomZA #XperiaXZ2 #JOOX

Hi Friends,

Sony Mobile Communications , in partnership with Telkom is excited to bring you the most entertaining deal that will have you go to any extreme to get your hands on! Purchase an Xperia XZ2 from Telkom from 20 August 2018 and receive a free set of Sony SBH24 headphones, a Sony SRS-XB10 speaker, a 6-month VIP subscription to JOOX music streaming service and a Made for Xperia cover.

This incredible offer means you can use your Xperia XZ2 to download all your favorite tracks on JOOX, listen to your music on the Sony SRS-XB10 speaker AND take a call on your wireless Sony SBH24 headphones – all at the same time!


Built around the concept of bringing you the most immersive entertainment experience yet, the Xperia XZ2 touches your senses in every possible way. Whether you’re lost in an HDR movie or capturing hidden details with the new advanced Motion Eye™ camera, this smartphone will keep your sensory needs regaled.

Entertainment To The Extreme With @SonyXperiaZA and @TelkomZA #XperiaXZ2 #JOOX

The Sony SBH24 headphones is a small clip-style Bluetooth headset that combines durable design, quality audio, and hands-free functionality - all in an impressively premium feel. Once paired, you can listen to quality audio and talk with total wireless freedom, anywhere.

The Sony SRS-XB10 speaker is compact and wireless and has an impressive battery life so will allow you to conveniently listen to your favorite tracks for extended periods at a time without worrying about running out of power.


To top off this great deal you will also receive a 6-month subscription to JOOX, the music streaming app that enables South Africans to conveniently discover and listen to music wherever they are and is packed with various playlists for any mood. The app offers a free as well as paid-for, VIP option that enables users to download their music and listen offline to save their data.


This offer, exclusive to Telkom, is valid from 20 August 2018 – 31 December 2018 and can be redeemed through the Xperia Lounge app on the Xperia XZ2.


To follow all updates keep an eye on the Sony Mobile Facebook, InstagramandTwitter pages.

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Sunday, 16 September 2018

Global TV Powerhouse Launches Exclusive Channel @SaStarLife for African Audiences #TheStarLife

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“It’s a beautiful world” with Star Life - the brand-new HD lifestyle channel that is launching on DStv, GOtv and Openview on 27th of August, 2018. Star Network has announced that the new channel, which has been created exclusively for African audiences, will be a 24/7 English language channel showcasing the very best family dramas, celebrity dance shows and blockbuster movies from Star’s famed library of A-List Bollywood movies, adapted in English for local audiences.
Global TV Powerhouse Launches Exclusive Channel @SaStarLife for African Audiences #TheStarLife
A fully owned subsidiary of 21st Century Fox, Star Network is the undisputed global powerhouse in Indian programming and a market leader in most of the 100+ countries it operates in worldwide, with over two decades of award-winning and #1 rated shows in its repertoire.

Star Life is appealing to a broader audience and brings to Africa extraordinary journeys of ordinary people, progressive storylines, inspirational characters and compelling dramas – produced to the highest international production standards.
Global TV Powerhouse Launches Exclusive Channel @SaStarLife for African Audiences #TheStarLife
Gaurav Jandwani, Senior Vice President & Business Head UK/Europe & South Africa, Star Network says: “At Star, we believe in creating stories for the world, stimulating imagination and showcasing the limitless power of ordinary people. We have seen the need for quality Indian crossover entertainment and with Star Life, we are proud to bring to Africa, engaging programming, in English, which will leave our viewers inspired, rejuvenated, moved and delighted. We are delighted to partner with DStv and Openview, the best platforms in the region, making Star Life the most widely available channel in its genre in southern Africa.”
Global TV Powerhouse Launches Exclusive Channel @SaStarLife for African Audiences #TheStarLife
South African audiences will have the channel available in High Definition but DStv viewers outside of South Africa will only receive the channel in standard definition. Star Life will be available on DStv Channel 167, GOtv Channel 23 and Openview Channel 110.

Come celebrate a beautiful world with Star Life.

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