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Tuluntulu now streams 40 TV channels on mobile

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Tuluntulu has added an education, talent and religious channel to its lineup of shows which are viewable on a smartphone, offering users up to 40 TV and 28 radio channels.

Tuluntulu has added an education, talent and religious channel to its lineup, among other new offerings. Its content now includes 40 TV channels and 28 radio stations – and the app is claimed to use less data than any other video service.

As the cost of smartphones and mobile data decreases and free Wi-Fi becomes more commonplace, watching video content on mobile devices is finally becoming more affordable. Combine this with Tuluntulu’s free African content offering and unique data management technology, and it is set to become a major player in Africa’s mobile video arena.

The free Tuluntulu app provides access to relevant African content, as well as unique technology to ensure that mobile data consumption when watching video is low – as little as 50 MB per hour for video. 10 hours of TV will use as little 500MB of data. On a monthly mobile data package, this will cost the end user less than R1,50 per hour of TV, while being 100% free on Wi-Fi.

The TV channels include the following genres: Entertainment, News, Education, Documentaries, Movies, Series, Sport, eSports, Fashion, Lifestyle, Children, Comedy, Music, Shopping, Public information, Religion.  Tuluntulu also TV Channels and radio stations broadcasting in English, French, German, Hausa, Portuguese, and Kiswahili.

Tuluntulu’s content offering is continually being expanded and now includes unique local content. Recently launched channels, and channels to be launched soon, include:

265 MAX TV which showcases Proudly South African content with a mix of upcoming talent and mainstream entertainment that includes mainstream music, lifestyle, culture and expression which embraces South African fashion, music talk shows, gadget shows, extreme sports, interviews with famous people and local documentaries.

MSSA TV which features games and championships and shares news, views, interviews to keep all updated about championships, clubs, schools, events, and the stars who play eSports. Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) is the official National  Federation for various mind sports in South Africa. MSSA owns all Regional, Provincial, and National Championships for the various games for which it is the custodian.

Mpuma Africa TV which features urban youth Christain content. Translated from Xhosa reads “COMING FROM AFRICA”, “MPUMA” is also the cardinal direction of the sunrise “EAST” Mpuma Africa TV is all about family entertainment, proclaiming and establishing the culture of Jesus Christ Kingdom here on earth as it is in heaven.

Eyam Nawe TV is a platform for South African talent to showcase their movies, lifestyle, reality and cultural programmes. It features some of the top entertainment from South Africa.

Mindset TV provides learners with high-quality video lessons and supporting lesson notes. All the lessons are CAPS aligned and cover key aspects of the curriculum, providing overviews and summaries of difficult and important sections. During exam time, special support exam revision programmes are broadcast, which focuses on working through past exam papers. We summarize all the key content, work through selected past paper questions and unpack the ins and outs of exam readiness.

The Tuluntulu app is already popular across Africa and has been downloaded more than 495,000 times in 154 countries, the most popular being South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, and Kenya. The cumulative usage numbers since launch include over 16,6 million screen views from more than 3,3 million sessions.

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Deezer to host Hotstix’s Mandela tribute playlist

Deezer is celebrating Nelson Mandela on the centenary of his birthday by hosting a tribute playlist created by music legend Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse.  

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Mabuse, a legendary figure in African music, first rose to prominence in the 1970s with his band Harari and later developed a name for himself as a solo artist. One of his best known songs was the global hit BurnOut in the 1980s.

The playlist takes the listener on a captivating musical journey through the life of Nelson Mandela.  It was compiled by Mabuse, who consulted with Mandela’s family and friends to ensure that the music would be relevant and accurate. The playlist also features commentary by Mabuse, which was recorded in his Soweto home.  

“I have tried to tell the story of the music that Madiba loved,” says Mabuse. “The Playlist excludes the time in prison obviously, as Madiba would not have had exposure to music in that time.  We have focused on the music we know he loved before and after that period. This recording was really an emotional journey for me, but an incredible opportunity to document these memories.”

The playlist features the music the young Mandela loved, such as The Manhattan Brothers, Solomon Linda, Brenda Fassie and Miriam Makeba.  It includes struggle songs from Chicco, Johnny Clegg, Hugh Masekela and Yvonne Chaka Chaka.  The playlist also includes Mandela by Zahara, one of the younger artists who caught Madiba’s ear.

Mabuse also offers stories of his own songs, such as Shikisha, a song greatly beloved by the former President.

“I was delighted to share my thoughts and hope the listeners enjoyed the musical journey,” says Mabuse. “Madiba did enjoy music immensely and we all have a purpose wherever we are in the world to celebrate culture and to learn from different cultures and music forms and styles.”

This playlist was inspired by the Nelson Mandela 100 campaign, calling on corporates and individuals to act as sources of inspiration and engage in conversation and action.

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Avengers’ all-time accolade

This past weekend Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War became the second highest grossing film of all time at the South African Box Office.

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This means that Marvel Studios now holds the number 2 and number 1 film of all time positions at the local Box Office, following Black Panther’s unprecedented record-shattering run since it’s 16 February 2018 release.

In South Africa, audiences continued to assemble in cinemas to witness the cinematic journey ten years in the making, earning Avengers: Infinity War a current total box office tally of just under R73 million with over 874 000 attendances.

Black Panther’s historic box office journey ended in June and now boasts a final box office total just shy of R107.5 million and over 1.43 million attendances, making it the biggest film of all time at the South African box office and the first to cross the R100m mark. This record builds on Black Panther’s list of achievements on the African continent and is the biggest grossing film of all time not only in South Africa, but also East and West Africa. Black Panther is now available to enjoy on DVD and Blu-ray, as well as to digitally rent or buy from retailers and providers across the continent.

Elsewhere in Africa, Avengers: Infinity War has also raked in a total of Kes 66.9m in East Africa, making it the 2nd highest grossing film of all time behind Black Panther. Similarly, in West Africa, the film hit N450m at the box office, making it the 2nd highest grossing international film of all time, also behind Black Panther.

For Marvel Studios fans, the action and adventure continues as the 20th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ant-Man and The Wasp, hit cinemas this past weekend and created enough buzz to fly into the number one position at the South African Box Office.

“We are thrilled at the response that Marvel Studios’ titles have continued to receive from cinema-goers across the continent,” says Christine Service, Senior Vice President of The Walt Disney Company Africa. “With Ant-Man and The Wasp in cinemas, and both Captain Marvel and the next Avengers film in 2019, we are eagerly anticipating the continuing expansion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and look forward to celebrating with fans.”

On the animated front and with its own super hero theme, Disney•Pixar’s Incredibles 2, continues to entertain families across the country and is already Disney’s second-highest grossing animated film of all time behind Finding Dory, after only 3 weeks in release.

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