Our Companies & Brands: Broadcast and Content
Times Media Films is recognised as the leading film distributor in South Africa and equally, a key distributor across Africa. As a collector of both local and international films, the business is committed to releasing the latest films to South African audiences. Times Media Films is the proud custodian for prestigious international film studios Warner Bros. Pictures International and 20th Century Fox. It also boasts the largest collection of leading Independent films, acquired from studios such as, Lionsgate, EuropaCorp, Studio Canal and Lakeshore.
Gallo Record Company has been recording music since 1926. It is South Africa’s largest and oldest independent music label, having celebrated its 90th anniversary in the music business with a vast, rich and historic legacy music catalogue. Gallo Music Publishers represents, owns and administers one of the largest African copyright catalogues. It is also the local sub-publishing partner for Warner Chappell Music, which is one of the world’s five biggest publishing companies.
Indigenous Film Distribution is a boutique distributor focused on the acquisition, distribution and marketing of exclusively South African and African feature films across all media platforms. The company is dedicated to growing audiences for locally produced films primarily in South Africa and Africa, but also in the rest of the world. IFD is the only distributor in the territory that is exclusively focused on the distribution of local content.
Business Day TV is available on both the Premium and Compact DStv bouquets and broadcasts across Southern Africa, reaching nine different African countries. The channel features essential business news and programming that focuses on what’s moving markets and influencing business decisions. Backed by the combined resources of the Business Day and Financial Mail newsroom, it is in an unrivalled position to cover the South African business story. For updates and to watch previously aired content visit BusinessDayTV.co.za.
The Home Channel offers high quality programming for home owners, gardeners, DIY lovers, décor fanatics and foodies alike. Available across Southern Africa, the channel is broadcast on all of the DStv bouquets. HomeChannel.co.za is the equally dynamic digital counterpart to the channel.
Ignition is South Africa’s first television channel dedicated entirely to all things motoring. Broadcasting daily on DStv Channel 189 to nine different African countries, Ignition is not just for people who love cars; it’s for people who live them. From new cars and reviews to motorsport, bikes and trucks, if it has wheels it will be covered. IgnitionLIVE.co.za is the brand’s digital home.
Multi TV is Ghana's first truly nationwide free-to-air multi-channel digital television service. The brand offers news, sport and entertainment channels that include the popular Joy TV and Adom TV.
Kiss TV is a music, entertainment and popular culture channel, aimed at Kenya’s urban youth. This free-to-air channel broadcasts off the Bamba TV platform (also a Tiso Blackstar brand) and is a spin-off of the popular Kenyan radio station Kiss FM.
Kenya’s Bamba TV is a digital terrestrial television platform that hosts over thirty channels and boasts over 200 000 subscribers. The brand’s top-box sets offer an eclectic mix of news, lifestyle programming, sport and entertainment from the likes of Kiss Television, the Kenyan Television Network and Al Jazeera.
Ochre Moving Pictures (OMP) is one of South Africa’s leading producers of high-quality entertainment and educational television. For over a decade, OMP has produced programming across genres that range from soap operas to reality series and children’s television. In recent years, OMP has diversified its business to include formats and rights acquisition, channel development for pay-tv, mobile content and international series.
As its name suggests, Mpumalanga-based Rise FM aims to inspire its listeners to rise up and let their voices be heard. The station talks to its base of progressive black listeners with an array of music and current affairs in both English and the local vernacular (isiSwati, isiZulu and isiNdebele).
KwaZulu-Natal has come alive with the inspirational sounds of Vuma 103FM, the fastest-growing commercial radio station in the country. The radio station broadcasts from studios in the heart of the Umhlanga New Town precinct to a footprint of more than 6-million people in isiZulu – the most widely spoken African language in the country.
Radio Jambo is one of Kenya’s leading Swahili language radio stations. It broadcasts out of Nairobi with an array of news, sports talk and African music.
Kiss FM is Kenya’s top youth radio station. It attracts 4.2 million listeners a week and plays popular music interspersed with celebrities, fashion and pop culture.
Nairobi-based Classic 105 is the go-to for fans of great music from the 1970s, 80s and 90s. The station boasts an incredibly popular breakfast show, 5.4 million listeners every week and is ranked the number one English radio station in Kenya.
Joy FM is the top-ranked English radio station in Ghana and runs out of the country’s capital, Accra. It targets a middle- to upper-income group of listeners. The station’s format consists of quality news and talk programming interspersed with music.
This Akan language station has broad reach and is based in Accra, Ghana. The station targets lower middle- to upper-income listeners with a mix of news, talk and music.