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BEEF The on-again/off-again saga between eMedia and MultiChoice continues and it's getting ridiculous now. The competition appeal court has ruled that DStv must reinstate eExtra, eToonz, eMovies and eMovies Extra while the Competition Commission conducts an investigation, which could take six months. PS: the channels still aren't actually back yet.
Comments | 02 Aug 2022 09:59
BEEF NeNe Leakes sues NBC, Bravo TV and the producers of The Real Gold Diggers of Atlanta accusing them of fostering "a corporate and workplace culture in which racially insensitive and inappropriate behavior is tolerated - if not encouraged."
1 Comment | 21 Apr 2022 17:48
BEEF Scandal-riddled Katlego Maboe ends one court case. Court rules that his ex-girlfriend Monique Muller has no grounds for a protection order against him. Up next: a harassment interdict against her brother Seth and a criminal defamation case against Women for Change founder Sabrina Walter. She allegedly sent e-mails about Katlego that led to him losing his 2021 SAFTA nomination for Best TV Presenter.
3 Comments | 02 Feb 2022 14:56
BEEF Trevor Noah sues New York hospital and orthopedic surgeon. His lawsuit claims he was physically and emotionally injured by a surgery they performed on him. He also accuses them of not prescribing proper medications and failing to discontinue certain prescription medications.
1 Comment | 20 Dec 2021 18:19
BEEF South African government pulls its support of the Miss South Africa pageant after Miss South Africa organisers forge ahead with Lalela Mswane's entry into the Miss Universe pageant to be held in Israel in December. This comes after the government's request that Miss SA boycotts the event.
3 Comments | 15 Nov 2021 11:31
BEEF Judge denies Carole Baskin's legal plea that Netflix pulls the plug on Tiger King 2. She sued the streamer after the release of the Season 2 trailer showing Carole in the footage. Says she has no agreement with them to be in the season. According to Deadline, the judge says the inclusion of the footage won't "cause any immediate harm that cannot be compensated with monetary damages."
1 Comment | 02 Nov 2021 15:55
BEEF Formula 1 Red Bull star Max Verstappen reveals he won't be part of Season 4 of the Netflix docuseries Drive to Survive. Says he doesn't want to be part of it because "They faked a few rivalries which don’t really exist. I am not really a dramatic show kind of person, I just want facts and real things to happen.”
1 Comment | 22 Oct 2021 16:05
BEEF High Court rules that Openview needs to reinstate Glow TV on the platform by noon on Wednesday 20 October after Openview yanked the channel without warning on 1 October. The matter still isn't resolved though. They're going into an arbitration process to try to settle their dispute.
1 Comment | 20 Oct 2021 10:20
BEEF Glow TV takes legal action against Openview for yanking the channel from the platform on 1 October. According to Glow management (Nis Media), they have a binding carriage agreement until February 2023. See comments for their statement >>
1 Comment | 04 Oct 2021 09:56
BEEF Openview suddenly rips Glow TV off the platform without explanation while Glow says they're "trying to resolve the problem". Drama plays out on Facebook with lots of angry viewers >>
2 Comments | 01 Oct 2021 15:25
BEEF AKA releases statement in the midst of The Braai Show premiere stating that he's continuing the fight against producers MakhuduCom, claiming he has a 50% stake in the concept. Releases statement that ends with wishing Season 2 and Cassper well, without mentioning his name. >>
3 Comments | 08 Sep 2021 17:51
BEEF Scandal-riddled Katlego Maboe takes legal action against ex-girlfriend Monique Muller, her brother Seth, Sabrina Walters (founder of Women for Change) and Janet van Eeden (chairperson of the SAFTAs judging panel). According to Netwerk24, he's demanding R1-million in damages from each of them for the domestic violence allegations they made against him.
2 Comments | 03 Sep 2021 16:08
BEEF and VIU head to court in a dispute over the streaming rights of Scandal! and Imbewu. According to Sunday World, VIU's suing eMedia after they cancelled VIU's exclusive streaming rights to both shows, which are now on eMedia's new streamer eVOD. VIU claims that " engineered a contrived cancellation" and wants to stop streaming both shows on eVOD.
5 Comments | 17 Aug 2021 12:17
BEEF SuperSport restricts SABC's broadcast of upcoming Springbok Rugby tour to "terrestrial free to air television". SABC can only air them on 1, 2 and 3 on analogue. So no broadcast on 1, 2, 3 or SABC Sport on DTT, OpenView or TelkomONE. This despite the fact that ICASA defines Springbok games as national sporting events that must be made available to the South African public by the SABC.
1 Comment | 18 Jun 2021 17:41
BEEF Miss South Africa organisers slam City Press for body shaming article about Miss South Africa Sasha-Lee Olivier. It claims she might be pregnant when it's been confirmed she's not. See their response in the comments section>>
1 Comment | 14 Jun 2020 13:46
BEEF Menzi Ngubane's family denounce newspaper and social media reports about Menzi's health as "grossly exaggerated", "inaccurate" and "unverified". See their statement in the comments box>>
1 Comment | 26 May 2020 15:39
BEEF South African media watch dogs concerned about the scrapping of rules for the SABC's local content quotas after ICASA scraps the quota regulations because of Lockdown.
1 Comment | 11 May 2020 10:20
BEEF SABC refutes Sunday Times article claiming the pubcaster wants yet another bailout.
1 Comment | 11 May 2020 10:16
BEEF DA goes to court over lack of SABC coverage of the party's federal congress in PE.
Comments | 14 May 2015 15:57
BEEF The BCCSA orders 7de Laan apology to viewers for the violence and language used in February's Oppiekoffie attack.
Comments | 08 May 2015 12:22
BEEF Sunday's Manny Pacquiao/Floyd Mayweather fight delay the result of Pay Per View overload.
Comments | 04 May 2015 15:00
BEEF Poor Mo’Nique. She almost had the role of Cookie on Empire but Taraji P. Henson was chosen instead.
Comments | 23 Apr 2015 14:15
BEEF Man sues Empire for copyright infringement, plagiarism and $1 billion.
Comments | 17 Apr 2015 13:25
BEEF An ESPN reporter or tow trucker - who's worse? In this case it's the ESPN reporter who thinks she's more famous than she is.
Comments | 17 Apr 2015 13:15
BEEF Top Gear world tour featuring Jeremy Clarkson to go ahead without show's branding. Tour renamed Clarkson, Hammond and May Live.
Comments | 01 Apr 2015 18:07
BEEF BBC director general Tony Hall receives death threats after firing Jeremy Clarkson.
Comments | 30 Mar 2015 14:20
BEEF BBC officially fires Jeremy Clarkson after investigation finds him guilty of assaulting producer over steak and chips.
1 Comment | 25 Mar 2015 12:09
BEEF DJ Sbu and Forbes magazine threaten lawsuits against each other after DJ Sbu appears on a mock Forbes Africa cover cradling an energy drink.
Comments | 24 Mar 2015 15:10
BEEF 14 of the 16 fired Generations actors have filed court papers for the soapie to be taken off-air saying it is “unconstitutional” and “invalid”.
Comments | 23 Mar 2015 15:31
BEEF Suspended SABC board member Hope Zindi targeted for opposing the sale of the broadcaster’s archives to MultiChoice, insiders say.
Comments | 16 Mar 2015 10:04
BEEF SABC non-executive director Hope Zinde insists she's still a board member while the SABC insists she's been voted out.
Comments | 13 Mar 2015 15:59
BEEF Witness claims Jeremy Clarkson punched Top Gear producer because he was offered a cold dish of meat instead of a hot steak after filming.
Comments | 12 Mar 2015 18:55
BEEF Jeremy Clarkson suspended from Top Gear after punching "fracas" with producer.
Comments | 11 Mar 2015 06:11
BEEF Kelly Osbourne quits Fashion Police following Giuliana Rancic's controversial comments about Zendaya's Oscars hair.
Comments | 02 Mar 2015 14:18
BEEF Communications Minister Faith Muthambi defies ANC on digital TV boxes, ignores Cabinet decision.
Comments | 18 Feb 2015 11:50
BEEF Memo gives Communications Minister Faith Muthambi nearly complete control of the SABC.
Comments | 09 Feb 2015 14:16
BEEF No truth to the rumours that the Generations 16 are giving up on their court case against the SABC and Generations.
Comments | 03 Feb 2015 14:31
BEEF Former Generations cast stick to their plan of getting an interdict against the SABC if Generations continues to air.
Comments | 12 Jan 2015 17:29
BEEF Why Courtney Love isn’t a producer on HBO's new Kurt Cobain documentary.
Comments | 04 Dec 2014 13:19
BEEF Kelly Khumalo now welcome at Senzo Meyiwa’s funeral.
Comments | 31 Oct 2014 09:12
BEEF chief operating officer Bronwyn Keene-Young quits following the shock suspension and then resignation of her husband, CEO Marcel Golding.
Comments | 30 Oct 2014 17:28
BEEF Senzo Meyiwa's father says Kelly Khumalo isn't welcome at Senzo's funeral on Saturday (1 November).
Comments | 29 Oct 2014 12:20
BEEF CEO Marcel Golding: "I’m being railroaded for rejecting political instructions to".
Comments | 24 Oct 2014 10:51
BEEF Professional Clown Club lashes out at American Horror Story 4. Claims the serial killer character Twisty the Clown adds to coulrophobia (clown fear).
Comments | 15 Oct 2014 16:54
BEEF The CCMA arbitration hearing of the 16 fired Generations actors to take place on Tuesday 14 October at 9am.
Comments | 08 Oct 2014 11:29
BEEF Mythbusters: Discovery responds to fan outrage over dumping Kari Byron.
Comments | 08 Sep 2014 14:25
BEEF SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago claims the striking Generations cast are holding up the signing of their contracts and not the SABC, as the cast claim.
Comments | 15 Aug 2014 15:22
BEEF On Saturday (16 August) a petition will be delivered to the SABC and urging them to air the Marikana documentary Miners Shot Down (which airs on Al-Jazeera this week).
Comments | 13 Aug 2014 14:37
BEEF The first Atheist channel launches. Channel president David Silverman criticizes History Channel for presenting The Bible as history.
Comments | 01 Aug 2014 13:13
BEEF Kiefer Sutherland responds to Freddie Prinze Jr who dissed Sutherland at Comic Con. #TeamKiefer
Comments | 29 Jul 2014 14:47


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