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BEEF Baby Reindeer's alleged stalker Fiona Harvey sues Netflix for over R3-billion ($170m), accusing them of defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, gross negligence and "violations of her right of publicity." What is this? When someone's name, likeness or identity gets used by someone else for commercial gain without their permission. >>
1 Comment | 07 Jun 2024 10:56
BEEF eMedia and MultiChoice sound their war cries over the broadcast of major national sporting events sublicensed by the SABC. Should these events air on the SABC channels on OpenView or not? They delivered legal arguments at the Competition Tribunal on Thursday 18 January. >>
1 Comment | 19 Jan 2024 12:26
BEEF eMedia launches complaint with the Competition Commission against MultiChoice and their oppressive Rugby World Cup sub-licensing deal with SABC. This after they took MultiChoice to court. According to e, the case wasn't dismissed as reported by some media but the court ruled it wouldn't deal with it as an urgent matter. Trouble is, it IS an urgent matter so if it isn't dealt with urgently, there's no rugby on OpenView. See comments. >>
2 Comments | 18 Oct 2023 10:50
BEEF eMedia calls on an umpire to decide on what's fair when it comes to the Rugby World Cup. They're taking legal action against MultiChoice and SuperSport who won't allow the tournament to air on SABC2 on Openview. Announced their decision pohetically on social media and in ad campaigns in Sunday papers. >>
1 Comment | 02 Oct 2023 15:09
BEEF 7de Laan fandom Facebook page members to protest its cancellation at the SABC in Auckland Park on Thursday 28 September. Page titled 7delaan MyNou - Amptelik has 525,000 members. How many will be there? >>
1 Comment | 26 Sep 2023 11:19
BEEF SABC calls on MultiChoice to remove the contractual restriction which stipulates that the Rugby World Cup won't be shown on the SABC channels on OpenView. They've reached an agreement for the broadcast of 16 matches on the SABC but these can't be shown on SABC channels on OpenView. i.e. South Africans are being screwed over yet again as a private company wields ownership of the broadcast rights to a national sport. >>
5 Comments | 08 Sep 2023 11:54
BEEF Over 11,000 members of the Writers Guild of America are on strike, protesting working conditions and pay, specifically with regards to streamers. Changes they're protesting for include an increase in residuals and minimum staffing requirements for shows. i.e. They want structural changes to way in which streaming studios treat writers. They also want them to restrict the use of AI in script writing.
Comments | 03 May 2023 13:11
BEEF Tebogo Ramokgodi of The Diamond Dolls reality low claims e.tv stole his idea for new telenovela Smoke & Mirrors. Bona publishes WhatsApp messages between e.tv Series Producer Khanyi Nxumalo and TV producer Leo Phiri discussing a pitch teaser and "smoke n mirrors". e.tv releases statement claiming the accusation is false and that any alleged similarity to the name is purely coincidental. >>
2 Comments | 21 Apr 2023 16:52
BEEF Glow TV's on-again/off-again relationship with Openview switches to off-again. eMedia has announced that the channel will no longer be available after 28 February. This after Openview yanked the channel back in October 2021 when it was reinstated after a High Court ruling that stated the two entities needed to go through an arbitration process. At the time Glow management (Nis Media) stated that they had a carriage agreement with Openview until February 2023. That agreement is now at its end.
Comments | 04 Feb 2023 14:20
BEEF M-Net cashes in on The War of the Royals by airing Harry's interview with his media buddy Tom Bradby on Monday 9 January at 19h00, the day before the release of his leaked book Spare. Topics covered in the 90-minute interview include his reaction to Diana's death, his allegation that William attacked him and an admission that he took cocaine, shrooms and marijuana. >>
1 Comment | 08 Jan 2023 13:10
BEEF Aha! We told you the role would live on and this is how... Durban Gen's Fanele Ntuli replaces Omuhle Gela as Nomaswazi on Uzalo from 2 January after Omuhle flounced in November amidst a contract dispute. Fanele's been on Uzalo before - in the guest role of Mandisa in Season 2. >>
1 Comment | 19 Dec 2022 18:35
BEEF Openview loses new channel BBC UKTV to DStv. It was originally announced to launch on Openview on 18 October as the BBC's first free-to-air channel in South Africa but it never happened. Suddenly it's on DStv instead, Channel 134 on Family, Access and Easy View. Shows include The Great British Bake-Off (Season 8), Africa with Ade Adepitan and long-running British hospital-based soap Doctors (Season 22). Launches 15 December.
Comments | 07 Dec 2022 16:56
BEEF Omuhle Gela might have flounced from Uzalo but the character of Nomaswazi Magwaza isn't going anywhere. TVSA can confirm that Nomaswazi will remain in the show for current storylines and in the new season, which premieres in March next year. Meaning the beef between Omuhle and Uzalo has been resolved OR the role has been re-cast. We'll keep you posted.
Comments | 17 Nov 2022 12:44
BEEF Omuhle Gela puts a stiletto heel into her character Nomaswazi and flounces from Uzalo. Reveals she's quit on Insta, with a link to an article saying she's walked out because the producers changed the terms of her contract. Uzalo publicist Nomfundo Zondi confirms she's quit because of a contractual disagreement. >>
1 Comment | 07 Nov 2022 16:10
BEEF F1 world champion Max Verstappen speaks out about why him and Red Bull team boss Christian Horner are refusing to do interviews with Sky Sports. Accuses Sky and reporter Ted Kravitz of disrespecting him through their comments and says he won't tolerate it anymore. Also says their digs are stoking hatred on social media.
1 Comment | 02 Nov 2022 13:15
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 e.tv 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 "e.tv engineered a contrived cancellation" and wants e.tv 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

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