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Game of Thrones Will Pack 15 Hours into The Next 13 Episodes


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Game of Thrones

‘Game of Thrones’ Will Pack 15 Hours into The Next 13 Episodes

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Last summer, amid swirling rumors about how much Game of Thrones remained, HBO revealed that the show’s seventh season would consist of just seven episodes, as opposed to the standard ten.

This news, along with the announcement that the new season would begin airing later than usual, left many fans feeling deflated, but a new interview with Iain Glen (Ser Jorah Mormont) should help to boost morale.

Speaking with the UK’s Radio Times shortly before the new year, Glen revealed that the production team is spending just as much time putting together the seventh season as it would any other, despite having fewer episodes to shoot:

“They are taking the length of time it takes to shoot ten episodes to shoot just seven this year and six next year. There are fifteen more hours left in Thrones as we understand it, but that may change, but that’s as far as we know. I think the scale and size of the set pieces, the world that is being created it’s just getting more and more extraordinary and they feel they need that time to shoot seven hours as opposed to ten.”

While it’s encouraging to hear that the studio is planning to pack even more action and drama into these final episodes than we’ve seen in previous seasons, Glen might have given away a very important piece of information in that quote. If there are still fifteen hours remaining in Game of Thrones with only thirteen episodes left to air, we’re bound to see at least two extended episodes within the next two seasons.

If we can all agree that the final episode of Game of Thrones won’t be three hours long, it stands to reason that the season 7 finale and the season 8 finale might be double-length episodes. It’s also possible that all six episodes of season 8 will be slightly longer than normal, in order to reach a satisfying conclusion.

Whatever the case, we’re now even more anxious for Game of Thrones to return this summer.

Is Female Rapper, Splash A Lesbian? Watch DA CHAT on HFtv


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Splash

On this episode of DA CHAT, HFtv sat with the self-acclaimed “Queen of the East Coast” –  Genevieve Ogbuewu, aka Splash. Some people call her the “female Phyno,” others say she’s weird.

HFtv also asked Splash about the lesbian rumours concerning her and even more; but what’s the truth?

Find out on this fresh episode of DA CHAT on HFtv

Power – 50 Cent’s Series Gets Two More Seasons


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50 Cent Power

According to The Hollywood Reporter, 50 Cent’s TV series, Power will air for two more seasons; season 4 and 5.

Mr. Curtis Jackson will be handsomely rewarded with the opportunity to produce two more seasons of the show thanks to the massive following the show has gained.

Power broke the Starz record for the most-watched episode of an original series in the network’s history.

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After Season 3 premiered last weekend, 2.2 million viewers subscribed to the cable channel, setting a new benchmark and smashing the viewing record of the second season’s premiere.

In reaction to the current wave of activities, 50 says, “I knew ‘Power’ was going to be something special from the first concept meeting I had with Mark Canton [the producer].

The fans’ support for the show has been the driving force of its success and I can’t wait to bring them two more seasons full of action and suspense.”

ROOTS – MultiChoice Africa Brings History Channel To DStv Compact


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This month, MultiChoice Africa continues to bring its Compact Subscribers more entertainment and value with the HISTORY channel open month. The channel will be available to all DStv’s Compact subscribers across Africa from Monday, June 13 to Monday, July 11.

Making its debut on HISTORY (DStv 186) on Wednesday, June 15 at 7:30pm, is the highly- anticipated television event ROOTS – the four-part, eight-hour series developed by HISTORY and produced by A+E Studios. During this four week open-window HISTORY will broadcast new and exclusive shows, along with top-rated return titles that Compact subscribers will not have had access to previously.  Roots will also be repeated on Lifetime on Sundays at 8pm (from June 19) following its debut on HISTORY.

Based on the best-selling novel by Alex Haley, Roots recounts the journey of one family’s will to survive, endure, and ultimately carry on their legacy despite enormous hardship and inhumanity.

Nearly 40 years ago I had the privilege to be a part of an epic television event that started an important conversation in America,” said LeVar Burton, co-executive producer and the actor who played the lead role of Kunta Kinte in the original 1977 version.

I am incredibly proud to be a part of this new retelling and start the dialogue again, at a time when it is needed more than ever.”

Spanning multiple generations, the lineage begins with young Kunta Kinte, who is captured in his homeland of The Gambia and sold into slavery. Throughout the series, the family continues to face adversity that reveals powerful truths about the universal resilience of the human spirit.

Starring in the series are Academy Award winner, Forest Whitaker (“Fiddler”) ,  Anna Paquin (“Nancy Holt”), Laurence Fishburne (“Alex Haley”), Golden Globe Award winner,  Jonathan Rhys Meyers (“Tom Lea”)  and  Anika Noni Rose (“Kizzy”).

Lip Sync Battle Africa – Joselyn Dumas Takes On Funke Akindele


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Lip Sync Battle Africa

This Saturday, popular actresses,  Joselyn Dumas and Funke Akindele will be putting aside their acting careers to take on each other in MTV Base’s (DStv channel 322) epic lip syncing competition, Lip Sync Battle Africa.

Premiering on MTV Base on Saturday night at 6pm, will be filled with so much energy as the gorgeous “Jenifa” star and the Ghanaian beauty Dumas ignite the stage in their efforts to impress the studio audience.

Commenting on her appearance in the upcoming episode, Funke Akindele remarked, I’m sure people will be expecting to see a lot of ‘Jenifa’ inspired dance moves, but I have a lot more in store for my fans. I’m going to have fun bringing some real Nigerian flavour to the stage, and showing Joselyn Dumas that Nigerians are not just better at Jollof.”

Ghanaian actress Joselyn Dumas added, “I was highly elated; when I found out I was going to be on Lip Sync Battle Africaand going up against Funke Akindele has proven to be exciting and scary at the same time. We all know how energetic Funke can be.”

Since it started airing on 30 April 2016, Lip Sync Battle has featured epic battles between, Denrele Edun vs. Ebuka Obi-UchenduFlavour vs. Maps Maponyane, Toke Makinwa vs. Chigurl and Uti vs. Tumisho Masha.

Pearl Thusi hosts Lip Sync Battle Africa and the Koko Master, D’Banj is the colour commentator, offering his hilarious feedback to the show.

 Tune in to Episode 5 of Lip Sync Battle Africa on MTV Base (DSTV channel 322) on Saturday 28 May at 6pm to find out who takes home the winner’s belt and the biggest bragging rights on the planet.

DStv Celebrates Africa Month With Local Content


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In celebration of Africa Month, DStv will be taking subscribers on a voyage to discover the finest content from the continent. From Africa Magic channels straight to Maisha Magic Bongo, subscribers will be treated to exciting movies, series, reality shows and so much more all through the month of May.

Nollywood screen diva, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde returns with season two of her reality show, ‘Omotola, The Real Me’ every Sunday at 7:30pm on Africa Magic Showcase (DStv channel 151). On Africa Magic Family (DStv channel 154), follow the investigation surrounding the mysterious death of Alfred and see how his death changes his daughter’s life forever on Emerald, Mondays to Fridays at 7pm. Then, remember to check in with The Johnsons and see just how they cope with what life has to offer them. It shows Mondays to Fridays at 8pm.

On Africa Magic Epic (DStv channel 152) and Africa Magic Urban (DStv channel 153), subscribers will be spoilt for choice with the list of movies featuring both established and upcoming Nollywood stars.

The movie Mad Couple starring Mercy Johnson will air on Sunday, 8 May at 7pm on Africa Magic Epic; watch screen beauties Tana Adelana and Annie Macaulay team up on the movie Eight. It airs on Africa Magic Urban, Sunday, 15 May at 9pm.

While on Maisha Magic Bongo (DStv channel 160), the marriage institution can be quite tricky with its ups and downs. The show, Sakata la Ndoa gives you the full interpretation of marriage. Catch it Wednesdays to Fridays at 5:30pm. Then follow the exiting adventure of Malaika on High Heels every Sunday 3:30pm.

Game of Thrones Season 6 – DStv Brings The Show To M-Net Edge


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Game of Thrones Season 6

There are always plenty of things to look forward to when it comes to viewing television series on M-Net Edge channel 119 on DStv. A variety of new shows come onto the schedule but every year, but most viewers all around the world wait for winter to come.

M-Net Edge is excited that Emmy® Award-winning Best Drama Series Game of Thrones is returning on Tuesday, 26 April at 1am (Express from the U.S.) and Thursday, 28 April at 10pm (Prime Time) with an all-new season of duplicity and treachery, nobility and honour, conquest and triumph.

Game of Thrones Season 5 recap:
There were some shocking developments at the end of Season 5, including Jon Snow’s bloody fate at the hands of Castle Black mutineers, Daenerys’ near-demise at the fighting pits of Meereen, and Cersei’s public humiliation on the streets of King’s Landing – survivors from all parts of Westeros and Essos regroup to press forward, inexorably, towards their uncertain individual fates.

What to expect in Season 6:
Season 6 will see familiar faces forging new alliances to bolster their strategic chances at survival, while there will be new characters that will emerge to challenge the balance of power in the east, west, north and south.

Episode 1 “The Red Woman”
Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; Directed by Jeremy Podeswa
“Jon Snow is dead. Daenerys meets a strong man. Cersei sees her daughter again.”

The Bigger Friday Show – Falz Tha Bahd Guy To Host Upcoming Season


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Falz The Bad Guy

Falz Tha Bahd Guy is set to host upcoming season editions of MTV Base owned Friday night comedy show, The Bigger Friday Show.

Previously hosted by Basketmouth, the new development comes as MTV Base seeks to make young Africans the centre of its content and deepen audience participation and interaction. Past editions of the show featured parody videos, celebrity pranks and entertainment news highlights.

Viewers are encouraged to be part of the new season editions by participating in the Big Friday Show Challenge (BFSCHallenge) which entails submitting personalized content on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter while using the hashtag: #BFSChallenge.

 The show will premiere on MTV Base Channel 322 on DSTV this Friday April 29, 2016.

HFtv Debuts With Exclusive Yemi Alade Interview


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HFtv Debuts With Exclusive Yemi Alade Interview

The highly publicized online Channel, HFtv will make its debut on YouTube this Wednesday (April, 13 2016).

HFtv is dedicated to bringing short videos of original programming which includes Entertainment Gist, Fashion, Beauty, Battle Of The Sexes, Health and Music as well as touching topical issues affecting the lives of the youths across Nigeria and other African countries.

The official unveiling of HFtv will kick off with an exclusive interview with the award winning singer,  Yemi Alade in which she speaks on the inspiration and challenges behind the making of her latest album, Mama Africa¸ her journey to stardom and more .

For more details make sure you follow HFtv on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter: @Hftvafrica and subscribe to the YouTube channel: HFtv Africa.

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DSTV Open Week – Subscribers To Get A Taste Of Premium Channels


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DSTV

It’s time to make your reservation for the best seat in front of your TV screens! From Thursday, 14 April to Thursday, 21 April, all active DStv subscribers will have access to a buffet of premium channels that will be served during the DStv Premium Open Week.

The week’s menu will be filled with plenty of Hollywood and Nollywood stars to choose from plus a delicious mix of mouth-watering content ranging from exciting movies, adrenaline pumping sports, hit music, entertaining kiddies’ shows, intriguing documentaries and original home grown programmes which are only available on the Premium bouquet. All active DStv subscribers on Compact Plus, Compact, Family and Access bouquets will be treated to an appetising platter of 36 premium channels prepared by the best chefs in the world, in the comfort of their own homes at no additional cost!

Explaining the strategy driving the DStv Premium Open Week, the Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe said,“MultiChoice’s key priority is to put our subscribers’ needs at the heart of everything we do. The DStv Open Week follows recent initiatives where the EPL, La Liga and Euro 2016 were made available to Compact subscribers at no extra cost and no price increases were implemented on DStv bouquets in Nigeria on 01 April. Both these initiatives are some of the innovative ways MultiChoice is adding more value to subscribers’ video entertainment experience, irrespective of their subscription plans.”

John Ugbe, added, “At MultiChoice, we understand that times are tough for our subscribers who not only want to experience the best television entertainment, but do so at a price they can afford. Our DStv bouquets allow subscribers flexibility in price and choice without compromising quality or variety. However, we also understand that our subscribers on lower bouquets would enjoy the opportunity to watch some of the content available on the higher bouquets. During this open week, they will have access to 36 channels that are typically only available on the Premium bouquet. They will also be able to catch some of Nigeria’s best home-grown talent on Africa Magic Showcase’ new shows; Hush and The Voice Nigeria. ”

Speaking further, Ugbe said, “From time to time, MultiChoice windows down content to subscribers on lower bouquets as part of our reward mechanism. Our Premium subscribers are not left out of the fun, as we launch the Game of Exploras offer, where 1000 Explora decoders will be given away at the rate of two decoders every hour for 21 days. All a Premium subscriber needs to do to qualify to win an Explora, is to remain active.”

This DStv Premium Open Week will be filled with leading content from channels such as;     Africa Magic Showcase, Africa Magic Igbo, Africa Magic Urban, SuperSport 3, SuperSport 5, Comedy Central, Animal Planet, BBC Brit, Crime and Investigation, Nick Jnr, Nick Toons, Cartoon Network, Discovery IDx and Discovery World, Travel Channel, Fox Entertainment, History Channel, MTV Base, MT, Sky News and more.

 

What’s more, DStv subscribers on the lower bouquets will also get a taste of the exciting new telenovela; Hush, and the hottest show on TV, The Voice: Nigeria which kicked off on Sunday, 10 April on Africa Magic Showcase (DStv channel 151). Football fans know that it’s now down to the wire in the European football leagues with the FA Cup and UEFA Champions League gearing up for the semi-finals. This week, all subscribers will be able to catch up on the season highlights alongside live EPL matches including Chelsea vs. Manchester City on SuperSport 3 (DStv channel 223) on Saturday 16 April 2016.

 

There is something for everyone and plenty of viewing in store, be sure not to miss a whole week of shows and so much more during DStv Premium Open week. Bon Appétit! For more information on DStv programming, channels and bouquets, visit www.dstv.com

 

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