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‘Chatroom’ Charts New Course, Adesuwa to Produce First Film

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(L-r): Erelu Bisi Fayemi, wife of the former Ekiti State Governor; Adesuwa Onyenokwe, associate producer; CHATROOM; Damilola Adegbite-Attoh, actress; and Peju Fadirepo, producer, CHATROOM, during the launch of a meeting of reality and film (CHATROOM) held at Silverbird Gallery,  in Lagos...at the weekend.

A new film to be produced by Maysquare studios and Adesuwa Onyenokwe – publisher of the popular Total Woman magazine and the producer of the show Seriously Speakingis set to cause a bubble in the film industry.

Themed around abuse against women, the producers held a significant unveiling event to kick start the process at the Silverbird Galleria in the presence of partners, film enthusiasts and the media.

The film, inspired by true life events will have prominent actors such as Damilola Adegbite-Attoh, Kanayo O. Kanayo and comedian Akpororo.

Also starring in the movie for the first time after a very long time will be international on-air personality and television host, IK Osakioduwa and popular radio show host, Yolanda George Adams fondly called Aunt Landa amongst others.

The film will be shot in May in Lagos, Abuja and the United Kingdom.

Speaking at the launch, the wife of the former governor of Ekiti State, founder of the African Women’s Development Fund and women’s rights activist, Erelu Bisi Fayemi stressed that the message was timely and that there was no better time for the production of the movie giving her commitment to support the project.

Also speaking at the event, the founder of WFM, Toun Okewale shared a real life experience and passionately expressed her support for the project while calling on attendees to also support the film and what it stands for.

The producers of the movie, Peju Fadirepo and Adesuwa Onyenokwe noted that the project was not just a movie but a movement adding that the film will be extremely entertaining and hilarious without losing its salient and timely message.

 

 

 

 

 

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MultiChoice Refutes Launch of Pay-Per-View Report

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Pay-TV service provider, MultiChoice Nigeria, has dismissed fresh reports saying it is about to make its services available via the Pay-Per-View model.

In a statement issued in Lagos, the company said reports currently circulating and suggesting that it is about launching Pay-Per-View are unfounded.

“MultiChoice wishes to correct the news currently being circulated and states that at no time was it announced that a Pay Per View service was about to be launched,” said the statement.

The company explained that before the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor boxing fight, it explained to journalists at a media briefing premium subscribers on its DStv platform would watch the fight as part of their package, while subscribers to pay television services in the USA would need to pay an additional US$99 on Pay per view basis to access the fight.

It added that should it decide to offer a new service in the future, the media and its subscribers will be directly informed.

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DSTv, Startimes Panic as TSTV Unpacks PaSC, Data Bundle

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As the commercial launch of TStv, Telcom Satellite TV, in Nigeria beckons, DStv/GOtv and StarTimes, and other pay TV providers, are believed to be troubled, according to Independent.

Their anxiety may have arisen from the new operator’s introduction of the Pay-as-You-Consume (PaSC) model and data bundle.

Other pay TV providers had consistently argued that the model was not possible to implement in Nigeria on the grounds that they bought the contents they relay as a whole and not in bits.

TStv will roll out its Pay-As-You-Consume plan on October 1, 2017, and industry watchers predict that it would win over a lot of customers from its competitors.

Analysts have expressed the hope that TStv would, indeed, redeem its promise of offering unique services, and thus break the MultiChoice’s monopoly in the business in Nigeria.

The move by the incoming operator is aimed at attracting more subscribers to their service, which is considered to have been tailored along the yearning of Nigerian pay TV customers.

When the new plan begins, it is expected to replicate the revolutionary feat Globacom made in the telecoms industry through the introduction of per second billing (PSB).

Prior to the implementation of PSB by Glo, MTN and Econet (now Airtel) had insisted that it was not possible to operate the PSB until after seven years, but Glo made it possible immediately it hit the market in 2003.

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‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ on DStv Clocks Ten

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For the last decade, the E! mega hit series, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, has grown steadily from a familial docu-series into a global phenomenon.

From break-ups to make-ups, weddings, births and all the drama in between, fans have “kept up” with the family’s constant evolution.

In the 90-minute Keeping Up with the Kardashians 10 Year Anniversary Special, airing on 25 September at 7pm, host and executive producer of the series and special, Ryan Seacrest, sits down with Kris, Kim, Khloé, Kourtney, Kendall and Kylie to reflect back on the most monumental events in their lives.

Throughout the years, the family has remained genuine, compassionate, and vulnerable with the viewers, and this special will delve into what it’s been like for the family to live all the triumphs and hardships in front of the camera.

In preparation for the ten year anniversary celebrations, E! is airing a Kardash-a-thon, every day until 6 October. From 06:10am to 06:05pm, fans are given the opportunity to catch up on every episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians ever aired.

Fans can find out more about the Kardashian and Jenner sisters’ fashion style and signature looks in a series of E!’s Look Book specials, every day at 7pm.

On 7 October, E! will showcase the most popular episodes from Keeping Up with the Kardashians as voted by you, the fans, in Top 10 Fan Faves. Voting is open on the E! Africa Facebook page until 1 October.

Then, after a heavy and eventful year, Keeping Up with the Kardashians returns for a fun and flirty fourteenth season on 8 October at 7pm. From backyard camping and wine tasting in Santa Barbara to jet-setting to Mexico for birthday shenanigans, the family is determined to get back to basics, but not without some challenges along the way.

Kim debates removing herself from the spotlight to focus on her family after the traumatic experience in Paris.

Meanwhile, as Khloé’s relationship with Tristan heats up, she stresses over how to blend her two lives.

As Kourtney is burdened over how to unapologetically embrace her single life while co-parenting with Scott, Kendall finds herself under an immense amount of pressure as she struggles with being in the public eye and the rest of the family is along for the unpredictable ride.

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