Netflix And Mattel Television Announce The All-Star Cast Of Masters Of The Universe: Revelation

Netflix and Mattel Television announced this past Friday the all-star cast of the upcoming Netflix anime series, Masters of the Universe: Revelation, a series based on He-Man, Skeletor, Teela and the other classic characters of the Masters of the Universe franchise.

The series is being produced by Mattel Television with Adam Bonnett (Descendants), Christopher Keenan (Justice League, Batman Beyond) and Rob David (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe) as executive producers.

Kevin Smith (Clerks, Chasing Amy) will serve as showrunner and executive producer. In addition, Susan Corbin (Voltron) will produce.

The cast includes:

  • Mark Hamill (Star Wars, Batman: The Animated Series) as Skeletor
  • Lena Headey (Game of Thrones, 300) as Evil-Lyn
  • Chris Wood (Supergirl, The Vampire Diaries) as Prince Adam / He-Man
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cruel Intentions) as Teela
  • Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones, Clash of the Titans) as Man-At-Arms
  • Stephen Root (Office Space, Barry) as Cringer
  • Diedrich Bader (Office Space, Napoleon Dynamite) as King Randor / Trap Jaw
  • Griffin Newman (The Tick, Vinyl) as Orko
  • Tiffany Smith (Behind Enemy Lines, Supernatural) as Andra
  • Henry Rollins (Johnny Mnemonic, Lost Highway) as Tri-Klops
  • Alan Oppenheimer (original Skeletor) (Westworld, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe) as Moss Man
  • Susan Eisenberg (Wonder Woman, Justice League) as Sorceress
  • Alicia Silverstone (Clueless, Batman & Robin) as Queen Marlena
  • Justin Long (Galaxy Quest, Live Free or Die Hard) as Roboto
  • Jason Mewes (Clerks, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back) as Stinkor
  • Phil LaMarr (Mad TV, Justice League) as He-Ro
  • Tony Todd (Candyman, Star Trek: The Next Generation) as Scare Glow
  • Cree Summer (DC Super Hero Girls, Vampirina) as Priestess
  • Kevin Michael Richardson (The Batman, ThunderCats) as Beast Man
  • Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series, Crisis on Infinite Earths) as Mer-Man
  • Harley Quinn Smith (Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot) as Ileena

Masters of the Universe: Revelation will focus on the unresolved storylines of the iconic characters, picking up where they left off decades ago.

Marc Bernardin (Castle Rock, Alphas), Eric Carrasco (Supergirl), Diya Mishra (Magic the Gathering) and Tim Sheridan (Reign of the Supermen) are writers on the series.

Animation for the series is being done by Powerhouse Animation (Castlevania).

“Masters of the Universe: Revelation is for the fans. Kevin Smith, as well as the rest of the all-star cast, share our love and passion for the iconic franchise and the deeper meaning of the property. At its core, Masters of the Universe is all about wanting the power to be the best version of yourself, and the series will bring this message to life in an entirely new way.” – Rob David, Executive Producer, Masters of the Universe: Revelation

“I cannot believe the lineup of talent I get to play with! The incredible, star-studded cast that Mattel’s Rob David and Netflix’s Ted Biaselli assembled for our Masters of the Universe series will let any lifelong He-Man fan know we’re treating this cartoon seriously and honoring the legendary world of Eternia with A-list talent! Chris, Sarah, Mark, Lena and the other amazing actors and actresses have given performances so powerful and real in a show that features a talking giant green tiger! With these fantastic performers behind our characters, it’ll be crazy easy to immerse yourself in the swords and sorcery of our epic sci-fi soap opera!” – Kevin Smith

Mattel’s (NASDAQ: MAT) reboot of the classic Masters of the Universe franchise also includes a comic book series by DC Comics (available now), reimagined versions of the 80’s toys (hitting retail shelves in the fall of 2020), a CG-animated series with Netflix (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe) and a feature film.


Upgrade Your Photography With The Canon EOS 850D, The Perfect All-Round DSLR Camera

Canon Europe announces the launch of the Canon EOS 850D, a lightweight, versatile and connected DSLR camera, powered by Canon’s fast and responsive DIGIC 8 processor. Capturing rich, detailed images with its 24.1 Megapixel Dual Pixel CMOS APS-C sensor and stunning 4K movie capability, the Canon EOS 850D is the perfect all-rounder for photography enthusiasts looking to upgrade their existing equipment and unleash their creativity.

Canon EOS 850D

The camera’s APS-C sensor delivers a high level of depth-of-field control, creating sharp images with beautifully softened backgrounds that make subjects stand out in the frame. Even when shooting fast-moving or distant subjects such as birds in flight, the 24.1MP provides ample resolution for cropping. The sensor also produces high resolution pictures without compromising on low-light performance; perfect for shooting indoor portraits. As part of Canon’s world-class EOS system, users can attach any EF or EF-S lens, add a Speedlite flash for creative lighting, or plug in an external mic via the 3.5mm jack. Paired with the versatile EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM kit lens, photographers can tackle a plethora of shooting scenarios.

Inherited from Canon’s professional range, the EOS 850D is equipped with an Intelligent Tracking (iTR) automatic focus (AF), made possible by the 220,000 Pixel RGB+IR metering sensor. By exchanging high-resolution automatic exposure data with the AF sensor, the iTR automatic focus provides high speed responsiveness and accuracy, ideal for capturing sport and wildlife photography. This advanced technology makes automatic face tracking through the optical viewfinder possible. The ergonomic design features top and rear dials for dual control of both shutter speed and aperture. With this enhanced design, lightweight body and improved connectivity all contributing to greater ease of use, the Canon EOS 850D is a great option for photography enthusiasts who need a camera that can inspire and provide total creative control.

Always Capture the Moment

The precise Eye Detect AF in Live View creates natural looking portraits with detailed eyes that bring the subject to life. Also capable of 7fps continuous shooting, accurately tracking subjects on the move is effortless. To give photographers the flexibility to capture from challenging viewpoints, the camera features a Vari-Angle touchscreen which can be positioned at almost any angle for more creative compositions.

The autofocus tracking on the Canon EOS 850D is high-speed and accurate due to the 45 point all cross-type AF sensor and Dual Pixel CMOS AF, while face detection is more reliable for improved exposure judgement when people are in the frame, perfect for capturing in challenging light such as when subjects are backlit.

Greater Control of Stills & Movies

Whether shooting stills or movies, this fast and powerful DSLR delivers impeccable image quality as a result of the DIGIC 8 processor. The Canon EOS 850D can record in Full HD up to 60p, stunning 4K up to 25p1 and expands on its predecessor’s options for movie capture, with a more detailed set-up for time-lapse movies and automatic scene selection. To counteract the jittery shake associated with handheld movie shooting, the EOS 850D features 5-Axis Movie Digital IS, for smooth, controlled videos.

When capturing stills in Live View mode, photographers have ultra-fine control when selecting their focal point – offering 143 points in automatic mode or 3975 points in manual selection – thanks to the Dual Pixel CMOS AF. The Remote Live View function gives photographers extended control, including remote shutter release and the ability to view from their smartphone; perfect for when photographers need to step away from the camera. Capable of shooting in RAW, photographers can utilise all the information captured by the sensor, while shooting in C-RAW format will produce a smaller file size that almost doubles the continuous shooting buffer from 40 images to 75. With in-camera RAW editing, users can perfect their images without the need for a computer or mobile device.

Connect and Share with Ease

The connectivity options offer enthusiasts more ways to share their work and greater security when capturing. With 2.4GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth®2 Low Energy connectivity, photographers can connect the Canon EOS 850D to their iOS or Android device through the Canon Camera Connect app, to edit and share high-quality images. From here, content can be downloaded to a smart device, reviewed and posted on social media or shared with friends and family. With this integration, photographers can easily edit using DPP Express for iPad3 for a full RAW workflow on the move. The Auto Image Sync also provides worry-free back up of both stills and movies to the users’ computer with Image Transfer Utility 2, so precious shots are never lost.

For photography enthusiasts looking to take the next step in creative control, this impressive DSLR captures detailed images and powerful 4K movies. Responsive, easy-to-use and built to last, the Canon EOS 850D is packed with advanced functionality to give photographers the tools they need to explore their creativity.

The Canon EOS 850D is available to pre-order from Canon’s online store and will go on sale from April 2020.

For more information on the Canon EOS 850D or to locate your nearest retail outlet, please visit:

Canon EOS 850D – Key Features:

  • 24.1 Megapixel Dual Pixel CMOS APS-C Sensor
  • 7fps continuous shooting rate
  • 4K (contrast AF) 24p/25p
  • Full HD with Dual Pixel CMOS AF up to 60p
  • 45 AF point system
  • 220,000 Pixel RGB+IR Metering Sensor with Flicker Detection (same as 90D)
  • Intelligent Tracking (iTR) AF
  • Eye Detection AF (With tracking)
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor

Professional Mirrorless Redefined – Canon Announces Development Of The Game-Changing, 8K Video-Capable EOS R5

anon Inc. announces the development of the EOS R5, a full frame mirrorless camera built on the revolutionary EOS R System. Developed with customer feedback and market needs in mind, the EOS R5 features unrivalled high-speed, high-resolution, 8K video and unparalleled image stabilisation – allowing photographers and filmmakers to push creative boundaries harder and capture action better than ever before.

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Fast and first-class image capture

Reaffirming Canon’s commitment to its EOS R System and providing photographers and filmmakers with innovative products, the EOS R5 offers a step-change in performance, with an incredible 12fps using the mechanical shutter and the electronic shutter offering 20fps. The camera’s combination of speed and resolution will set new standards, to make mirrorless an ideal choice for everyone from wedding to wildlife photographers.

Canon’s outstanding optical image stabilisation technology and superior electronic communication between lens and camera shines with this latest addition to the EOS R family. The EOS R5 takes the cutting-edge technology developed for the range to the next level, by including a newly Canon-developed, in-camera image stabilisation system – which works in combination with the lens stabilisation system, making sure that whatever the situation stills and video content captured is shake-free.

Futureproofing video content

The EOS R5 is the ideal camera for those looking to set their video and stills content apart from the rest. Making the capturing of cinematic-quality 8K video available in a wider range of scenarios, the EOS R5 is the answer to the growing demand for high-resolution, high-quality moving image across all genres. Offering four times the resolution of the current industry standard of 4K, the camera enables creators to shoot wide in 8K and, when needed, crop for a 4K output.

Richard Shepherd, Pro Product Marketing Senior Manager, said: “We’re confident that the EOS R5 will shake up the global mirrorless market and we’re excited to see the content photographers and filmmakers will be able to capture with this outstanding new device in their hands.

“This camera highlights our commitment to mirrorless and the need to futureproof photography and filmmaking. We launched the innovative EOS R System in September 2018 with an array of RF lenses and the EOS R, soon followed by more RF lenses, the EOS RP and EOS Ra. The EOS R5 will become the new flagship Canon mirrorless camera, delivering exceptional image quality and video capture.”

Swift on-the-go communication abilities

With content delivery just as important as image and video capture, the EOS R5 will support automatic transfer of image files from the device to the cloud platform. This automatic image transfer makes it easy for users to view their content on other devices instantly when on-the-go. What’s more, the EOS R5 also features dual card slots for convenience.

Today, Canon also announces the launch of the RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM – the latest lens to join Canon’s RF line-up for the EOS R System. Canon is developing a total of nine RF lenses scheduled for release in 2020, including the RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM and compatible Extender RF 1.4x and Extender RF 2x.


Idols SA Breaking News

Idols SA Pop up auditions are not taking place in the same set-up this year.

There is an exciting change to the Pop-Up auditions format. Here is the news you’ve been waiting for, Pop up auditions this year have gone online! Now you will be afforded an opportunity to audition for one of the best music reality shows regardless of where you are based. You can now enter Idols SA Season 16 by posting your video audition on our website. We go live at midnight on Tuesday 25 February and close on Thursday 27 February 2020. It is for a limited time only, and we are open strictly for 48 hours. Go to for all the details now!

So, here is how it works:

To audition you will need to enter the below information online

Full Name
SA ID Number
Contact phone number
Contact e-mail address.
Where do you live at the moment?
30 second video clip of audition, strictly singing only.

Once an audition has been submitted, an automated email response will be sent saying that the audition has been received. Entrants will receive a further email informing them whether their audition was successful or not. If successful, the participant will get to audition in person in front of the Idols judges. You can still enter online if you have been to an audition already this season. You can also go to a physical audition if you have entered online this season. You cannot play an instrument while singing for your online audition, purely singing only. No introducing yourself as part of your audition-strictly singing only. You are still allowed to sing your own song. All other rules for entering Idols SA are online and still apply.

Some of the Rules are:

  • You must be between 16 years and 30 year sold on the day of your audition.
  • You must have SA residency.
  • You may not have an existing recording or management deal.
  • The Judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Your video must only be 30 seconds in duration.
  • Your video must be of you singing only. No talking will be considered.
  • Your audition may be used on TV even if you do not get a call back to audition for the judges.
  • Please see the full rules on the Idols SA website.

“We are excited to be presenting another opportunity to those that could have missed auditions this year and look forward to yet another amazing season of Idols SA”, says Philly Kubheka, Head of PR and Publicity at Local Entertainment Channels.


Minnie Dlamini Set To Host The 2020 DStv Mzansi Viewer’s Choice Awards

DStv and Mzansi Magic today announced that the third annual DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards (DMVCA) proudly presented by 1Life, will be hosted by none other than homegrown celebrity, presenter, beauty entrepreneur and producer Minnie Dlamini.

The much-loved SA media personality first burst onto our screens in 2010 as a presenter of various sport and music shows. She later moved to acting in her debut on M-Net’s soapie The Wild, and later joined Mzansi Magic’s Sunday night drama, Rockville. 2017 saw South Africans get a rare glimpse into her very private life leading up to her glamorous nuptials in a three-part reality series titled Becoming Mrs Jones. Minnie currently co-hosts Mzansi Magic’s lifestyle-meets-sports show Homeground, which features live celebrity interviews, and the hottest sporting highlights from the week.

Minnie is more than thrilled to be presenting this exciting event. “Being part of the MultiChoice family has been a great honour for me not only as part of the productions that I work on, but to have the team bestow such a big responsibility is something I do not take for granted. A production of this magnitude has no do overs and my greatest wish is to make all the viewers proud of my work as they are the people we are celebrating on the day” said Minnie Dlamini.

The star-studded ceremony, proudly presented by 1Life, will be broadcast live from the Ticketpro Dome on Saturday 14 March 2020. The awards, which are voted for by the public, aim to honour the year’s biggest achievers across 11 different entertainment categories, and to award the nominee who earns the highest overall number of votes as:The Ultimate Viewers’ Choice, this hotly contested race demands that the winner get over million votes!

“MultiChoice prides itself at being at the forefront of storytelling on the continent and appreciates the fact that part of that process in bringing the magic to South African homes is working with the greatest talent the country has to offer”, said Simon Camerer, Chief Customer Officer at MultiChoice South Africa.

A fan of the Minnie Dlamini brand, Simon further added, “it is going to be a night to remember with Minnie at the helm of this year’s awards.

Nomsa Philiso, Director of Local Interest Channels is equally delighted to have Minnie as a part of this prestigious evening. “Minnie Dlamini has been nothing short of incredible on the various shows we have worked with her on – on our platform. As part of our channel family, we have nothing but unwavering confidence in her upcoming performance. She will definitely razzle the audience on the night!”, said Philiso.

Voting closes on the 29th of February and fans can vote for their favourites via these platforms:

the DStv App,
via SMS by sending their favourite nominee’s code to 39201
or USSD by dialling 12033033# on your mobile

The complete list of nominees for the 2020 DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards are:


  • De Mthuda & Njelic – Shesha
  • Prince Kaybee ft Indlovukazi, Supta & Afro Brotherz – Gugulethu
  • Sjava – Umama
  • Nasty C ft Rowlene – SMA (Vol. 1)
  • Kaygee DaKing & Bizizi ft Killer Kau – Kokota


  • Motshidisi Mohono
  • Nomsa Buthelezi
  • Moshe Ndiki
  • Thomas Mlambo
  • Jub Jub

FAVOURITE COMEDIAN(Brought to you by Kia)

  • Mpho Popps
  • Celeste Ntuli
  • Khanyisa Bunu
  • Skhumba Hlophe
  • Siyanda Maphumulo

FAVOURITE RISING STAR (Brought to you by Kia)

  • Kabza De Small
  • Wiseman Mncube
  • Simthandile ‘SimTiger’ Tshabalala
  • Thato Moeng
  • Larona Moagi


  • DJ Fresh
  • Kgomotso Matsunyane
  • Siphiwo ‘Spitch’ Nzawumbi
  • Seipati ‘Twasa’ Seoke
  • Khathide ‘Tshatha’ Ngobe

FAVOURITE ACTOR (Proudly presented by 1Life)

  • Molefi Monaisa
  • Bheki Sibiya
  • Presley Chweneyagae
  • Warren Masemola
  • Masoja Msiza

FAVOURITE ACTRESS (Proudly presented by 1Life)

  • Dawn Thandeka King
  • Zola Nombona
  • Florence Masebe
  • Sindi Dlathu
  • Tsholofelo Matshaba


  • Prince Kaybee
  • Sjava
  • Sho Madjozi
  • King Monada
  • Dr Tumi


  • DJ Maphorisa
  • DJ Speedsta
  • Prince Kaybee
  • DJ Sumbody
  • Kabza De Small


  • Thembi Kgatlana
  • Percy Tau
  • Siya Kolisi
  • Bongiwe Msomi
  • Refiloe Jane


  • Bonang Matheba
  • Somizi Mhlongo
  • Anele Mdoda
  • Nomzamo Mbatha
  • Sho Madjozi

Perspective Uncovers The Case

The series provides an up-close perspective on homicide investigations, incorporating bodycam footage from police departments across America.

Wide shot recreation of detective interviewing suspect at police precinct in an interrogation room.

This month ID (DSTV 171) brings you a thrilling homicide investigation series called The Murder Tapes.

This thrilling true crime series tells the stories from the viewpoint of the detectives themselves as they are literally solving the case.

The show also captures the testimonies from the victim’s families and their reactions in real time. This intimate filming technique captures every thrilling moment of a whodunnit murder investigation, all from the eyes of the detectives tasked with catching the killer. Viewers experience every twist and turn, every false lead, and every breakthrough alongside the detectives, until the killer is captured and sentenced.

Don’t miss The Murder Tapes premiering on Thursday, 20 February at 21:00 on ID (DStv 171).


Coming Up On Carte Blanche – 23 February 2020

Carte Blanche‎ this Sunday only on M-Net & M-Net HD [101], 23 February 2020 at 19:00 & again on M-Net Plus 1 [901] at 20:00


The Construction Mafia

They’re known as the Construction Mafia – community groups who demand a cut in building projects around the country, sometimes even resorting to violence and intimidation to get their way. From some form of employment, sub-contracting to their small businesses or in some cases straight up cash – they say they’ll continue to hold construction sites to ransom until they receive their share. Carte Blanche investigates.

Producer: Nicky Troll | Presenter: Macfarlane Moleli


Upcoming Budget: Difficult Decisions

Amid another looming downgrade, with spiralling debt, weak growth and a slow pace of reform, last year’s medium-term budget gave a clear roadmap of what the government needed to do. Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said reversing the trends required urgent action, but can he make the difficult decisions needed to save the economy?

Producer: Joy Summers | Presenter: Derek Watts

The Absolute Right to Inherit

Private wills are untouchable – as long as you are not financially responsible for minor children, you can pass on your assets or disinherit whomever you choose. But what if discrimination on grounds of being female, or adopted, excludes children in a family from what they believe should be theirs? In a legal first, the Constitutional Court is considering whether all children in a family have an equal right to inherit in a constitutional dispensation that promotes equality.

Producer: Annalise Lubbe | Presenter: Claire Mawisa
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Derek Watts: “When you look at the challenges facing the world and this country, one elephant may not seem to be all that much. But this little albino elephant called Khanyisa is a story of true survival and fighting against the odds, showing that cruelty doesn’t always win.”

Khanyisa – The Albino Elephant

Trapped in a snare for several days without food or water and seriously injured, Khanyisa – a rare albino elephant calf didn’t stand a chance. At just six months old, her herd eventually abandoned her, leaving her to battle the elements alone. Now with a little help from some friends, she’s on the road to recovery.

Producer: Sinethemba Nogude | Presenter: Derek Watts
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Superstar Of Superhero Art: Artgerm Comes To Comic Con Cape Town

Comic Con Cape Town has some epic news that will thrill fans: the announcement of a titan of comic art, Artist Alley guest Stanley Lau. Better known as Artgerm, he is an artist who has blended elements of East and West into one iconic style that is all his own and has become a favourite with fans.

If you keep an eye on the latest movie releases, you’ll know that 2020 is bringing us a number of fearless female heroes to the silver screen from Wonder Woman to Harley Quinn. Who better then to visit Comic Con Cape Town in 2020 than Artgerm, well known for his stunning portrayals of both of these characters, along with numerous notable covers for Batgirl, Poison Ivy, Supergirl, The Fantastic Four, Thor, Spider-Gwen, and Captain Marvel. This makes him an artist that has successfully worked across The Big Two of the comic world – both DC Comics and Marvel – and Capcom.

Artgerm’s art is imbued with the fluidity and colour of Eastern Anime and Manga styles. His comic art is found exclusively on covers or variant covers (variants being known as the “B side” or alternate version of a cover) that fans scramble to collect as soon as they are released. Artgerm has designed stunning interpretations of collectible figurines for the likes of Sideshow Collectibles and is known for his attention to detail.

Artgerm is a multifaceted artist working as an illustrator, designer, concept artist and creative director, and is the co-founder of digital art company Imaginary Friends Studio. He has lived and breathed art for 25 years, firmly entrenching the Artgerm name in the history books.

At Comic Con Cape Town, Artgerm will be in the Artist Spotlight Zone selling prints, signing merchandise, and meeting fans. He will also host a talk on the Main Stage and create a sketch – live! – giving visitors insight into the technique and skill that it takes to create one of his works of art.

For any aspiring artists looking for tips, Artgerm is active on social media and presently runs a full-time diploma course with his Imaginary Friends Studio partners in Digital Design and Illustration. He frequently attends conferences and visits educational institutions worldwide to share his passion for art and design.

Artgerm will join other incredible celebrities in the film and series space such as Ricky Whittle from American Gods and Tom Hopper from the Umbrella academy, and comic legends Mark Brooks and Derrick Chew.

The inaugural Comic Con Cape Town will be held from 1 – 3 May 2020 at the Cape Town Stadium in Greenpoint, hosted by the City of Cape Town. Comic Con Cape Town is an entertainment and comic convention that features comic books, games, celebrities, Cosplay, animation, movies, artists, pop culture elements and so much more.



Whitney Houston Debut Album 35th Anniversary

This Valentine’s Day marks the 35th anniversary of Whitney Houston’s self-titled debut album released in 1985 and a special HD video release of Greatest Love of All launches today in celebration. Whitney Houston became an instant sensation becoming the first solo female artist to have seven consecutive number-one singles on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Whitney Houston’s classic debut changed her life overnight with her first number-one single “How Will I Know” topping the US Billboard Hot 100 chart hours after release, with her second number-one single “The Greatest Love of All” following a month later.

Whitney Houston’s music has touched young and old and has been cited as the most awarded female artist of all time by Guinness World Records and will forever be known as one of the bestselling music artists with 200 million records sold worldwide.

The anniversary celebration follows two exciting frontline duets with Kygo and Pentatonix in 2019, followed by the nomination to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and brand new hologram tour kicking off in the UK in late February.

Links to the album


ESPN Acquires The RIghts To The NBA In Africa

Multiyear-year deal brings NBA to fans across Africa on ESPN and ESPN 2

The Walt Disney Company Africa is pleased to announce that it has acquired the multiyear rights to broadcast the National Basketball League (NBA) across the continent, starting 14 February 2020, exclusively on paid TV in English on ESPN and ESPN 2.

Considered the top basketball league in the world and featuring the world’s most talented players, the NBA is the latest to be added to ESPN’s already iconic and popular league and sporting event lineup from the United States and across the globe.

Viewers can look forward to regular-season games, the NBA Playoffs and the Conference Finals, as well as the peak of the basketball calendar, The Finals, the NBA’s annual championship series. For the remainder of the season, fans will be able to watch live games per week on Fridays and Sundays, including Friday ESPN double-headers and the NBA Sunday games.

Tipping things off will be the NBA All-Star 2020 from 14-16 February 2020. Consisting of a variety of special events and performances, including NBA Rising Stars and State Farm All-Star Saturday Night, the weekend culminates with the 69th NBA All-Star Game on Sunday 16 February 2020*, the annual exhibition game featuring Team LeBron and Team Giannis. The teams will be playing for a chance to donate U.S. $500,000 to charity.

Additional programing will include the broadcast of the NBA Draft in June, where each NBA team can select eligible players from across the U.S. and the globe to play in the league. With more games, specials and events being lined up – including exciting programming created especially for fans in Africa – viewers have one destination to watch all the NBA action.

“By securing these rights for Africa, ESPN is able to further its commitment to bringing premier content to audiences and growing the diversity of programming on the channels,” says Evert van der Veer, Vice President of Media Networks for The Walt Disney Company Africa. “We are thrilled to share in the passion and excitement of this league with fans across the continent.”

Viewers will be able to follow the action on ESPN and ESPN 2 from 14 February 2020, as well as follow the NBA on, and @espnafrica on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.