Three media companies have collectively been fined tens of millions of rand for price fixing and the fixing of trading conditions. The Competition Commission wants the firms to cough up for their “cartel conduct”.
Bookings for one of the most widely anticipated releases of 2015, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, are now officially open at the Ster-Kinekor box office. Bookings opened on Monday, 19 October, and a record number of 2 299 tickets were snapped up on the first day
Cinema chain Ster-Kinekor has announced plans to build its first new IMAX theatre in Gauteng, at a Pretoria mall. It’s the second IMAX theatre to be opened in South Africa following the launch last year of the first such facility at the Gateway Theatre of Shopping
Though he’s mostly been out of the headlines in recent years, Primedia founder William Kirsh didn’t disappear into early retirement when he resigned in September 2009 as CEO of the media empire he led and helped build. Rather, he’s been hard at work creating a new business – with his father
After an absence of several years, Ster-Kinekor is set to reintroduce IMAX threatres in South Africa, the cinema chain operator’s CEO Fiaz Mahomed revealed on Wednesday. The company has already begun construction of an IMAX theatre at the Gateway Theatre of Shopping north of Durban
What is film? Film is the illusion of movement through the montage of still images, 24 or 25 photographs a second on lengths of translucent plastic. The result is the motion picture that we love and have loved since the late 19th century. What began as a rudimentary carnival trick and was subsequently pioneered
Fans of celluloid won’t like this news. South Africa’s largest cinema chain, Ster-Kinekor, which is owned by privately held media group Primedia, will complete its migration from film to digital projection technology by 17 December this year. CEO Fiaz Mahomed says
Primedia-owned cinema chain Ster-Kinekor is investing R180m over a 12-month period in decommissioning all of the 35mm film projectors in its movie houses around the country and in replacing them with newfangled digital projectors – and, in some cases, fancy new surround-sound audio systems, too