Our Companies & Brands: Broadcast and Content
Gallo Record Company has been recording music since 1926. It is South Africa’s largest and oldest independent music label, having celebrated its 90th anniversary in the music business with a vast, rich and historic legacy music catalogue. Gallo Music Publishers represents, owns and administers one of the largest African copyright catalogues. It is also the local sub-publishing partner for Warner Chappell Music, which is one of the world’s five biggest publishing companies.
Indigenous Film Distribution is a boutique distributor focused on the acquisition, distribution and marketing of exclusively South African and African feature films across all media platforms. The company is dedicated to growing audiences for locally produced films primarily in South Africa and Africa, but also in the rest of the world. IFD is the only distributor in the territory that is exclusively focused on the distribution of local content.
The Sunday Times is South Africa’s biggest-selling weekly newspaper. It is over a hundred years old and an important part of the fabric of the country. From award-winning investigative journalism to the best lifestyle content and business news, it’s the ultimate family Sunday read. The title’s website www.sundaytimes.co.za ensures that the best of the brand is available throughout the week and across platforms.
Kagiso Tiso Holdings Proprietary Limited (KTH) is an investment holding company. KTH’s investments are in sectors that include media, resources, infrastructure, power and financial services and include a mix of both listed and private investments.
As its name suggests, Mpumalanga-based Rise FM aims to inspire its listeners to rise up and let their voices be heard. The station talks to its base of progressive black listeners with an array of music and current affairs in both English and the local vernacular (isiSwati, isiZulu and isiNdebele).
Business Day TV is available on both the Premium and Compact DStv bouquets and broadcasts across Southern Africa, reaching nine different African countries. The channel features essential business news and programming that focuses on what’s moving markets and influencing business decisions. Backed by the combined resources of the Business Day and Financial Mail newsroom, it is in an unrivalled position to cover the South African business story. For updates and to watch previously aired content visit BusinessDayTV.co.za.
Hirt & Carter is South Africa’s leading retail solutions provider. It is also the country’s foremost software development business in the retail sector. The company provides a complete end-to-end service offering of tailor-made systems and processes to manage the entire integrated shopper communication process.
KwaZulu-Natal has come alive with the inspirational sounds of Vuma 103FM, the fastest-growing commercial radio station in the country. The radio station broadcasts from studios in the heart of the Umhlanga New Town precinct to a footprint of more than 6-million people in isiZulu – the most widely spoken African language in the country.
Established in 1922, Robor manufactures and supplies welded steel tube and pipe, cold formed steel profiles and associated products. Robor supplies and distributes carbon steel coil, plate, sheet and structural profiles.
The Home Channel offers high quality programming for home owners, gardeners, DIY lovers, décor fanatics and foodies alike. Available across Southern Africa, the channel is broadcast on all of the DStv bouquets. HomeChannel.co.za is the equally dynamic digital counterpart to the channel.
This business designs, manufactures and distributes a diverse range of print products and services to customers and institutions that typically have markets or networks throughout Africa. These products include cartons, self-adhesive and unsupported labels and a wide range of transactional forms including security, gaming and election ballots.
TimesLIVE is a leading news website in the South African market. It caters to a loyal audience hungry for breaking news, quality journalism and the opportunity to engage and be more informed. TimesLIVE is the online home of Sunday Times and The Times.
Having been in business for more than 40 years, Paton Tupper is one of the most respected and largest below-the-line agencies in South Africa. Top local companies look to them to make their brands come alive through advertising, digital marketing, instore marketing and point of sale design and production.
The Saturday Dispatch carries a fine blend of news and features with a strong focus on lifestyle and leisure content. Readers choose this title to catch up on both world and local news, and because they have more time to focus in-depth on stories, come the weekend.
Radio Jambo is one of Kenya’s leading Swahili language radio stations. It broadcasts out of Nairobi with an array of news, sports talk and African music.
CSI is one of the largest metal roofing manufacturers in Africa. Group companies include Global Roofing Solutions, which is a leading South African roofing material manufacturer, made up of both the Brownbuilt and HH Robertson brands. CSI also owns Stalcor, a producer, stockist and distributor of stainless steel and aluminium products used in a variety of sectors.
Ignition is South Africa’s first television channel dedicated entirely to all things motoring. Broadcasting daily on DStv Channel 189 to nine different African countries, Ignition is not just for people who love cars; it’s for people who live them. From new cars and reviews to motorsport, bikes and trucks, if it has wheels it will be covered. IgnitionLIVE.co.za is the brand’s digital home.
Multi TV is Ghana's first truly nationwide free-to-air multi-channel digital television service. The brand offers news, sport and entertainment channels that include the popular Joy TV and Adom TV.
Kiss FM is Kenya’s top youth radio station. It attracts 4.2 million listeners a week and plays popular music interspersed with celebrities, fashion and pop culture.
Times Select is SA’s first digital daily edition that tells what you need to know and why it matters – all in a convenient 20-minute read. It gives you a sharply edited view of the news of the day – South African news exclusive to Times Select; a selection of other important or interesting national, business, lifestyle, sport and world news; and top columnists and opinion writers.
Silo provides the largest unified brand resource in the country, including up-to-date images and a full metadata solution extending to product and promotional data from manufacturers, retailers and wholesale trade. Their systems are cloud-based and enable customers to have access to accurate, real-time product imagery and content.
The Financial Mail reaches SA’s most important decision makers with essential and engaging weekly news, business analysis and debate. The FM’s journalists are leaders in their fields and the magazine offers a comprehensive coverage of investment, business, political and social trends.
Kiss TV is a music, entertainment and popular culture channel, aimed at Kenya’s urban youth. This free-to-air channel broadcasts off the Bamba TV platform (also a Tiso Blackstar brand) and is a spin-off of the popular Kenyan radio station Kiss FM.
Nairobi-based Classic 105 is the go-to for fans of great music from the 1970s, 80s and 90s. The station boasts an incredibly popular breakfast show, 5.4 million listeners every week and is ranked the number one English radio station in Kenya.
Business Day is South Africa’s most influential and respected daily newspaper, offering incisive coverage of business, politics, labour and other current affairs, written by some of the country’s award-winning journalists.
Joy FM is the top-ranked English radio station in Ghana and runs out of the country’s capital, Accra. It targets a middle- to upper-income group of listeners. The station’s format consists of quality news and talk programming interspersed with music.
Kenya’s Bamba TV is a digital terrestrial television platform that hosts over thirty channels and boasts over 200 000 subscribers. The brand’s top-box sets offer an eclectic mix of news, lifestyle programming, sport and entertainment from the likes of Kiss Television, the Kenyan Television Network and Al Jazeera.
The daily Sowetan newspaper is a South African icon. Renowned as fearless advocate of political truth and national development, it is also a proud promoter of personal development. Added to this, readers across the country turn to the brand for entertainment news, community updates and, always, top-class journalism.
Ochre Moving Pictures (OMP) is one of South Africa’s leading producers of high-quality entertainment and educational television. For over a decade, OMP has produced programming across genres that range from soap operas to reality series and children’s television. In recent years, OMP has diversified its business to include formats and rights acquisition, channel development for pay-tv, mobile content and international series.
This Akan language station has broad reach and is based in Accra, Ghana. The station targets lower middle- to upper-income listeners with a mix of news, talk and music.
The Weekend Post is an award-winning Saturday newspaper that features exclusive investigations and topical Eastern Cape news. Its leisure tabloid supplement My Weekend includes local travel, food and wine, décor and shopping news, and a weekly TV guide.
The Herald is Port Elizabeth’s leading local daily newspaper. With a heritage of over a century of award-winning journalism, the newspaper focuses on serving the Nelson Mandela Bay metro with excellent coverage of municipal affairs and local politics, regional business, sports and entertainment.
The Daily Dispatch website is a news website offering critical Eastern Cape community updates and breaking South African and international news.
SA Home Owner is one of South Africa’s leading luxury home and decor magazines. The monthly magazine focuses on showcasing luxury houses across SA, as well as offering decor, trend-watching and lifestyle features, and expert comment on home-related topics. The magazine is packed with expertise – based on over 20 years in the industry. SA Home Owner is available in print and online at www.sahomeowner.co.za and is currently a leader in the Home and Décor category, this is coupled with a strong social media presence.
The SA Home Owner Trends is an annual publication, distributed to select SA Home Owner readers and Sunday Times subscribers. It covers both local and international design and decor trends.
SA Home Owner Kitchens and Bathrooms is an annual publication available together with the August issue of SA Home Owner. It covers innovative ideas and trends for kitchen and bathroom needs.
Business Day’s award-winning glossy lifestyle supplement Wanted is for those in the know. Unashamedly glamorous, Wanted offers an eclectic mix of serious, insightful and witty journalism. This includes who’s hot and going places, exclusive big-personality interviews, and the most coveted cars. It’s also always hot on the heels of the latest high-street fashion, exotic travel, tomorrow’s technology, and gadgets for grown-ups.
The Edit is a high quality glossy magazine produced by the fashion, home and beauty teams of the Sunday Times. Its content ranges from the hottest catwalk trends to beautiful interiors and columns and features that capture the zeitgeist.
The Sowetan newspaper's S Mag is a vibrant and engaging lifestyle, beauty and fashion magazine that offers a delicious dose of entertainment and lifestyle features. The magazine is inserted into the paper and talks to a young, engaged and exuberant urban female audience.
MIMS – the medical publishing division of Tiso Blackstar Group – is the country’s leading medical reference publisher, with over 60 years’ experience. MIMS publishes some 20 regular print publications in the human and veterinary health fields, including MIMS, MIMS Desk Reference, The Generics Dictionary, the specialist Handbook series and the Index of Veterinary Specialties. Digital products include mobiMIMS, emims, www.mimscpd.co.za and www.generic.co.za.
The Digest of South African Architecture is an official publication endorsed by the SA Institute of Architects. This annual is a showcase of the finest work completed by South African Architects each year. The publication focuses on innovative designs, technical advances and fresh concepts.
khuluma is a full-colour, glossy, in-flight magazine published monthly for kulula.com. This contemporary publication is a showcase of the best travel destinations, and best places to stay and eat. Edited by a guest editor/comedian every month, the magazine’s tone is tongue in cheek, but always relevant to what’s happening around us.
Architecture South Africa was established more than 30 years ago as the official journal of the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA). Its focus is on recently completed projects and the development of South African architecture in the context of the special demands of South African society, sustainability and increasing globalisation.
Rock, Surf & Deep (RSD) is a comprehensive alternate monthly publication that brings readers the very best of angling, along with unbiased overviews of the latest available products, innovations and exciting fishing locations. RSD focuses on all aspects of saltwater angling, including reviews of new equipment and established brands.
SA Mining, an alternate monthly publication, is South Africa’s oldest mining magazine spanning over 120 years. The magazine examines and delivers in-depth project and topical news on southern Africa’s and Africa’s mining industry. SA Mining’s news content covers a range of commodities; projects; contracts; legislation; finance-related issues; the environment; equipment and technology; as well thought leadership from analysts, economists and think-tanks within the sector.
The South African Schools Collection is a prestigious annual publication targeted primarily at parents who need to make crucial decisions concerning their children’s future. It provides a comprehensive directory of independent and public schools countrywide, including universities, universities of technology and FET colleges.
The Daily Dispatch website is a news website offering critical Eastern Cape community updates and breaking South African and international news.
Voice of Local Government is published in partnership with the South African Local Government Association. The magazine aims to raise the profile of local government and the municipalities it represents. The content focus is centred around the principles of local government’s Back to Basics campaign, and on economic transformation within local municipalities.
The Sunday World is a contemporary weekly tabloid that offers an upbeat approach to both news and entertainment. It is known for racy infotainment, celebrities, sport and gossip and specialist pages on fashion, beauty, health, motoring and money.
The ultimate business super site. Business LIVE offers one destination to get the best of Business Day, the Financial Mail, Investors Monthly, the Sunday Times’s Business Times, Business Day TV and Rand Daily Mail content at any given moment.
The digital home of the Sowetan brings ‘The Soul Truth’ to readers who are ‘In the Know, On the Move’. The brand offers breaking news complemented by need-to-know information from the world of politics, comprehensive local soccer coverage and consumer, relationships and lifestyle advice.
HeraldLIVE combines significant local news from Nelson Mandela Bay and surrounding areas with the best of both national and international news, analysis, entertainment and opinion. It is the digital home of the Herald newspaper.
The Rand Daily Mail – a respected brand in South African journalism – is an online-only newspaper that brings readers a regular dose of opinion, analysis and some news related to current affairs, politics and business.
TshisaLIVE, the entertainment brand of TimesLIVE, is South Africa’s top source of the hottest entertainment news and celebrity gossip, updated around the clock
Infrastructure magazine is an annual business-to-business publication which is packaged with the Sunday Times Business Times. It covers current key conversations around African Infrastructure development and targets in particular aspects including transport, water, energy, rail, housing and green developments, among others.
Pursuit is an annual trade directory for the South African fashion, clothing, textile and allied industries. The publication is in its 20th year and is a vital reference guide for key players in the industry.
The Professions & Projects Register is a glossy magazine published annually, providing in-depth information about the built environment. It also serves as a marketing tool for the South African construction industry through its extensive directory listings and advertisements. Since the magazine’s inception 30 years ago, The Professions & Projects Register has become an indispensable reference for its readers and subscribers.
Business Media Mags (www.businessmediamags.co.za) is an online portal which showcases high quality content from a combination of 29 business oriented magazines and supplements. Some of the top titles include SA Mining, Infrastructure, Architecture SA, Financialmail Travel, Financialmail Boardroom, Sunday Times Healthy Times and Sunday Times Green.
Business, Corporate and Bespoke Events in South Africa can be easily created and managed with Tiso Blackstar Events. With over 90 years of collective experience in hosting and managing events, Tiso Blackstar Events is seen as one of the premier managers and organizers of events in South Africa.
Empire Entertainment, a division of Tiso Blackstar Group, specialises in film distribution in Africa. We act as the sole distributors to Warner Bros. Pictures International, 20th Century Fox, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) as well as leading independent studios such as Lionsgate, STX, Amblin Entertainment, Studio Canal, Participant Media and more. Our distribution network extends beyond borders and screens, enabling movie-lovers from all walks of life to enjoy world-class content.
We make movies happen.