It’s time for ‘Big Brother Mzansi’

2013-06-18 00:00

FANS of Big Brother can look forward to a brand new South African edition of the reality show.

Mzansi Magic will produce Big Brother Mzansi.

Yolisa Phahle, M-Net’s director of local interest channels, says hosting a reality show of the magnitude of Big Brother is a logical next step for Mzansi Magic.

“The multiple requests over the years for another local version of this supernova television show, together with the overwhelming viewer response to Big Brother Africa signalled that it will be a sure-fire hit in our market,” Phahle said.

“Adding Big Brother to our varied, increasing portfolio of general entertainment productions — ranging from telenovelas, soaps, lifestyle shows, comedies to reality and drama — consolidates Mzansi Magic’s commitment to bringing the biggest and the best local shows to our viewers.”

Big Brother The Chase, an M-Net AfricaMagic property, is currently enthralling viewers across Africa with just under one million website visitors; over 1,5 million video views (online); over 30 million page views (online) and over one million messages to TV in just two weeks. Big Brother Africa also boasts more than one million likes on Facebook and generates approximately 300 000 tweets per week. — AE.

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