Fledgling channel to most watched ... Mzansi Magic turns 10

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The channel has hosted some of South Africa's biggest stars.
The channel has hosted some of South Africa's biggest stars.


Ten years ago, DStv needed a channel that would address the viewing needs of its black viewers.

MultiChoice was at that time still quite a white space, with content geared towards white audiences, and Mzansi Magic was a much-needed breakthrough.

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