New local shows on Mzansi Magic


Local content channel Mzansi Magic, part of the DStv pay-TV bouquet, has announced a number of new local shows to start on the channel in October, as well as news of local shows going global.

According to a statement Mzansi Magic’s South African content has proved that it can appeal to audiences worldwide, with season one of popular cooking show Cooking with Siba to be broadcast in the UK as from Wednesday 5 October.

The channel’s award winning [SAFTA 2011 Best Magazine Show] All Access Mzansi has also been licensed to South African Airways (SAA) for their inflight entertainment effective from Wednesday 5 October.

With regard to new shows, a new documentary series, Miami Invasion, will capture the journey of South Africa’s top house music DJs including deejay Black Coffee and Fresh at the Miami Music Winter Conference (MWMC). The series premieres Saturday 1 October at 6pm with an episode that profiles the who’s who of the SA crew as well as their past and present relationship with Miami. 

The Road to Miss SA starts on Mzansi Magic on Sunday 9 October at 7pm. South Africans can watch the progress of the 33 Miss SA semi-finalists on this series until Miss South Africa 2011 is crowned in December. The Road to Miss SA is a one hour reality show, hosted by Bridget Masinga.

Mzansi Magic will also delve deep into the world of cutting edge must-have gadgets when Sony presents Mgongo premieres on Tuesday 11 October at 7:30pm. The half-hour show will be presented by Precious Kofi and newcomer Sandile van Heerden, and will feature popular music videos as well as interviews, live performances, behind-the-scenes scoops, the latest movie releases and gadgets.

Comedy show Laugh out Loud will return for season four on Friday 7 October at 7:30pm, promising more gags and even bigger suckers under the helm of its new co-executive producer Rapulana Seiphemo who takes over from Bobby Heaney from episode four.

Mzansi Magic will also continue with their locally produced bubblegum movies on Monday 3 October at 8:30pm, with a film where a Catholic Priest takes up a post in a crime-ridden township with a mission of converting the community members from sinners to saints. Cast The First Stone stars Tu Nokwe and Vuyo Dabula, and is directed by Lehlogonolo Shaft Moropane.                   


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