[Submitted via press release]
SABC 1 Mzansi fo sho, South Africa’s biggest broadcaster, announces a landmark acquisition of the enormously popular Tropika Island of Treasure franchise.
The 5th instalment of Tropika Island of Treasure, one of the longest running, locally produced TV formats has long garnered impressive ratings on a rival channel and become the true definition of branded entertainment; a show which is undeniably a front runner in the stakes of excellent advertising funded programming.
“SABC 1 aims to bring viewers only the best in South African entertainment and we are very proud to add Tropika Island of Treasure 5 to our line-up,” says Leo Manne, General Manager SABC 1.
“It is fitting that this country’s leading television brand be the new home of such a highly successful property like TIOT to make this exciting programme even bigger . “
Watch the fresh new season of the location-based reality series which will be making its way to SABC 1 screens nationwide from February to April 2013.
SABC 1 viewers can prepare themselves to be glued to their screens when the all-new TIOT5 delivers hugely successful Mzansi A-list celebrities, the desirable island of Jamaica, and a refreshed 1 hour format which is what has guaranteed TIOT5 a coveted Saturday 18:30 prime time slot.
This year’s 7 stars and 7 consumer contestants will once again turn up the heat as they compete for a cool R1 million.
“TIOT5 marks 5 years of successful programming that has pioneered advertising funded programming in Africa. We are proud of this juggernaut campaign which continues to break new ground in innovative ways both in television and advertising ” adds executive producer Samantha Moon, from Stimulii.
“Tropika prides itself on being at the forefront of consumer’s needs and desires, and the coupling of Tropika and SABC 1 - both hot lifestyle properties- will no doubt deliver on captivating and enthralling television for South Africans!” says Asheen Dayal, Tropika Group Brand Manager.
Fronting the celebrity contestants for TIOT5 is SA’s hottest hip-hop giant and rap royalty AKA, Miss RGB and Zone 14’s sweetheart Pearl Thusi, king of kool Da L.E.S, sweltering cover girl Reeva Steenkamp, feisty former teen queen, actress and TV presenter Phuti Khomo; Mario “hot abs” Ogle, and rising Isidingo star and feature film actress Jay Anstey.
Are you an aspiring TV star and future millionaire? If you want to be part of the adventure in Jamaica for what promises to be an extraordinary season of Tropika Island of Treasure, get your hands on your favourite flavour of Tropika now with a sizzling new gold cap and follow the entry details on pack before entries close on 30 September 2012.
You can also follow all the Tropika action on www.tropikaisland.mobi and www.tropika-island.co.za.