Breaking news! ... SA's Got Talent aired on SABC2 for two seasons and then disappeared. Now it's back.
This press release just in from e.tv:
e.tv announces its latest addition to its local reality show stable: South Africa’s Got Talent, which premieres on the channel in September this year.
Says Monde Twala, e.tv’s channel head: “We are excited that South Africa’s Got Talent will form part of our programme offering. This reality show gives e.tv an opportunity to showcase a large variety of South African talent across a variety of categories/genres. e.tv’s programming strategy focuses on delivering fresh, relevant and entertaining programming that promotes diversity and transcends all age groups, demographics and gender.
"The channel strives to go beyond reflecting the lives of South Africans, and is proud to be able to provide viewers room to express their unique talent. e.tv’s current slate of local reality programmes includes, Step Up Or Step Out, So What, Rolling with … and Blame It On Fame."
Trish Kinane, President of Worldwide Entertainment, FremantleMedia says: "We are delighted that Got Talent will make its debut on e.tv. Got Talent has been hugely successful around the globe and we think it has enormous potential in South Africa, given the vast pool of talent in the country.
"We look forward to seeing what South Africa's Got Talent will uncover, and I have no doubt the show will be just as popular with e.tv's audiences as it has been worldwide".
Details and launch dates for South Africa’s Got Talent will be released at a later stage.