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Vuzu

Broadcast on: DStv
Active from: 01 Jul 2009

Contact details:
137 Bram Fischer Dr
Blairgowrie
Randburg
Gauteng
2194

Tel: +27 (0)11 686-6000

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About

Vuzu is a South African youth-oriented television channel produced by M-Net for pay television platform DStv.

AVAILABILITY

DStv: Channel 116
Bouquet: Premium, Compact Plus, Compact

PICTURE FORMAT

16:9 (720p, HDTV)

ABOUT

Vuzu is a youth-focused entertainment channel for young Africans. The programming is a combination of big name international series and locally produced shows.

The channel featureS a wide variety of genres including drama, reality, comedy, animation, extreme sports, gaming and magazine style shows.

The channel launched in mid-2009, replacing go. This occurred during the second phase of the network's reshuffle of its youth channel offering. Vuzu is typically geared towards the 14-23 age demographic.

Vuzu's viewer-centric programming mix includes international hit shows like Gossip Girl, Entourage, The Simpsons, Kyle XY, South Park as well as new locally produced shows like The Verge – a show devoted to all things high-tech and gaming; V Entertainment – a daily round up of the hottest local and international celeb gossip; Scar Tissue - which consists of various stunts performed by a professional crew across a wide spectrum of everyday situations, to name a few.

This channel is geared at increasing interactivity through locally produced content which is also available online. The channel provides a continental platform for young people to have access to entertainment on their phones, PCs and television sets.

In October 2016 the channel was upgraded from SD to HDTV (720p).


Latest Updated Shows

Dancing with the Stars South Africa

Genre: Reality Competition
Channel: M-Net, Vuzu
Summary: Local version of the BBC format in which 12 untrained celebrities compete for a public vote with the help of professional Latin and Ballroom dancers.


MasterChef Australia

Genre: Food, Reality Competition
Channel: BBC Lifestyle, M-Net, M-Net Series Reality, M-Net Family, M-Net City, Vuzu
Summary: The battle is on to find the most promising, undiscovered talent in Australia, as ambitious kitchen enthusiasts take on demanding challenges.
Starring: Sarah Wilson, Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris


The Big Bang Theory

Genre: Comedy
Channel: M-Net, go, SABC3, Comedy Central Africa, e.tv, Vuzu, M-Net Series Zone, Vuzu Amp, M-Net City, M-Net Family
Summary: Sitcom centered on two physicist roommates, a waitress and aspiring actress across the hall and their geeky and socially awkward friends and co-workers.
Starring: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco


Latest Articles

New on TV today: Tuesday 11 December

11 Dec 2018 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
Marriage Boot Camp returns to Vuzu, a new Biggest Loser starts on eReality and Man v. Food goes the whole hog on Travel.


New on TV today: Sunday 9 December

09 Dec 2018 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
American Woman tackles '70s feminism on Vuzu, TLC says Yes to the Dress Asia and M-Net uncovers a new season of Vice.


New on TV today: Saturday 8 December

08 Dec 2018 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
Miss World 2018 airs live on SABC3, Marvel's Runaways emerge on City as Vuzu brings new seasons of two shows.


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