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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

Modern Family

Genre: Comedy, Mockumentary
Channel: M-Net, Vuzu, e.tv, Comedy Central Africa, M-Net Series Showcase, M-Net City, eExtra, M-Net Family
Summary: Shot from the perspective of an unseen documentary filmmaker, this mockumentary looks at the complications of being a family in these modern times.
Starring: Ed O'Neill, SofĂ­a Vergara, Julie Bowen


Black-ish

Genre: Comedy
Channel: Vuzu Amp, Vuzu, e.tv, eKasi+, eExtra, M-Net Family, 1Magic
Summary: A family man tries to gain a sense of cultural identity whilst raising his kids in a mainly white, upper-middle-class neighbourhood.
Starring: Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi


The Mindy Project

Genre: Comedy
Channel: M-Net Series, Vuzu, SABC3, M-Net Series Showcase, Vuzu Amp, M-Net City
Summary: Comedy from Mindy Kaling that follows a woman who, despite having a successful career as an OB/GYN, needs to break bad habits in her personal life.
Starring: Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ed Weeks


Latest Articles

New on TV today: Tuesday 20 August

20 Aug 2019 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
Follow The Family Chantel on TLC or discover Buried Secrets of WWII on National Geographic Channel.


New on TV today: Sunday 18 August

18 Aug 2019 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
The Blood Sisters debut on ST Novela E Plus, UnREAL is back on Lifetime and Love Is__ begins on Vuzu.


New on TV today: Friday 16 August

16 Aug 2019 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
Black-ish returns to Vuzu, Miranda continues on BBC Brit and the medical docuseries Diagnosis drops on Netflix.


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