Mzansi Magic investing millions in local TV

Written by TVSA Team from the blog News on 20 Mar 2012
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Mzansi Magic invested R18 million in the local television industry during the channel's first year on air and is currently investing much, much more.

This according to Mzansi Magic Channel Head Lebone Maema who confirmed the figures at a press conference last week. Speaking to reporters at the launch of the channel's new flagship telenovela iNkaba, Maema revealed that the channel has substantially increased it's investment for the current fiscal year.

"In our first 12 months on air we invested over R18 million into local productions," Maema told TVSA. "Our budget for the next fiscal, the fiscal that we're in, increased significantly. Much, much more's been invested to produce Inkaba."

iNkaba has the biggest budget of any show produced by the channel since it's launch in July 2010.  While the channel wouldn't give details on the cost of the production, Maema told us that the channel has invested in the series with a specific vision for the future: "We're hoping that with the success of this show we'll be able to produce more and more telenovelas."

iNkaba debuted on Mzansi Magic on Monday night at 20h30 for a 208 episode run. The series will come to a definite end on Thursday, 14 March 2013 and has been written in such a way that it could land a second season of new storylines.


20 Mar 2012 07:54

I watched Inkaba and I was not impressed for some reason it was The Bold and The Beautiful. Good morning family

20 Mar 2012 08:59

@Minah I totally agree, I was so disappointed, nothing innovative, and it's the old Bold and The Beautiful from the 80s, from when it first came to SA. nO NO NO! Not for me...

20 Mar 2012 09:05

And Nakedi Ribane's acting haikhona i was dissapointed yes she still looks pretty but her acting. And it was like Eric and Stephnie Forrester v/s Sally Spectra in those days. But lets hope it will improve buttttttttttttttttttttttt first impression last I am so happy biggiesmall we agree on one thing

20 Mar 2012 09:16

I watched the Inkaba debut, and I thought to myself "maybe its because you dont know what a telenovela is"
It was very "generations" just after 1994, haai!
Maybe I'll warm up to it, or maybe I should wikipedia telenovela!
Mara I'll go back to Survivor, aowa! nee man!

20 Mar 2012 09:52

LOL, i saw wth the promo thgs that it was soooooooo not interesting, 
atleast i am glad i am nt watchn it,

20 Mar 2012 10:47

the 1st episode was boring, sis man.

20 Mar 2012 11:39

1st episode nothing to write home about. May be as we go along we might get used to it. This telenovela haai!

20 Mar 2012 20:03

1st episode very dissapointing but let's keep watching guys !

22 Mar 2012 16:11

After 2 episodes nah I give up !

23 Mar 2012 08:39

Haai noh,Inkaba ngekhe. As for Weza hay I give up. Eintlik no comment.

23 Mar 2012 15:23

You quiet guys and its BORING vandag. 

Ndiyavaya then

04 Apr 2012 10:15

nah nah nah let give Inkaba a chance maybe it will do well although it has got unneccesary publicity

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