Friday, March 14, 2014
Muvhango on SABC2 debuts a new e.tv Scandal-inspired opening sequence as the soap finally extends to five episodes per week and Fridays.
From tonight Muvhango on SABC2 will also be broadcast on Fridays at 21:00 taking the Venda soap to five episodes per week.
For that that the Venda themed soap on SABC2 produced by Word of Mouth Productions is debuting a brand-new melodramatic opening theme, ripped in style from e.tv's soap Scandal! (they say imitation is the best form of flattery).
The SABC's famously matricless liar and acting chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng announced in December 2012 that Muvhango on SABC2 will increase to five episodes per week, although he provided no definite date.
A year later, in November 2013, SABC2 scheduled Muvhango to finally start showing five episodes per week from January 2014 and issued episode teasers.
But then January 2014 arrived and SABC2 which didn't bother to change its schedule, alert the press or notify anybody, simply didn't start showing Muvhango on Friday 3 January.
Now, more than two months later, Muvhango will be stripped from today on five nights a week on SABC2 for its 15th season.
Muvhango started out in 1997 with three episodes per week and eventually increased to four per week and basically revolves around the Mojalefa and the Vhakwevho families.
To co-incide with the new five-day-a-week roll-out, Muvhango also has a new opening theme - hilariously employing exactly the same video editing techniques as e.tv's soap Scandal!.
Muvhango's new opening theme uses normal speed video with interspliced slow-motion moments - exactly like e.tv's Scandal!.
"The viewers have always been asking for this and the channel listened," says SABC2. "This is a journey that started back in 1997. In our 10th anniversary we started broadcasting for four days and we believe that this is a milestone".
"Muvhango will continue showing authentic, real stories that will continue to create conversations among viewers," says SABC2. "The five days broadcast comes with some exciting new developments, interesting faces and the storyline will continue to captivate".