Wednesday, May 21, 2014

MobileTV taps old SABC archive shows; acquire rights to Shaka Zulu, Yizo-Yizo, Generations, Isidingo and 7de Laan for cellphones.

MobileTV, one of the successful applicants for a new pay-TV licence in South Africa, has signed a deal with the South African public broadcaster for the broadcasting rights to some of its library titles.

MobileTV gets the rights to broadcast on South African cellphones some of the SABC's library content which it will introduce in phases, and which includes reruns of dramas Shaka Zulu and Yizo-Yizo.

MobileTV also acquired soaps Generations, Isidingo and 7de Laan, but its not clear whether it will be older episodes and seasons, or current episodes.

"The SABC's impressive catalogue has been creatively re-purposed, repackaged and realigned on a single channel, enhanced by the familiarity and popularity of the content on offer," says Mothobi Mutloatse, the chairperson of MobileTV.