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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

BREAKING. Idols renewed for an 11th season; new season will debut on M-Net and Mzansi Magic on DStv in 2015.


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Idols on M-Net (DStv 101) and Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) has been renewed for an 11th season.

The South African pay-TV broadcaster made the announced on Wednesday evening to advertisers and journalists at the M-Net Showcase event held at Urban Tree in Johannesburg organised by M-Net and DStv Media Sales.

The reality singing competition with host ProVerb, currently in its 10th season, achieved new viewership highs and surpassed any previous voting records so far according to M-Net, prompting the early renewal for another season.

"Idols ratings and votes are up," says Victor Eckard, M-Net Director for M-Net and M-Net Edge.

"This 10th season of Idols has proven to be more successful than all of the other seasons in terms of voting. Just in terms of voting, last week we exceeded the total number of votes for the previous season. The votes are shooting through the roof."

"Idols continues to be an excellent partnership between M-Net and Mzansi Magic," said Victor Eckard.

Big Brother Mzansi, produced by Endemol South Africa, will also return in 2015 for another season with its own channels on MultiChoice's DStv, as well as highlight programmes on Mzansi Magic.