Thursday, January 14, 2016

EbonyLife TV on DStv expands its production operations to more Nigerian cities; dramas done in Calabar and entertainment shows moved to Lagos.

EbonyLife TV (DStv 165) is expanding its production operations to the Nigerian cities of Abuja, Lagos and Calabar.

Calabar is the city where the African remakes of Dynasty and Melrose Place will take place and where the African version of Desperate Housewives was shot. Script adapatation for Dynasty and Melrose Place to make it African versions will start this year.

The Governor, a new 13-part drama series is also currently being shot in Calabar for broadcast later in EbonyLife TV.

Production of the second season of Desperate Housewives will start in the second half of 2016.

While drama series production is done in Calabar, EbonyLife TV is moving production of its entertainment programming like its lifestyle magazine shows to its new studios in Lagos where it will be easier to book and get the guests that's the staple of these shows.

The channel has also expanded its operations to Abuja where the recently commissioned 13-part political drama series Sons of the Caliphate is currently being filmed.

Sons of The Caliphate is a political drama set in the north of Nigeria about three rich, entitled and ambitious young men all caught up in the lust for power, addiction, love and desire, as well as the obligations of family loyalty and the craving for revenge in the deadly tussle for the governorship seat of the Northern Caliphate State.

EbonyLife TV launched on 30 June 2013 and is now broadcast in 49 African countries, including South Africa.