Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Get ready for some cray-cray: Empire's Cookie, Taraji P. Henson, set to visit South Africa in June as MultiChoice adds FOX to DStv Compact.

Get ready for some cray-cray: Empire’s Cookie is coming to South Africa.

Taraji P. Henson, known for her over-the-top role as cooky-crazy Cookie Lyon in the drama series Empire on FOX (DStv 125 / StarSat 131) is coming to South Africa in June.

The actress will visit Johannesburg to meet and greet "superfans" while MultiChoice announced that its opening up the FOX channel to all its DStv Compact subscribers permanently from 1 June.

Adding FOX to DStv Compact will help to further increase ratings for the channel from the FOX Networks Group that also supplies channels like National Geographic, FX, Fox Crime to pay-TV operators across Africa.

"We are exceptionally thrilled at the opportunity to bring our content to even wider audiences in Africa so they get to experience the best content that is available on FOX, within hours of the American broadcasts," says Khosi Khanyile, Fox Africa's head of marketing.

"Fans of Empire are definitely in for a treat – Taraji P. Henson has been a fan favourite with South African audiences from the first season."

"During the FOX two-week open window special earlier this year, we received an overwhelming response from our DStv Compact customers who enjoyed the FOX channel line-up," says Aletta Alberts, MultiChoice’s general manager for content.

"We believe that the full-time addition of FOX with its excellent programming will enhance the entertainment experience of our Compact customers."

To co-incide with the star's visit, FOX is rebroadcasting the second season of Empire with double episodes over weekends from 4 June.