Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Clover revives Tropika Island of Treasure for a 7th season as the advertiser-funded show jumps from SABC1 to SABC3; returns celebrity contestants.

The Island of Treasure advertiser-funded show is returning for a 7th season and is now looking for contestants as its switches from SABC1 to SABC3.

The show, known for its bad production values over the years, reached its bottom with the 5th season in February 2013 when the SABC and Clover went ahead with the tasteless broadcast starting two days after Reeva Steenkamp who was a celebrity contestant in the show, was brutally shot and killed by the paralympic athlete, Oscar Pistorius.

A forgettable and very badly done 6th season followed that had no celebrities. 

Now the brand campaign show is trying again, switching away from SABC1 to SABC3's more upmarket audience, returning celebrities who will take part with members of the public, upping the production values with a new production company, adding creative changes and increasing the season episode order to 13.

I requested publicity and marketing images from the Clover produced show but days later after the PR company told me there isn't any and will send when they're available, basically what there appear to be available is the show logo for the upcoming Seychelles season.

Minnie Dlamini will be the presenter of the new 7th season of Tropika Island of Treasure set to be filmed in October in the Seychelles, with Top Billing presenter Jonathan Boynton-Lee in a new role as the "Games Master" who will encourage and talk the various teams through the challenges that will include physical and mental puzzles.

The celebrity contestants for the 7th season include Siv Ngesi, Zakeeya Patel, Maurice Paige, Karlien van Jaarsveld, EmTee, Anga Makubalo and Jessica Nkosi.

"We are so excited about the new season of Tropika Island of Treasure Seychelles," says Miantha Padayachee, brand group manager for Tropika.

People have to buy the fruit juice between July and September for the packaging barcode in order to be able to enter, and indicate what celebrity they want to team up with.

After that the celebrity contestants will choose the member of the public they want to try and win the competition with, as the seven different teams compete against each other in the Seychelles.