Friday, July 13, 2018

M-Net says I do to new Marry Me Now reality series for 1Magic, starting from November.

M-Net has said I do to the new Marry Me Now reality series, with a local South African version in which wannabe brides ambush their partners and ask them to marry them on the spot, that will start on the 1Magic (DStv 103) channel in November.

M-Net continues its successful "marriage season" streak with programmes across its set of channels on MultiChoice's DStv satellite pay-TV platform like The Wedding Bashers and Our Perfect Wedding getting buzz and ratings.

Naspers' VIA (DStv 147) female-skewed lifestyle channel has been running an Afrikaans version of Marry Me Now, Kom Ons Trou, Nou! in which brides, tired of waiting, pre-plan their dream weddings and then surprise their partners with a proposal while wearing their wedding dresses. If he says no, it's over, but if he says yes, they get married on the spot.

The 13-episode Marry Me Now will be shown on 1Magic and acros ssub-Saharan Africa. Reneilwe Sema, director of local entertainment channels at M-Net, says Marry Me Now "offers the fun viewing" that appeals to 1Magic viewers.