Thursday, December 23, 2010

EXCLUSIVE. Christmas wishes from South Africa's biggest TV channels for their viewers and subscribers.

I asked the biggest TV channels in South Africa as well as the two pay TV platforms in the country if they have possible Christmas wishes for 2010 for their viewers and subscribers that they would like to share.

''We at SABC3 would like to thank our viewers for their continuous support. 2010 has been a successful and exciting year for all of us with the launch of the channel's lifestyle morning show Expresso as well as other international content that certainly kept viewers entertained all year round. SABC3 would like to wish our viewers happy holidays!''
Mate Masito-Okaba, SABC3 channel head

''In this season of giving, we would like to bring forth our sincere gratitude to the ones who have contributed immensely to the success of who we are today, our viewers. The two-way communication between us makes SABC2 what it is. So we wish to take this opportunity and wish each one of you a wonderful and Merry Christmas. And in the year to come, may it be a great 2011 filled with health, prosperity and endless possibilities.
As for our standing promise to you, SABC2 will continue to offer the best television ever, be it new dramas, documentaries and reality programmes. 2011 will be the year all our viewers, old and new, will “Feel comfortably at home” with us. Until next year….''
Bessie Tugwana, SABC2 channel head

''M-Net wishes its millions of loyal viewers as well as everyone on the African continent a magical holiday season. On a more serious note, do take note of all the heart-rendering advertisements, focusing on important social issues on our M-Net channels this months and join us in spreading the magic of friendship, care and compassion.''
Lani Lombard, M-Net corporate communications manager

''It's that time of the year where we have the opportunity to take time out, spend more time with loved ones, enjoy the glorious South African summer and reflect on the past year. This year has seen clearly define its identity in the South African television landscape as a provider of locally produced programmes as well as blockbuster movies and series. It's is our endeavour to continue to enhance our product offering in the New Year and beyond.
All of us at would like to take this opportunity to thank all our viewers for the continued support in 2010. We wish you all a wonderful and joyous time over the festive season. May your homes be filled with joy, love and peace during this festive time and may you prosper throughout the New Year. We look forward to bringing you even more viewing pleasure in 2011!''
Monde Twala, group head of channels division

''The year is almost over and we're still standing! Only 6 months old, TopTV has already established itself in the hearts and homes of many South Africans.
From myself and the entire TopTV team, I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of our subscribers for your support. Without you none of this would have been possible.
We wish you and your loved ones a safe and blessed festive season!''
Vino Govender, CEO of TopTV

SABC1 promised a Christmas message for its viewers but after multiple follow-ups never responded.
MultiChoice declined my request for a Christmas message for its DStv viewers.