Channel Director for East and Southern Africa Channels for M-Net, Timothy Okwaro, announced that Zambezi Magic is looking for five new film concepts that depict the authentic African experience and reflect the nuances of the Southern region. Filmmakers from Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Namibia, Swaziland and Botswana are encouraged to submit their proposals on M-Net’s submissions portal before 31 December 2018.
Speaking at the MultiChoice Southern Africa Media Showcase 2018, themed Nobody Does Storytelling Like We Do, Okwaro presented the content line-up for Zambezi Magic in 2019. Exciting new shows in store for DStv viewers in 2019 will include Our Perfect Wedding Zimbabwe, Date My Family Zambia and Date my Family Botswana.
Okwaro reflected on the journey of the hyper-local channel that offers a mix of locally produced content for markets in Southern Africa. “Since the birth of the channel in 2015, Zambezi Magic has grown exponentially by working with local producers to share Southern Africa’s stories. In 2016, we commissioned five local shows, and to date we have commissioned over 17 shows. Our channel offering composes 85% local content and has grown from strength to strength as we continue to deliver on the content that our viewers love”, he stated.
Since inception, Zambezi Magic has grown from strength to strength in its content by offering family entertainment that showcases the best in local movies, music, soaps, sitcoms, lifestyle shows and documentaries. Filmmakers and producers can access the Zambezi Magic submissions portal via https://submissions.mnetcorporate.co.za/.