South Africa: SABC1 to Air Uzalo Until 2023

8 December 2020

SABC1's primetime weekday telenovela Uzalo has been inked on a new 3-year agreement.

According to a statement from SABC1, "SABC 1 is pleased to announce a 3-year agreement with Stained Glass, the producers of the ever so popular drama series Uzalo. It is the first time that such a long-term arrangement has been put in place and it represents an unequivocal vote of confidence the channel places in Mzansi's best performing soapy by far."

The Programmes Manager of SABC1, Sane Zondi, stated, "Uzalo has earned it and its performance speaks for itself. The property has broken a set of records in the industry for a soapy or a long-running drama series. It's the youngest entry in the SABC stable and it is phenomenal what the property has managed to achieve despite the challenges this year has shown not only in the broadcasting landscape but the country as a whole."

SABC1 claimed that this long-term arrangement will allow the SABC and the production team more time to invest in workshopping storyline developments with the view to producing more powerful storylines thus impacting positively on the overall quality of the show.

Uzalo's brand new season will be available on SABC1 in March 2021.

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