CBS Studios International and Scoope Media have signed a licensing deal for an African version of “The Doctors,” the show that offers entertainment with health advice from a panel of real-life doctors.
Produced in Nigeria by Scoope Media U.K., the series will first air in the last quarter of 2019 on the Scoop! SVOD platform, tailed by an introduction on free-to-air and pay-TV broadcasters across the continent. Rights to the series have already sold to the continent’s leading pay-TV operator, DStv, as well as China’s StarTimes, which operates in Africa.
Each episode of the hour-long show is likely to offer timely, topical and practical health, wellness and lifestyle information from medical professionals, comprising of real-life stories and celebrity interviews. “Our goal is to every week make people on screens across Africa laugh, cry and learn something about their health. “We hope to bring care to many that do not have proper healthcare access, and of course become a highly rated show,” declared executive producer and host Dayo Osholowu
Osholowu considers that the “The Doctors” can have a transformative influence on the continent, where access to quality medical advice is restricted. His Lagos-based healthcare company, Kasi Healthcare, has spent two years developing a mobile app to offer audiences across Africa access with doctors in real time
On the other hand, Roxanne Pompa, V.P. of formats for CBS Studios International, stated, “It’s terrific that CBS Studios International and Dr. Osholowu are bringing such a globally recognized format like ‘The Doctors’ to Africa. This is a show that empowers its viewers with insight and information, and will serve as a public service for the broad and engaged audiences found across the African continent.”