E.tv, the privately owned (by M-Net) and the free-to-air (FTA) television station proffering wide appeal programming spanning all age, race and income groups across the South African population, has bagged the broadcasting rights of the Canadian documentary television program, ‘Mayday’, produced by Cineflix investigating near-crashes, hijackings, air crashes, bombings, among others. In all, a total of more than 200 hours of programming will be aired on e.tv.
Among the series from Cineflix Productions that will be screened, are 11 seasons of Mayday: Air Disaster (82 episodes), 8 seasons of Unusual Suspects (91 episodes) which is a mystery crime thriller film, 2 seasons of Last Seen Alive (6 episodes) which documents the journeys of people chasing leads, interviewing potential witnesses and travelling the country in search of their missing relatives.
“Africa is a growing market for us, with new networks launching and existing pan-regional networks expanding their acquisitions as they look to meet the challenge from SVOD players. We’re pleased that these latest deals reflect how our slate is matching the requirements for programming that resonates with audiences across the continent”, said Chris Bonney, the chief executive officer of Rights at Cineflix Media.