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Survivor South Africa S8 gets picked by top Aussie streamer

The 8th season of 'Survivor South Africa' is coming to the Australian streaming service, 10 Play, and will premiere this Thursday (June 3), the same time it launches in South Africa on M-Net (DStv channel 101).

Jan du Plessis, channel director for M-Net Channels attributes this major feat to the top quality of the past Survivor SA shows.

The series has not only established itself as a mainstay in the South African pop-culture, but has also proved popular outside Africa, as evidenced through this deal with 10 Play.

“It’s a tribute to the quality of our show that Survivor South Africa: Immunity Island  has been picked up – with the commitment to stream it in line with the SA broadcasts,” says Du Plessis.

Creative producer and series director, Afrokaans Film & Television’s Leroux Botha simply credits the show’s increasing popularity to the carefully-chosen castaways, who are “always willing to push themselves beyond their limits over 39 days to outwit, outplay and outlast.” 

‘Survivor SA S8’ will once again be hosted by Nico Panagio. 

The reality series, Botha adds, has gained international traction “on the back of its relatable characters, great storylines and excellent editing”. 

Survivor South Africa: Immunity Island’ was filmed on the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape, making it a first local setting for the local franchise – on the back of the COVID-19 global crisis.

Coming just over a year after the crowning of Robert “Rob” Bentele as the Sole Survivor for ‘Survivor SA‘ S7 in September 2019, the series will premiere on M-Net (DStv 101) on June 3 (Thursday) at 7.30pm.


Tankiso Komane
Tankiso Komane
A Tshwane University of Technology journalism graduate, Tankiso Komane has a vast experience in print & broadcast media business and has worked for some of the country’s biggest daily newspapers, including The Sowetan, The Citizen, The Times, and The New Age. Through her varied work as a journalist, notably as a copywriter for SABC1 (On-Air promotions) and as a publicist for Onyx Communications, she has developed an in-depth understanding of the nature of the media business and how to use it for the purpose of exposure. Her expertise in journalism across various disciplines, coupled with a good reputation, has laid the foundation of a new kind "trust in Journalism" as the media ecosystem continues to digitally evolve.
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