Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has extended a congratulatory message to the producers, actors and actresses and crew of Uzalo for becoming the first television show to hit the 10 million viewers mark in South African television history.
“Congratulations to Uzalo for setting the bar high by clocking a never-been-done-before 10 million viewers mark in South African television history,” Mokonyane said.
Uzalo is a South African soapie which airs on South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) One.
“In just three years of existence, the soapie achieved what its peers with decades on television are yet to achieve,” the Minister said.
She said this is the first time a project spearheaded by a young, black and female producer has hit such a milestone in South African television history.
“This is proof that where there is hard work and dedication, there is success. This should be an example to other aspiring producers.
“We are hopeful that with our migration from analogue to digital, more young, black producers will come forth to exploit the opportunities that will be presented by the new multi-channel environment,” Mokonyane said.
South Africa has started with the process of migrating broadcasting signals from analogue to digital.
The Department of Communications has been tasked to roll out a process of migrating all South African households to digital terrestrial television (DTT).
This process of migration is a government initiative and will allow users to experience the many benefits of digital television which include, among others, clearer pictures and sound as well as more channels to choose from. – SAnews.gov.za