Mzansi’s most loved teen show has been on our screens for 25 years, part of their celebrations includes the launch of a new season which started airing on the 6th of March 2020. Urban Brew Studios head of Content and Creative, Adelaide Joshua-Hill said the new season of YoTV is all about informative fun and interaction. “We have several exciting campaigns that we will be spearheading this year, we feel these campaigns resonate with the YoTV viewers,” Joshua-Hill said.
For many years the show has been enabling young viewers a chance to engage, interact and learn. The show airs between 16:00PM and 17:30PM weekdays on SABC1 and has been a producer of great young talent. Some of the young people who are products of the show have done well in the entertainment industry. These include Dineo Nchabeleng,Hulisani “CC” Ravele, Dr Musa Mthombeni, Sipho Ngwenya, Sade Gilberti, Carly Fields, Selae Thobakgale and Tumi Voster.
“It has been a proud milestone for the show. Looking at the journey of the show, it has been an interesting one that saw a lot of young people being unearthed by the show. Take the late Akhumzi for example, he had grown within the show that he later became a director,” said Beverly Maubane,YoTV Producer.
The new season features crazy games and new presenters who themselves are young people who are making a difference in their communities in their own unique endeavours. Mbali Ngobese, Commissioning Editor at SABC1 highlighted that the show can be viewed as an advocate for entrepreneurship, social cohesion, nation-building, financial wellness, numeracy and grooming career awareness. “Through tackling these various themes, YoTV is able to stay true to its vision and mission as a brand,” she concluded.