Disney looking for SA presenters


Cape Town – Disney has decided to do its first ever local South African TV production on the Disney Channel (DStv 303) and is now looking for three TV teens to present I (love) Violetta as a companion show to its Violetta telenovela.

Disney Africa which runs the Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior on MultiChoice’s DStv satellite pay-TV platform is now looking for three South African teenagers, between 13 and 18, to present a lifestyle show called I (love) Violetta which will start later this year.

Similar to SABC1’s YO.TV, SABC2’s Hectic Nine-9 and M-Net’s former KTV youth block, I (love) Violetta will have presenters talking about a wide range of topics, mostly related to the Violetta show, for instance discussing the characters, showcasing choreography and giving fashion advice.

The new local show will do a new episode weekly and will start later this year to coincide with the new third season of Violetta on the Disney Channel and which is currently in its second season on weekdays at 16:10.

Regionalised versions of  I (love) Violetta started in October 2014 in Europe.

Wannabe presenters for I (love) Violetta can enter at www.disney.co.za until 12 June and have to upload a photo or video to the site, after which selected entrants will be invited for a live audition in front of a judging panel in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg.

"Violetta continues to be embraced by audiences and we are thrilled to be partnering with local Disney fans in bringing  I (love) Violetta  to screen later this year," says Christine Service, the senior vice president and country manager of The Walt Disney Company Africa in a statement.

"We are especially excited to be able to bring a local production to the Disney Channel, a first for South Africa and an amazing opportunity to showcase the immense talent that the country offers."

Source: Channel 24 5 May 2015