Cell C's interactive Hangman to soon start streaming online
4 August 2017
Online reality show Hangman, which aims to uncover South Africa’s greatest innovator, will start streaming online, from 9 October to 11 December, reports IT-Online, saying the show will award ZAR 1 million in prize money. The show is interactive. By “investing” in a virtual Stock Exchange, viewers can help determine the outcome of the show, while standing in line to win prizes, including a car.
Hangman consists of two different content streams. The first is the actual reality online series which would traditionally be consumed on prime-time TV but is now being streamed live online. Contestants will have to prove their mettle through a series of grueling challenges. They will also have to win the approval of ‘Backers’, captains of industry and investment. These will include businesswoman Phuti Mahanyele, celebrity economist Iraj Abedian, self-made billionaire Quinton van der Burgh and Bonang Mohale, chairman of Shell South Africa Energy Limited. The show will be hosted by Maps Maponyane.
The second stream will come in the form of a Stock Exchange called ‘The Exchange’. Viewers will be able to immerse themselves in the show, meet the Backers, be inspired by successful innovators and get expert business insights. The hub is constantly updated with “hot off the press” content straight from the Hangman set. To take part in the outcome of the show, win great prizes and rewards, viewers can become virtual investors by trading on The Exchange. They will also help drive the outcome of the competition. All customers that download the Cell C Reality App automatically receive 100 000 points which they can use to participate in the ‘The Exchange’.