Yizo Yizo, South Africa’s iconic drama series returns for viewing and will soon be available for streaming online.
This year marks 20 years after the series made debut on SABC 1 and pursued 3 seasons till 2004. The debut episode attracted around 3-million viewers.
SABC has recently signed a license agreement with streaming service Viu, operated by PCCW Media and Vuclip. Through the partnership, Viu gains exclusive digital rights to selected SABC titles, as well as a slate of premium library content for a period of 24 months. This move will see shows like Uzalo and Skeem Saam moving from Youtube and will exclusively be available on this streaming service.
In addition, Viu has also secured Video On Demand (VOD) rights to 18 South African favourites from the SABC catalogue. This includes series Yizo Yizo, Single Galz, Taryn and Sharon, Ngempela, The Sober Companion, When We Were Black, and Emoyeni just to mention a few.
All programmes licensed exclusively to Viu will still remain the property of the SABC. Most of the shows will be available for streaming from March 2019 on the Viu App or on www.viu.com.
WHAT IS YIZO YIZO
Yizo Yizo is a series that tells a story about the life at Supatsela High, in a township of Johannesburg.
In the first series, the school’s dictatorial principal, Mr. Mthembu, is forced to leave after beating a pupil. His successor, Ken Mokoena, is weak and corrupt and allows the school to be taken over by gangs, until he is replaced by Grace Letsatsi, who works with the school community to rebuild the school and expel the criminal elements.
The series cast includes; Meshack Mavuso (as Javas), Tshepo Ngwane (as Thabo Nonyane), Charmaine Mtinta (as Nomsa), Christopher Kubheka (as Gunman), Ernest Msibi (as Chester Serote), Ronnie Nyakale (as Papa Action) also same role played by Zola (Bonginkosi Dlamini).
Yizo Yizo is directed by Teboho Mahlatsi and Angus Gibson.