Africa’s first Global Black entertainment and lifestyle network, EbonyLife TV is setting the stage in an exclusive venture. In the pipeline sits the production of adapted versions of epic and biblical blockbusters including but not limited toCinderella, Robin Hood, Romeo and Juliet, The Prodigal Son, David and Goliath, Samson and Delilah, and many more…
EbonyLife TV is currently in development of the production of a number of well-loved epic and legendary titles to include Cinderella, Robin Hood, Romeo and Juliet and Little Red Riding Hood. Modern day biblical stories are not left out in the plan as The Prodigal Son, David and Goliath, The Good Samaritan, Samson and Delilah,among others, are set to get the modern African treatment. Auditions for some of these will begin in July, while production is to commence later this year.
Once produced, the dramas will broadcast on EbonyLife TV, channel 165 on the DStv platform; in the UK on both Lebera Play and Talk Talk; on DISH in the United States, as well as on Ethnic Channels in Canada.
One of the most watched channels on the DStv platform, EbonyLife TV is focused at the African youth, aged 18 to 34, annually providing over 1000 hours of premium, original, exciting and homegrown Anglo-African entertainment programming ranging from Drama and Reality, Talk to Comedy, News to Fashion, Style to Factual, among others.
In partnership with the Walt Disney Company the channel has produced Desperate Housewives Africa, based on the multiple award winning ABC Television drama hit series, Desperate Housewives.