A combination of scripted and unscripted projects, these programs aim to reflect the breadth and depth of talent and storytelling available across Africa. They include:
- May's Kitchen — a cooking show featuring celebrity chef May Yocoubi (a partnership with Filmedia in Egypt)
- Second Husband — a scripted series based on the Nigerian film of the same name (a co-production with Biola Alabi Media in Nigeria)
- The Yard — a drama series set in the world of the hip-hop scene in Nairobi (a co-production with Currency MEDIA in Kenya)
- My Design Rules — a competition reality series in the world of real estate design (a partnership with Cardova Productions in South Africa)
Brendan Gabriel, Johannesburg-based head of creative and production for TAC Studios, says, "We are really excited to continue to evolve our network of relationships across the continent, cementing our studio as a key hub for pan-African content creation."
"The producers and talent (both established and new) that we are working with bring an authentic voice to their storytelling, and we want to ensure that their stories are now distributed globally and reach vast new audiences. With the recent announcement of streamers such as Netflix and Amazon, which are investing in content from Africa for their global viewership, TAC Studios is well positioned to be a key supplier to these entities," Gabriel adds.
"After partnering with Ominek Venture Group to produce the feature film A Second Husband
, we were very keen on finding a co-creator and co-producer with African roots to partner on the series. We are very excited to join forces with TAC Studios on this fun and fierce project," says Biola Alabi of Biola Alabi Media.
Patience Stevens, executive producer at Cardova Productions, adds, "We are pleased to work with TAC Studios on our series, My Design Rules
, as a first of many future collaborations, building on our prior relationship with its sister company The Africa Channel, which has successfully introduced our highly rated daily show (Expresso Morning Show
) to audiences in North America and the Caribbean."
According to TAC Studios, the shows are being created with a global aesthetic for audiences across Africa as well as for North American and UK Pay TV and streaming platforms, including The Africa Channel and Demand Africa.
They come on the heel of other recent productions from TAC Studios, including Africa on a Plate
, Minjiba Entertains
and World Wide Nate
, which have all been distributed to platforms in Africa as well as globally.
For more information, visit www.theafricachannel.com