"We're excited to offer even more of Mzansi's leading soapies and comedies to our growing audience of Viu'ers," says Ryan Solovei, country manager at Viu South Africa.

"On the back of the success of SABC content on the platform, we are very pleased to expand the relationship, offering their compelling storytelling for local audiences that is very much in alignment with our vision," adds Solovei.

These shows join the SABC shows on Viu, including:
  • Uzalo
  • Skeem Saam
  • Yizo Yizo
  • Gaz’Lam
  • My Perfect Family, and
  • Emoyeni.
SABC group executive: television Merlin Naicker says, "This agreement demonstrates the SABC's commitment to continuously pursue innovative ways to cater to the needs of its audiences, particularly in an increasingly competitive digital era for broadcasters."

"The deal is one of the initiatives that the public broadcaster is implementing, with the aim of providing wider reach of its programmes, making it possible for our audiences to access their favourite programmes through a video on demand platform, anytime, anywhere," adds Naicker.

The shows will be available on Viu daily, immediately after transmission on SABC to give Viu'ers the option to catch-up on the episodes whenever it is convenient for them:
  • Sewende Laan Season 21 will be available on Viu at 18:30
  • Generations: The Legacy Season 29 will be available on Viu at 20:30
  • Makoti Season 1 will be available on Viu at 21:00
  • Muvhango Season 21 will be available on Viu at 21:30
Viu is available for free download on App Store, Google Play and select smart TVs, as well as on the platform's website. 

For more information, visit www.viu.com. You can also follow Viu on Facebook, Twitter or on Instagram.