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Friday, January 30, 2015


Top local TV dramas, movies and children’s shows now on SA’s premier online streaming entertainment service

VIDI, South Africa’s premier video on demand entertainment service, has signed deals with the SABC and local producers that will see award-winning content available on the service in the months ahead.

Available from SABC on VIDI from the beginning of February is the drama High Rollers and the hilarious sitcom My Perfect Family as well the hit children’s series URBO: The Adventures of Pax Afrika and the acclaimed and educational African Sky Stories.

High Rollers is set against the glamorous and backstabbing world of gambling. When the stakes are high and the chips are down, it’s brother against brother in the game of life, business and family. The series features several A-list stars of South African stage and screen led by Brümilda van Rensburg, Justin Strydom, Antony Coleman, Rolanda Marais, Fezile Mpela, Xolile Tshabalala, Carmel Fisher, Carine Rous and Vilje Maritz.

The South African sitcom My Perfect Family, created by Katleho Ramaphakela and Rethabile Ramaphakela, follows the growing pains of socially-awkward teen soap star Luyanda Nkosi as he takes on the role of trying to keep his already broken, dysfunctional family together. The cast includes Lethabo Gumede as Luyanda as well as Sizo Motsoko, Nhlanhla John Lata, Baby Cele, Lilian Dube and Charmaine Mtinta.

URBO: The Adventures of Pax Afrika is the biggest animated series to come out of South Africa. It meshes rollicking sci-fi action with African mysticism and pop culture satire, but it also tackles serious themes, including environmentalism, consumerism, equality and family values. The show combines 2D characters with 3D backgrounds of a future Cape Town.

The innovative African Sky Stories echoes the rich storytelling culture of the African continent. Each of the stories in both series has been told around fires under the African sky for countless generations. Some of the stories are about the sky and the beginnings of the all that we know. Other stories are symbolic representations of bravery, good conquering evil, and the rewarding of honesty and compassion.

Meanwhile, VIDI subscribers can also enjoy a raft of locally made movies including Liefling; Jimmy in Pienk; Semi-Soet, Between Friends; How To Steal Two Million, and Paradise Stop.

Further exciting local content will be added to the VIDI line-up in the weeks and months ahead. For those not yet signed up, VIDI is offering a seven-day trial membership so that all South Africans can experience just what it has to offer and just how easy, affordable and accessible it is.

Go to to register.