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Comedy Central

Audience

Brand website

Comedy Central is the one and only home of 24 hour comedy on the African continent. From the very best in sitcom entertainment (with hits like The Big Bang Theory, Friends and Modern Family) through to the hottest stand-up both locally and on the planet, this is the perfect place to go to forget about the size of your home-loan payment. There are also unique to Comedy Central properties such as the Comedy Central Roast and South Park which are iconic to fans.

55% Male
50 - 64 Years old
LSM 10
LSM 8

MTV

Audience

Brand website

MTV Launched in August 1981 with the original purpose to play the biggest and best music videos. Today it has evolved into the definitive entertainment channel covering music, lifestyle as well as award-winning reality and scripted TV shows. Sister channel MTV Base started in 2005 whilst MTV only began in July 2013 and is now available in 52 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa on DStv channel 130. Attracting the young at heart, our viewers are the trend setters who kick off the global conversation before it hits the main stream and MTV is right next to them with out finger on the pulse.

52% Female
15 - 34 Years old
50 - 64 Years old
LSM 7
LSM 8

Nickelodeon

Audience

Brand website

The Nick brand has been creating kids and family content for over 30 years. Nick’s mission is to create surprising and playful entertainment everywhere we go. Nickelodeon launched in SA in July 2008, and has grown incredibly, broadcasting to 47 countries in Africa. Both Nick channels connect and delight our audience by always getting the kids point of view first!

58% Female
7 - 10 Years old
15 - 24 Years old
LSM 8
LSM 10

Soweto TV

Audience

Brand website

Soweto TV is a community television station which broadcasts content to Soweto, greater Johannesburg and other parts of the country. It is Free-To-Air and is also available to subscribers of the digital pay television, DSTV and Startsat. Soweto TV provides community members with a platform for discussing issues pertinent to them. It is also a medium which assists young entrepreneurs and start-up businesses with a powerful advertising platform.

52% Male
35 - 49 Years old
LSM 6
LSM 7

Eva

Audience

Brand website

Eva is the home of the very best contemporary telenovelas from Latin America and around the world. On Eva, you will find an exclusive mix of telenovelas from the best producers, featuring the newest and most established stars. Across all storylines you will find a potent mix of love, jealousy and betrayal – 24 hours a day. Bold, romantic and bursting with passion, Eva is the destination for those of you who enjoy life with added spice!

52% Female
50 - 64 Years old
25 - 34 Years old
LSM 7
LSM 9

BET

Audience

Brand website

Launched in Africa in 2015, BET in Africa is part of the diverse multimedia entertainment portfolio of ViacomCBS Networks Africa. Celebrating African and African-American culture, BET Africa is available exclusively on the DStv platform.

55% Female
15 - 34 Years old
50 - 64 Years old
LSM 7
LSM 8

CBS Reality

Audience

Brand website

Home to authentic real-life stories that shock, engage and entertain, CBS Reality brings audiences award-winning factual programming that compels and challenges, as well as inspires and motivates. The channel has invested significantly in original true crime programming, with popular CBS Reality Original series including “Murderers and their Mothers”, “Teens Who Kill”, “Click for Murder”, “Written in Blood”, “Voice of a Killer”, “Donal MacIntyre’s Murder Files”, and many more. Launched in November 2009, CBS Reality is part of the fastest growing portfolio of entertainment channels in the UK, a partnership between CBS Studios International and leading international broadcaster AMC Networks International – UK.

56% Female
65+ Years old
50 - 64 Years old
LSM 9
LSM 10
LSM 6

Discovery

Audience

Brand website

At Discovery we celebrate curiosity. After all, that’s how we make great discoveries, big and small. Lean in to our full-throttle, turbo-charged, adrenaline-filled programmes and quench your thirst for adventure and knowledge. We don’t need actors when we’ve got the real-life view from experts, pioneers and mavericks. This is larger-than-life adventures on TV screens across Africa.

65% Male
65+ Years old
50 - 64 Years old
LSM 10
LSM 9

Discovery Family

Audience

Brand website

This is magic! No really, it’s magic, it’s viral clips, crazy weather, it’s edutainment (we’re not sure what that means either, if we’re honest), but we do know it’s a whole lot of programming the whole family can watch together. After all, who doesn’t want to see someone being bamboozled by a street magician or a house being lifted by a hurricane!?

60% Male
35 - 49 Years old
50 - 64 Years old
LSM 8
LSM 9

1KZN

Audience

Brand website

1KZN TV holds a firm place in the hearts and minds of viewers, and has cemented itself as the voice of the amaZulu across SA. 1KZN TV broadcasts seven days a week with a free-to-air footprint in the northern part of KwaZulu Natal. isiZulu (and Nguni-speaking) viewers who are scattered across the country switch on to 1KZN TV’s dynamic programming line-up. 1KZN TV is the most effective way for advertisers to grab the attention of Zulu-speaking audiences. 1KZN TV is a strong station, for a strong nation.

56% Female
35 - 49 Years old
LSM 5
LSM 6

Investigation Discovery

Audience

Brand website

From shocking crime, salacious scandals and hard-hitting investigations, South Africans can’t get enough of the real-life crimes and suspense programming on ID. This is their opportunity to explore the dark side of human nature from the safety of their sofa, and to uncover the truth behind incredible real stories and the laudable people who solve these crimes. We have one belief on ID… Truth is more compelling than fiction.

54% Female
65+ Years old
50 - 64 Years old
LSM 9
LSM 8

MTV Base

Audience

Brand website

MTV Base is an award winning 24-hour music and general entertainment channel. Since its launch in 2005 MTV Base has changed the face of youth television in Africa, pioneering new formats and spearheading the development of worldclass music video, event and television production across the continent. MTV Base is the #1 urban and music lifestyle brand for young Africans*, delivering access to cutting edge International and African content and experiences found nowhere else.

57% Female
25 - 34 Years old
15 - 24 Years old
LSM 6
LSM 5

NickToons

Audience

Brand website

The Nick brand has been creating kids and family content for over 30 years. Nick’s mission is to create surprising and playful entertainment everywhere we go. Nickelodeon launched in SA in July 2008, and has grown incredibly, broadcasting to 47 countries in Africa. Both Nick channels connect and delight our audience by always getting the kids point of view first!

52% Female
35 - 49 Years old
7 - 14 Years old
LSM 7
LSM 6

Cape Town TV

Audience

Brand website

Cape Town TV – known as CTV – is a non-profit, community-based television station broadcasting to the greater Cape Town metropolitan area as well as on DStv. CTV is committed to engaging a wide range of community perspectives, especially those of groups that have historically been marginalized; to build a sense of community and common purpose, to promote healing and tolerance and encourage communication across barriers of race, culture, physical ability, language, class, gender, age, and sexual orientation.

68% Male
50 - 64 Years old
65+ Years old
LSM 6
LSM 8

Real Time

Audience

Brand website

OK, OK, we’re just going to say it… we keep it real on Real Time. Yeah, yeah, we know, but it’s true! Grab a glass of wine, sit back and enjoy the channel that brings together the greatest hits from across the Discovery portfolio. We promise you, you’ll be entertained, you’ll get emotional, and most importantly you’re going to keep watching.

51% Male
35 - 49 Years old
65+ Years old
LSM 6
LSM 7

TLC

Audience

Brand website

Come closer. No, closer than that! This is TLC, and we welcome everyone to the party… We are South Africa’s #1 international channel for women for 6 years in a row, and we know our viewers love our eye-opening stories, our warm but engaging everyday families, and our can’t-take-my-eyes-off-the-screen programmes. Now who’s ready for another episode of Dr Pimple Popper…

70% Female
35 - 49 Years old
50 - 64 Years old
LSM 7
LSM 6

Nick Jr.

Audience

Brand website

Nick Jr. is a South African pay television channel owned by ViacomCBS Networks EMEAA. It launched on 30 September 2014, along with sister channel NickToons.

2 - 7 Years old

Brands

Comedy Central

Comedy Central is the one and only home of 24 hour comedy on the African continent. From the very best in sitcom entertainment (with hits like The Big Bang Theory, Friends and Modern Family) through to the hottest stand-up both locally and on the planet, this is the perfect place to go to forget about the size of your home-loan payment. There are also unique to Comedy Central properties such as the Comedy Central Roast and South Park which are iconic to fans.

Audience

55% Male
50 - 64 Years old
LSM 10
LSM 8

MTV

MTV Launched in August 1981 with the original purpose to play the biggest and best music videos. Today it has evolved into the definitive entertainment channel covering music, lifestyle as well as award-winning reality and scripted TV shows. Sister channel MTV Base started in 2005 whilst MTV only began in July 2013 and is now available in 52 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa on DStv channel 130. Attracting the young at heart, our viewers are the trend setters who kick off the global conversation before it hits the main stream and MTV is right next to them with out finger on the pulse.

Audience

52% Female
15 - 34 Years old
50 - 64 Years old
LSM 7
LSM 8

Nickelodeon

The Nick brand has been creating kids and family content for over 30 years. Nick’s mission is to create surprising and playful entertainment everywhere we go. Nickelodeon launched in SA in July 2008, and has grown incredibly, broadcasting to 47 countries in Africa. Both Nick channels connect and delight our audience by always getting the kids point of view first!

Audience

58% Female
7 - 10 Years old
15 - 24 Years old
LSM 8
LSM 10

Soweto TV

Soweto TV is a community television station which broadcasts content to Soweto, greater Johannesburg and other parts of the country. It is Free-To-Air and is also available to subscribers of the digital pay television, DSTV and Startsat. Soweto TV provides community members with a platform for discussing issues pertinent to them. It is also a medium which assists young entrepreneurs and start-up businesses with a powerful advertising platform.

Audience

52% Male
35 - 49 Years old
LSM 6
LSM 7

Eva

Eva is the home of the very best contemporary telenovelas from Latin America and around the world. On Eva, you will find an exclusive mix of telenovelas from the best producers, featuring the newest and most established stars. Across all storylines you will find a potent mix of love, jealousy and betrayal – 24 hours a day. Bold, romantic and bursting with passion, Eva is the destination for those of you who enjoy life with added spice!

Audience

52% Female
50 - 64 Years old
25 - 34 Years old
LSM 7
LSM 9

BET

Launched in Africa in 2015, BET in Africa is part of the diverse multimedia entertainment portfolio of ViacomCBS Networks Africa. Celebrating African and African-American culture, BET Africa is available exclusively on the DStv platform.

Audience

55% Female
15 - 34 Years old
50 - 64 Years old
LSM 7
LSM 8

CBS Reality

Home to authentic real-life stories that shock, engage and entertain, CBS Reality brings audiences award-winning factual programming that compels and challenges, as well as inspires and motivates. The channel has invested significantly in original true crime programming, with popular CBS Reality Original series including “Murderers and their Mothers”, “Teens Who Kill”, “Click for Murder”, “Written in Blood”, “Voice of a Killer”, “Donal MacIntyre’s Murder Files”, and many more. Launched in November 2009, CBS Reality is part of the fastest growing portfolio of entertainment channels in the UK, a partnership between CBS Studios International and leading international broadcaster AMC Networks International – UK.

Audience

56% Female
65+ Years old
50 - 64 Years old
LSM 9
LSM 10
LSM 6

Discovery

At Discovery we celebrate curiosity. After all, that’s how we make great discoveries, big and small. Lean in to our full-throttle, turbo-charged, adrenaline-filled programmes and quench your thirst for adventure and knowledge. We don’t need actors when we’ve got the real-life view from experts, pioneers and mavericks. This is larger-than-life adventures on TV screens across Africa.

Audience

65% Male
65+ Years old
50 - 64 Years old
LSM 10
LSM 9

Discovery Family

This is magic! No really, it’s magic, it’s viral clips, crazy weather, it’s edutainment (we’re not sure what that means either, if we’re honest), but we do know it’s a whole lot of programming the whole family can watch together. After all, who doesn’t want to see someone being bamboozled by a street magician or a house being lifted by a hurricane!?

Audience

60% Male
35 - 49 Years old
50 - 64 Years old
LSM 8
LSM 9

1KZN

1KZN TV holds a firm place in the hearts and minds of viewers, and has cemented itself as the voice of the amaZulu across SA. 1KZN TV broadcasts seven days a week with a free-to-air footprint in the northern part of KwaZulu Natal. isiZulu (and Nguni-speaking) viewers who are scattered across the country switch on to 1KZN TV’s dynamic programming line-up. 1KZN TV is the most effective way for advertisers to grab the attention of Zulu-speaking audiences. 1KZN TV is a strong station, for a strong nation.

Audience

56% Female
35 - 49 Years old
LSM 5
LSM 6

Investigation Discovery

From shocking crime, salacious scandals and hard-hitting investigations, South Africans can’t get enough of the real-life crimes and suspense programming on ID. This is their opportunity to explore the dark side of human nature from the safety of their sofa, and to uncover the truth behind incredible real stories and the laudable people who solve these crimes. We have one belief on ID… Truth is more compelling than fiction.

Audience

54% Female
65+ Years old
50 - 64 Years old
LSM 9
LSM 8

MTV Base

MTV Base is an award winning 24-hour music and general entertainment channel. Since its launch in 2005 MTV Base has changed the face of youth television in Africa, pioneering new formats and spearheading the development of worldclass music video, event and television production across the continent. MTV Base is the #1 urban and music lifestyle brand for young Africans*, delivering access to cutting edge International and African content and experiences found nowhere else.

Audience

57% Female
25 - 34 Years old
15 - 24 Years old
LSM 6
LSM 5

NickToons

The Nick brand has been creating kids and family content for over 30 years. Nick’s mission is to create surprising and playful entertainment everywhere we go. Nickelodeon launched in SA in July 2008, and has grown incredibly, broadcasting to 47 countries in Africa. Both Nick channels connect and delight our audience by always getting the kids point of view first!

Audience

52% Female
35 - 49 Years old
7 - 14 Years old
LSM 7
LSM 6

Cape Town TV

Cape Town TV – known as CTV – is a non-profit, community-based television station broadcasting to the greater Cape Town metropolitan area as well as on DStv. CTV is committed to engaging a wide range of community perspectives, especially those of groups that have historically been marginalized; to build a sense of community and common purpose, to promote healing and tolerance and encourage communication across barriers of race, culture, physical ability, language, class, gender, age, and sexual orientation.

Audience

68% Male
50 - 64 Years old
65+ Years old
LSM 6
LSM 8

Real Time

OK, OK, we’re just going to say it… we keep it real on Real Time. Yeah, yeah, we know, but it’s true! Grab a glass of wine, sit back and enjoy the channel that brings together the greatest hits from across the Discovery portfolio. We promise you, you’ll be entertained, you’ll get emotional, and most importantly you’re going to keep watching.

Audience

51% Male
35 - 49 Years old
65+ Years old
LSM 6
LSM 7

TLC

Come closer. No, closer than that! This is TLC, and we welcome everyone to the party… We are South Africa’s #1 international channel for women for 6 years in a row, and we know our viewers love our eye-opening stories, our warm but engaging everyday families, and our can’t-take-my-eyes-off-the-screen programmes. Now who’s ready for another episode of Dr Pimple Popper…

Audience

70% Female
35 - 49 Years old
50 - 64 Years old
LSM 7
LSM 6

Nick Jr.

Nick Jr. is a South African pay television channel owned by ViacomCBS Networks EMEAA. It launched on 30 September 2014, along with sister channel NickToons.

Audience

2 - 7 Years old

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Block D, Bryanston
Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2191

Team

Dania Temitope
Commercial Manager

Nigeria Team

/ +2348033486439 / [email protected]
Omobolanle Osoba
Account Manager

Nigeria Team

/ +234 808 240 5169 / [email protected]
Kemi Rotzler
Office Administrator

Nigeria Team

/ +2348033082851 / [email protected]
Tosin Liadi
Account Manager

Nigeria Team

/ +2348023081209 / [email protected]
Seun Oyedokun
Account Manager

Nigeria Team

/ +2347036230247 / [email protected]
Remi Balogun
Account Manager

Nigeria Team

/ +2348028508210 / [email protected]
Akintunde Bada
Country Manager

Nigeria Team

/ +2348188466904 / [email protected]
Solafunmi Oyeneye
Senior Channels Manager

Nigeria Team

/ +2348028292879 / [email protected]
Elwin Smith
Account Executive, Sponsorships

Brand Partnerships

/ +27614593127 / [email protected]
Yasmina Effendi
Manager: On-Air Sponsorship

Ad Sales & Brand Partnerships

/ +27813234063 / [email protected]
Craig Patterson
Senior Vice President & General Manager

Senior Management

/ +27833039710 / [email protected]
Monde Twala
Senior Vice President & General Manager

Senior Management

/ +27614866424 / [email protected]
Desiree Lakey
Account Executive: Sponsorship

Brand Partnerships

/ +27813242064 / [email protected]
Leigh Carter
Senior Manager: Sponsorship Sales

Brand Partnerships

/ +27824636947 / [email protected]
Tasania Parsadh
Channel Director: Nickelodeon

Senior Management

/ +27817528889 / [email protected]

Work at ViacomCBS Networks Africa


The ViacomCBS Networks Africa sales team comprises of dedicated individuals with a passion for the brands they work across. The department consists of sales, media and airtime planning, with continual emphasis on creating synergy to ensure that ViacomCBS Networks Africa offers the best value for clients, while meeting targets.

ViacomCBS Networks Africa has a fast-paced work environment, where all teams, from sales to production, are encouraged to lead-by-example and continuously innovate across departments. As one of our core values, collaboration forms an essential part of how our sales team operates. This requires regularly sitting down with other departments to ensure that we can put together bespoke solutions and offerings for our partners and clients.

The sales environment at ViacomCBS Networks Africa is an enabling one, where our target-driven team is supported by and connected to the rest of our staff members and departments. We employ problem-solving, creative individuals who seek to develop deep relationships with our clients, and get to work across exciting and established brands, including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, MTV Base and BET Africa.

Contact +27 11 428 2900 for more information

Internships at ViacomCBS Networks Africa

It is that time of the year again. VIACOMCBS Africa is currently recruiting for interns for 2021!

At Viacom, you'll have the opportunity to start and grow your career in a vibrant and inclusive environment working with employees from diverse backgrounds. Through our in-depth offerings, you'll gain exposure across our business while making meaningful connections for your future and accessing exciting career opportunities. Whatever your goals and passions are, we've got just the place for you to put your skills and smarts to work. Some of our dynamic divisions include: Ad Sales - Marketing & Partner Solutions, Communications, Creative Development, Strategy, Legal, Marketing, Programming, HR, Research & Technology, IT as well as Production. If you are smart, savvy, have a unique sense of humour coupled with a can do attitude and willing to go the extra mile, then we want to hear from you! All cv applications are to accompany an introduction of yourself and why you think you be a gr8 intern for ViacomCBS!

Applications are open from 31st October  2020 – 15th November 2020


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