Zambezi Magic (DStv channel 162) is proud to announce that Date My Family Botswana, the local version of the successful reality television series, will premiere on 18th July to give DStv viewers a front row seat in witnessing would-be Batswana couples test their compatibility through a daunting date with the potential partner’s loved ones.”
Date My Family (DMF) is a dating show with a twist, where bachelors and bachelorettes share a meal with three different families while their potential partner watches how everything unfolds from a monitor in a separate room. The family needs to impress and vouch for the entrant for them to win a date.
Zambezi Magic collaborated with a local production company in Botswana to produce the first season of the hit reality TV show. Mosibudi Pheeha, Channel Head of Zambezi Magic expressed her delight in delivering yet another riveting show that will keep viewers glued to their screens: “Zambezi Magic has had great success with the DMF format and we look forward to bringing it to Botswana”, she said.
As Botswana’s most loved entertainment destination, MultiChoice Botswana is committed to bringing the best entertainment to its DStv customers. “In our quest to be Africa’s most-loved storyteller, MultiChoice remains committed to celebrating local content such as DMF Botswana. As a business rooted in Botswana for the past 27 years, we are extremely proud to make this popular show accessible to Batswana viewers”, said Katlego Arnone, MultiChoice Botswana Managing Director.
Arnone also stated that MultiChoice Botswana has grown hand-in-hand with the local economy by forging local partnerships with companies like Botswana Life in its capacity as underwriter for Realeboga, MultiChoice Botswana’s loyalty reward programme, and headline sponsorship of DMF. Ronald J. Samuels, CEO of Botswana Life said that he envisaged the sponsorship as an opportunity to support the growth of the local industry: “As an inherent local business of 44 years, this initiative is important to us as we understand the need to cultivate young talent which will help us contribute towards the economy through diversification. This show is a first of its kind in Botswana; it’s fun, exciting and different – and we are happy to be a part of it”.
Motswana can book a weekly date night with Date My Family Botswana on Thursdays from 18 July at 21.30pm on Zambezi Magic (DStv channel 162). Viewers can also stream it live on DStv Now or download the DStv Now mobile app to enjoy those first-date moments.