Cape Town – The popular youth-centric weekday entertainment magazine show V-Entertainment on Vuzu Amp (DStv 103) is "going on a break".
V-Entertainment, produced by Don't Look Down Productions, as a South African pop culture version of E! News, gave rise to presenters like Lalla Hirayama while providing opportunities for people ranging from Nonhle Thema and Siya Ngwekazi, Dineo Moeketsi, Denise Zimba and Shelton Forbez.
M-Net told Channel24 in response to a media enquiry on Wednesday that V-Entertainment isn't cancelled. Yet the show is going off the air after 8 years for a break, instead of staying on-air while doing a retool. V-Entertainment will end with a "special" hour long episode on Friday 30 June at 18:00.
According to insiders, a reformatted V-Entertainment is likely to return as a weekly episode from August but definitely won't be back as a weekday show. The show that's been seen on Vuzu Amp and Vuzu will likely also become a Vuzu Amp show only.
"V-Entertainment broke boundaries and introduced audiences to fresh new talent," says Reneilwe Sema, M-Net's director of local entertainment channels. "Entertainment culture is always evolving and we must change along with it."
M-Net said "fans need not despair though, as the changes coming in August will reflect our aim of being at the forefront of innovative entertainment”.