Cape Town – The Disney Channel (DStv 303) has announced the three local South African teen presenters of I Love Violetta as Aneequah Sulaiman, Sophie de Bruyn and Enhle Ntombela.
Aneeqah Sulaiman and Sophie de Bruyn are both 16 and from Cape Town; Enhle Ntombela is 13 from Durban.
Following a nationwide talent search and audition process, the three will appear as the trio of presenters fronting I Love Violetta as The Walt Disney Company SA's first local TV show on The Disney Channel on MultiChoice's DStv satellite pay-TV platform.
It will be a companion show to the Argentinian teen telenovela Violetta with Martina Stoessel which starts its third season on the channel at the end of September.
I Love Violetta is produced by Urban Brew Studios and will broadcast every Friday at 17:00 on The Disney Channel as a lifestyle magazine show, tied to Violetta.
The presenters will discuss the various Violetta characters, do choreography and some dance moves, give fashion advice based on what the characters are wearing and talk about the issues and challenges facing the teen characters in the show.
"We're delighted to be able to bring I Love Violetta, Disney's first-ever South African TV production, to local audeinces, says Deidre King, The Walt Disney Company Africa's head of marketing.
The third season of Violetta starts on 21 September at 16:10 with new episodes on weekdays.
I Love Violetta will start on Friday 25 September at 17:00 (with a special preview episode on 11 September at 17:00).
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