With previous seasons of MasterChef South Africa being served up on M-Net, President of Primedia Studios, Jan du Plessis, expresses excitement about extending the reach of MasterChef South Africa, inviting more South African foodies and families to join the culinary adventure. MasterChef is jumping from M-Net to SABC 3 for a 5th season starting in June, where the foodie cook-off show will court a wider free-to-air audience after a run on pay TV.
The new season promises to be a feast for the senses and we cannot wait!
Primedia Studios has secured the rights for the upcoming 5th season of MasterChef South Africa, a series represented internationally by the media and entertainment giant Banijay. The production helm for the new season will be taken over by Cape Town-based Homebrew Films, continuing from their successful management of the fourth season last year.
Pick n Pay is set to return as the headline sponsor for the upcoming season. The victorious contestant in this 5th season of the amateur chef competition will be awarded a substantial prize of R1 million.
Filming for the anticipated 5th season of MasterChef SA is expected to commence around February or March, with the broadcast scheduled on SABC 3 around June. Details about the judging panel will be announced in due course.
Expressing enthusiasm about the collaboration, Jan du Plessis, President of Primedia Studios, stated, “It’s an honour to partner with these formidable television content creators, expanding the reach of MasterChef South Africa and extending an invitation to more Mzansi foodies and families to join us in the hottest kitchen on TV.”
MasterChef, the world’s most successful cookery television format, celebrates the passion and creativity of cooking. Following amateur chefs on their journey to become culinary champions, the show tests contestants in various food-making techniques, from crafting signature dishes to mastering complex recipes.
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