Multi millions? How much channel O paid for MacG’ Podcast

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Whether talking about their careers, personal lives or other people’s business, few shows get SA celebs to open up as much as Podcast and Chill with MacG does. And now, the hugely popular series is heading to our TV screens as it joins the Channel O line-up next month with brand new interviews.

Hosted by DJ and radio personality MacGuyver Mukwevho, Sol Phenduka and the mysterious Ghost Lady, Podcast and Chill is one of the most popular podcasts in the country, with over 250 000 subscribers on YouTube, millions of views and a regular spot as one of the top five most-streamed podcasts in South Africa.

 

“We love giving our viewers content that is relevant, relatable and topical, and Podcast and Chill with MacG is exactly that. The interviews are always candid, interesting and impossible to ignore. The chemistry between MacG and his guests makes for great television and we’re thrilled to have them join Channel O,” says Nomsa Philiso, the Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net.

Channel O will be broadcasting the celebrity edition of Podcast and Chill with MacG, featuring brand new interviews with SAMA-winning and platinum-selling singer-songwriter Zahara, and kwaito legend, author and fitness mogul Kabelo ‘Bouga Luv’ Mabalane to mention but a few.

 

Some of the high profile names that have been featured on Podcast and Chill include Israel Matseke Zulu (formerly known as Israel Makoe), who plays the character of Don on Mzansi Magic’s popular telenovela Gomora and The Ranakas reality TV star and TV producer Dineo Ranaka.

No topic is off-limits, from the deeply personal (battling illness, life in prison, childhood traumas), to fame, politics and navigating media scandals. The conversations are so honest and raw that the viewer sometimes feels as though they are eavesdropping on private chats between close friends, a sign of interviewing done right.

At the moment the financial aspects of the deal between Channel O and the kings of podcast are not yet known to the public but this surely is some real cold cash for MacG to agree taking part of his hard built project from all the freedom to a gate kept television station.

Tune into the celebrity edition of Podcast and Chill with MacG on Channel O, DStv channel 320, starting on 1 September 2021 at 21:30.

 

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