Nigeria 40th country to license The Voice Kids
Talpa’s flagship formats The Voice and The Voice Kids have been licensed by FAME TV in Nigeria and will be locally produced by UN1TY. For The Voice Kids this will be the first time it will air in Nigeria, bringing the total number of territories to a stellar 40 for the feel-good talent show. Both formats will be aired on multiple platforms across the Nigerian media (NTA network, Ait, Startimes, Fame TV and Teen Africa TV). This makes the shows available to all Nigerians through free-to-air as well as pay tv. For the first time both shows will be taped in Nigeria, across iconic Nigerian venues, representing the Arts in Nigeria, as earlier versions of The Voice were taped in Johannesburg. The 3rd season of The Voice is expected to air this Spring, followed by the first season of The Voice Kids in the Fall of 2020.
Sebastian van Barneveld, SVP Licensing Talpa Global says, “We are very excited to work with UN1TY to bring these positive, inspiring and empowering brands to all Nigerian people with a distinctive local character. We are very much looking forward to playing our part in being able to build a solid foundation together with UN1TY in this great, talented and quickly developing entertainment nation with a huge appetite for entertainment and music.”
Akin Salami, CEO of UN1TY adds, “These are exciting times at many levels for the creative industry in Nigeria and so, we are thrilled about the partnership opportunity with Talpa to present The Voice and The Voice Kids Nigeria to the world from a truly Nigerian perspective. We are looking forward to the long-term engagement opportunities for all our sponsors and we believe this is the start of even greater things to come.”
The Voice and The Voice Kids are part of the global singing competition franchise that also includes The Voice Senior. With a total of 121 versions, this franchise is entertaining billions of people across the globe and gets entire families in front of the tv.
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