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Mzansi Magic has resumed transmission of its Big Brother Channel (DStv 198) after it was cut due to Stage 6 load shedding.
The fourth season of the reality show premiered on 21 January and is broadcast on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) and a 24-hour Big Brother Mzansi pop-up channel.
The channel went down at about midnight on Saturday and was restored on Sunday morning just before 12:00.
Linden, where the Big Brother House is situated, had been hit with an outage.
“We are aware of an outage at Roosevelt Park substation affecting Linden and the surrounds. Technicians are notified and will be dispatched to investigate the cause of the outage,” reads a tweet from the CityPowerJhb.
On Sunday morning, Mzansi Magic said in a statement it is aware of the loss in transmission on the Big Brother Mzansi channel.
“Due to stage 6 loadshedding, back-up power generation was affected, and the production team is working hard to get more back-up generators for the show to resume transmission.”
The statement continued: “We would like to assure viewers that extra security measures have been put in place to ensure that housemates are safe and they remain under the watchful eye of Big Brother. Transmission on the channel will resume as soon as more back-up power has been restored.”
SEE THE FULL STATEMENT HERE:
Mzansi Magic is aware of the loss in transmission on the Big Brother Mzansi channel, channel 198. Due to Stage 6 loadshedding, backup power generation was affected and the production team is working hard to get more backup generators for the show to resume transmission.… pic.twitter.com/DfKnu5GNUb
— Big Brother Mzansi (@BBMzansi) February 11, 2024
In January, a contestant was disqualified, and another reprimanded following a conversation discussing plans to engage in sexual activity with female contestants who were under the influence, which raised alarm on social media.
MultiChoice said in a statement: “We do not condone any acts that threaten the safety of the housemates on the show, and we take gender-based violence seriously.”
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