I know, it’s difficult to get excited about anything with Telkom in the title, but if you’re a local content producer, you may want to pay attention, because you could win R100,000 and get your web-series on the small screen.
Telkom is launching a new video and audio streaming service next month, called TelkomONE, and it’s calling on amateur and professional content producers to enter a competition to win a R100,000 contract to produce a full web-series that will feature on the new service. For the competition, they’re looking for original mobisodes; short, 10-minute episodes made for mobile. Yes, your YouTube content totally counts.
Your mobisodes can be about whatever you want, but there are three main categories: Mobivelas (soap operas for mobile), Lifestyle (cooking, travel, fitness, education), and Comedy (sketches and stand up). Which also means there will be three winners.
We’re simply looking for lifestyle and entertainment content that that will be a good escapism for viewers looking to be inspired and entertained.
You can check out all the competition details and submit your entry over here. Competition closes on 30 November 2020 at 18:00. Entry is free. Winners will be announced on 10 December 2020.
You’ll be able to watch TelkomONE via the internet, the app, or a “streaming box” for your TV on a daily, weekly, or monthly subscription package, but certain content will be available for free.