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Both Worlds picks up adaptation rights to Endemol Shine’s hit scripted format The Bridge

July 19th, 2019|

Global content creator, producer and distributor Endemol Shine today announced that South African based production company Both Worlds Pictures have picked up the exclusive rights to adapt critically acclaimed drama The Bridge in Africa.

The deal will see Both Worlds seek a broadcast partner to create a South African/Zimbabwean version of the international series. The adaptation will […]

Both Worlds founder Thierry Cassuto chats to Screen Africa about his journey as a producer

February 28th, 2018|


From the producer’s mouth: Thierry Cassuto

ZANEWS Finds a New Flame

June 23rd, 2017|

ZANEWS has struck a flame with one of South Africa’s hottest brands, Nando’s.

“The puppets may be too spicy for TV for now but thanks to one of South Africa’s most loved and hottest brands, Nando’s, ZANEWS will be back to keep South Africans laughing this winter. Get ready for an epic new season of Game […]

Puppet Nation ZA Nominated for a 2016 International Emmy Award

September 26th, 2016|

The nomination marks the show’s second nod in a row and the only South African programme acknowledgement this year.

CAPE TOWN – Puppet Nation ZA, the South African satirical news program produced by Both Worlds and broadcast weekly on StarTimes’ Star One channel and online on, has been nominated for a 2016 International Emmy Award. […]

And Now the News from CCN (Comedy Central News)

September 23rd, 2016|

Johannesburg, 22 September 2016: Welcome to CCN (Comedy Central News), the perfect antidote to TV news from Comedy Central – a weekly 30 minute round-up of all the news that did NOT happen – but really should have…

CCN uses real-life footage and an array of talented local voice-over artists to subvert the ‘real’ news, unhindered […]

ZANEWS’ Puppet Nation Wins 6 Awards, Including Best TV Comedy, at the 2016 SAFTAs

March 21st, 2016|

ZANEWS’ Puppet Nation has won best TV Comedy for the 3rd year running at the annual SAFTA’s that took place this past weekend, bringing their tally of SAFTA’s won to date for the satirical news show to a whopping 17!

In addition to winning Best Comedy, the show also took home awards for  Costume Design,  Sound Design, Make-up […]

“ZANEWS: Puppet Nation” Receives Record 11 SAFTAs 2016 Nominations

February 18th, 2016|

CAPE TOWN – 18 February 2016 – For Immediate Release

Both Worlds are super proud to announce that ZANEWS: Puppet Nation leads the way this year with 11 nominations for the 2016 South African Film and Television Awards (18 and 20 March).

“A show like ours is not possible without a huge amount of teamwork, and these […]

Puppet Nation ZA Nominated for Prestigious International Emmy Award

October 7th, 2015|

CAPE TOWN – Puppet Nation ZA, the South African satirical comedy program that was originally denied access to television, has just been nominated for the 2015 International Emmy Awards. The show has been nominated for Best TV Comedy and will compete with shows from Brazil, France, Colombia and Canada at the ceremony in New York […]