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

Parlement Parlement, coming soon to a screen near you

June 29th, 2017|

All rise!

From Both Worlds, the makers of SAFTA award winning shows Puppet Nation and Point of Order, comes Parlement Parlement, a comedic panel show modelled after the often chaotic melting pot that is the South African parliament.

The nation’s best-loved Afrikaans comedians, representing Government and Opposition, face off in multiple challenges to test their general knowledge […]

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 […]

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 […]

Producers of Puppet Nation bring a ‘Point of Order’ to StarSat

October 23rd, 2015|

On Digital Media’s (ODM’s) pay TV platform, StarSat, is proud to announce the highly anticipated release of ‘Point of Order’, a comedy panel show created by Both Worlds, the award‐winning makers of Puppet Nation. The show, a light hearted parody of a parliamentary set up, with comedians taking the law into their own hands, will launch on 14 […]

Breaking News

October 2nd, 2015|

It’s been a busy few months for Both Worlds! We filmed the 100th episode of Puppet Nation, our flagship show. We wrapped season 1 of Point of Order, premiering on StarOne on 31 October, bringing the comedy panel show format to South Africa. Our puppets rallied in support of StarSat at their ICASA hearings, supporting […]

ZANEWS is Back – With a New Name, a New Cast, a Whole New Show and International Ambitions

November 6th, 2013|

ZANEWS’ new name reflects the producers’ ambition to take the multi-award winning satirical puppet show to new heights in South Africa and to turn the programme into a global brand. Premiering on Saturday 9th November, Puppet Nation ZA will air each Saturday night at 9.00pm and Sunday at 8.30 pm on StarOne, StarSat’s flagship channel. The show will also […]

ZANEWS Network Back – Bigger and Better on TopTV

July 12th, 2012|

ZA NEWS Network’s exciting fifth season kicks off on TopTV’s flagship channel, Top One, on Sunday, August 5 bringing you the most fun you can have with politics and current affairs, entertainment, sport and financial news.

The weekly show will be bigger and better than ever before with several new characters joining our already famous and infamous gathering of […]

In Celebration of ZANEWS’ 2nd Birthday and the Archbishop’s 80th Birthday

October 7th, 2011|


The two beloved puppet characters of our iconic Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu share their daily thoughts of wisdom, jokes, opinions and rants on events and people that made headlines in South Africa and around the world since 2009.

To mark the Archbishop 80th birthday and […]