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CBS Studios International And Scoope Media Ink License Contract To Offer African Version Of ‘The Doctors’

CBS Studios International and Scoope Media have signed a licensing agreement for an African version of “The Doctors,” the show that provides entertainment with health advice given by a panel of real-life doctors.

The series will be produced in Nigeria by Scoope Media U.K., and will be aired in the last quarter of 2019 on the Scoop! VOD platform, followed by an introduction on free-to-air and pay-TV platforms across the continent.

Rights to the series have already been commissioned by China’s StarTimes, which operates across Africa, and the continent’s front-running pay-TV operator, DStv.

Each of the show's episodes will likely offer topical, timely and practical health, lifestyle and wellness information from medical practitioners, comprising of celebrity interviews and real-life stories.
The show’s host and Executive Producer, Dr Dayo Osholowu declared that the production team’s goal is to make viewers across Africa cry, laugh and learn something about their health every week. He added that he hopes that the show will bring care to many people who do not have access to proper healthcare. He also is hopeful that the series will become a highly rated show.

Osholowu said that “The Doctors” could potentially have a transformative influence on the continent.
His Lagos-based healthcare business, Kasi Healthcare, has spent two years creating a mobile app that will offer audiences across Africa access to doctors in real time.

The V.P. of formats for CBS Studios International, Roxanne Pompa stated that it is terrific that CBS Studios International together with Dr Osholowu is bringing such an internationally recognised concept like ‘The Doctors’ to Africa.
Pompa said that this show would empower its viewers with information and insight, and would also serve as a public service for the audiences found across the African continent.

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