by Russell Southwood (@BalancingActAfr) In this interview, Mo Abudu, CEO of Ebony Life TV, talks to Michelle Garforth-Venter at DISCOP 2013 about the long road to launching her channel and licensing the Desperate Housewives format from Walt Disney.

The interview covers:

  • her early career and what it taught her about doing things with others;
  • the original show with M-Net;
  • the balance of local and international content on the channel;
  • the number of people working on the channel;
  • her views on production budgets;
  • and the licensing of Desperate Housewives.

Smart MonkeyRussell Southwood is the founder of Balancing Act and the web TV channel Smart Monkey TV, and has been an analyst in telecoms, internet and broadcast in Africa for the last 14 years. Smart Monkey TV aims to capture the energy at the crossroads between African culture and technology. MarkLives is syndicating content from Smart Monkey TV on a weekly basis for the column “Smart Africa TV”.


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