TBI’s 2023 Predictions: Nomsa Philiso, executive head of programming, Multichoice

Nomsa Philiso

As the new year gets underway, TBI talks to some of the biggest names in the global TV industry to get their thoughts on the major trends and best shows coming up in the next 12 months.

Here, Nomsa Philiso, executive head of programming at South Africa-based Multichoice, talks local-language content, unscripted popularity and streaming competition.

What is the biggest growth area for your company this year?

From the content perspective, we are continuing to double down on our local offering as well as strengthening indigenous language programming.

What is the key trend going to be in 2023?

We believe that the reality and documentary series genres will continue to find greater appeal.

What is your New Year’s resolution and why?

Business: Focus on key titles that generate hype, talkability and ultimately support subscriber uptake and retention for Showmax. Personal: Strive to create breaks in between the hard work.

What will be the biggest headline in 2023 and why?

My guess is that everyone will be watching to see which streaming service emerges as a frontrunner in Africa.

What show (from outside of your own company) are you most looking forward to in 2023?  

Creed III.

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