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M-Net’s Big Brother Africa Cancelled After Hotshots House Goes Down in Flames

Big Brother Africa Hotshots fire Sasani Studios DStvM-Net’s Big Brother Africa set for Sunday September 7 has been cancelled after a huge fire razed down Big Brother Africa Hotshots house at Sasani Studios according to reports.

an independent TV critic, writer and journalist in South Africa wrote on his blog TV with Thinus that the cause of the fire is yet to be established but “Production company Endemol South Africa and M-Net had no choice but to cancel the start of the show which has seen multiple production challenges the past few weeks before the cameras had even started rolling.”


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According to Ferreira, there are no casualities reported but the devastating blaze brutally destroyed M-NET’s studio at Highlands North in Johannesburg.Ferreira told TechMoran, “Yes (this is true). I will continue covering it as more information and news becomes available.”You can read more from his blog here.

See full press release below:

Press Release: Holding Statement
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:15
M-Net and Endemol SA advise that due to a devastating fire at the Big Brother house on 2 September 2014, Big Brother Hotshots will not launch this Sunday (7 September) as scheduled.The cause of the fire, at this stage, is unknown and investigations will commence as soon as it is safe to do so.At this stage M-Net and Endemol are urgently looking for an alternative Big Brother house in which to film the production, however as this production has highly technical infrastructure, camera and edit requirements an alternative is not immediately available. Every effort will be made to find a solution as quickly as possible to ensure that Africa’s biggest reality show will continue.Where is the BBA house?
It is based at the Sasani Studios in Johannesburg

Was anyone injured in the fire?
No one was injured during the fire.

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