Snack-sized BTS fun on #OhSnack

We go behind the scenes to find out what it takes to put together DStv’s new weekly YouTube show #OhSnack

#OhSnack, DStv’s brand-new live weekly show, is up and running on its YouTube channel. Each Friday at 15:00 #OhSnack highlights the top content to watch on DStv for both the upcoming weekend, and the week to come.

But what goes into making this bite-sized show? A full five-course meal’s worth of work. Even narrowing down the hundreds of entrants to the final 2 – Robyn and Taki – was an undertaking. Read on for more behind the scenes footage and must-see sneak peeks to give you much more reason to plan your DStv viewing week with the #OhSnack team.

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And action…

#OhSnack’s episodes are little over 10 minutes in length but it’s taken months of hard work to get to this stage. The auditions took careful planning thanks not only to COVID-19 restrictions, but also the fact that some of the shortlisted talent were travelling from other provinces for their auditions in Johannesburg. Luckily for the 2 hosts who got the thumbs up, they’re both from Jozi.

“I’m from Kempton Park on the east rand,” says Robyn, while Taki is a little closer in Fourways in the north, making the commute to the studio each week that much easier. And with the world of TV always on the move, these 2 will be busy with their snacks!

The Road To #OhSnack isn’t just about the new hosts, either – it takes viewers on a trip to meet some of the other talent who took their chance at digital TV fame and glory. You know that wooden mic section in reality show Idols? You’re not getting that here because everyone who tested for the hosting seats put on great displays – but there are bloopers… Everything from fluffed lines, to missing cues and more, it’s all on Road To #OhSnack.

Making magic

Behind the scenes also means behind the cameras as the production team come into focus – you know, the people working to make sure Robyn and Taki look, sound and perform well when the cameras are rolling. And they’re having as much fun as the hosts as they laugh, joke around and give direction for re-shooting takes.

You’ll also see guests arriving at the #OhSnack studio, the meet ’n greets and joking around between takes – throw in make-up and wardrobe, dry runs, script rewrites and chatting to the team about what does and doesn’t work and it takes a couple of hours to get 11 minutes’ worth of footage. Snack on that, fans!

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