Bringing colour to live TV since 1981
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We produce on average 160 hours of broadcast television every year, focusing on giant live events, current affairs and reality TV series, short format documentaries, and interactive live TV.

During 2010, Combined Artists produced the FIFA World Cup South Africa Final Draw Show for an expected audience of 200 million. We also did the Preliminary Draw and the Confederation Cup Draw . Other big events include:

Millennium Broadcast with Nelson Mandela, transmitted live to a global audience of four billion viewers from Robben Island, Cape Town

Miss SA Beauty Pageants and Miss World

In South Africa, we're best known for producing Carte Blanche , M-NET's flagship actuality programme. The 60-minute weekly programme has won over 120 local and international awards over its 22 year life for cutting edge reporting and thorough investigative journalism. Carte Blanche Africa - broadcast in 44 countries on the African continent - and three 30-minute off-shoots, Carte Blanche Medical , Carte Blanche Consumer , and now Carte Blanche Extra, provide evidence of how effectively Combined Artists has managed this brand, which attracts of the highest ad revenues in the country. The Carte Blanche "Making a Difference" Trust, also managed by the company, has raised over R75-million for paediatric State hospitals

The company has tackled difficult and strategically challenging projects, notably shows launching M-NET into countries like Ghana, Kenya, Cameroon, Nigeria and Egypt. An earlier travel programme series, Bon Voyage , also saw our crews working in more than 30 countries on locations as diverse as China, Bom Bom Island and Nepal.

The company has been tasked with creating new formats in Current Affairs and Reality TV to meet our clients' needs. Projects include Carte Blanche Extra , M-Net's Show Me The

Mommy , Estee Lauder's Looks to Live by and Revlon's Face to Face .

Not just a television production company, Combined Artists has also been involved in Internet production and social media projects. Notably, in a world first, Carte Blanche made use of a brand new format for its 22nd birthday show that allowed the audience to determine the flow, content and narrative of the show live via Facebook and Twitter .

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Combined Artists 2011