MTV to Air The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in Africa


JOHANNESBURG: MTV has picked up the exclusive African TV broadcast rights for the U.S. series The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon from NBCUniversal International Television Distribution.

The show will begin airing in Africa as of September 24 in a daily slot. The Tonight Show has been a U.S. TV institution for almost 60 years; Fallon took over hosting duties about five months ago.

Dillon Khan, the channel director for MTV and VH1 in South Africa, said, “MTV and Jimmy Fallon have a long history of collaboration, going back to 2002 when he hosted the Video Music Awards. We expect The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to form a staple part of our audience’s daily viewing, with each show driving conversations among fans from the swings in the playground to the water cooler at work and everywhere in between.”