Cape Town - Gideon Khobane has been appointed as the new
CEO for SuperSport with effect from April 1, 2016.
Khobane is currently the Director of M-Net
General Entertainment Channels responsible for some of the most popular and
exciting channels on DStv such as M-Net, M-Net Edge, M-Net City and M-Net
He has been with the MultiChoice Group since 2008 and has held roles as
Head of Marketing and Publicity for M-Net Africa and Director for Research and
Business Intelligence for M-Net South Africa.
During his time at M-Net, Khobane has driven a
number of very successful projects for the MultiChoice Group: he launched the
Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, launched and rebranded the African Magic
Channels, launched M-Net Family and M-Net City. He also helped to develop a
number of key shows, including Tinsel, Idols East and Southern Africa, Star
Gist, Big Brother Africa and most recently, The Voice SA.
“Gideon is a talented individual who has made a
significant impact at M-Net. I have no doubt he will lead SuperSport to even
further heights,” said Imtiaz Patel, CEO of Video Entertainment, Naspers.
Prior to joining M-Net, Khobane worked for a
number of large South Africa companies.
Khobane holds several qualifications including a
Bachelor of Commerce Degree specialising in Marketing Management, a
post-graduate diploma in Marketing Management and a Master of Management Degree
from Wits Business School where he specialised in Strategic Marketing.
Brandon Foot will take on the role of Chief
Operating Officer for SuperSport. He has been acting CEO for SuperSport for
more than two years and has done a great job during this time. Together with Khobane,
they will make a formidable team as they will complement each other.