OUTtv South Africa, in partnership with MultiChoice and Canada’s OUTtv Network, will broadcast as a pop-up channel on DStv channel 198 from October 4 until November 4.
The channel will introduce diversity and innovation into the entertainment landscape.
It will offer viewers premium programming aimed at South Africa’s vibrant LGBTQI+ community.
OUTtv will offer a fun and passionate mix of movies, drama, lifestyle, comedy, reality, music and travel shows that appeal to the LGBTQI+ community, as well as a broader progressive audience
More than 80% of the content has never been seen in South Africa before, so DStv Premium and Compact Plus customers can look forward to a fresh and amazing viewing experience.
The channel will include a diverse mix of programming including RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars, Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce, Deep Water, Wentworth, Degrassi: Next Generation and Hey Qween! as well as OUTtv original series Knock Knock Ghost, Sex and Violence, Shadowlands, The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula and Don’t Quit Your Gay Job.
A selection of the shows will also be available to these customers on DStv Catch Up on their decoders, and on DStv Now online and on the app.
Customers with a connected Explora will also be able to stream or download the content.
Warren-Lee Whitcher, managing director of OUTtv SA, said: “It is with a sense of great pride that we find ourselves, after a journey of five years, at the point of being able to bring a world-class entertainment product to South Africans.”
Yolisa Phahle, CEO for general entertainment for MultiChoice, believes this channel will add to the diversity of voices on DStv. “At Multichoice, we celebrate diversity and are committed to providing a platform that allows multiple voices to be heard,” she said