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OUTtv South Africa will broadcast as a pop-up channel on DStv channel 198 from 4 October until 4 November 2018.  

The channel will introduce diversity and innovation into the South African entertainment landscape.  It will offer viewers premium programming aimed primarily at South Africa’s large and vibrant LGBTQI+ community and friends.

OUTtv SA, together with leading global brand and the world’s first LGBTQI+ broadcaster, 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 on this channel 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 & 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, and the channel will be streaming on DStv Now.  

Brad Danks, CEO of OUTtv Network said, “We are delighted to introduce OUTtv to South Africa and to share our original programming with a bigger audience.  We also look forward to continuing OUTtv’ s international expansion and welcome the opportunity to forge new partnerships to build on our efforts in South Africa, New Zealand and Canada.