MultiChoice will broadcast OUTtv pop-up channel, the gay-focused channel aimed at the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQI+) community as from 4 October to 4 November in South Africa.
OUTtv which is available in Canada, New Zealand and across Europe, will be available on MultiChoice’s DStv and will comprise of movies, drama, lifestyle, comedy, reality, music and travel shows exclusively for the LGBTQI+ community.
MultiChoice will allow subscribers to view content on OUTtv which has never been seen in South Africa and will also be available on the DStv Now streaming service.
The managing director of OUTtv South Africa expressed, “It is with a sense of great pride that we find ourselves, after a journey of 5 years, at the point of being able to bring a world-class entertainment product to South Africans. The OUTtv SA TV channel is the perfect first step on our mission of bringing our great quality and diverse content to SA audiences.”
On the other hand, Yolisa Phahle, CEO for general entertainment at MultiChoice says,
“At MultiChoice we celebrate diversity and are committed to providing a platform that allows multiple voices to be heard. We look forward to offering this pop-up to our customers in South Africa.”
Brad Danks, CEO of OUTtv concluded, “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.”