OnseTV will launch the first Afrikaans TV channel catering specifically to South Africa's coloured community on Friday 29 September.
OnseTV is set to launch on the StarSat satellite pay-TV service of the Chinese StarTimes Media SA and On Digital Media, on channel 462, this Friday the 25th.
OnseTV will compete with Afrikaans TV channels on MultiChoice's DStv platform like the M-Net packaged kykNET, and will be run, by the husband-and-wife team of Jaco and Hilda Ferreira who started the Afrikaans TV channel ASTV.
While OnseTV will be predominantly broadcasting in Afrikaans from Friday, the channel will also include English – what OnseTV calls "marginal language deviation from the staple language of Afrikaans".
OnseTV says "all groups within the coloured community [will] now have a voice. Something that they never had before. OnseTV is a home for the coloured community to fully live out their culture and language, thus bridging cultural gaps."
Briefly.co.za was not yet able to report whether OnseTV will broadcast for 24 hours per day, 12, or 6, or what the repeat block structure of the line-up is.
It will also be lauching a new lifestyle food and cooking show called Snoek & Patat and a show called Dink Jy Jy Kan Sing? which will be modeled on the popular Idols shows.
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