Channel O

Broadcast on: DStv
Active from: 17 Oct 1997

Contact details:
137 Bram Fischer Dr

Tel: +27 (0)11 686-6000
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Channel O is a pan-African, digital satellite television channel broadcast on the DStv network as part of the M-Net stable of general entertainment channels which is targeted at a youth demographic via predominantly music videos.


DStv: Channel 320
Bouquet: Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family, Access


576i (SDTV, 16:9) - DStv


"Original. African."


Channel O is an Afro-chic youth, music and lifestyle brand that produces and aggregates the best local and international music as well as related short format content for multiple platforms, made specifically for Africa.

Targeted at youth with "the rhythm of Africa in their soul", Channel O strives to broadcast the hottest musical programming from across the continent.

Channel O produces the only awards ceremony that celebrates music video production from across the continent, the Channel O Africa Music Video Awards.

Latest Updated Shows

Massive Music

Genre: Magazine, Music, Interview Show
Channel: Mzansi Magic, Channel O
Summary: Music show hosted by Lalla Hirayama and Smash Afrika which features artist interviews, studio performances and a weekly music chart - with no inserts.
Starring: Lalla Hirayama, Smash Afrika

Stripped Down

Genre: Music
Channel: Channel O, Vuzu
Summary: Get up close and personal with a host of African stars including Khuli Chana, Bucie, Uhuru, Reason and more, as we jam to unplugged sessions of their classic and new hits.

The Channel O Africa Music Video Awards

Genre: Music, Award Shows
Channel: Channel O
Summary: The Channel O Africa Music Video Awards are Pan-African music awards organised by music television broadcaster Channel O, to celebrate outstanding achievements in music across the African continent.
Starring: David Kau, DJ Sbu, D'banj

Latest Articles

Why Channel O's 20th birthday is important

20 Sep 2017 | Written by: Tashi | From: Tashi's TV
It's happening on Tuesday, 17 October and plans are afoot for a celebration.

2016 Grammy Awards: full list of winners

16 Feb 2016 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Awards | 1 comment
Tuck into our complete list of winners from the 58th Grammys (includes categories no-one knows exist!).

Future of Channel O Awards uncertain as channel goes exclusively South African

16 Mar 2015 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Channel O
Channel O's continental reach comes to a sudden end soon when the channel shuts down to the rest of Africa. What's to become of the Channel O Awards?


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