kykNET NOU! is a South African variety, lifestyle and music entertainment television channel, part of the M-Net stable of channels, which broadcasts in Afrikaans. Owned by pay-TV operator M-Net, it was launched on the DStv satellite service in August 2015 as a partner channel to kykNET, replacing the now-defunct kykNET Musiek channel.
DStv: Channel 146
Bouquet: Premium, Extra, Compact, Family
576i (SDTV, 16:9)
On 3 August, 2015 kykNET Musiek was given a makeover with the birth of kykNET NOU!, which still has a strong focus on music programming, but with a repositioning of the content to incorporate entertainment in a broader sphere.
Additional programming includes variety, lifestyle and music programs which showcase popular Afrikaans artists and their music videos across a wide variety of genres.
The channel also tunes in live to radio stations, with plans at launch to broadcast live music directly.
Programming at launch included Die Groot Ontbyt on weekday mornings, Jou Show met Emo, #MyMusiek, Singstories, Fiësta, digiTAAL, Republiek van Zoid Afrika, #LekkerTV, Jukebox, Bravo!, Sing in Harmonie, JAM and Leef jou Reis.
kykNET NOU! positions itself as "home for a variety of relevant, original, fresh, creative, energetic and the latest entertainment of the highest quality in Afrikaans".