Broadcast on: DStv
Active from: 09 Nov 2015

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VIA is a South African lifestyle digital television channel produced by Media 24 which broadcasts in Afrikaans.


DStv: Channel 147
Bouquet: Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family


16:9 (1080i, HDTV) - Since 1 December, 2016


Owned by Media 24, VIA was launched on the DStv satellite service on 9 November, 2015 and is targeted at Afrikaans families who enjoy food, style and relationships.

With three hours of Afrikaans lifestyle and reality shows every weekday, programming includes a selection of shows focused on lifestyle matters.

For the launch of the channel a number of shows were produced by Quizzical Pictures, including Familie Fotos (Family Photos), follows families as they have new family portraits taken; and Die Kortlys (The Short List) that rounds up the 10 best products or services round particular themes.

Originally broadcast in Standard Definition (SD), the channel migrated to full HD on 1 December, 2016.

Other shows to have aired on the channel include Bobby en Karlien: In jou Skoene, Hilde se hartsklanke, Die eet oolog, Jou storie met Nina, Driekuns, Die Kliek, Die Superskool, Kom ons trou, nou!, Skoon, Op pad met Dana, Landbouweekliks, Die Kontrak and Klink soos naweek.

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New on TV today: Sunday 12 July

12 Jul 2020 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
Ivor en die Verskilmakers starts on VIA and Two and a Half Men returns to eExtra.

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10 Jul 2020 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
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09 Jul 2020 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
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