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Style

Broadcast on: Defunct
Active from: 05 Nov 2007
Active until: 01 Feb 2015

About

Style (formerly known as The Style Network, or TSN) was a digital satellite channel on the DStv platform targeted at young fashionistas, with original series that showcase the latest trends. It was E!'s sister fashion channel that covered both celebrity and reality gossip and trends, with shows including Style Star and Fashion Police.

AVAILABILITY

DStv: Channel 173
Bouquet: Premium, Extra, Compact, Family

PICTURE FORMAT

576i (SDTV, 16:9) - DStv

SLOGAN

"Watch It. Love It. Style It."

ABOUT

Style positioned itself as "the destination for women 18-49 with a passion for the best in relatable, inspiring and transformational lifestyle programming".

It began as The Style Network on DStv on 5 November, 2007, when the paycaster introduced five new channels along with a channel number reshuffle.

Seen as a sister channel to E! Entertainment it carried similar programming, primarily docu-series, lifestyle shows, fashion tips and countdown shows.

Style's popular series included Tia & Tamera, Jerseylicious, Giuliana & Bill, Glam Fairy and Big Rich Texas.

Style was a network of NBCUniversal Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.

In 2015, NBCUniversal decided to convert Style to the Esquire network in the USA. Universal Networks International (UNI), who offered this channel outside of the US, had been evaluating options for the channel on a territory-by-territory basis in markets where Style operated.

In Africa, the outcome of that evaluation was that Universal Networks International would withdraw Style from Africa from Sunday, 1 February 2015 and focus their strategic efforts on their other channel brands - E! Entertainment Television, Universal Channel, Telemundo and Studio Universal.


Latest Updated Shows

Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane

Genre: Reality, Docu-Reality
Channel: Style, E! Africa, SABC3
Summary: Docu-reality series which follows the life of Kimora, her three children Ming Lee, Aoki and Kenzo, and the various people who work for and with her.
Starring: Kimora Lee


Kimora: House of Fab

Genre: Docu-Reality
Channel: Style, SABC3
Summary: Kimora Lee Simmons gives a behind the scenes look into the world of JustFab, a site for women looking for affordable shoes, handbags and accessories.
Starring: Kimora Lee


Dr. 90210

Genre: Reality
Channel: E! Africa, SABC3, Style
Summary: Plastic surgery reality show which focuses on plastic surgery in Beverly Hills, California, following the surgeons and their real life patients.
Starring: Robert Rey


Latest Articles

Canned! The Style Network

19 Jan 2015 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: The Style Network
It lost it's style ages ago and now Style Network's been canned. Africa won't be getting its replacement.


2009 Emmy Awards: TX times (updated)

18 Sep 2009 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: News | 1 comment
Annual award fever starts this weekend with the Emmy's. A rundown of the live and delayed broadcast times, Red Carpet news and a recap of the nominees.


New on The Style Network in August 2009

02 Aug 2009 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: The Style Network
The sixth season of Dr. 90210 begins a run on Style tonight (3 August) at 21h00. Info. includes new episode line-up of Style Her Famous.



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