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TopTV: All The Channels

Written by TVSA Team from the blog News on 18 Mar 2010
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These are the channels that will be on offer as part of the pay-as-you-choose options when On Digital Media's new pay TV service TopTV debuts in May 2010.

The specifics of the packages haven't been released yet i.e. which channels will be grouped together in packages - these will be released closer to the launch.

One thing that has been confirmed is that packages will start at R99 for a bouquet that'll include over 20 channels.
 
BASIC
 
150 - Top One
Top One is a 24-hour general entertainment channel, bringing quality drama series, children's shows, movies and South African classics.
350 - Top Gospel
Top Gospel is a Christian lifestyle channel with talk shows, Christian music videos as well as faith based movies. A lot of the content on Top Gospel will be local, keeping it relevant for the community.
351 - GOD TV
GOD TV is a global media ministry founded by South African couple, Rory & Wendy Alec. GOD TV reaches nearly half a billion people, with award-winning youth programming, inspirational and relevant Bible teachings and live Christian events from around the world.
353 - Christian Channel
ODM is still finalizing negotiations on a Christian Channel, which shall be named in due course.
352 - Inspiration
Inspiration TV has become the fastest growing international Christian network in the world, servicing 118 countries throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand. With a unique blend of programming sourced from America and Europe, Inspiration TV offers something for the whole family.
121 - Zee Cinema
A channel dedicated to Bollywood movies.
120 - Hi Nolly
The Nigerian film industry is fast catching up to Hollywood and Bollywood, with its own particular genre of programming. Hi Nolly features some of the best movies and entertainment from this market.
113 - MGM
MGM is a 24-hour movie channel offering the best from Hollywood's famous Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer library. From Oscar winning favourites and modern masterpieces, to gems from Hollywood's golden age and cult classics, the MGM Channel is for movie aficionados as well as those who want quality entertainment anytime of the day or night.
400 - BBC World
As a world leader in news, BBC World offers 24 hour news and information coverage from around the world. The channel broadcasts a diverse mix of international news, sport, weather, business, current affairs and documentaries. Providing impartial, in-depth analyses of breaking news, BBC World News also looks at the stories behind the issues.
405 - Fox News
Fox News is rated as one of the more controversial news channels in the United States. Covering everything from world news and politics, to health and business as well as science and technology, entertainment and sports, Fox News is a one stop channel for news, views and more.
410 - MSNBC
MSNBC is a leading voice on U.S television and is the fastest growing cable news channel in the United States. MSNBC goes beyond traditional news reporting, giving the viewer informative and up-to-the-minute content.
401 - Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera English is the world's first English language news and current affairs channel with headquarters in the Middle East. With studios in Doha, Kuala Lampur, London and Washington DC, its broadcasts feature current happenings as the world turns.
402 - France24
France24 covers international current events, with a French perspective. The channel provides in-depth analyses on current events, with a strong emphasis on culture.
406 - Current TV
Current TV features happenings and current affairs, with an emphasis on youth/Y-Generation perspectives.
201 - Setanta Africa
Setanta Africa is a 24-hour sports channel which focuses on the 'beautiful game'. The sports channel covers Arsenal, Aston Villa, Manchester City and Tottenham in its weekly line up, as well as SPL, Russian and Dutch leagues.
220 - Eurosport News
With news bulletins updated every 30 minutes, Eurosport News gives you the very latest from the world of sports and business.
160 - SABC1
Free-to-air South African broadcaster SABC1.
162 - SABC2
Free-to-air South African broadcaster SABC2
163 - SABC3
Free-to-air South African broadcaster SABC3.
170 - e.tv
Free-to-air South African broadcaster e.tv.
320 - Educational Channel
ODM is finalizing discussions for the supply of an educational channel customized for the South African market. An announcement will be made when talks are concluded.
196 - RTPi
RTPi is a general entertainment channel targeting Portuguese speaking communities worldwide.
452 - Fashion TV
Fashion TV (FTV) provides glamorous entertainment with emphasis on the latest trends, up and coming models, events, news and glamour.
451 - Fine Living Network
FLN is TV's fun lifestyle network with a fresh lineup of new relationship, wedding, cocktail and competition shows. FLN: It's entertainment you can use.
520 - Music Choice (audio service)
Music Choice is a 24 hour channel audio service featuring music of different genres. From hip-hop and R&B, to classic rock and soul, there's music for every mood, occasion and age.
 
KIDS AND MUSIC
 
550 - Top Junior
Top Junior provides high quality and creative entertainment for children and the entire family in a highly imaginative, safe and accessible way. Popular shows to look forward to include Maya the Bee, Bumba, Tabaluga and Heidi.
256 - Jim Jam
Jim Jam is a TV channel dedicated to pre-school children aged between 1 - 6 years and their parents. Its high quality programming features some of the world's best-loved pre-school TV characters, including Thomas & Friends™; Bob the Builder™; Barney™; Angelina Ballerina™ and Fireman Sam™. Trusted, inspiring and engaging, JimJam's shows have been specifically created to contribute to the emotional, intellectual and social development of children.
257 - Baby TV
Baby TV is the world's first round-the-clock commercial-free channel for growing infants and toddlers, and their parents. Baby TV is created in collaboration with childhood experts to promote learning, activity, fun, and parent-child interaction.
255 - KidsCo
KidsCo is a global TV channel with something for the whole family! The channel targets different age groups through time scheduling. Signature shows include The Wiggles, Sonic the Hedgehog, Inspector Gadget, Sabrina, Dennis the Menace, New Adventures of Madeline and many more.
507 - Afro Music
Afro Music is a 24-hour music channel featuring an eclectic mix of artists from across Africa.
506 - Nigezie
Nigezie is a brand new music and lifestyle channel with the main focus being on Nigerian artists, music videos, fashion and entertainment.
255 - FUEL TV
FUEL TV is a 24/7 extreme sports channel featuring base-jumping, skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, BMX and other death-defying sports.
501 - Kiss
Kiss is a 24-hour music channel with a focus on urban and hip-hop music.
502 - Kerrang! TV
Kerrang! TV is a 24-hour music channel consisting of hard rock music videos. The channel features themed countdowns like 'Moshing Anthems', 'A-Z of Punk', 'Today's 10 Most Rockin'' and 'Metal: 87-07'.
503 - Qtv
Qtv is a 24-hour music channel featuring indie bands and music.
504 - Magic
Magic TV features easy listening music videos from the 80's and 90's, with a large portion of daytime viewing dedicated to 'Today's Magic Hits'.
505 - Smash Hits
Smash Hits is a music channel dedicated to popular hits from artists like Madonna, Beyonce and Justin Timberlake.
508 - C Music
C Music provides viewers with the world's finest classical, crossover, cinematic and chill-out music videos, 24-hours a day.
509 - Classica
Classica is a premium television channel devoted to classical music, opera, ballet and jazz as well as documentaries and interviews.
 
FAMILY AND KNOWLEDGE
 
179 - STAR!
STAR! is an entertainment channel covering the glitz and glamour of Tinseltown. Keep up to date with the latest in movies, celebrities, fashion, awards and Hollywood news on STAR!
180 - Fox Entertainment
Fox Entertainment is dedicated to the best television series, including The Simpsons, Family Guy, 24, Grey's Anatomy, Criminal Minds and Boston Legal.
181 - Fox Retro
Fox Retro is an entertainment channel dedicated to the most popular series that defined the 70s, 80s and 90s, which helped shape pop culture and trends of today.
310 - Natura
Natura is a 24-hour high quality documentary channel featuring documentaries from the world's best directors and producers.
190 - BET
Black Entertainment Television' features the very best from African-American entertainers with series, talk-shows, sitcoms and interviews.
301 - Top History
Top History is a 24-hour channel that offers the most memorable moments in history, with programming which includes South Africa and Africa.
303 - Discovery ID
Investigation Discovery (ID) is the brand new channel from Discovery featuring the stories behind crime forensics and criminal investigations.
453 - Discovery Travel & Living
Discovery Travel & Living explores the most fascinating and inspiring places on earth. The channel takes viewers to exotic and far-flung destinations.
302 - Discovery Science
Discovery Science is a documentary channel focusing on programmes dealing with scientific and technological issues.
301 - Top Crime
Top Crime is a 24-hour entertainment channel with a focus on crime drama and suspense programmes.
300 - Top Explore
Top Explore is a 24-hour channel which allows viewers the opportunity to explore the secrets and wonders of the world. Featuring strong stories, interesting people and high quality visuals.
 
PREMIUM
 
112 - Silver
Silver is a 24-hour movie channel with movies sourced from independent suppliers in the US, Europe and other parts of the world.
111 - Showtime
Showtime is as 24-hour action channel with blockbuster titles covering action, horror and sci-fi. Shows include properties such as Dexter, Californication, Nurse Jackie and Weeds.
110 - Fox FX
Fox FX is quality television for men. With a mix of quality, character-driven and often unconventional drama and comedy, it has a strong resonance with male audiences.
100 - Top Movies
Top Movies is one of Top TV's flagship channels. A 24-hour premium movie channel with recently released blockbuster titles and other award-winning movies.
101 - Top Movies 2
Top Movies 2 is Top Movies time shifted by 2 hours. If you miss your favourite movie catch it 2 hours later on Top Movies 2.
102 - Top Movies 24
Top Movies 24 is time shifted by 24-hours. The channel gives the viewer the opportunity to catch up on Top Movies from the previous day.
200 - Top Sport
Top Sport is a premium sports channel featuring sports preferred by SA audiences. It will bring South Africans the best of local and international sport as well as the latest sporting news.



17 Comments

Green.arrow
18 Mar 2010 16:44

LOL @ the channel equivalents to trhe DSTV channels.
Im impressed...,..well after channel hopping through DSTV the whole weekend and settling for youtube, i think when i do hook up pay tv for myslef  i'll concider TopTV...good thing its not anyday soon so i still have time to trully compare..but i love that there is a lot of new new or fresh staff....

Sad thing Marc lamont Hill no longer commentates on Fox news..id get this one just for him.....:-(

jasonnogwaza
18 Mar 2010 17:26

relly great

Onkez
18 Mar 2010 17:50

They had me at "BET"!

tizoz
18 Mar 2010 18:20

Same here Onkez....

ThatDude
18 Mar 2010 19:13

Wow impressive,HBO and i jump

Cnglemother
18 Mar 2010 22:43

Impressive!thanks newsdesk.

realist
19 Mar 2010 06:21

On basic: it features mostly Gospel type. I’ll pass. Probably it will cost R99.

On kids and Music: If their videos are decent to watch with family I’ll go for it, but if the same junk that they show on channel O and MTV/base I’ll pass.

On Family and knowledge: Ahh!! That is my kinda cup of tea. How much will it cost?

On premium: I’ll pass. I’m not a movie addict, besides dstv has enough movie channels. I wonder which sporting event will Top TV cover since dstv has almost exclusive right to the most popular sports.

Takwesha
19 Mar 2010 07:10

Yes, Yes, Yes, BET.

Sobza
19 Mar 2010 07:54

I was about to get myself DSTV.....I'll just wait a little bit since they are cheap and offer a lot....welcom Top TV

Toxic
19 Mar 2010 09:50

BET..........something MJJ would love! can't wait

Cnglemother
19 Mar 2010 11:36

Hopefully this will force DSTV to lower their premium rate.i wont buy into it straight away until i see the reviews.no CNN?

Mathaz
19 Mar 2010 12:01

If DSTV were to give me History, Mnet, MM1 and CI on my compact, i would definately not jump ship but TopTV seems to be interesting and cheaper.  BET seems to be their drawing card.

Toxic
19 Mar 2010 15:52

CI Mathaz? what's that? i HAAAAATE Compact!

Cnglemother
20 Mar 2010 00:14

Toxy,its Crime and Investigation channel.i miss that channel so much.compact sucks big time!who watches africamagic in SA to have 2 channels?i only watch those channels at the hairdresser.

Cnglemother
20 Mar 2010 00:21

Toxy,its Crime and Investigation channel.i miss that channel so much.compact sucks big time!who watches africamagic in SA to have 2 channels?i only watch those channels at the hairdresser.

Cnglemother
20 Mar 2010 00:27

Amanpour leaving CNN?what a blow!that woman is CNN.

Cnglemother
20 Mar 2010 00:45

Its your loss CNN, ABC your ratings are gona be skyrocketing,she is in a league of her own.lol@the Mugabe interview when he called Ntate Tutu the little man that utters nonsense.no female journalist puts dictators in their place like she does.


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