Johannesburg – On Digital Media on Thursday unveiled TopTV, a new affordable satellite pay TV
offering with pricing starting at R99 per month.
TopTV launches on May 1, and will
provide 55 channels under the following genres, variety, kids & music,
entertainment & knowledge and ultimate movies.
ODM will also provide seven
different pricing options, from R99 to R249 per month.
Vino Govender, CEO of ODM said:
"The majority of South Africans who can afford to pay between R99 and R249 a month,
will have access to world class television entertainment across all genres
including News & Knowledge, Movies, Family and Sport, Kids, Music and
"Some of the highlights of
these channels include the Top History channel which will bring the history of South Africa
to the fore as never before, BBC News, Eurosport News, 6 dedicated 24 hour
movie channels, as well as services for the Portuguese and French
communities in South Africa," Govender said.
ODM said TopTV had secured
programming and channels from media giants including Fox, Warner, Disney, CBS and Discovery, and
it added that nine locally developed channels would also be included.
On Digital Media has an effective
BEE shareholding of 68% and was awarded an Icasa Pay TV License in September 2007 and
issued the license in July 2008.