ASTV (Afrikaanse Satelliettelevisie), the exciting and versatile Afrikaans television channel, has been acquired by Sabido Investments. The channel has been available on channel 151 of the OpenView HD Digital Satellite Television platform since October 2013.
ASTV’s unique programming which is mostly targeted at the Afrikaans community is an exciting addition to the already all-encompassing versatility of OpenView HD. ASTV boasts an ample array of quality programming for the whole family. Viewers will be treated to a variety of programmes from music, to cooking with a strong focus on embracing the Afrikaans culture and lifestyle.
Amongst the assortment is the very popular and one of the biggest angling shows in SA, Vaskap; an angling program that is mainly about the art of fresh water angling, in and around South Africa. Viewers will also get to see landmarks, people, gardens and even visit celebrities’ homes on the lifestyle programme, In Die Kollig, hosted by Sarahann Doherty.
ASTV Managing Director, Jaco Ferreira says, “We are truly excited that we can reach out to a wider audience with this partnership with OpenView HD. The Afrikaans market has thus far received our rich content well, as it speaks to everyday aspects of our culture that people can relate to. We look forward to growing our audiences with this new platform”.
ASTV is one of 18 varied OpenView HD channels; ranging from entertainment, culture and lifestyle, children’s shows and education.
OpenView HD, launched in October 2013, is South Africa’s first free-to-air Digital Satellite Television platform, a sister company to e.tv and a division of Sabido Investments (Pty) Ltd. With OpenView HD, you pay once-off for a satellite dish, set top box and installation; and no monthly subscription fees thereafter.
CEO of Platco Digital, Maxwell Nonge says: “We aim to reach as many audiences as possible with a rich diversity of content that reflects this colourful country. We are thrilled to have ASTV as part of to the Sabido family a move that we are confident will bring us even more opportunities for growth in the market.”
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