ODM Top TV channels explained

Incoming pay-TV competitor On Digital Media (ODM) announced that it plans to begin offering commercial broadcast services in May. In addition to this the company also unveiled the channels it would be providing to its ‘Top TV’ subscribers.

Here is a description of each of the channels which will be on offer upon launch.

Top One

Top One is a 24-hour general entertainment channel, featuring drama series, children’s shows and movies.

Top Gospel

Top Gospel is a Christian lifestyle channel with talk shows, Christian music videos as well as faith based movies.

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 globally.

Christian Channel

ODM is still finalizing negotiations on a Christian Channel, which shall be named in due course says the company.


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.

Zee Cinema

Zee Cinema will feature Bollywood related content.

Hi Nolly

Hi Nolly displays some of the best movies and entertainment from the Nigerian market.


MGM is a 24 hour movie channel offering the content from Hollywood’s famous Metro-G Goldwyn-Mayer library.

BBC World

BBC World has 24 hour news and information coverage from around the world.

Fox News

Fox News is rated as one of the more controversial news channels to air out of the United States and covers everything from world news and politics, to health, business as well as science & technology, entertainment and sports.


MSNBC is the fastest growing cable news channel in the United States.

Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera English is a news and current affairs channel with headquarters in the Middle East.

France 24

France 24 covers international current events from a French perspective.

Current TV

Current TV focuses on dishing up current affairs in a format attractive to a younger market.

Setana Africa

Setanta Africa is a 24 hour sports channel which focuses on football.

Eurosport News

Eurosport News features sports bulletins which run every thirty minutes.

SABC 1,2,3 and e-TV

South African channels that have various local and international series.

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 have been concluded.


RTPi is a general entertainment channel targeting Portuguese speaking communities worldwide.

Fashion TV

Fashion TV (FTV) provides glamorous entertainment with emphasis on the latest trends, up and coming models, events, news and glamour.

Fine Living Network

FLN is Top TV’s lifestyle network and will include a line up of relationship, wedding, cocktail and competition shows.

Music Choice

Music Choice is a 24 hour channel audio service featuring music of different genres.

Kids and Music

Top Junior

Top Junior provides entertainment for children.

Jim Jam

JimJam is a TV channel dedicated to pre-school children aged between 1 – 6 years and their parents.

Baby TV

Baby TV is a 24 hour commercial-free channel for growing infants and toddlers, and their parents.


KidsCo is a global TV channel which targets a number of age groups.

Afro Music

Afro Music is a 24 hour music channel featuring a mix of artists from across Africa.


Nigezie is a brand new music and lifestyle channel with the main focus on Nigerian artists, music videos, fashion and entertainment.


FUEL TV is a 24/7 extreme sports channel featuring base-jumping, skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing and BMX. 


Kiss is a 24 hour music channel with a concentrating on urban and hip-hop music.


Kerrang! TV is a music channel consisting of hard rock music videos.


Qtv features indie bands and music 24/7. 


Magic TV airs music videos from the 80s and 90s.

C Music

C Music provides viewers with the world’s classical, crossover, cinematic and chill-out music videos 24 hours a day.


Classica is a channel devoted to classical music, opera, ballet and jazz as well as documentaries and interviews.

Family and Entertainment


Star! is an entertainment channel covering celebrity news.

Fox Entertainment

Fox Entertainment is dedicated to television series including The Simpsons, Family Guy, 24, Grey’s Anatomy, Criminal Minds and Boston Legal.

Fox Retro

Fox Retro showcases classic TV series.


Natura is a 24 hour documentary channel.


Black Entertainment Television showcases African-American entertainers with series, talk-shows, sitcoms and interviews.

Top History

Top History is a 24 hour channel that featuring historical documentaries, with programming which includes South Africa and Africa.

Discovery ID

Investigation Discovery (ID) is a brand new channel from Discovery covering the stories behind crime forensics and criminal investigations.

Discovery Travel and Living

Discovery Travel & Living explores distant locations.

Discovery Science

Discovery Science is a documentary channel with programmes that tackle scientific and technological interest areas.

Top Explore

Top Explore is a 24 hour travel channel.



Silver is a movie channel sourced from independent suppliers in the US, Europe and other parts of the world.


Showtime is as 24 hour action channel with blockbuster titles covering action, horror and sci-fi.

Fox FX

Fox FX is aimed primarily at men with a mix of character-driven drama and quality.

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.

Top Movies 2

Top Movies 2 is Top Movies time shifted by 2 hours.

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.

Top Sport

Top Sport is a premium sports channel featuring sports preferred by SA audiences.

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