Media24’s new DStv channel launches today

Media24 in October announced that they would be launching a new Afrikaans channel on DStv.

The lifestyle channel named, VIA, will officially go live today at 16:00 on DStv channel 147.

This 24-hour lifestyle channel is the media company’s first venture in to TV.

“We are extremely excited to launch VIA and we’re proud that we can treat our Afrikaans audiences to a brand-new Afrikaans channel,” says Esmaré Weideman, Chief Executive Officer of Media24.

Here’s a first look at what you can expect to see on VIA tonight:

16:00 Padkos

Cape Town’s most famous food truck has a new boss, Leroux Botha, and he’s on a mission to create the perfect menus for his new business. His fellow foodies pitch in, but it’s the public who will ultimately decide if dishes should stay or go.

16:30 Die Eet Oorlog

Three diets. Three brave women and a 30-day battle against the bulge. With the help of a team of experts, the contestants will try to shed the kilos in order to fit into their new swimsuits.

17:00 Styl Stryd

Two contestants with dreams of seeing their decor talents in TUIS magazine duel it out. With a decor blogger alongside, they will decorate an empty shell to a set challenge.

17:30 Inspirasiekos Met Sarie

The talented SARIE food editor, Herman Lensing, is on the lookout for South Africa’s best ingredients. He meets the passionate personalities behind the scenes – and whips up a feast to their delight!

18:00 Brood en Botter

Six teams pitch a business to make it big. After weekly entrepreneurial challenges, the winning team will become part of Spice Routes in Paarl’s exclusive collection of businesses.


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