On Digital Media (ODM) today officially unveiled their TopTV offerings. The company’s payTV offering will be available from 1 May throughout the country with pricing starting at R99 per month.
TopTV will offer four different pay TV packages, namely Variety, Kids & Music, Entertainment & Knowledge and Ultimate Movies.
“These packages have been created to meet the needs of subscribers with a diverse range of channels providing comprehensive coverage of genres, from general entertainment and news, to gospel and kiddies shows,” the company said in a press statement.
Within the four packages there are seven different pricing options, ranging from R99 to R249 per month.
The pricing structure is as follows:
- Variety – R99
- Variety and Kids & Music – R159
- Variety and Entertainment & Knowledge – R159
- Variety, Kids & Music and Entertainment & Knowledge – R189
- Variety, Kids & Music and Ultimate Movies – R219
- Variety, Entertainment & Knowledge and Ultimate – R219
- Variety, Kids & Music, Entertainment & Knowledge and Ultimate Movies – R249
Vino Govender, CEO of ODM says: “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 Cultural programming.”
He continues, “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.”
TopTV has secured programming and channels from household names around the world, including Fox, Warner, Disney, CBS and Discovery.
Subscribers can look forward to channels like Zee Cinema (Bollywood channel), Discovery Travel & Living, Fox Entertainment, Fine Living Network, Current TV, BET, MGM, Discovery Travel & Living, Fox Entertainment, Showtime, Discovery Science, Silver, Baby TV, Setanta Africa, France24, BBC World, Hi Nolly, Kidsco, Jim Jam, Baby TV, Fuel TV, and Fox FX, to name a few.
TopTV also boasts nine locally developed channels, offering audiences a mix of local flavours, under the TopTV umbrella. These include Top One, Top Movies, Top Gospel, Top Crime and Top Learn.
TopTV’s set top boxes and satellite dishes will be available through Pep, Game, Makro, Dion, selected Jumbo Cash & Carry stores, CCW, Brown’s and Weirs as well as House & Home. More stockists will be added post 1st May launch.
The cost for the set up package is R499 (limited offer, while stocks last) and includes:
- A TopTV decoder (STB)
- Smart Card
- Power Supply
- Male / Female RF Cable
- RCA Cable
- Remote Control Unit
- Instruction Manual for the STB
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