kykNET launches new channel for DStv Access subscribers

Suidooster. (Photo: Supplied/kykNET)
Suidooster. (Photo: Supplied/kykNET)

DStv Access subscribers will soon have access to a brand new kykNET channel named, kykNET Lekker.

Available from 9 March 2020 the Afrikaans TV channel, compiled with shows from the existing kykNET library, will run on channel 148 on DStv.

kykNET Lekker will compile the best of kykNET programmes, including soaps, lifestyle shows, children’s entertainment and music shows that DStv subscribers on the DStv Access package haven't had the opportunity to watch.

The channel will not be upscaled to higher-tiered DStv packages such as DStv Premium and won’t be available on other packages such as DStv Compact Plus, DStv Compact, or DStv Family.

These packages will however continue to receive the existing selection of allocated kykNET channels.

kykNET Lekker will launch with the first season of Jou Show met Emo, the fitness guru Lindi Kriel's Kry Daai Lyf and will include Afrikaans soaps like Binnelanders and Suidooster.

Suidooster will restart from season 1 for people who have never had the chance to watch and follow it, while the hospital set series Binnelanders will start from season 4.

Children's programming will include Teddies, Bundu Buddies and Groentjie. Music shows like Joltyd, Kom ons Karaoke, Luister, #Duidelik and Sakkie Langarm are also on the schedule.

"kykNET Lekker joins other kykNET channels to showcase Afrikaans content on an affordable and accessible package for DStv subscribers. It will become the home of a variety of the best Afrikaans programs from the kykNET vault and will only be available on the DStv Access package," says Karen Meiring, director of kykNET channels.