New African lifestyle channel Honey coming to DStv

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Honey (DStv 173) will celebrate and explore African lives and loves.
Honey (DStv 173) will celebrate and explore African lives and loves.
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  • DStv has announced a brand-new Pan-African lifestyle channel, Honey.
  • The channel (DStv 173) will launch on Friday, 12 February 2021 and will be available for Compact, Compact Plus and Premium subscribers.
  • Honey is an unscripted lifestyle channel that celebrates and explores African lives.


DStv is launching a new Pan-African lifestyle channel, Honey (DStv 173). The channel will go live on Friday, 12 February 2021 and will be available for Compact, Compact Plus and Premium subscribers.

Honey is an unscripted lifestyle channel that celebrates and explores African lives and loves, and the content is focused on lifestyle, fashion, food, weddings, dating, as well as reality.

Honey Channel Logo.
Honey Channel Logo.

"DStv is thrilled to launch Honey. The channel is part of our commitment to keep bringing fresh, authentic and local content to our African subscribers. For many years, we've seen lifestyle is a popular genre on the continent; and now our subscribers will see their own talent, food, celebrations, and their families as the well-deserved hero," said MultiChoice CEO of General Entertainment, Yolisa Phahle.

The channel will be broadcast in all key African regions including Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Namibia, Botswana, Malawi, Zambia, Angola, Mozambique, Tanzania, DRC, Cameroon and South Africa.

The new channel will be a tapestry of African prod
The new channel will be a tapestry of African producers with exciting storylines.

Head of Content at MultiChoice, Aletta Alberts said: "Africa's dynamism and way of life is the perfect ingredient for this exciting channel. Honey is going to add sweet and sticky flavour to our subscriber offering. Lifestyle content is the ideal vehicle to reflect the continent's diversity and sameness. Everyone curious about food, style, and weddings is in for a treat."

The channel is packaged by Media24's television unit, which is also responsible for Afrikaans lifestyle channel, VIA.

"Media24 is delighted to collaborate with MultiChoice on this new adventure. The goal is to combine both companies' best qualities, experiences, and knowledge to serve DStv subscribers with a new channel that is familiar, unique and entertaining," said Izelle Venter, Honey's Channel Head.

"We are working with producers across the continent to ensure the lifestyle stories we tell are real and relevant. Our goal is to showcase the characters, talent and dynamics of everyday African life as never before."
Zinzi Velelo, Honey's Head of Content

Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht

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