Welcome to ONStv,
This is a new television service which has been established with the main objective to keep South African families living abroad connected to their South African heritage through South African TV and film.
Thanks to advances in the television industry and the rise of digital production, ONStv has developed a model that will bring a secure service to expats living outside South Africa. ONStv will broadcast and promote exclusively South African films and popular TV content in English and Afrikaans (with English sub-titles) beyond the borders of SA. The programme line-up kicks off with a list of the latest South African films and will over time be extended to subsequently include television series, news, documentaries and sports programmes to cater for all viewers.
Initially launching in Australia and New Zealand, with Canada and the UK to follow soon thereafter, plans are underway to make the service available worldwide.
Why launch a dedicated South African TV and film service for expatriates?
The South African film industry is booming and these films are in high demand amongst South Africans. Cinema ticket sales even outperform top international films at theatres in South Africa. With approximately one million South Africans currently living outside South Africa, it has become a necessity for South Africans to have access to these films and we have taken the responsibility on us to provide this service in a cost effective solution.
ONStv is set to provide good, proudly South African film and TV content to expatriates all over the world, with the aim to keep families connected to their South African heritage, culture and roots. In addition, ONStv is committed to and excited about promoting the South African performing arts abroad.