Introducing “HONEY”

News 15 February 2021

MultiChoice, Africa’s most-loved storyteller, is proud to announce a brand-new pan-African lifestyle channel, HONEY, coming soon to DStv 173.

Introducing “HONEY”

As part of our ongoing effort to enhance our customers’ viewing experience and delight them with content, MultiChoice is thrilled to bring this latest venture in African storytelling.

HONEY is a bold, unscripted lifestyle TV channel for interrogative and connected Africans. The channel is about celebrating and exploring African lives and loves and the content is focused on lifestyle, fashion, food, weddings, dating and reality.

MultiChoice CEO of General Entertainment, Yolisa Phahle, says the move follows consistent, upward lifestyle-viewership trends on the continent. “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 that 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.”

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. Keeping with the continent’s effervescent energy and vibrancy, the channel will be a tapestry of African producers with exciting storylines and cross-continental casting, making HONEY a go-to channel for authentic African storytelling.

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

The MultiChoice channel is packaged by Media24’s television unit which is also responsible for the Afrikaans lifestyle channel, VIA (DStv channel 147).

Izelle Venter, HONEY’s Channel Head says: “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.”

The key ingredient to HONEY is the channel’s focus on authentic African storytelling. In a ground-breaking content creation model, the channel has partnered with producers from all corners of the continent to create hundreds of fresh hours of exciting African shows, ensuring that HONEY is the place where all Africans feel at home.

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

HONEY will be available for Compact, Compact Plus and Premium customers from Friday, 12 February 2021.

Online viewers from across the continent will also be able to enjoy shows on other online DStv platforms including DStv Now and Showmax.

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