Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Zulu TV now plans to launch on 1 June - now on OpenView HD (OVHD) - after a failed attempt at starting on Sentech's Freevision.

Zulu TV now plans to launch on 1 June this year - and now Zulu TV will be on Platco Digital's OpenView HD (OVHD) free-to-air satellite TV platform following a failed attempt to launch in November 2013 on Sentech's "new" but basically non-existent Freevision free-to-air satellite TV platform

Zulu TV, operating  from Durban, will now hopefully start on 1 June on OVHD.

"Zulu TV is scheduled to go live on air on 1 June 2014, which co-incides with my birthday," says Mbongeni Ngema, the theatre and music personality who is the creator and driving force between the new Zulu language TV upstart.

Zulu TV which plans to broadcast in high definition (HD) and in Zulu, want to bring viewers local TV productions centred around lifestyle programming. Although viewers throughout South African will be able to watch Zulu TV, KwaZulu-Natal viewers will be the primary target market and viewing audience.

Zulu TV has done some auditions for on-air presenters for various programmes as well as for actors since the latter part of 2013.

Besides music programmes, Zulu TV plans to show and cover heritage, tourism, arts and culture, lifestyle, magazines programmes, as well as musical theatre and wants to show dramas, sitcoms, movies, short films, documentaries, religion and current affairs programming.