South African free-to-air TV operator, eMedia, has confirmed the launch of a new lifestyle channel on its Openview broadcasting platform to be called “The Home Channel+”.
The channel features cooking tutorials, interior design and property content, and gardening programmes. It is South Africa’s first channel dedicated to home improvement, décor, design and property genres.
The Home Channel+ will be available on Openview’s channel 113 and includes shows such as All About Property, Grand Designs UK, Ten Minute Kitchen, and The Gardener.
eMedia expanded the Openview channel lineup in April 2022 when it added ePlesier, its exclusively Afrikaans channel.
ePlesier mainly airs Afrikaans-dubbed Turkish telenovas like Vierspel Vuurspel, Gebroke Harte, and Bittersoet.
eMedia recently published its latest subscriber count, at 2.8 million subscribers, an 800,000 increase compared to its May 2020 figures.
The channel currently has 21 channels, which are:
- SABC 1
- SABC 2
- SABC 3
- Movies e
- Extra eReality
- Star Life
- People’s Weather
- Zee One
- The Home Channel +
- SABC Sport
- SA Music
- Soul Music