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# 120885 17-Jun-2013 11:37
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Was not really sure where to post this so apologies if this is in the wrong place.

From the website (

With approximately one million South Africans living outside South Africa, ONStv will broadcast exclusively South African film and television content.  
The programme line-up will start with the latest and best of South African films and soon also popular television content such as 7de Laan, in English and Afrikaans (with English sub-titles), music dvd’s, religious programs, news, sports programs and much-much more to cater for all viewers.
“South African films are in high demand amongst South Africans; cinema ticket sales in South Africa even outperform top international films. 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.”  ~ Says Henning Basson, ONStv Managing Director: 
Judging by the ONStv Facebook group, which has already attracted more than 4 500 followers, there are many interested viewers amongst South Africans living abroad.

From the FAQ:

ONStv will broadcast on an IPTV platform for which you may need a Set Top Box.  These devices will be available at most South African shops or you will be able to order them online from this website.  More details will be available soon.

For now will it only be available on the Roku Set Top boxes which can be ordered through this website and most South African shops.  We are in process to further develop the system so that ONStv will also become available on other Set Top Boxes as well as Android devices.  We are also working to make it available on the Apple platform.  We will make further announcements as we progress.

Looks like its going to be something quiet interesting. Hopefully not only catering for south africans and in Afrikaans. Im certainly going to be keeping an eye on this. I have a Roku already so will keep this post updated as to how its installed/works etc ..

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  # 951196 12-Dec-2013 19:54
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Looks like this has finally launched - Though not on Roku but Google TV

Let’s start by saying thank you to each and everyone of you in Australia and New Zealand who believed in ONStv, supported us and had the courage to abide with us. Without you ONStv would not be in existence today! Your positive view made a huge difference to our success and existence! Although our perseverance was tested to the maximum during the past three years with teething problems which had to be sorted out, we can today testify with gratitude and pride that ONStv is at last available in Australia and New Zealand and we are striving to achieve new heights.

Where to get it in New Zealand

I may just pop into Ontrays later this week to find out some more about it.

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