LGBTQI+ net OUTtv heads to South Africa

OUTtv, a television network focused on the LGBTQI+ community, is set to launch in South Africa.

OUTtv South Africa will broadcast as a pop-up channel from October 4 to November 4.

Aimed primarily at South Africa’s large LGBTQI+ community, OUTtv SA will offer a mix of movies, drama, lifestyle, comedy, reality, music and travel shows.

The channel will include titles such as, RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars (pictured), Big Freedia Queen of Bounce, Deep Water, Wentworth, Degrassi: The Next Generation and Hey Qween! as well as OUTtv original series Knock Knock Ghost, Sex & Violence, Shadowlands, The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula and Don’t Quit Your Gay Job.

The channel has also previously launched in Canada and New Zealand.

Warren-Lee Whitcher, MD of OUTtv SA said: “It is with a sense of great pride that we find ourselves, after a journey of five years, at the point of being able to bring a world-class entertainment product to South Africans. And also, meaningfully drive and promote inclusion and the celebration of diversity within the countries television landscape.

“The OUTtv SA TV channel is the perfect first step on our mission of bringing our great quality and diverse content to South African audiences.”