Channel O

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Channel O
Launched17 October 1997[1]
Owned byMultichoice Group[2]
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Slogan"Original. African."
LanguageEnglish
Broadcast areaAfrica
Sister channel(s)Africa Magic
kykNET
M-Net Movies
M-Net Series
Mzansi Magic
SuperSport
Vuzu
Websitehttp://www.channelo.dstv.com
Availability
Satellite
DStv
(Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family and Access Bouquet)
Channel 320

Channel O is a South African-based music channel which first started transmission in 1997. Its main concept is African music in Africa and the diaspora.

Channel O can be accessed via DStv, a satellite pay TV service for pan-African households. The channel broadcasts a variety of music videos.

It also holds the annual Channel O Music Video Awards ceremony, where artists are awarded for their outstanding contribution to music.

Channel O, over the past years, has been losing a significant amount of popularity due to mainly the launches of MTV Base Africa, Trace Urban and Trace Africa. The channel has been trying several means to gain popularity including the increasingly popular method of creating a South African feed and a Rest of Africa feed (MTV Base and Trace have also adopted this)

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  1. ^ "Channel O: Overview". TVSA. n.d. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Multichoice: Company Brands". Multichoice. n.d. Retrieved 20 May 2019.