The news about Moja Love channel joining DStv bouquet fell shortly after MultiChoice announced they will no longer offer ANN7 on any of their bouquet. Moja Love relates to all things that Cupid’s arrow strikes, will be launched on Valentine’s Day at 5pm on DStv channel 157. Brought by Siyaya TV, a 100% black-owned media company, the channel will be available to DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact and Family customers.
The channel’s head, Jacqui Setai, explained, “Moja is a slang word that means ‘everything is good’ and while love is a universal emotion, Moja Love shall explore love from the unique perspective of the modern South African woman using honest, reflective, hopeful and humorous storytelling.” Setai added, “For the first time on our screens, there is a channel dedicated to celebrate the multiple dimensions of love; self-love, sisterly love, maternal love, romantic love and love that drives one’s passions and creates an unbreakable bond in our communities.”
The 24-hour channel will have new locally produced content which primarily target women. Moja Love will launch with 22 shows, 80% created and produced by Siyaya Media Network. Amongst the shows to be watched are: The cast of Hope, Show Me Love which is a talk show hosted by KG Moeketsi, Unathi Nkayi, Abigail Visagie and Nontobeko Sibisi. A telenovela titled Hope, headlined by actors Nimrod Nkosi and Charmaine Mtinta, will air on Mondays to Wednesdays at 7pm.
“For us at MultiChoice, it’s important to offer our customers a range of different entertainment options and to provide a platform for local stories to be heard,” said Yolisa Phahle, CEO for General Entertainment at MultiChoice.