SAFTAS Best local format was won by Afrokaans A production company that has just produced Survivor. The show called Die Kliek, a dating show was produced in a local format and is a complete original for VIA TV.
The Channel VIA TV started in Nov 2015 with a strategy to allow producers some ownership and exploitation rights over the format that they develop for us – partly to provide an incentive. The same local format has been picked up for international format distribution.
Media24 launched the Afrikaans entertainment lifestyle channel, VIA TV, on DStv back in 2015. It was the first channel that had an exclusive focus on Afrikaans lifestyle entertainment. This 24-hour lifestyle channel was brought to create content and products for Afrikaans audiences across diverse Media24 platforms.