South Africa’s Indian channel Saffron launches new 13 part Festivals series


The locally packaged pay-TV channel for South Africa’s Indian community, Saffron TV, will premiere a new, 13-part series, Festivals, on 29 July 2010 at 8pm. The series celebrates the spirit of India through its festivals and features Diwali, Teej (the monsoon festival), Holi, Durga Puja and the Hemis festival.

Also in July Saffron will introduce new seasons and episodes of One Life to Love, Highway on my Plate – Rocky and Mayur go Foreign and Italian Khana.

Men Can’t Dance is an irreverent, totally out of the box and no holds barred series set to destroy every myth about men. It delves into the mind of the male and unravels the pulls and pressures that every man faces today. Presenter Rajiv Makhni (the Gadget Guru host) and celebrity guests talk man to man about women, relationships, cars, fashion and more. This series stars on Friday, 2 July at 7.30pm.

Says Channel manager Aleeshia Naidoo: “Festivals celebrates the many cultures of India and offers a authentic window to our viewers of their rich cultural heritage. Men Can’t Dance, in contrast, should set the cat amongst the pigeons with our male Indian viewers”.

Saffron TV is available to DStv Indian subscribers and in DStv Premium open time on Channel 456 on Saturdays and Sundays between 1pm and 6pm.