Cape Town TV (CTV), became available to 20 million viewers on the DStv platform


In October 2013, community television service Cape Town TV (known as CTV), became available to 20 million viewers on the DStv platform. DStv subscribers across South Africa and Lesotho are now able to watch the channel.

Cape Town TV Station Manager, Karen Thorne, says, "This represents a huge milestone in the development of Cape Town TV”.

“The station has been broadcasting to local audiences from the Tygerburg transmitter site since September 2008. Our funding as a non-profit community broadcaster is limited, so joining the DStv family will enable us to access a larger audience and thus attract more advertising revenue. More funding means we will be able to increase local content reflecting the people, issues and events of the Mother City.”

Cape Town TV says is not neglecting local free-to-air viewers and the channel recently acquired a second transmission frequency for its Tygerberg transmitter. The new frequency is low in the frequency spectrum and so provides viewers with a strong signal that gives good picture and sound quality.