Adventure TV comes to South Africa

11053199_909237945803523_1081682266947948348_nOutdoor enthusiasts and adventure lovers can look forward to non-stop action on South Africa’s only 24-hour outdoor lifestyle and adventure TV channel.

Wild TV Africa will cover a variety of different outdoor pursuits that will entice mulitsporters and  nature lovers alike. From mountain biking, adventuring and hiking for the more active, to camping and fishing shows for the wilderness lovers.

Wild TV Africa, which is launching on Friday 31 July on OpenView HD (Channel 153), promises exhilarating programming of world-class quality.

1376485_927981407262510_3662063323652037843_nThis adventure-based channel is the brainchild of TV entrepreneur Dewald Visser. Dewald is a small screen veteran who created series such as Hooked on Golf, Instink, Kom Braai and African BBQ Hunter. He owns Wild TV Africa media group and has more than 14 years of broadcasting experience.

Wild TV Africa guarantees to keep viewers glued to their screens with a thrilling entertainment line-up featuring a wide range of lifestyle genres and activities such as fishing, camping, mountain-biking, hiking, 4×4 trails, scuba diving, conservation, adventure, mountain climbing, hunting, sport shooting, sky diving, big wave surfing and ATV.

In addition to the Wild Travel series, the channel will also screen nine other locally produced weekly magazine and talk shows. The “Adventure Town of the Year” project will highlight smaller towns around the country that entice visitors with their variety of outdoor and adventure activities.

11401417_919407358119915_3459990074805074409_nWith weekly themes such as Mountain Mondays, Target Tuesdays, Wet Wednesdays, Turbo Thursdays, Fishing Fridays and Wild Weekends, viewers will be spoilt for choice every day of the week.

“Our key content focus is on providing family entertainment with shows about camping, braai and outdoor cooking as well as kiddie outdoor fun activities. South Africa is a mecca for outdoor pursuits with amazing weather and incredible natural beauty.

“This is not a sports channel, but rather a channel that focuses on content that makes you feel alive, while exploring the essence of Africa and its wide open spaces. Although some of the activities are not for the faint-hearted, it makes for great viewing,” explains Dewald Visser.

“We recognized the gap in the TV landscape presented by the Wild TV Africa team and were quite excited about partnering with the channel to provide for the demand.

“Through our channels offering we aim to bring viewing that will resonate with a wide variety of audiences. With the Wild TV Africa addition to OpenView HD, we look forward to attracting a new audience that makes up a great part of the South African active outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts.” Says Ziyanda Mngomezulu – head of channel acquisitions OpenView HD

The Wild TV Africa promo

Wild TV Africa Launch Promo from Rat Race Media on Vimeo.

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About OpenView HD

OpenView HD is the only free digital satellite platform in South Africa, powered by, which brings you a wonderful new world of entertainment – 19 new TV channels in digital quality. The decoder is available from all leading retailers from as little as R399 (excludes dish/installation).

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About Deon Braun

The founder of Go Multi and TRAIL magazines has a 100% dedication to health and fitness and communicating that to the tribe that resonates to it. Both publications are simply vehicles to get the good health message out there and make the immediate world a better and happier place. If it's an adventure under a big sky, chances are Deon's going to try it at some stage. He's cycled, paddled, run and swum since 1982 and believes that we should continue to improve our training and fitness skills no matter how the years advance. Sport standouts in his short life so far include winning the 2011 Himalayan 100 Mile Stage Race, finishing despite bloodied feet at the 2011 Abu Dhabi International Triathlon after running barefoot over 60m of desert-baked paving, running the debut Dodo Ultra Trail Run in Mauritius, starting and finishing all but one of the Otter African Trail Runs to date and surviving five days and six stages of the 2003 Eden Cycle Tour.

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