africa_first_gay_television_network_on_its_wayAfrica’s first gay TV network is a step closer to reality with the company behind the ambitious project now asking what kind of pink entertainment you want to watch on the box.

CloseTV will be a South African satellite-based broadcast platform that will deliver high-quality gay and gay interest content straight to your home.

It promises international movies, documentaries, award-winning series, and local talk-shows that delve into the heart of issues affecting the community.

According to the company, CloseTV is majority black owned and led by individuals with strong television broadcasting, media, marketing and advertising backgrounds.

It’s been granted a conditional license by ICASA (Independent Communications Authority of South Africa) and will be making a final submission to the broadcasting authority later next month.

CloseTV says that while costs and details of its platform and programmes will only be announced later, “we can confidently say that we will be offering our service at very competitive rates that should allow the majority of the market to comfortably enjoy our service.”

At this point of its journey to start transmission of your new favourite shows, CloseTV wants to hear your views on what you want to watch.

“If movies are your thing, tell us… if dramatic series or informative documentaries keep you glued to the telly, let us know. We’ve scoured the globe and partnered with the world’s leading LGBT networks to source the widest range of top quality and relevant international programming, just for you,” says the company.

“We’re committed to investing into our viewing public and want to make sure that the programming we commission is entertaining as well as socially relevant,” it adds.

To make your voice heard, take the CloseTV online survey (and you could stand a chance of winning an iPad). Click here.

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