|Broadcast area||South Africa|
|Slogan||Music Over Everything|
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
|Sister channels||Africa Magic|
|Launched||17 October 1997|
(Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family and Access Bouquet)
It also holds the annual Channel O Music Video Awards ceremony, where artists are awarded for their outstanding contribution to music.
Channel O, over the past years, has been losing a significant amount of popularity due to mainly the launches of MTV Base Africa, Trace Urban and Trace Africa. The channel has been trying several means to gain popularity including the increasingly popular method of creating a South African feed and a Rest of Africa feed (MTV Base and Trace have also adopted this)
This playlist views music videos dedicated to a specific artist or genre.
- Facts Only
Similar to Only, this playlist provides info on the specific artist or genre.
- Crispy Fresh
Crispy Fresh plays the latest newly released music videos of the week.
A playlist exclusively for music videos in the house genre, including club and dance.
- Zoom In
Music dedicated to a specific artist or genre.
A late-night playlist displaying music videos that are uncensored and unedited, showing videos with nudity or sexual activity and strong language.
- The Hit List
Plays the freshest tracks from the biggest artists.
- Best of The Week
A round up of music videos that have appeared on Crispy Fresh.
- Lyrics On The Beat
Music videos shown with their lyrics.
A selection of music video collaborations
The top ten music video of a specific genre or region.
- The Channel O Top 30
These are the top 30 most popular music videos, voted for by the viewers on Channel O's website.
- iRequest: Celebrity Edition
Interviews with music artists and personalities as they request their favourite music videos.
- Massive Music
A 30-minute show hosted by Lalla Hirayama and Smash Afrika about the latest music releases, guest interviews, a countdown of the latest releases and live performances. The show airs on Mzansi Magic and Mzansi Wethu before airing on Channel O. However, the channel offers a blitz-speed bulletin titled Massive Music News during the day, providing updates on the latest music news.
- The Mix Up
Music videos are mixed, blended and mashed up by resident DJ Mikey.
- Remix Studio
Remix Studio takes a peek at the artist and what inspired them to create a smash hit. True to its name, it also provides a platform for the artist to "remix" their own song.
- Lockdown House Party
Shimza and PH host live performances and a mix of various music tracks during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Channel O Africa Music Video Awards (CHOAMVAs)*
- American Music Awards (AMAs)**
- Grammy Awards**
- Billboard Music Awards**
* The Channel O Music Video Awards were last hosted in 2014. MultiChoice is yet to announce weather it will be hosted again
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