Thursday, 21 February 2013

Fashion One and Fashion One Africa launch on Top TV

Fashion one Africa Debut

The Bigfoot Venture Lands in South Africa with TopTV

Fashion one, the international channel for fashion, entertainment and lifestyle television, announces its expansion in Africa with the launch of its Fashion One Africa feed on TopTV, a satellite TV network service provider in South Africa. The new feed will be available on TopTV channel 179 nationwide, starting in March 2013.

The international television network caters to the South African audience with content covering the very latest international fashion, entertainment, and lifestyle news, profiles of A-list celebrities, luxury brands, holiday destinations, and red carpet events. In addition to a strong line-up of original programming including reality shows, documentaries, beauty tips and street styling, Fashion One will start covering more major African cultural events from art and music to dance and food, and will place a special spotlight on the best of local fashion designers, creative talents and innovative design within the region.

“We are pleased to be able to announce the launch of Fashion One Africa with TopTV in South Africa, and excited to be part of the country’s growing global importance. In addition to bringing the latest fashion, entertainment and lifestyle programmes from around the world to our audience in South Africa, Fashion One will also showcase African talent with our increasing investment in local productions and, at the same time, provide regular worldwide exposure to the designers and labels in the region through our worldwide network,” says Ashley Jordan, CEO, Fashion One.

“Fashion One focuses on fashion in its widest sense, and features the many facets of the industry from the catwalks of the world to our own vibrant, dynamic fashion scene here in South Africa. It is also the first international fashion channel globally to cover major African fashion events, Afro-Centric designers, flavour and style. From Morocco to Cape Town, including Johannesburg, more and more African fashion weeks and other relevant events will be covered and broadcast on the channel,” says Ian Woodrow, VP: Channels of TopTV.

“TopTV is very excited to add this glamorous channel, with a strong focus on local fashion and content, to our current offering. We are confident that it will soon garner a large following among fashion devotees, creative and stylistas alike,” says Woodrow.

The channel will debut with Fashion Frontline, and African Fashion International 2012. Fashion Frontline is a fashion news series delivering the most current and relevant news related to fashion. Fashion One will also give viewers the exclusive, front row pass to African designers and runway access in African Fashion International 2012. Viewers will also enjoy Eco Fashion, an ongoing documentary series, and Yoga, Health and Well-being, a lifestyle series. 

The daily schedule of programming on Fashion One (Channel 179) will be available on the TopTV website (, and for further information, please see
(For images of the channel, please contact SibahleMalinga of TopTV: email:

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