The new TV channel dedicated to exposing the township of Alexandra to the world, LX TV was officially launched at an event held on Friday night.
The TV station which began broadcasting last year in May on Dstv was also made available to OpenView HD (OVHD) channel 452 as of 1 May 2014.
Under the new slogan “You have arrived” the Alex TV will cover a range of topics and issues that concern the oldest township in Johannesburg.
Lucky Siwela, chief executive officer (CEO) and co-founder of the community TV station told guests at the launch that the channel plans to attract advertising from wealthy business districts around the township such as Sandton and Greenstone.
Siwela also made a plea for donations of either equipment or money from the public.
The station currently has 9 presenters covering a range of shows from current affairs to lifestyle and entertainment.
The event was attended by number of Alex born celebrities and high profile personalities such as Khabonina Qubeka, former goalkeeper Brian Baloyi, actor Mduduzi Mabaso, rapper Nkuli ‘Flabba’ Habedi and Minister in the presidency Obed Bapela.