About Us

About us: Over the past decade Ochre Moving Pictures (OMP) has firmly established itself as an award winning producer and developer of high quality entertainment and educational television.

A wholly owned subsidiary of Times Media (one of South Africa’s leading media groups with interests in publishing, home entertainment, music, retail and film distribution) – Ochre Moving Pictures has been a key driver of cross platform initiatives for their parent company.

In addition to the development and production of television programmes, OMP has diversified its interests to include Channel development for pay-tv, Mobile content, , International series as well as Formats and Rights acquisition business.

Productions and programmes undertaken have encompassed myriad genres from Soaps to Dramas, Reality to Actuality, and Documentary to Children’s, Youth and Educational television, and programmes for specific cultural and ethnic community audiences. Ochre’s television productions have consistently outperformed local broadcasters expectations and earned a range of prestigious international awards.

In September 2008, Ochre launched Saffron TV – South Africa’s first local television channel targeting the SA Indian community. The channel has a 20 hour daily schedule of lifestyle, travel, food and Bollywood entertainment, offering a mix of local SA produced shows, and international Indian programmes. The channel is available to subscribers of DSTV’s Indian bouquet.

The OMP in-house team of top television professionals together with an extensive outsource network of “tried, tested and trusted” producers, directors, and technicians who are number one in their craft enables Ochre to assemble specialized film / television crews for every genre of programme development and production.

In the past year Ochre has pioneered the field of mobile and interactive content for programmes, with shows like Y-choice, SoLikeLife, and Scandal mobile extensions