So what is VOD, you ask? The concept of video on demand is pretty self-explanatory. They’re systems which allow users or viewers to watch WHAT they want to watch, WHEN they want to watch it – as opposed to broadcast TV where you have to perch on your couch at a certain time to catch a show.

Beyond The Eyes was born from a passion to disseminate captivating African continent to the world using video on demand. This is the dream held by founders Tebogo Mogale and Sammy Rabolele, as they told BizCommunity.

“BTE Network was born out of the passion to deliver content to the world,” explains Olefile Rabolele, the producer and co-founder. “Our shows are a result of young creative collaborators coming together to tell authentic stories. This was the dream of both founders, to change the world beyond our eyes.”

A number of shows are on offer, catering for a broad age grouping. Some of the programmes currently being shown:

Black ambition

Black Ambition is a show that seeks to inspire, develop and empower young adults through hearing engaging success stories of others. Follow Lerato Ditshego as she seeks out the secret to their Ambition.

Fashino Star-up

This is a show about profiling young fashion start-ups and the journey they took to get there. Follow Modiegi Mulaudzi as she seeks to tell the story of these young creatives.

Gaeday cook

Gameday Cook, a show that follows Thulare Matlaba, a Cook with a passion for sports, friends and and most importantly food. Watch as he cooks up a storm to bring all his passions together.

First century christian


A Christian show with a reformed leaning. Watch as One Mokgatle, engages with Christians around issues within the 21st Century as they seek the biblical response to those issues.

Tebogo Mogale, co-founder and creative director describes the network as “forward thinking”. We’re inclined to agree.

Check out the BTE website for more information. Also link up with them on Facebook and Twitter.