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BBC Brit goes high-definition on DStv

BBC Worldwide’s flagship entertainment channel, BBC Brit, will become available in HD on DStv channel 120 from October 5. The BBC’s commercial arm announced that DStv Compact, Compact Plus and Premium customers will be able to access the high definition feed of the channel on this date. From October 8, DStv Premium customers will also […]

Ginx eSports channel launches on DStv

Ginx Esports TV is due to launch on the DStv satellite service in South Africa early next month. The eSports channel initially launched on DStv’s on-the-go DStv Now service in May this year, and is due to be available to DStv Premium, Extra and Compact customers from July 4. “Ginx is committed to supporting eSports […]

Sundance TV to debut in South Africa via DStv

AMC Networks International (AMCNI) – UK is due to launch SundanceTV in South Africa for the first time, via MultiChoice-owned operator DStv. The 24/7 linear HD channel will go live on June 1 and be available exclusively to DStv Premium customers on channel 108. “SundanceTV will offer a selection of award winning and locally appealing […]

StarTimes set to launch Zimbabwean service

Chinese-backed pan-African pay TV provider StarTimes is set to launch in Zimbabwe under the StarSat brand, according to local reports. StarTimes country manager Brenda Matshazi told local news service TechZim that the pay TV outfit had secured a DTH licence and was in the process of setting up operations. According to the report, StarSat decoders […]

Zee expands in Africa with Mali DTT launch

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) is moving into Mali, launching its Zee Magic and Zee Cinema channels on digital terrestrial TV network TNTSAT Africa. The move is part of a wider push by Zee into the African market, with Zee Bollymovies – an English-dubbed Bollywood movie channel for the African market – also expanding its […]

MultiChoice taps Arris for new DVR

South African pay TV provider MultiChoice tapped technology provider Arris to provide its recently-launched DStv Explora 2 DVR set-top, the company has revealed. The decoder is the fourth generation of HD PVR devices that Arris and MultiChoice have launched together. The device is HEVC-ready, enabling MultiChoice’s DStv pay TV platform to switch to the format […]

AMC Networks to launch telenovela channel in Africa

AMC Networks International is to launch telenovela channel Eva+ in Africa, a sister channel to Eva that first aired in spring 2015. Eva+ will begin broadcasting on November 1 on MultiChoice’s digital pay TV satellite platform DStv in English and Portuguese and will also be available on DTT platform GOtv. Similarly to Eva, Eva+ will […]

MultiChoice partners with Elemental for streaming, VoD

African pay TV provider MultiChoice has partnered with Elemental for the live streaming and video-on-demand delivery of its DStv online service. The companies said that the streaming agreement will make DStv’s sports and entertainment content available on smartphones and tablets to more than 10 million subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa. MultiChoice is also using Elemental to […]

BBC Worldwide launches new channels in South Africa

BBC Worldwide is launching its three new channel brands in Africa for the first time with a three-channel launch on DStv in South Africa. Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK pubcaster, has revamped its channels offering across three core brands, fact-ent service BBC Brit, factual offering BBC Earth and premium drama service BBC First. […]

South Africa’s SABC launches international news channel

South African public broadcaster has launched its news channel internationally on the Multichoice pay TV platform.  SABC News will be available to around 50 countries in Africa. Multichoice said that the channel would be particularly valuable for the hundreds of thousands of expatriate South Africans who live in other parts of the continent. SABC News […]

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