Trace extends Trace Sport Stars deal with MultiChoice

Europe-based channel group Trace said it will “significantly increase” the reach of Trace Sport Stars in the African market, after extending its deal with pay TV firm MultiChoice.  Trace Sport Stars will move to the Extra, Compact and Family packages of MultiChoice-owned pay TV operator DStv as of the end of the month. Previously the […]

Nick Jr and Nicktoons debut in Africa

Viacom has launched kids channels Nick Jr and Nicktoons in Africa for the first time on MultiChoice’s DStv platform and has extended the reach of entertainment channel BET International. Nick Jr will be available on the DStv Premium package in South Africa, while Nicktoons will be available via DSTv Family, Compact, Extra and Premium packages. […]

MultiChoice taps Net Insight for campus network

South African pay TV operator MultiChoice has chosen Net Insight to provide its Nimbra product to expand its campus network. MultiChoice will use Net Insight’s Nimbra solution to bring its recently established back-up facility into full operation, making it possible for them to serve additional areas and provide business continuity for its primary transmission site […]

MTV extends reach in South Africa

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa plans to move MTV in South Africa to pay TV operator MultiChoice’s DStv Extra and Compact packages on August 25. The channel is currently available as part of the higher tier DStv Premium package. MTV will join sister channel MTV Base in the Extra and Compact packages, giving the […]

Eutelsat signs long-term deal with MultiChoice

Eutelsat Communications has agreed a multi-transponder deal with MultiChoice Africa, designed to secure the “continuing expansion” of MultiChoice’s DStv pay TV platform over the next 15 years. MultiChoice Africa will use the entire payload of 15 Ku-band transponders for Africa on Eutelsat’s new Eutelsat 36C satellite that will be launched next year. It has also […]

Trace to launch separate Trace Urban feed for South Africa

Trace is planning to launch a separate, dedicated feed of its flagship music channel, Trace Urban, in South Africa later this year. Speaking to DTVE, Trace Group co-founder, chairman and CEO, Olivier Laouchez said the new feed would be available on MultiChoice’s DStv pay TV platform and marks part of a wider localisation strategy by […]

Trace launches new music channel in Angola and Mozambique

Europe-based channel group, Trace, has launched a new Portuguese-language music network in Angola and Mozambique. Trace Toca went live this week on MultiChoice’s digital satellite TV service DStv in the two countries at slot number 595 on the EPG. It is available on DStv’s ‘Bue’ (Premium), ‘Grande’ (Compact) and ‘Facil’ (Access) packages. The channel, which […]

A+E’s Lifetime to launch on DStv

A+E Networks is to launch women’s entertainment channel Lifetime on the MultiChoice DStv platform in South Africa on July 22. The channel will launch on DStv channel 131 and will be available to all DStv Premium customers. The launch expands the A+E Networks portfolio in Africa, delivering a female-focused entertainment brand to sit alongside History […]

MultiChoice owner Naspers reports record pay TV additions

South African media conglomerate Naspers, the owner of pay TV service provider MultiChoice, has added a record 1.3 million pay TV subscribers year-on-year for the period ending March 31. Announcing its annual results, Naspers, which provides pay TV services through MultiChoice under the DStv and GOtv brands, said that its pay TV subscriber base now […]

MultiChoice signs up for new Intelsat satellite

South Africa-based DTH pay TV provider MultiChoice has signed a new 15-year service agreement with Intelsat to deliver services to sub-Saharan Africa via the operator’s new Intelsat 36 satellite, expected to be launched in late 2016. The satellite will be co-located with Intelsat 20 at 68.5˚ East, Intelsat’s main DTH spot for Africa. MultiChoice has […]

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