DStv opens up HD channels for all subscribers

African pay-TV channel, MultiChoice, announced that it will make HD channels available to all its DStv customers effective from August 14, 2014. DStv Extra customers will now have access to 6 HD channels, DStv Compact customers 4 HD channels, DStv Family and Select 1 HD channel each.

Previously, only DStv Premium customers had access to HD channels on their package. However, new channels added to DStv packages in future, will be available in HD and will be offered to customers with HD equipment.

“High definition has become the standard for premium television around the world – we want to offer our customers the best entertainment possible,” said Mark Rayner, COO for MultiChoice South Africa. “HD television significantly enhances the viewing experience – we can’t wait for our customers to start enjoying their DStv entertainment in crystal clear HD quality.”