Tag Archives: DStv

BBC Studios secured 300+ hours of programming and partnered up with MultiChoice for Offering in Africa

BBC Studios announced at MIPTV that Africa has secured over 300 hours of programming from across its portfolio since the start of 2018, including a first time deal with TV-on-the-go service, DSTV NOW.   MultiChoice’s pay TV platform DSTV NOWs first package deal with BBC Studios includes an eclectic mix of music and arts programming. With over 100 hours acquired, key titles include Last [...]

M-Net revives American Idol for SA viewers

M-Net wants the latest season of the revived American Idol to end in South Africa at the same time as the United States and is putting the drama series Nashville and Riverdale on a few weeks’ hold in order to catch up with the reality show.  Episodes of the 16th season of American Idol will be broadcast on [...]

Disney Ducktales hits DStv South Africa this month

Disneys rebooted DuckTales aired overseas in 2017, which was well received by many fans, both young and old. A few weeks ago, Disney screened the pilot episodes at Movies@Monte and have officially announced the launch of the cartoon on South African screens later this month. Disney XD, DStv Channel 304, will air the hour long, double episode of the animated [...]

DStv Now supported by official Android TV boxes

The DStv Now application is only supported on Google-certified Android TV boxes, meaning viewers who use unofficial Android devices could have issues accessing the app. The DStv Now app no longer works on certain Android media boxes, following a version update. DStv Now app automatically blocks streaming on uncertified devices, which are relatively common in [...]

DStv Compact users to get massive Showmax price reduction in SA

MultiChoice is making streaming service more affordable to the DStv Compact users, after waiving the fee for Showmax for DStv Premium subscribers. Towards the end of 2017, DStv delighted their Premium subscribers as it announced that streaming service Showmax would now be part of their package for free. DStv has announced that its Compact and [...]

DStv to show The Terror for South African viewers

The Terror, produced by Ridley Scott, will be coming to South African and African viewers simulcast on both AMC (Kwese TV 130) and Sundance TV (DStv 108) from 27 March at 21:00, and as an Express from the US title. The new limited-series period drama from Scott Free Productions, Emjag Productions and Entertainment 360 in association [...]

Mzansi Magic is bringing Project Runway to SA

Project Runway is coming to Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) with a South African touch, with episodes of the designer competition reality show that will be broadcast on the channel from July. The Project Runway format is held by the infamous, The Weinstein Company (TWC) and local licensing versions are shopped by Fremantle Media International’s (FMI) [...]

Multichoice SA Announces Price Increase

Multichoice SA has announced its annual price adjustment effective as of April 1, 2018. The majority of the packages are seeing a price increase with the only exception being the DStv Access and Easyview packages. However, for DSTV Zimbabwe, the price is set to remain unchanged. The spokesperson for DSTV Zim said: While we can confirm that Multichoice South Africa [...]

DStv’s Zambezi Magic channel to premiere Zim film

A Zimbabwean film commissioned by DStv’s Zambezi Magic channel that will premiere on the channel on Valentine’s Day, further enhancing the country producing industry. Love Is Not Enough is an emotional drama that is aimed at mature audiences and will have its debut on Zambezi Magic (DStv Channel 160) at 9pm on Wednesday February 14. [...]