Tag Archives: DStv

BBC Lifestyle unveiled brand new look in South Africa

During the bi-annual Upfront event of BBC Studios in Johannesburg, BBC Lifestyle showcased its brand-new look. The lifestyle channel on DStv has a stylish and in vogue new look highlighting a fresh set of designs and objects around the channels ambition and engaging lifestyle content. As from 20th November, the brand makeover will launch new [...]

DStv launched ‘Pearl Magic’ channel in Uganda

DStv has recently rolled out a channel to promote locally made entertainment content. Pearl Magic channel will provide programs like music, reality shows, films and telenovelas. The Marketing Manger for MultiChoice Uganda, Albert Nga stated that he was thrilled about the development which will promote Ugandan talent. Nga further declared, This channel will include everything [...]

DStv to stop airing Sony channel and Sony Max as from end of October

MultiChoice will withdraw at the end of October the Sony Channel and Sony MAX channels of its bouquets on DStv. In fact, the pay-TV operator has not renewed its distribution contract with Sony Pictures Television Networks, whose channels would have a rather repetitive program schedule. Already in 2016, MultiChoice Africa removed the two channels, added [...]

Showmax free of charge for DStv Premium subscribers

Showmax is now available for free for DStv Premium subscribers. No other important changes were made, barring bug fixes and stability developments stated in the apps change log. Showmax is currently priced at 6.95 USD (R99) per month. According to MultiChoice, DStv Premium customers will be able to access Showmax via the DStv Now app, [...]

Multichoice is planning a DStv streaming service possibly in 2019

According to PwC, South Africa faced an eventful year at the political and macroeconomic level in 2017 but emerged early in 2018 with a new president viewed as market-friendly and vowing to overhaul the economy. As anticipated, TV and video will be significant drivers of consumer revenue, PwC declared. Internet videos success continues to grab [...]

MultiChoice to air OUTtv pop-up channel in SA

MultiChoice will broadcast OUTtv pop-up channel, the gay-focused channel aimed at the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQI+) community as from 4 October to 4 November in South Africa. OUTtv which is available in Canada, New Zealand and across Europe, will be available on MultiChoices DStv and will comprise of movies, drama, lifestyle, comedy, reality, [...]

Discovery to launch new entertainment channel Real Time on DStv in SA

Discovery Inc has introduced a brand-new general entertainment channel for female audiences. Real Time will be broadcasted in South Africa on Monday, 3 September on DStv 155, adapted mainly for customers on DStvs EasyView package. The new channel will also be accessible to DStv customers on the Access, Family, Compact, Compact Plus and Premium packages. The channel will [...]

DStv and GOtv to live broadcast AMVCA 2018

The 2018 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards will be aired live on all Africa Magic channels on DStv and GOtv from 4pm West African Time. The AMVCA, which started in 2013, is the greatest celebration of film and television talent across Africa. For the sixth edition, the show vows to be even bigger with top contenders [...]

Newzroom Afrika to be broadcasted on DSTV

MultiChoice has declared Newzroom Afrika as the new channel to take over Afro Worldview. The CEO of MultiChoice Calvo Mawela has announced on Tuesday morning, weeks after Afro Worldviews Mzwanele Manyi informed employees not to report to work the next day. Mawela expressed, “I am pleased to announce, ladies and gentlemen, that the successful bidder is Newzroom [...]