Tag Archives: MultiChoice

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 [...]

Multichoice brings new show about Keke Riders sponsored by Globacom

New episode of Professor Johnbull depicts life of keke riders. Season six of the epic comedy and didactic drama, Professor Johnbull, opened this week with a showcase of the life of keke tricycle riders. The prime time television drama series is sponsored by telecommunications firm, Globacom. Season Six which started Sunday, April 8 is [...]

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 [...]

M-Net SA analogue broadcasting to be switched off in March

MultiChoice announced that it will switch off its analogue broadcast service for M-Net at the end of March, reports. MultiChoice said it will make an offer to customers depending on what services they currently have and assist them to migrate to digital reception. Relevant digital decoders and equipment will be provided for the installation. The [...]

MultiChoice to withdraw ANN7 TV from its bouquets

MultiChoice wants to remove the ANN7 news channel from its bouquets. This information was made public by Calvo Mawela, the CEO of MultiChoice South Africa. The operator wants to replace ANN7 on DStv with another news channel owned by people of color and plans to launch a call for tenders soon. Thus, next August, month [...]

DStv Now added to multiple bouquets for SA’s viewers

DStv Family, Access, and EasyView customers in SA can now have access to DStv Now. MultiChoice announced that this makes DStv Now available to all major DStv package holders. DStv Family, Access, and EasyView customers will also be able to access Catch Up via DStv Now, said MultiChoice. Previously, streaming Live TV and accessing Catch [...]

kykNET South Africa adds doc series about SA’s TV history

kykNET is moving its weekly Afrikaans magazine show Kwêla to a new timeslot from this weekend to add a new documentary series, Oppi Kassie, looking at the history of South African television. kykNET is now moving moving Kwêla to an earlier timeslot on Sundays from this weekend where it will now be shown at 18:00. [...]

MultiChoice expands Internet TV Services reach in South Africa

MultiChoice in 2018, will continue to expand the reach of its Internet TV services to more devices and more customers. 2017 has been a good year for the company in terms of technology improvements and service enhancements. DStvs Compact Plus and Compact customers joining Premium customers in accessing DStv Now was one of its highlights. [...]

Animal Planet will stop showing on DStv SA

Animal Planet will stop airing on the sub-Saharan pay-TV platform DStv at the end of the year, after the new signed deal between operator MultiChoice and Discovery Networks. The renegotiated content deal does allow the continued distribution of Discovery Channel, TLC, Discovery Family and Investigation Discovery (ID) on DStv. Greater video-on-demand (VOD) and catch-up hours [...]