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DStv Expands Its Offerings – More Channels For More Customers

DStv customers are in for a massive treat this January. Not only will Compact Plus customers now get to enjoy Nick Jr. (channel 307), Family customers will also have National Geographic (channel 181) and TRACE Urban (channel 326) added to their package for their viewing pleasure. And, Access customers will get to watch Moja Love (channel 157) from 7 February to 6 March… that’s even more entertainment for everyone to enjoy!

Then, there are two exciting pop-up channels to explore, M-Net Movies Blackout: The Leading Men Edition (channel 109) available on Premium from 24 January to 16 February, showcasing some of Hollywood’s greatest black actors in their biggest films. There will be over 100 movies to watch, and viewers can look out for the likes of Morgan Freeman, Samuel L. Jackson, Martin Lawrence, Eddie Murphy and more.

The Ultimate Love pop-up channel (channel 198), will bring a new twist to reality television as we know it. The channel will run from 9 February until 5 April, is a first-of-its-kind Nigerian reality show which centres on 16 participants (eight males & eight females) living together in an isolated location with the hope of finding love. Participants will be paired based on their mutual attraction to one another and will compete to emerge as the ultimate couple of the competition.

“We are continuously looking at ways that will ensure that customers across all our packages are able to access some of the great content that is available on our platform. Having these channels available for our customers is part of our ongoing commitment to bringing a wide variety of the best in local and international content that touches the lives of our viewers,” said Mark Rayner, Chief Executive Officer at MultiChoice South Africa.

The addition of Nick Jr. to the Compact Plus package is certainly a delight to parents. Nick Jr. (channel 307) forms part of DStv’s School of Laughter, which is all about a world of kid-friendly humour, to get your little one chuckling. Research has shown this helps tremendously in honing a number of social skills, from developing empathy to making friends easily and boosting creativity. Nick Jr. is the perfect channel to help younger kids (from two to six years old) explore the world around them. In February Nick Jr. will also feature new episodes of popular shows such as Paw Patrol, Rusty Rivets and Blaze and the Monster Machines and they will be available on Catch Up.

National Geographic is certain to be a hit with shows such as Brain Games, which invites celebrities to realise their special brain power through fun games, Running Wild With Bear Grylls, where the renowned adventurer guides some Hollywood stars through the most extreme environments in the world, it’s all about taking a fresh look at the planet we live on and lots more.

TRACE Urban is a youth channel that focuses purely on urban and afro-urban celebrity news, music, entertainment and culture. It’s where the happening teens and young adults get their daily source of hot and happening action.

The content on Moja Love has proven to be popular with our audiences on channel 157 since the channel launched. The channel flights mostly local content that focuses on reality TV, actuality, entertainment and talk shows. The open period for the channel means that customers on the DStv Access package will be able to enjoy this content as well.

As always, DStv is bringing its customers a whole lot to be delighted about in 2020 – and this is just the beginning.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry.

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