One month after MultiChoice introduced new channels and additional HD channels onto its DStv platform, the satellite pay-TV broadcaster will, as from 10h00 on 13 November, add more channels for DStv’s Compact and Premium customers.
DStv Premium customers will get seven additional channels – three music channels, a martial arts channel and three community-based channels. The music channels include VH1 Classic, which will replace the current VH1 on channel 323, KykNet Musiek (channel 146) and Mzansi Music (channel 321). The martial arts channel is Blackbelt TV (channel 129) and the community-based channels are Bay TV (channel 260), 1 KZN (channel 261) and Dumisa (channel 340)
Compact subscribers will get seven additional channels – two more music channels (KykNet Musiek and Mzansi Music), a martial arts channel (Blackbelt TV) and the community-based channels (Bay TV, 1 KZN and Dumisa). In addition, they will get a documentary channel (Nat Geo Wild on channel 182).
“We are excited about these new additions and believe they will add more value to our packages and give our customers more variety in entertainment. This is about creating the best experience for our customers,’ said Collins Khumalo, CEO of MultiChoice South Africa.
“The addition of the three community-based channels and the two additional local music channels aims to provide our customers with a rich diversity of local content and forms part of our ongoing support of the development of the local television industry.’
VH1 Classic (replaces VH1 – channel 323) features rock, soul and pop artists from 1960s,1970s, 1980s and 1990s music.
KykNet Musiek (channel 146) is an adult contemporary music channel that will feature popular Afrikaans commercial artists and their music, featured music blocks, various music request and chart shows as well as related magazine shows.
Mzansi Music (channel 321) is a 24-hour music TV channel that devotes itself to those all-time local and international familiar music favourites, those feel good, classic hits.
Nat Geo Wild (channel 182) is a 24-hour channel from the National Geographic stable, dedicated to the best in wildlife programming, the power of mother nature and the future of our planet.
Blackbelt (channel 129) is a 24-hour martial arts television network airing martial arts fights, series, movies and anime.
Bay TV (channel 260) programming incorporates a diverse local culture and religion and highlights community issues in local languages. Other genres include education, entertainment, healthcare and environmental affairs. This channel is broadcast out of Port Elizabeth.
1 KZN (channel 261) is a channel that promotes local culture and showcase content from KZN. The channel broadcasts various children’s programming, youth, women, education, news & current affairs, sports, music & culture and gospel content.
Dumisa (channel 340) is the home of praise and provides a platform for top traditional South African churches, their music, traditions and miracles.