DStv, Africa’s leading video entertainment platform, has announced that Sky news will now be available in High Definition (HD) on DStv channel 402.

“I’m delighted that Sky News can be seen in High Definition in Africa particularly as we cover such fast-moving and extraordinary times,” says Cristina Nicolotti Squires, Director of Content, Sky News.

Sky News is an unrivalled, world class, breaking news service with a spirit of innovation that keeps it ahead of other news services. As the world class, 24-hour news channel, it has built a reputation for being the first to break major news as well as offering insight and analysis on the latest stories. It is renowned for the speed of its coverage and flexibility of reporting news live across all its platforms. Sky News correspondents are stationed in the UK, United States, Russia and China – as well as Johannesburg, Dublin, Brussels, Jerusalem, Istanbul, Delhi, and Bangkok to provide local knowledge and understanding of global stories.

“As Africa’s most-loved storyteller, we want to make sure our customers have the very best in entertainment, news and sport,” says Nyiko Shiburi, CEO of MultiChoice South Africa. “The ability to bring Sky to our viewers in HD is another step forward for our digital journey, and an improved viewing experience for our 20 million African subscribers.”

Not just live sport will be housed in these channels: supplementary programming such as magazine shows and highlights will add to the overall package.

Fans of Sky News can enjoy a strong line-up of news analysis from the service, including:

  • A Week In Interviews: Highlights of some of the best interviews on Sky News over the past seven days.
  • Ian King Live: The biggest business and economic stories are tackled by Ian King, with reports and interviews live from our studios in the heart of London.
  • PMQ's: Adam Boulton presents live coverage from the House of Commons of Prime Minister's Questions, followed by a panel discussion.
  • Press Preview: A review of tomorrow's newspapers with a panel of guests and passionate debate about the stories they cover.
  • Sky News: The main news of the day with reports and analysis from Sky News correspondents in the UK and around the world.
  • Sky News Breakfast: Join Stephen Dixon and Gillian Joseph for all the news from home and abroad, the latest sport and weather, and a review of the weekend papers.
  • Sky News With Sarah Hewson: Sarah Hewson with all the latest breaking news stories of the afternoon from the UK and around the world, plus big interviews and human-interest stories.
  • Sophy Ridge On Sunday: Sophy Ridge interviews a range of high-profile guests on some of the biggest issues of the week.
  • The Early Rundown: A comprehensive and fast-paced round-up of the big news stories of the morning.
  • The News Hour With Mark Austin: Join Mark Austin for a comprehensive take on the big stories of the day, with reports and analysis from Sky News correspondents around the world.

"You can trust our news service to bring you impartial insight and information,” adds John Ryley, Head of Sky News.

Sky News HD is now available on DStv channel 402.

Sky News HD - FAQs Update

What channel will Sky News HD be available on?

Sky news will now be available in High Definition (HD) on channel 402.

What subscription packages will have access to the channel?

DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact and Business.

Will the content be the same as the normal Sky News channel (402)?

Yes, the same content will be available on both channels. This is merely a high-definition option for viewers.