Thu 24 Sep 2015, 11:00
Subscribers to get an upgrade in entertainment viewing with MORE channels added to their packages
When it rains entertainment on DStv, it certainly pours! From 1 October 2015, East African subscribers on Premium, Compact Plus and Compact will be spoiled for choice when DStv adds more entertainment channels to packages.
Following the addition of CBeebies, BBC Lifestyle, BBC Brit and Open Week (28 September – 2 October) of Comedy Central (DStv channel 122) for Trevor Noah’s debut on The Daily Show to Compact Plus and Compact, and the launch of a new Tanzania-tailored channel Maisha Magic Bongo to all packages, DStv will make further changes to its packages to boost subscribers’ entertainment programming.
“We’re delighted to bring our subscribers this refresh that will ensure that they get the best value for their respective bouquets. By ensuring that channels and content are effectively organized and structured to offer the ultimate solution to home television entertainment, each bouquet will continue to offer a channel combination specifically designed for the subscriber needs and preferences,” said the Regional Director, East Africa for MultiChoice Africa Stephen Isaboke.
From 1 October, Compact Plus subscribers will have access to TCM on DStv channel 137 which offers with a refreshed look, a new feel and an updated programming slate. By introducing this major change in the channel´s tone, brand image and programming strategy, the TCM experience has initiated a whole new level of quality entertainment. Blockbuster fans are now able to benefit from a host of original titles stemming right from the most prestigious Hollywood studios. Prime time and weekend specials have also been rejuvenated to include explosive action-blocks, chilling thriller specials and frontier-pushing sci-fi events.
This October, TCM has integrates of seasonal events such as Halloween where horror film fans will be treated to some of the most terrifying movies of all time along with an exciting array of new film titles and themed programming in the upcoming months. Horror will be served every Saturday at 21:00 CAT creating suspense to end October with a shuddering horror marathon, giving goose bumps throughout all Saturdays, till 31 October. Viewers can also look forward to an exclusive in-house documentary about George Lucas will launch this December to celebrate the release of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, with many more acquisitions to come.
What’s more, Compact Plus subscribers, as well as Compact subscribers will also now be able to feast their eyes on MTV on DStv channel 130, just in time to catch the 2015 MTV European Music Awards (EMAs) which will broadcast live across Africa on Sunday 25 October at 22:00 CAT from the Mediolanum Forum in Milan. Viewers will have a front-row seat from the comfort of their own homes to watch as South Africa’s AKA, Nigeria’s Yemi Alade and Davido and Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz battle it out in the Best African Act category.
Keep watching this space for more announcements to follow regarding hot new channels and exciting changes that DStv subscribers can look forward to this month!
For more information about programming on your bouquet’s new channel additions, please visit www.dstv.com.