Logo for the DStv channel Soundcity - channel 327

MultiChoice Africa and the Consolidated Media Associates (CMA) Group are delighted to announce the launch of two vibrant and proudly-African channels, Spice TV and Soundcity, in Southern Africa on Thursday 1 December.

The two channels, previously only available to West and East Africa, will now be available to more DStv customers in Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Namibia, Malawi, Swaziland, Lesotho and Botswana.

Soundcity, the Nigerian-based premium music and lifestyle TV and radio brand, will be available to DStv Premium, DStv Compact Plus, DStv Compact, DStv Family and DStv Access customers on channel 327 from Thursday 1 December at 11:00; after 12 years of operating in Nigeria, and eight years on the DStv platform.

The music and lifestyle media brand that has become a household name in Nigeria and in other parts of the African continent, uniquely launching the careers of several music artists into the mainstream African music market, and continuously pushing African music to a global stage. Soundcity remains a leading music brand on the continent with properties that cuts across radio, television, events and digital media. Broadcasting on channel 327 and available on the DStv Now and Soundcity App.

Spice TV will launch on channel 190 on Thursday 1 December at 11:00 to DStv customers on DStv Premium, DStv Compact Plus, DStv Compact, DStv Family and DStv Access. Viewers will be treated to front-row access to one of Africa’s premiere fashion channels dedicated to exploring African achievements in fashion, beauty and lifestyle.

Tajuddeen Adepetu, CEO for CMA Group, commented on the channel launch: “We have had the idea to broadcast in the Southern African media space for quite a while. We needed to ensure some key business partnerships were solid and that the space was robust enough for our homegrown Nigerian media brands. Soundcity and Spice TV will be there to act as the unifying factors, especially in connecting the dots from original African fashion to Nigerian music with the fresh sounds and tunes from Southern Africa to the ‘Africa massive’ audience.”