Fri 26 May 2000, 08:07
MultiChoice Africa brings top notch digital television content to 50 countries on the continent, containing channels from Africa, America, China, India, Asia and Europe. As we continue to expand our footprint and introduce new technologies, we’re offering more choice to more people every day.
Our dynamic platform offers a range of bouquets built around compelling news, premium movies, documentaries and sports channels, enabling subscribers from all market segments to enjoy the very best home television experience.
MultiChoice offers packages allowing subscribers flexibility in pricing and choice, including DStv Premium, DStv Compact +, DStv Compact, DStv Family and DStv Access, as well as numerous channels via GOtv and GOtv Plus?. In addition, specialist bouquets and channels for Indian, French, Chinese and Portuguese subscribers offer a range of exciting content that caters specifically to these cultural and language markets.
MultiChoice Africa provides pioneering pay television through a multi-platform offering that ensures viewers receive an unrivalled selection of premium entertainment, news and sport. These platforms include Satellite, Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT), Online and Mobile.
Satellite: It is all up there
At the heart of MultiChoice Africa’s services are some of the most advanced technologies in the satellite broadcasting industry. Satellite broadcasting enables MultiChoice to provide the DStv service to even Africa’s most remote regions, giving viewers access to up to the minute news and information from around the world as well as providing local broadcasters in each country carriage on DStv. MultiChoice Africa’s direct-to-home (DTH) digital satellite broadcast uses decoders are a breed apart from those first rolled out. The launch of the PVR, HD PVR and Explora have revolutionised television viewing. To transmit the signal to households, a number of different satellites are used. These satellites have changed and developed over the years and each serves a different part of the African continent. As we continue to pioneer the use of new technologies, new satellites are in the pipeline for further expansion of the current operations in Africa.
Apart from the multitude of satellites used to bring in channels from around the world, MultiChoice currently utilises 2 satellites for delivery of its DStv service. The IS20 provides Ku-Band coverage to Southern Africa, as far north as Malawi and 36B provides coverage to the whole of sub-Saharan Africa. The Eutelsat 36B platform also allows for wider audience reach and penetration throughout the continent, and, consequently, enhances the value of African-oriented channel and language offerings.