Calling all Couch Potatoes

News 02 August 2022

Make room in your home for unlimited 24hr movie entertainment

Calling all Couch Potatoes

Whether you're a cinema buff, action aficionado or casual viewer, you will be spoilt for choice when our new, creatively curated movie channel goes live on 27 August.

Movie Room is set to launch on DStv Channel 113, and it’s the brainchild of Ngwato Nkosi Group, which are the founders of the disruptive and successful news channel Newzroom Afrika (DStv Channel 405).

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The company is a partnership between television entrepreneurs Thabile Ngwato and Thokozani Nkosi, and Movie Room ( DStv Channel 113) will build on the strong platform created by Newzroom Afrika to expand its entertainment “From big blockbuster hits to unforgettable cinema classics, this channel will offer entertaining local and international movies 24/7,” explains Thokozani about Movie Room. “We’ll be carefully curating the line-up to cater for every mood such as edge-of-your-seat action or the comfort of an old favourite. Of course, we’ll also apply the unique perspective that we’ve become known for,” adds Thokozani.

Thabile explains that the company has a bold ambition to build an African news and entertainment platform for the future. “This is an exciting next step in our journey. Newzroom Afrika has been successful beyond all expectations, and we will use the experience of setting up the channel from scratch to make smart decisions in our approach with Movie Room,” explains Thabile. “Our team is entrepreneurial by nature and we have a core group of seasoned and creative talent that sets us apart.”

The Executive Head Content Strategy & 3rd Party Channels at MultiChoice Georginah Machiridza states that Movie Room will provide viewers with more options in their selection of entertainment. “We’re excited to bring subscribers the widest possible choice of fine movies to satisfy all tastes and seasons,” says Georginah.

Movie Room (DStv Channel 13) will go live Saturday 27 August 2022 and is available in South Africa to all DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family and Access customers on DStv (Channel 113).

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