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We’re proud to announce that Sky News (DStv Channel 402) is now the first live news channel in South Africa to offer Hearing Impaired (HI) subtitles.

We’re constantly finding ways to make DStv more accessible, and our philosophy extends to customers who are deaf and hard of hearing. We’re proud to announce that Sky News (402) is now the first live news channel in South Africa to offer Hearing Impaired (HI) subtitles.

We’ve been offering HI subtitles on DStv since 2006. Sky News joins Mzansi, M-Net, and M-Net Movie channels, Vuzu and Vuzu AMP as well as all our BoxOffice titles as part of this ongoing commitment. 

If you have a DStv Explora, you can record HI subtitles where these are available.

To get HI subtitles, just press OPTIONS on your DStv remote and turn subtitles on. This is only a temporary fix, so the subtitles will switch off when you change the channel. To turn subtitles on permanently – so they display whenever they’re available – go to USER PREFERANCES, then VIDEO and AUDIO, and turn subtitles on. 

We’ve also been digitizing our Tape Aids library for the blind – visit tapeaids.dstv.com to find out more.