DStv launches new bouquet, channels

MultiChoice has announced a new bouquet of channels, branded as the DStv Family pack, which will launch in April 2013.

March 19, 2013 0 Comments
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MultiChoice has announced a new bouquet of channels, branded as the DStv Family pack, which will launch on 9 April 2013, priced at R175 per month.

DStv has also announced two new channels, FOX on channel 125 and kykNET & Kie on channel 145.

New DStv channels

On 9 April 2013, two new channels will be added to the DStv platform – FOX on channel 125 and kykNET & Kie on channel 145.

FOX on channel 125

FOX will be available to DStv Premium customers. It is an HD and SD simulcast channel running for 24-hours. Stand out series include Falling Skies, The Walking Dead, The Transporter – the TV series, Being Mandela, The Simpsons, House of Payne and Cougar Town.

kykNET & Kie on channel 145

kykNET & Kie will be available to DStv Family, Compact, and Premium customers. This channel means Afrikaans content is available to DStv customers in the lower-tier packs, namely DStv Family and DStv Compact. kykNET & Kie will include some of the kykNET favourites such as Villa Rosa, Binneland, Toks en Tjops, Enuus and Dagbreek.

kykNET & Kie will have a children’s slot in the morning and in the afternoons, including content currently available on KooWee. This will include shows such as Tjiff and Tjaff, Lappies, Pikin and Zimzim.

This means that KooWee (channel 307) will no longer exist as a separate channel on DStv from 9 April onwards.

DStv Family bouquet

DStv Family will consist of more than 45 channels, 17 of which have not been on the lower-priced bouquets before. These include a range of general entertainment, documentary and childrens’ channels such as Sony Entertainment, Discovery TLC, Nat Geo Wild, KykNET Musiek, and Cartoon Network.

Collins Khumalo, CEO of MultiChoice South Africa, said: “We are very excited about DStv Family. It will provide customers more variety and choice as well as enhance the overall value of the DStv offering.”

Full channel list for the DStv Family bouquet

GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT AND DOCUMENTARIES 117 – Universal Channel
127 – Sony Entertainment Television
128 – Sony Max
129 – Blackbelt
132 – Zone Reality (CBS)
137 – Turner Classic Movies
145 – KykNET & Kie
146 – KykNET Musiek
152 – Africa Magic Movies
154 – AfricaMagic
155 – AM World (Mar’13)
162 – MagicWorld
172 – Discovery TLC
173 – Style
176 – The Home Channel
178 – FASHIONTV
182 – NatGeo Wild
187 – Discovery World

FREE TO AIR

191 – SABC 1
192 – SABC 2
193 – SABC 3
194 – e.tv
251 – Soweto TV
260 – Bay TV
261 – 1KZN

SPORT

200 – BLITZ
229 – SuperSport Select SA

CHILDREN

301 – Cartoon Network
302 – Boomerang
308 – KidsCo
319 – Mindset Learn

MUSIC

320 – Channel O
321 – Mzansi Music
326 – AFRO Music English
331 – One Gospel

RELIGION

340 – Dumisa
341 – Trinity Broadcast Network
343 – Rhema Network
347 – iTV Networks

NEWS & COMMERCE

400 – BBC World News
405 – Russia Today
406 – Al Jazeera
407 – NDTV 24×7
408 – Parliamentary Service
409 – CCTV News
410 – CNBC Africa
412 – Summit TV
414 – EuroNews
447 – CCTV 4

INTERACTIVE

415 – Weather24

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