DStv gets Naked & Afraid, Mercy & Ike
Two new series have arrived on MultiChoice-owned pay TV platform DStv, which has also added an Islamic channel to its line-up.
The two new shows are reality series Mercy & Ike, which will air on Africa Magic, and survival format Naked & Afraid, which will be available on Discovery.
Mercy & Ike centres on the romance between Mercy Eke, winner of Big Brother Naija season four, and Ike Onyema, her fellow housemate, whose relationship began in the Big Brother house.
Africa Magic channel director Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu said of the show: “We at Africa Magic are passionate about ensuring that our viewers are presented with the best entertainment. The relationship between Mercy and Ike is both entertaining and exciting, and we would like the viewers to see that love can be found anywhere.”
Naked & Afraid, meanwhile, sees a man and a woman stranded without clothes, food or water in a dangerous location, where they must use their survival skills to find food and shelter.
In related news, Islamic channel Sunna TV has now launched, with customers able to access it on DStv channel 351 and GOtv channel 84.
The network features Islamic content designed for the whole family, including teachings on religious awareness plus lifestyle shows, entertainment and discussions.
MultiChoice Nigeria chief customer officer Martin Mabutho said: “With the inclusion of the Sunna TV channel, the viewing options of our customers on both DStv and GOtv have been expanded.
“Subscribers can now enjoy the best of Islamic religious programming starting from the month of Ramadan and beyond. The Muslim faithful can also use this channel to aid spiritual reflection, prayers and as a tool to educate the young ones on the teachings of Islam.”