MultiChoice drops four eMedia channels

By Content Nigeria reporter
March 4, 2022


South African pay TV operator MultiChoice is set to drop four channels from Cape Town-based eMedia from its DStv satellite platform from April 1.

In a statement, free-to-air broadcaster eMedia said: “eMedia and MultiChoice have renewed a channel supply agreement in which MultiChoice has opted not to carry certain eMedia channels, namely eMovies, eMovies Extra, eExtra and eToonz. Effective 1 April, DStv will only broadcast eNCA (channel 403) exclusively and the daily Afrikaans News Bulletin on kykNET (channel 144).”

The company added that its flagship channel, licensed to MultiChoice under a separate agreement, will continue to air on the DStv platform and all the eMedia channels will continue to broadcast and are still available on South Africa’s Openview free-to-air satellite TV platform via a decoder.

Explaining the move, MultiChoice said viewers still have access to other entertainment channels carried by the DStv platform. MultiChoice is planning to launch more of its own channels targeting movie fans and children, the latter via a recent deal with US giant DreamWorks.

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