In a press release yesterday, MultiChoice released details of their new bouquet of channels which will be known as “DStv Family,” which will launched on 9 April 2013 at a cost of R175 per month.
The bouquet will consist of more than 45 channels, 17 of which have not been included on DStv’s lower bouquets before. Included in the mix will be general entertainment, documentary and childrens’ channels, with the likes of Sony Entertainment, Discovery TLC, Nat Geo Wild, KykNET Musiek and Cartoon Network.
Collins Khumalo, CEO of MultiChoice South Africa, was quoted on the press release as saying: “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.”
Over-and-above DStv Family, Multichoice has also mentioned the release of 2 new channels for DStv Premium subscribers. Channel 125 will see the debut of FOX, a 24 hour channel which will be available in both HD and standard definition and will feature shows like Falling Skies, The Walking Dead, The Transporter – the TV series, Being Mandela, The Simpsons, House of Payne and Cougar Town… Channel 145 will be the home of kykNET & Kie, which is an expansion of kykNET’s existing offering on DStv and will have some of the kykNET favourites like Villa Rosa, Binneland, Toks en Tjops, Enuus and Dagbreek. kykNet & Kie will have children’s shows in morning and afternoons, with content that is currently available on KooWee included in the shows, meaning that KooWee (channel 307) will no longer be available as a separate channel.
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