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MultiChoice’s concerted effort to reduce password sharing on its DStv streaming platform has been a major success. Image via Multichoice

Multichoice drops four e.tv channels: Here’s what will replace them

DStv will no longer be broadcasting four e.tv channels… but here are the channels that will be added to the broadcast satellite service.

DSTV MultiChoice

MultiChoice’s concerted effort to reduce password sharing on its DStv streaming platform has been a major success. Image via Multichoice

Multichoice is dropping four e.tv channels from the DStv platform from April.

THE FOUR CHANNELS MULTICHOICE IS DROPPING 

According to Broadband, four e.tv channels will no longer be broadcasted on DStv. eMedia has decided to stop supplying the following four channels to Multichoice,

  • eMovies
  • eMovies Extra
  • eExtra
  • eToonz

The channels will not longer be available on DStv but they will continue on e-Media’s paid-for subscription platform, Openview.

“eMedia and MultiChoice have renewed a channel supply agreement in which Multichoice have opted not to carry certain eMedia channels, namely eMovies, eMovies Extra, eExtra and eToonz,” said an eMedia spokesperson.

“All the e.tv channels will continue to broadcast and are still available on the Openview platform,” the spokesperson continued.

This means the only e.tv channels that will be broadcasted on DStv are,

  • eNCA (channel 403)
  • kykNET (channel 144)

Multichoice still has exclusive rights to eNCA. There are three channels that will be added to DStv and those are,

  • Dreamworks – a children’s channel (channel 304)
  • A new movie channel later this year
  • Family and Access subscribers who will receive the KIX movie channel (channel 114)

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DSTV ‘CONSTANTLY REVIEWING’ THEIR CHANNEL OFFERINGS

MultiChoice SA CEO Nyiko Shiburi stated that they are “constantly reviewing” their channel offerings. 

“Although these four eMedia channels will no longer be available on DStv, customers still have access to a wide range of entertainment which includes 200 channels of movies, dramas, sport, kids, news, reality and so much more,” said Shiburi according to The Citizen.

The satelite streaming service also announced that from 22 March users will only be able to stream from one device at a time.

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