Saturday, April 28, 2012

Exactly how the AfricaMagic and AfricaMagic Movies TV channels changed for South African viewers.

Of course there was no announcement from either MultiChoice nor M-Net for South African DStv subscribers, and M-Net which supplies the channels didn't respond to media enquiries and specific questions I had about it - but now its clear exactly how the AfricaMagic channels changed for South African TV viewers.

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Besides the new on-air look for the various channels AfricaMagic (DStv 114) remains mostly unchanged in terms of content. South African DStv subscribers still only get two, although there exists more AfricaMagic TV channels now all branded under the same moniker.

These channels are actually packaged for viewers outside of South African borders but two channels remain available on DStv within South Africa.

Since the channel changes which happened on 16 April, AfricaMagic Plus (DStv 115) has changed into AfricaMagic Movies (DStv 115). Besides the name and logo change, AfricaMagic Movies now exclusively only has African movies as its channel proposition and no longer carry additional other entertainment content.

Magic World (DStv 112) - so far - remains unaffected and unchanged.