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Monday, December 8, 2014

StarSat adds two self-compiled music TV channels, StarTimes SA Music and StarTimes Soul to its channel line-up.


On Digital Media (ODM) and StarTimes South Africa's StarSat is adding two self-compiled music TV channels, StarTimes SA Music and StarTimes Soul, to the South African satellite pay-TV operator's channel line-up.

According to reports StarSat, in business rescue and fighting a court battle to keep broadcasting hardcore pornographic TV channels, has seen its subscriber base erode from 400 000 subscribers to currently around between 80 000 and 85 000.

StarTimes SA Music becomes available from today on StarSat channel 321 and StarTimes Soul on StarSat channel 322 with both channels enabled for subscribers on the StarSat's Smart package.

StarTimes SA Music will broadcast kwaito, house, hip-hop, jazz and gospel music videos as well as classic South African music videos.

StarTimes Soul will broadcast a mix of international and local soul music of performers like Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Luther Vandross, The Temptations, as well as new soul, slow jams and soul lounge music.

"Our two new channels definitely won't disappoint. They offer an excellent choice of music catering to our subscribers' diverse taste in music," says Ian Woodrow, the head of content at StarSat. "This is definitely one of StarSat's best offerings yet".

"StarTimes SA Music gives us the opportunity to showcase some of South Africa's very talented artists in the music industry all on one channel".