Thursday, September 3, 2015
MultiChoice to add a pop-up kids channel from Turner Broadcasting System to DStv for the December holiday.
MultiChoice will be adding a pop-up kids channel from Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) to DStv for the December holiday.
Turner Broadcasting System already supplies MultiChoice with kids channels like Cartoon Network (DStv 301) and the pre-school Cartoonito programming block, and Boomerang (DStv 302).
While Turner's Adult Swim TV channel is for 18+ viewers and therefore not a kids channel, it leaves channels like Boing, or Toonami (boys focused), or CN Too, as a second Cartoon Network channel as one of the possible channel options available from Turner Broadcasting to be joining DStv for a limited time period.
David Booth, chief content officer for MultiChoice Africa, revealed at the MultiChoice Content Showcase that MultiChoice will be adding a pop-up kids channel for the December period.
MultiChoice's 5 day DStv Content Showcase in Mauritius started on Tuesday with the satellite pay-TV service doing a programming and content upfront where several TV channels - from Sony Television and BBC Worldwide to SuperSport, M-Net, Viacom's BET, MTV Base, A+E Networks UK's History, Lifetime and others - are presenting their latest and upcoming programming and content over the coming months.
MultiChoice excluded South Africa's press and TV critics from attending the MultiChoice Content Showcase that media from other Africa countries are attending, and MultiChoice didn't inform South African journalists covering the TV industry beforehand that the event would be taking place.