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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

'We will do all we can to make only the best content available to DStv subscribers,' says MultiChoice at DStv Content Showcase in Mauritius.


Satellite pay-TV company MultiChoice operating the DStv platform across Africa is promising that it will do all it can to 'make only the best content available" to DStv subscribers across all devices.

Tim Jacobs, MultiChoice Africa CEO, told media at the DStv Content Showcase at the Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort that DStv will do all it can to make only the best content available to subscribers on any device at any time.

"We believe television is an extremely powerful tool that can educate, entertain and inform. The evolution of this medium has become fast and furious and as a business we are constantly evolving to stay ahead," said Tim Jacobs.

Press from across Africa arrived in Mauritius for the programming and content showcase although South African TV critics and media are excluded from the 5 day upfront event and not told beforehand by MultiChoice that it would be happening.

Some of DStv's biggest channels including Sony and SonyMax, SuperSport, Zee TV, A+E Networks UK's History, Lifetime and C+I; Disney, Viacom International Media Networks Africa's  MTV Base, BET and Comedy Central; BBC Worldwide's set of BBC channels and M-Net will be previewing their latest opcoming content.

Tim Jacobs admitted challenges and that some MultiChoice investments and changes failed but that the pay-TV operator remains committed to bring DStv subscribers on the continent great content.

"MultiChoice's business is built around three key pillars: people; content – in the form of great entertainment, news and sport – and the latest cutting-edge technology. Our mission is to ensure that our subscribers do not miss out on any of the stories, events or moments that are shaping our future."

"Our growth over the last 20 years has been a result of massive investments we have made in people, content and technology – but as with any business, not all of these investments or changes have hit the spot."

"We have from time to time re-evaluated our position and made changes to our strategies. At the end of the day however it is really our subscribers we have to thank for staying with us, trusting us to deliver the best television experience and customer service to make their experience world class," said Tim Jacobs.

M-Net which next year turns 30, reminded media that it started out nearly three decades ago with a single pay-TV channel in South Africa broadcasting only 12 hours per day.

"Our first broadcast in 1986 led to other firsts like the launch of SuperSport and the Mzansi Magic channels and with the creation of exciting, genre-defining and iconic content like Carte Blanche and Tinsel, M-Net continues to shape cultures, build bridges and empower talent across Africa," says M-Net.

"We are launching and redefining channels and we continue to expand our content offerings to viewers across the continent."

"Our ongoing and significant investments in local productions have positioned Africa on the entertainment global arena and with new technology we continue to reach even more people, ensuring that no one ever misses the M-Net Magic," says M-Net.