Monday, February 22, 2016

FOX on demand content finally coming to DStv Catch Up; FOX channel opened to DStv Compact subscribers for 2 weeks from 26 February.

On demand content from FOX shows are finally coming to MultiChoice's DStv Catch Up service, with MultiChoice also opening up FOX to DStv Compact subscribers from 26 February for two weeks.

The FOX (DStv 125 / StarSat 131) channel that's only available to DStv Premium and DStv Extra subscribers, as well as on StarSat's satellite pay-TV platform, will be opened up for two weeks to DStv Compact subscribers from 26 February until 11 March.

The move will enable FOX, supplied to DStv by FOX International Channels that is restructuring as the Fox Networks Group, to give new viewers a glimpse of its hit shows.

Empire that is also now shown on the free-to-air channel, will start a rebroadcast of the first season with double episodes nightly from Sunday 28 February at 21:50.

A rebroadcast of episodes of The People vs OJ Simpson: American Crime Story will also start on Saturday 5 March at 19:20, as well as a rebroadcast of The X-Files from Saturday 27 February at 19:20.

DStv Compact viewers will also be able to watch the pilot episodes of Tyrant, Wayward Pines, The Strain, Scream Queens and You're the Worst.

On-demand content from all these shows on FOX have not been available on MultiChoice's DStv Catch Up service with FOX shows that's been conspicuously absent from the service until now. That could now possibly be changing.

MultiChoice and FOX agreed to the episodes of the first season of Empire being made available on DStv Catch Up from 27 February to 26 March to DStv Premium, DStv Extra and DStv Compact subscribers with a DStv Explora in South Africa.