Monday, April 11, 2016

MultiChoice adds a further 21 of its TV channels to its DStv Now online streaming service, taking it to 45 channels.

MultiChoice has added another 21 of its DStv channels to its DStv Now service for DStv Premium subscribers who have an active PVR.

The DStv Now service is available online or through an app for tablets and smartphones with DStv Premium subscribers who can stream watch a selection of DStv channels on a computer, smartphone or tablet.

With the addition of 21 further channels, the DStv Now service now has 45 live DStv channels.

Oddly, MultiChoice is suddenly making the Africa Magic Showcase channel from M-Net available to South African subscribers again but now only on the DStv Now service.

MultiChoice took the channel away from South African viewers at the end of February from satellite viewers. DStv Premium subscribers will now again be able to see the channel in South Africa but only if they use data to stream it through the DStv Now service.

UPDATE Monday 11 April 2016 14:00 - MultiChoice told me its inclusion of Africa Magic Showcase in the press release was wrong and that the channel isn't available on DStv Now, will not become available, and that the channels added are in fact 21 and not 22.

The newly added DStv Now channels include Nick Jr. Nick Toons, Zee World, BBC Brit, BBC First, BBC Earth, BBC Lifestyle, BBC World News, History, Lifetime, EVA, ITV Choice, CBeebies, Trace Urban, Africa Magic Urban, Africa Magic Family, Jim Jam, Africa Magic World, Telemundo, Studio Universal and the Universal Channel.

These channels join the existing channel line-up of M-Net, M-Net Edge, M-Net Movies Premiere, M-Net Movies Comedy, M-Net Movies Family, M-Net Movies Action+, M-Net Movies Romance, M-Net Movies Showcase, M-Net Movies Action, M-Net Movies Stars, kykNET, Africa Magic Epic Movies, Mzansi Magic, Crime+Investigation, SABC News, Al Jazeera, SuperSport Blitz, SuperSport 1, SuperSport 2, SuperSport 3, SuperSport 4, SuperSport, 5, SuperSport 6 and Nickelodeon.

"Since DStv Now launched, the number of channels available has been steadily increasing," says Graeme Cummings, the head of DStv Digital Media. "Our customers expect to watch TV anywhere, anytime and by adding new channels, we're definitely providing more value to our customers."