Wednesday, June 15, 2016

MultiChoice and A+E Networks renew their multi-year carriage deal for the History and Crime+Investigation channels on DStv in Africa.

It means more Ancient Aliens: MultiChoice and A+E Networks has renewed the multi-year channels carriage contract to keep History (DStv 186) and Crime+Investigation (DStv 170) channels on the DStv satellite pay-TV platform.

Channel versions of History, Crime+Investigation and Lifetime (DStv 131) distributed by A+E Networks UK will continue to be available on MultiChoice's DStv throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

MultiChoice and A+E Networks are not disclosing the length of the new multi-year deal.

MultiChoice added History to DStv in 2003, Crime+Investigation (previously Crime & Investigation Network) in 2007 and Lifetime in 2014.

A+E Networks isn't providing specific viewership figures and ratings but says the channels have grown 55% since 2012 in key audiences.

"We are pleased to continue our partnership with A+E Networks and to continue offering History and Crime+Investigation to our DStv customers," says Mark Rayner, MultiChoice South Africa CEO.

"Through amazing shows such as Roots and Black Sails on History and the riveting investigations on Crime+Investigation, we continue to offer our customers a wide range of entertainment of some of the best content in the world.” 

"We are delighted to secure a long-term renewal for our channels with important platform partner MultiChoice," says Yusuf Nabee, A+E Networks general manager for Africa.

"The past two years have seen tremendous growth for A+E Networks' business in Africa. Today's announcement demonstrates our continued commitment to this market and we are excited about its future potential."