The Real Time (DStv 155 / StarSat 162) TV channel from Discovery Inc. has now finally launched on the satellite pay-TV service of StarTimes in sub-Saharan Africa and StarTimes' StarSat in South Africa on Monday 15 April.
StarSat in South Africa was asked if it had any comment or press release about the addition of the female-focused Real Time as a channel and told TVwithThinus "no comment".
The addition of Real Time to StarTimes in Africa and StarSat in Africa comes 7 and a half months after Real Time was added to MultiChoice's DStv satellite pay-TV service from September 2018.
StarTimes and StarSat also carry the Discovery Family (DStv 222) since December 2018 when it replaced Discovery Science, as well as the Investigation Discovery (ID) (StarSat 223) channels from Discovery Inc. -both of which are also available on DStv.
"Expanding our portfolio with StarTimes to include the launch of Real Time and Discovery Family means we now offer their customers an enhanced mix of entertaining content for the whole family – from popular lifestyle programming on Real Time, fun edutainment on Discovery Family, to engaging real-life storytelling on ID," says
Amanda Turnbull, the vice president & general manager for Discovery for the Africa and Middle East region, in a statement.
With Real Time's addition on StarTimes, Discovery has appointed
Apricot Africa Consulting to represent the channel in certain territories across East, Central and West Africa, excluding South Africa.