Wednesday, October 1, 2014

On Digital Media's StarSat adds Trace Sport Stars and QYOU channels as MultiChoice lowers the premium value of Trace Sports Stars.

On Digital Media (ODM) is adding the new QYOU (StarSat 165) internet video clip linear TV channel and the sports lifestyle channel Trace Sports Stars (StarSat 250) already available on MultiChoice's DStv to its satellite pay-TV service in South Africa.

At the same time MultiChoice which had Trace Sports Stars since April 2012 when it launched as Trace Sports, has downgraded the channel which is no longer considered a premium TV channel.

Trace Sports Stars from Trace used to be for DStv Premium subscribers only but MultiChoice on 30 September lowered the channel's premium only status which has now been made available to DStv Extra, DStv Compact and DStv Family subscribers at the same time as it becomes available to StarSat subscribers as well in South Africa.

Neither On Digital Media, its PR company, nor the Trace group or its publicity department, nor the Los Angeles based QYOU, issued any announcement, press releases or statements to the press about Trace Sport Stars and QYOU starting today on StarSat.

While Trace Sport Stars' content is known, QYOU is a brand-new American-based linear channel showing short clips - mostly originating from the internet - very similar in style to what CurrentTV was when te United Kingdom version of that channel launched on TopTV when the platform launched in May 2010 in South Africa.