Tuesday, January 24, 2023

MultiChoice adds two DStv SWITCH'D ON pop-up content repeat channels to try combat South Africa's crippling Eskom electricity blackouts.

by Thinus Ferreira

Following eMedia that launched a Power-UP! pop-up channel on Openview on Monday 23 January with repeats to combat Eskom's electricity blackouts in South Africa, MultiChoice is also launching two pop-up channels, both called DStv SWITCH'D ON, on DStv, starting on Tuesday 24 January.

With the two DStv SWITCH'D ON channels, MultiChoice and M-Net will repeat various of its own, locally-produced shows from the Mzansi Magic, Mzansi Wethu and kykNET & Kie channels for DStv subscribers who can't watch it during prime time due to Eskom's crippling electricity blackouts.

Content on the two DStv SWITCH'D ON channels will repeat up to 5 times.

DStv SWITCH'D ON on DStv's channels 109 and 110 will rebroadcast shows like The River, DiepCity, Gqerberha the Empire, Gomora and Arendsvlei and will be open to DStv subscribers in South Africa and Lesotho customers.

DStv SWITCH'D ON on channel 109 will run from 06:00 in the morning until midnight for DStv Premium, DStv Compact Plus and DStv Compact subscribers.

DStv SWITCH'D ON on channel 110 will run from 07:30 in the morning until midnight for DStv Access and DStv Family subscribers.