Tag: Crime + Investigation

DStv faces backlash over channel cuts

Source: Telecom Paper

Thousands of MultiChoice’s DStv subscribers have signed a petition against DStv’s plan to cut three popular channels from its offering, MyBroadband reported. DStv recently announced that it will discontinue History, Crime + Investigation, and Lifetime at the end of October. They have been available to DStv Premium and DStv Compact Plus subscribers for years but the contract term for the channels, provided by A+E Networks, ends on 01 November.

MultiChoice senior manager for corporate communications Benedict Maaga told MyBroadband that the decision is part of an overhaul of the DStv line-up. He said the fact that the contract for these three channels came to an end gave MultiChoice an opportunity to evaluate the value it offers subscribers.

Angry DStv subscribers have launched a petition on Change.org in support of A+E Networks, trying to convince MultiChoice to reconsider its decision. The petition states that A+E Networks has opened an African office, which is growing and creating local employment.

DStv set to cut channels

According to a recent MyBroadband article, DStv is set to cut three popular channels from its network at the end of October: History, Crime + Investigation, and Lifetime.

This is due to the ending of contract with the American broadcasting company A&E Television Networks.

MultiChoice has said that “the decision to cut these channels forms part of its ongoing efforts to refresh content line-up and optimise the suite of channels on offer”.

New channels to be announced soon
MultiChoice said it will soon announce the introduction of two new channels to DStv – an established global brand and a new innovative brand.

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