MultiChoice will remove four e.tv channels from the DStv platform from next month.
Broadband reports that four e.tv channels will stop broadcasting at the end of March. e-Media states in a statement that it has reached a conclusion with Multichoice to terminate the supply agreement of eMovies, eMovies Extra, eExtra and eToonz.
The only channels that continue on DStv are the news channel eNCA (channel 403), and e.tv’s daily African news bulletin on kykNET (channel 144).
MultiChoice still has the exclusive rights to eNCA. There have been reports of cuts to e-Media.
The e.tv channels continue on e-Media’s paid subscription platform, Openview.
Dstv customers don’t have to worry too much as they will add three new channels† They are Dreamworks – a kids channel on DStv channel 304, a new movie channel later this year and Family and Access subscribers who will receive the KIX movie channel (channel 114) from March 31, 2022.
Nyiko Shiburi, CEO of MultiChoice SA, said they are “constantly revising” their channel offerings on DStv to match the needs of their viewers.
He added: “While these four eMedia channels will no longer be available on DStv, customers will still have access to a wide variety of entertainment, including 200 channels for movies, drama, sports, kids, news, reality and more. Lake.”
DStv says KIX will focus on action dance and martial arts programs.
DStv angered subscribers last month after announcing a new change to restrict password sharing on their DStv Now streaming platform.
From March 22, 2022, DStv Now users will only be able to stream from one device at a time. The devices can still log in with the same password, they just can’t stream at the exact same time.
Curated by Sandisiwe Mbhele