While you will never be able to please everyone, Multichoice has announced that it will be reshuffling its channels in a hope to increase its number of subscriptions.
DStv has been in a long-term battle to keep its subscribers from cancelling their contracts and rather opting for streaming platforms like Netflix.
While fans of British TV might not be impressed with DStv’s decision to cancel BBC First, a lot of the programmes will be migrating to BBC Brit, reports Stuff Magazine.
Movie channels like Smile and Action are to be axed and replaced with the following:
M-Net Movies 1 will be home to blockbuster films, entertainment for children and romcoms.
All your favourite action movies will move to M-Net Movies 2 while M-Net Movies 3 will be home to comedies, adventure films and all the superhero movies you can imagine.
M-Net Movies 4 promises the best in franchise movies, so if you’re into binge watching your favourite movie trilogy or sequels, this is the channel for you.
The South African reports that more Afrikaans content will soon be available. FliekNET is M-Net’s new Afrikaans language division and will launch kykNET’s pop-up channel featuring local Afrikaans content.
All the SuperSport channels will also be going through a revamp as numbers are replaced with descriptive titles to describe what type of programmes the specific channels will be hosting.
ESPN and ESPN 2 have already been made available to South African audiences and there’s more sport on the way.
On SuperSport’s website, CEO Gideon Khobane said: "The changes will mean that additional SuperSport channels of local and international sporting content will be added to the DStv package. Genre channelling will no doubt increase awareness of a broader range of content, which may have always been on the platform, but wasn’t necessarily easy to discover. This signals a radical change designed to make content discovery more seamless."
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