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MultiChoice and Discovery renew contract to carry Discovery channels on DStv

Published: 14.12.2017



MultiChoice Africa and Discovery are pleased to announce that DStv customers will continue to enjoy their favourite Discovery channels on the DStv platform following a contract renewal. DStv customers will continue to get access to world-class factual entertainment to documentaries on Discovery Channel (DStv channel 121); great fashion and lifestyle tips on TLC (DStv channel 135); the best in family entertainment on Discovery Family (DStv channel 136); and suspense-filled, real-life crime stories on Investigation Discovery (ID) (DStv channel 171).

“Our customers love the Discovery family of channels and we’re pleased that we could renew this agreement, including offering this world-class content to our customers wherever they are, to watch whenever they are ready,” said Yolisa Phahle, CEO: General Entertainment, MultiChoice.

Animal Planet is not included in the new agreement and will stop airing on DStv on 30 December 2017. However, customers will not miss out as some of the much-loved shows will be available on the other Discovery channels. Shows such as Treehouse Masters will move to Discovery; shows such as Tanked, Insane Pools, Pool Master and Shark City will move to Discovery Family.

“Our channels and content have been providing hours of enjoyment for DStv customers for many years and we’re thrilled to continue this legacy, with an unbeatable slate of programming across our portfolio which, thanks to this renewed agreement, DStv customers will now be able to access whenever and however it suits them. We look forward to making more announcements about our content offering on DStv in the new year,” said Dilek Doyran, VP and Country Manager for Africa, Discovery Networks CEEMEA.

Discovery’s network of channels promises an exciting line-up of new entertainment for DStv customers over the next few months.

Discovery Channelwill serve up new season of Fast n’ Loud and Street Outlaws, and help you discover brand new shows like Riaan Manser: Pacific Honeymoon, Finding Escobar’s Millions, and Mutiny: Survival on the Oceans.

TLC’s brand-new shows include Dr Miami, Judge Jenkins, Unexpected and Thando Bares All, while new wedding shows Diva Brides and Curvy Brides Boutique join returning seasons of 90 days to Wed and Surrounded by Daughters.

Discovery Family will serve up NASA’s Unexplained Files, The Carbonaro Effect, Freaks of Nature, Don’t Blink, and a new season of Finding Bigfoot.

Meanwhile, on Investigation Discovery (ID) new seasons of I speak for the dead, Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall, and People Magazine Investigates, will join brand new shows including Son of Sam: Hunt for a Killer, The Dating Game Killer, and Shattered, ensuring DStv customers remain glued to their seats as the drama unfolds.

More information and schedules are available on DStv.com

ENDS.
About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. For 30 years Discovery has been dedicated to satisfying curiosity and entertaining viewers with high-quality content through its global television brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Discovery controls Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination across Europe and Asia-Pacific. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

About MultiChoice Africa
Entertainment is a powerful way to tell stories that open our minds, bring people together around shared passions, and connect us to new realities. It makes us laugh and cry. It informs, it educates and it inspires. MultiChoice is a video entertainment company, and our purpose is to enrich lives. We make the best in entertainment accessible to millions of households in 49 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa. We do this through cutting-edge technology on our DStv and GOtv platforms – delivering the content our customers love and contributing to the success of local economies. Born and bred in Africa, we are rooted in the countries where our customers live. We are managed and run by local people, and strive to provide all our employees with new opportunities. We’re proud of the contribution we make to our communities, and our business has grown hand-in-hand with local economies by forging long-term partnerships with governments, national broadcasters and entrepreneurs. We want to use our influence and resources to play a positive role in Africa, helping to grow Africa’s people and creative industries into vibrant, economic powerhouses. It’s by creating value for our customers, our employees and society that we’ll build a successful business for the future.

Press contact:

Lineekela Amadhila
Public Relations Assistant
Telephone: (061) 270 5102
Email: Lineekela.Amadhila@na.multichoice.com