HD gets a boost in SA

MultiChoice grows its High Definition offering

September 17, 2010

MultiChoice grows its High Definition offering

MultiChoice today announced the addition of another HD channel, bringing the total number of HD channels on the DStv platform to five. The new M-Net Movies 1 HD will be available to DStv Premium subscribers from 1 October 2010.

The HD channels on DStv include: M-Net HD, Discovery HD Showcase, SuperSport HD, SuperSport HD 2 and M-Net Movies 1 HD.

“High Definition channels are the fastest growing product globally and therefore our focus is on rolling out as many HD channels as possible onto the DStv platform, taking into account bandwidth restrictions,” comments Aletta Alberts, GM: Content for MultiChoice Africa.

“Our focus is on giving our viewers a great entertainment experience. HD movies lift that viewing experience to another level.”

M-Net Movies 1 as well as the HD channel (MM1HD) will broadcast movies in their première season only. In October viewers can expect movies for the entire family, from Family Fridays, to Feel Good Saturdays and Blockbuster Sundays, as well as days Only for the Ladies and Man-Days.

The M-Net Movies 1 HD, available on channel 175, will be a simulcast of M-Net Movies 1 on channel 103. This means the programming on M-Net Movies 1 and M-Net Movies 1 HD will be exactly the same and will be broadcast at the same time.