Johannesburg - MultiChoice Group (MCG) has promised to be committed to supporting its customers with the best available programming to keep families informed and entertained despite the circumstances that have called upon South Africans and the continent to adjust to new ways of living and working. Dstv viewers can thus be guaranteed to enjoy their time watching all the channels offered by the broadcaster while required to spend more time at home with their loved ones.
Africans are hungry for content and more so up-to-date information about COVID-19, MCG will therefore provide broadened access to credible information at this time, by making news channels more widely available across the continent. This will be through making several news channels available for subscribers and non-subscribers on the DStv Now app.
"We have been in constant communication with health authorities such as the World Health Organisation, and we will be rolling out Africa-wide public service announcements on COVID-19. It is important that all of us take heed of the announcements and advice from trusted experts so that we can look after our own health and that of our loved ones,” says MultiChoice Group CEO Calvo Mawela.
With the children at home, Mawela says they are working towards providing access to the best available educational content to help keep young minds stimulated and engaged, providing more kids shows, movies and curated sports content.
In addition to that Revision lessons from educational channel Mindset (Channel 319) will be available on Catch Up and educational channel Da Vinci (Channel 318) will be made available until the end of May. Nickelodeon (Channel 305) has also been opened up to DStv Compact, Family and Access subscribers until 14th April.
According to MultiChoice, live sports have suffered a notable impact globally as a result of sporting federations correctly prioritising the safety of players and fans alike, by adhering to accepted measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. MCG has acquired the best award-winning sport documentaries from around the globe and produced thematic channels for sports fans to relive the greatest sporting moments of all time. In addition, SS1 has been opened to DStv Compact Plus and Compact, and SS7 will be opened to DStv Access customers.
MultiChoice Group (MCG), which listed in the Main Board of the JSE on 27 February 2019, is one of the fastest-growing video entertainment providers globally, delivering entertainment products and services to 18,9m households across 50 countries on the African continent. The Covid -19 pandemic will not be stopping them from continuing their service.
“We are taking great care for our staff during this time and have encouraged those that are able to work from home to do so,” Mawela adds. “In light of this we have advised our customers that there may be a delay in our ability to attend to customer queries. However, we have a number of self service and online platforms available, and we will do our best to sort out any issues they may have, timeously.”
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