Distribution - In Brief


- In November 27, 2013, South Africa-based MultiChoice has added new features to the DStv Explora DVR it launched in August. New features include episode stacking, making individual episodes of the same series in catch-up automatically grouped in one folder, a kids category in DStv Catchup and sub-genres for movies, sport and series categories, the introduction of five colour-coded channel groups to make navigation easier, a playlist featuring the episode number as well as the season number of a show, the ability to use number keys to jump direct to a channel in the guide, an updated SuperSport Active app and a new Easy Info app. Separately, DStv has also unveiled the Explora in East Africa. MultiChoice East Africa regional director Stephen Isaboke said the box would help ensure that DStv subscribers got the best viewing experience of any platform.

- Discovery Communications is set to launch a high definition feed of the Discovery Channel for subscribers of the DStv pay TV platform in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.