DStv abandoned decision to remove lifetime and historical channel
7 November 2019
In Cape Town, Multichoice has abandoned its decision to remove two of the A + E network channels. This conclusion comes after companies have signed a new multi-year contract.
“We’ve reached an agreement with A+E Networks for terms that we think are acceptable to our DStv subscribers for both History and Lifetime, but Crime + Investigation is still ending,” says Mark Rayner, MultiChoice SA CEO.
MultiChoice South African CEO declares “We’ve reached an agreement with A+E Networks for terms that we think are acceptable to our DStv subscribers for both History and Lifetime, but Crime + Investigation is still ending. Two further new channels will still be announced before the middle of November as a replacement for C+I from another provider, as well as another factual documentary channel from a new provider. We’re just finalising technical launch plans so that we can be clear on a launch date.”
Yolisa Phahle, MultiChoice Group CEO for General Entertainment added “We are excited to have reached this agreement as it allows us to ensure we meet our commitment to get the best programming for our customers, based on commercial terms that make sense and provide a value for money offering to customers. We are pleased that Lifetime will also now be available to our Compact customers from Friday 1st November. We appreciate our customers’ patience and feedback and have their best interests in mind as we continue to work hard to improve our entertainment offering.”
“We are pleased to have agreed a long-term renewal of our flagship brands, History and Lifetime in Africa with our partners, DStv. As part of this renewal, the new distribution of LIFETIME in Compact presents an exciting opportunity to reach millions of new viewers with our unique programming offering”, Said Dean Possenniskie, Managing Director A+E Networks EMEA.