DStv will add a new movie channel to its lineup in August


You may have heard that a new movie channel is coming to DStv later this month. Well, it’s true. MultiChoice is launching a new channel for movies in August, called Movie Room. The channel is set to launch only on DStv’s Premium package, at least initially. The channel comes from the Ngwato Nkosi Group – the same company that controls the Newzroom Afrika channel on DStv.

Something for everyone

The idea of ​​Movie Room is that it won’t play a specific genre. It will play both international and local films, with something for everyone. “Movie buffs, action buffs and casual viewers will be spoiled for choice,” said the group’s co-founder Thokozani Nkosi. Twitter.

We will have to wait until August 27 to take a look at the Movie Room channel. Channel 113 will host Movie Room. MultiChoice has yet to say if the channel will offer any packages other than its Premium headliner. DStv is probably testing the waters for Movie Room on a single package, for now. After a short time, DStv will have enough data to decide if it is viable to offer other packages or not. It may eventually come to the second most expensive tier, to entice those even further down the ladder to spend a bit more.

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So far in 2022, DStv has dropped eight channels, replacing them with just three. Movie Room will be the fourth channel added this year, which means we could still see three or four more channels coming to DStv before the end of 2022. Or maybe having to add four eMedia channels to the service, by court order, will count towards the replacement total. Who knows?


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