DStv to Migrate to High Capacity Satellite, offer More Channels from October 1st

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Multichoice will migrate its Dstv services from IS10 and IS7 satellites to high capacity IS20 satellite starting October 1st 2012. With more capacity, Dstv will offer six new Standard-Definition channels and seven High-Definition channels.

Multichoice will rearrange its numbering system moving the High-Definition channels to their rightful places and leaving spaces for the future channels. For the Sport lovers Supersport channels will largely remain where they are at the moment between 200 and 230 range.

Mnet will expand to 6 movie channels replacing  the two current movie channels MM1 and MM2. Here breakdown from Multichoice:

  • M-Net Movies Premiere (DStv Channel 103):  This where you can find the freshest movies appearing on television for the first time. 5 new movies will be screened every weekend on M-Net Movies Premiere and kicking off every weekend on a Friday is 4 of the 5 blockbusters.

  • If you like your comedies with a little romance, drama or with slapstick humour, M-Net Movies Comedy (DStv Channel 104) will have you laughing out loud.

  • M-Net Movies Family (DStv Channel 105) is the destination for wholesome entertainment for all ages, featuring animation, musicals, fantasy and feel-good family movies will keep both kids and the young at heart engrossed all day.

  • Viewers can expect a host of blockbuster movies from Action to Westerns, Horror and Sci-Fi on M-Net Movies Action Plus (DStv Channel 106).

  • There is also M-Net Movies Drama & Romance (DStv Channel 107) for those who prefer biographies, thrillers, documentaries and war movies.

  • M-Net Movies Showcase (DStv Channel 108) shines the spotlight on specific movies and directors with exciting festivals, themes and box sets. In addition, viewers get to take control and recommend movies with a special viewer’s choice. (MM1 and MM2 will be replaced with the 6 themed movie channels above)

  • All things action will be available on M-Net Movies Action (DStv Channel 110, previously M-Net Action).

  • And M-Net Movies Stars (DStv Channel 111, previously M-Net Stars) is the channel for young and old alike. It features modern greats and movie favourites from past and present across a variety of genres from comedy to drama and romance.

  •  PLUS: From the month of October, viewers can look forward to festivals, themed evenings and a viewer’s choice on selected nights across all the channels.

The Event channel 198 will be used as the users guide. The migration will take place from October 1st.

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