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MultiChoice Malawi announces more channels

By Gregory Gondwe, Blantyre, Malawi

MultiChoice Malawi has announced that it will be migrating to a new satellite platform which will allow it to offer more channels and services. 

From 1 October 2012, MultiChoice's DStv services will migrate from the current satellites, IS10 and IS7, to a new satellite, IS20.

The company’s Regional Manager for Central and Northern Regions, Titania Katenga-Kaunda, told a gathering at Mount Soche over the weekend that besides creating more space, the new system will help group relevant channels together.

Katenga-Kaunda said come the morning of October 1 changes will occur automatically where some channel numbers will also change numeric digits.

“DSTV customers are advised to access the information about their specific decoder on," she said, before adding that others will only be required to press OK on the remote gadgets to see if any action will be required on their part.

She then went on to explain that general entertainment channels with international content will be located from channel 101 to 143, whilst entertainment channels with local African content will feature from channel 122 to 169. Documentaries and lifestyle channels will be accessed on channels 170 to 190.

Katenga-Kaunda also promised that audiences across Africa will access ore movie magic as entertainment powerhouse M-Net has embarked on a new exciting chapter where M-Net movie provision on DStv will expand to include eight genre-themed movie channels.

“The channels have been themed according to movie types,” explained Katenga-Kaunda.

Six of the eight genre-themed movie channels will be broadcast in high definition and following their movie-type grouping they will now include M-Net Movies Premiere, M-Net Movies Comedy, M-Net Movies Family, M-Net Movies Action Plus, M-Net Movies Drama and Romance and M-Net Movies Showcase.

Rounding off the M-Net Movies line up will be M-Net Movies Action (previously M-Net Action) and M-Net Movies Stars (previously M-Net Stars).

For sports lovers, she said they will be accessing SuperSport channels that will include those on high definition on channel 200 onwards. 

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