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DStv Reduces Number of Cartoon and Movie Channels

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MultiChoice has announced that it is reducing the number of entertainment channels available on DStv by cutting off Disney XD and Fox Life. This follows after the company also cut off three M-Net channels; M-Net Movies Smile, M-Net Movies Action and M-Net Movies Zone, earlier this month.

The new changes are in line with the companies strategy to make their product offering more attractive to consumers. Despite making cuts, the company also did revamp the existing M-Net channels and made pop-up channel fliekNET permanent as well.

Among those made to walk the plank, was BBC First channel, which also received an unexpected boot from the DStv lineup. Similar changes had also been done on SuperSport as earlier reported.

The new cuts, Disney XD and Fox Life are effective as from October 1, 2020. MultiChoice did, however, say that some Disney XD content will be migrating to the official Disney Channel. “The change is as a result of ongoing review of channels by content providers and platform partners,” said the company in an official statement.

In these new changes, sports enthusiasts are the ones who have gained the most. Apart from getting two new sports channels, ESPN and ESPN 2, SuperSport channels have also been revamped to drop the confusing numbering system and feature a more consistent identity across various sports.

MultiChoice introduced dedicated SuperSport channels for the Premier League, La Liga, PSL, rugby, cricket, golf, tennis, and motorsport. All of which will not only show live sports but will also air highlights and magazine shows.

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