MultiChoice has announced that it will be removing certain channels from its DStv bouquet. Following a review process, the broadcaster says it is undertaking the channel revamp to ensure the quality of local and international content it provides.
So, for example, from 17 June 2022, DStv subscribers will no longer have access to the Islamic community channel iTV.
A statement from Multichoice says, “We continue to look for new content that will resonate with our customers, and we will announce the replacement for the Islamic community channel in due course.”
The broadcaster said that customers would still be able to access Islamic content on the Radio Islam channel (826) and Channel Islam Internationale (865).
Also, DStv subscribers will no longer have access to the Lifetime TV channel as of 31 May 2022, after the channel was closed in Great Britain, Ireland, and Malta.
A while ago, Multichoice announced that several other channels, including four E-tv channels such as eMovies, eMovies Extra, eExtra and eToonz, were to be removed from the DStv platform. However, channel owners – eMedia – have brought the matter before the Competition Commission.
In March 2022, DStv lost access to the RT news channel following sanctions imposed on Russia by the European Union, which led to the global distributor of the channel ceasing to provide the broadcast feed to all suppliers, according to MultiChoice.