The newly launched DStv app, DStv Now,has launched three bonus channels Shorts TV, Ginx TV and Eurochannel, which will be available for a limited period.
This marks an unprecedented move for MultiChoice as new channels usually hit linear television first.
“As a pioneer at delivering content via breakthrough technologies, we do our best to get content that will captivate audiences across the continent. We are pleased to acquire the new channels for DStv Now and hope they will resonate with short film junkies, video gamers and European culture lovers” noted John Kotsaftis CEO of DStv Digital Media.
ShortsTV is the global home of short film, where short stories come to life in stunning high definition.The channel brings audiences captivating contemporary short form content from filmmakers across six continents.
Ginx TV is the world’s only 24/7 international video gaming television channel – offering the very best video reviews, news and features from the world of video gaming and video gaming culture.
“We are very excited to be taking this step into African markets. Video-gaming is now a massively mainstream leisure activity and it is fantastic that we are able to bring the channel to African gamers as part of this exciting new offer from MultiChoice,” Commented Ginx CEO, Michiel Bakker.
Eurochannel is a television channel featuring premium European entertainment with the biggest stars; the channel is in English. Eurochannel presents only top-of-the-line European programming from recent blockbusters to critically acclaimed TV series.
www.eurochannel.com now offers local listings for DStv Now customers as well as local editions of its monthly digital magazine the Eurochannel Guide.
“Eurochannel will offer an exceptional line-up in March, such as a music special on Grammy Award winner Sam Smith and a gripping British period drama starring 50 Shades of Grey’s Jamie Dornan – Shadows in the sun,” says Gustavo Vainstein, Eurochannel’s President.
The DStv Now app is free to download and is available to all DStv customers. The video content on DStv Now is available exclusively to DStv Premium PVR customers and can be watched via an Android phone/tablet or iOS phone/tablet. Relevant data costs will apply when streaming content.
Shorts TV, Ginx TV and Eurochannel will be available for three months from mid March to mid June 2015.