5 January 2007

Zimbabwe: Multichoice Relaunches DSTV Compact Bouquet

MULTICHOICE Africa has relaunched the DStv Compact bouquet, now featuring 25 satellite television channels and more than 50 music and radio channels.

DStv Compact is designed as an alterative to the Premium Bouquet, which features the full range of more than 50 television channels as well as the music and radio channels selection. The monthly fee for the service is discounted and makes available DStv viewing to people not in the market for the full bouquet.

The relaunch comes about with the inclusion on the bouquet of four new channels, including ActionX, SuperSportZone, BBC World and National Geographic. In addition, the popular horse racing channel, Teletrack, is now featured.

"Although the DStv Premium Bouquet remains the first choice for most satellite television viewers, DStv Compact is also proving popular and enables access to the DStv service to a wider number of people, given its discounted subscription level," said MultiChoice Zimbabwe marketing manager, Kirsty Brien.

Other channels available to Compact viewers include movie channels Hallmark and Africa Magic, SuperSport Update and the renowned sports channel ESPN, which features a range of sporting attractions, including European soccer. Other Compact channels range from CNN and SABC Africa to The Series Channel and BBC Prime, as well as Reality TV, BBC Food, Trinity Broadcasting Network, Cartoon Network, Channel O and MTV. Various educational and specialist channels make up the remainder, which also includes Ztv.

"In the context of Zimbabwe's challenging economic environment, the availability of an alternative channel offering a strong selection from the Premium bouquet at a discounted rate is extremely positive and opens DStv to a wider audience across the country," said Brien.

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