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Old 2017-05-05 , 15:37
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Default Press release: DStv Compact and Access customers get a special treat this June

Laugh out loud, discover the unknown, get a history lesson and so much more entertainment

MultiChoice is spreading some warmth this chilly season to its DStv Compact and Access customers. From 29 May to 23 June 2017, DStv Compact customers will be able to enjoy the laughs on Comedy Central, the insights on History and Discovery Channel. And from 10 to 24 May 2017, DStv Access customers will be able to enjoy the DStv Family package.

“These open windows give our customers a taste of some of the great channels available on other packages. It’s our way of saying thank you for your support – and highlighting some of the great content available on DStv,” said Aletta Alberts, General Manager for Content for MultiChoice.

Some of the highlights for DStv Compact customers
DStv Compact customers are in for a treat as Comedy Central (DStv channel 122) will be showing Jerry Seinfeld and his motley crew of unhinged friends in Seinfeld, the hit 90’s TV sitcom which is currently running on the channel every weekday along other fan favourites like the second season of Broad City which airs Tuesday, 7 June.
Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle premiers on Monday, 5 June inspired by the competitiveness of the stand-up circuit, Jeff Ross is back to preside over a series of one-on-one battles in an effort to determine a new roast champion.

History (DStv channel 186) will showcase 101 People Who Changed the 20th Century on Sunday, 4 June a factual documentary about the people who drove the changes in every aspect of life that made the Twentieth Century and set-up the Twenty-First? A decade and a half since the close of the century we can take a considered look at the people most responsible for the events that changed their world and made ours. In this series we count down -- from a hundred-and-one to number one -- the names of those who, in the judgement of experts, including those who contribute to the series, most influentially shaped the century and our world.

Forged in Fire premiering on Monday, 5 June sees the best bladed weapon-makers, building everything from Viking battle-axes to Samurai swords, and even Indian claw daggers. There will be new weapons and contestants every week, and stunning tests of their creations.
The Greeks will premiere on Wednesday, 14 June. In this series, historians and archaeologists, actors and athletes, scientists and artists launch a groundbreaking exploration into the ancient Greeks’ journey — not just to better understand their past, but to discover how their legacy illuminates our present, and will shape our future.

Discovery Channel (DStv channel 121) which offers viewers the finest entertainment in the areas of history, nature, science and technology and human adventure will air Hunted UK which follows a group of brave individuals as they attempt to go off grid and avoid detection in this 24-hour surveillance society. Airing Monday, 5 June.
Cooper's Treasure airingon Tuesday, 6 June is a real-life treasure hunt series whichsees adventurer Darrell Miklos embark on a personal quest to fulfil his friend, astronaut Gordon Cooper’s, legacy of uncovering the hidden wealth he documented from space.

On Tuesday, 13 June viewers can watch Naked and Afraid where two complete strangers are tasked with surviving in one of the world’s most extreme weather environments with no food, no water and no clothes.

Some of the highlights for DStv Access customers
DStv Access customers can tune in from Wednesday, 10 May to see the great entertainment on channels such as Universal Channel (DStv Channel 117), Sony Channel (DStv Channel 127), Travel Channel (DStv Channel 179), Discovery Family (DStv Channel 136), Ignition (DStv Channel 189), Boomerang (DStv Channel 302) & Nicktoons (DStv Channel 308) for the kids and TRACE Africa (DStv Channel 326) for music fans.

Some of the great shows on offer on these channels include:

Quarx, Discovery Family, 15 May, 16:00
What happens if someone is made as heavy as a neutron star, or if a tornado is used to make ice cream? The answers to these fascinating questions and more are explored in this bright kids’ series. In a completely original spin on science education, this is physics as it’s never been done before – a prank show that will captivate the YouTube generation and communicate the principles of physics in a fresh and fun way. Each “prank” is be played for comedy with seamless CGI bringing to life the craziest thought experiments in a lively way that kids will not only enjoy, but will want to share with the most important people in their lives – their friends.

Bosch, Universal Channel, 21 May, 20:00
Titus Welliver returns as tough Los Angeles detective Harry Bosch as season three of the hit drama series explodes onto Universal Channel. Adapted from Michael Connelly’s acclaimed novels ‘The Black Echo’ and ‘A Darkness More Than Night’, the intense new series sees the jazz-loving cop struggling to find integrity within a justice system seemingly riddled with loopholes and corruption as he investigates the murder of a homeless war veteran and the suicide of a suspected serial killer, as well as being caught up in the high-profile murder trial of a Hollywood director. Lance Reddick, Jamie Hector and Amy Aquino also star.
The New Woody WoodPecker Show, Boomerang, 15 May, 18:30
The New Woody Woodpecker Show follows the escapades of Woody Woodpecker and other Walter Lantz characters including Andy Panda, Chilly Willy, and Inspector Willoughby. In this modern update, Woody Woodpecker lives in a treehouse overlooking an apartment building in the city. As a lazy moocher, he is often looking for ways to get by without lifting a finger. This does not endear him to his rivals, but Woody doesn’t take their resistance lightly.

The channels will automatically be made available to qualifying customers on the dates stipulated. If you do not see the channels, ensure you’re on All Channels and reboot your decoder.

Schedules for these channels are available on and will also be available on your TV Guide on your decoder from the start of the open window for your package – 10 May for DStv Access and 29 May for DStv Compact.

While this treat is limited to DStv Compact and Access customers, MultiChoice is planning further open windows and special treats for all its DStv customers throughout the year.

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Old 2017-05-08 , 08:04
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This treat is only for the packages listed. Our usual tiering across packages like when we add new channels does not apply in this case.
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Red face Channels 111 & 116.

Good day.

Why is channels 111 & 116 blocked?
They are part of the family package....

Thank you.

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Hi there, we only opened some of the channels on the Family package, based on which rights we could clear. So channel 111 and 116 were not opened as we could not clear the rights for the content to do so. Sorry for the confusion.
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These are the channels from the Family package that are open to our Access customers:
Universal 117
Sony Entertainment TV 127
SonyMax 128
EVA 141
kykNET & Kie 145
kykNET Nou 146
VIA 147
Africa Magic Family 154
Zee World 166
Glow 167

Travel Channel 179
Discovery Family 136
Ignition 189

Boomerang 302
Nicktoons 308
TRACE Africa 326
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