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Old 2016-05-24 , 12:07
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Default Press release: DStv Compact customers across Africa will now get FOX

To celebrate this move FOX and MultiChoice welcome Empire star Taraji P. Henson to South African shores

FOX Networks Group (FNG) and MultiChoice today announce that DStv Compact customers will be able to enjoy the global entertainment channel, FOX (DStv channel 125) from 1 June 2016. Emmy Award® nominee and Golden Globe® winner Taraji P. Henson is set to make her first visit to South Africa in a five-day trip to Johannesburg, where she’ll do media interviews and meet and greet sessions with super-fans of the smash-hit show Empire.

FOX channel is a premier entertainment channel that prides itself with bringing ‘The Best, First’, with award winning, ground-breaking and critically acclaimed programming. The move to DStv Compact will significantly increase FOX’s reach to a wider audience, creating new fans of its riveting entertainment in the African market.

DStv Compact customers will get to experience the thrilling and exclusive premieres of the best shows on FOX within hours of the United States broadcast – and in brilliant HD. The hot lineup includes the popular and powerful hit television drama, Empire in which Taraji P. Henson portrays the feisty ‘Cookie Lyon’ with flashy fashion sense and witty remarks, opposite her ex-husband and the ruthless head of the Lyon empire, ‘Lucious Lyon’ played by Academy Award® nominee, Terrence Howard.

To coincide with her visit and to ensure viewers are all caught up on the show, DStv and FOX are offering DStv Compact customers a rebroadcast of the second season of Empire with double bill episodes starting on the weekends of 4-5 June, 11-12 June and 18-19 June - three episodes will air per day at 19:20 CAT, 20:10 CAT and 21:00 CAT.

The month of June will also see the premiere of the much anticipated second season of Wayward Pines on the 6that 21:00, from executive producer M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, The Visit), the 10-episode, psychological thriller picks up where it left off in the first season.Starring Jason Patric (Rush, Narc), two-time Academy Award® nominee Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond, In America) and Emmy Award® and Golden Globe® nominee Hope Davis (American Crime, The Newsroom), the residents of Wayward Pines are still battling against the iron-fisted rule of the First Generation Dr. Theo Yedlin.

On the same night on 6 June at 21:50 Outcast, based on the Skybound/Image comic title by creator Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) and artist Paul Azaceta, follows Kyle Barnes (Patric Fugit), a young man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. Now, with the help of the Reverend Anderson, a preacher with personal demons of his own, Kyle embarks on a journey to find answers and regain the normal life he lost. But what Kyle discovers could change his fate — and the fate of the world — forever.

“We are exceptionally thrilled at the opportunity to bring our content to even wider audiences in Africa so they get to experience the best content that is available on FOX, within hours of U.S. broadcasts. Fans of Empire are definitely in for a treat - Taraji P. Henson has been a fan favourite with South African audiences from the first season.” says Khosi Khanyile, Fox Africa Head of Marketing.

Aletta Alberts, GM for Content for MultiChoice commented: “During the FOX two-week open window special earlier this year, we received an overwhelming response from our Compact customers who enjoyed the FOX channel line-up. We believe that the fulltime addition of FOX with its excellent programming will enhance the entertainment experience of our Compact customers.”

For more on this superb line-up and award winning programming tune into the home of The Walking Dead, The Simpsons and more smash hit shows on FOX on DStv channel 125.

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Old 2016-05-24 , 18:14
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Good news if you on DStv Compact but I have come to be sceptical of any channel that moves to lower packages. There is usually a degradation of quality.
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Old 2016-05-24 , 20:30
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Good news if you on DStv Compact but I have come to be sceptical of any channel that moves to lower packages. There is usually a degradation of quality.
I don't know about that I like Fox's lineup most of the time so I don't know you mean by degrading quality

Of course like most channels they can't have brilliant content all year
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Old 2016-05-24 , 20:38
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And the Premium subscriber gets less and less for their money. Everything goes to lower cheaper packages for mahala.
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Considering what the rand is worth these days I'm not surprised to see a few business sense concessions. Premium is still streets ahead IMO, such as the main M-channels which are bursting at the seams trying to keep up. The way I see it, if MC wins then we gain.
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Old 2016-05-24 , 21:11
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Considering what the rand is worth these days I'm not surprised to see a few business sense concessions. Premium is still streets ahead IMO, such as the main M-channels which are bursting at the seams trying to keep up. The way I see it, if MC wins then we gain.
Exactly there is plenty on tv to keep us all very busy this winter we all win
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Hopefully one day they will add fox sport to premium users...or everyone
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Hopefully one day they will add fox sport to premium users...or everyone
Highly unlikely Supersport is the Sport and only sport on Dstv I doubt it will ever change or get other non SS channels
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I don't know about that I like Fox's lineup most of the time so I don't know you mean by degrading quality

Of course like most channels they can't have brilliant content all year
I too like Fox and where the channel is generally going but I have just become turned off to channels that go Compact.
Remember how good Vuzu itself was before it went Compact? Or MTV? Or BET? There just seems to be a downward spiral from that point.

It doesn't seem to make sense to open a channel up that previously said they have ambitions to be a first class channel similar to mnet , which they are close to being in my opinion. It should be something to lure you to the Premium package.

Personally, I am on the Extra bouquet and with every channel being expanded like this, I find it increasingly rare that I upgrade to Premium for a month or so because I just can't find that extra value (I am not that much a fan of sports other than soccer or even premium movies).
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I think the biggest otherwise Premium attraction is the many popular series it solely delivers express, or fairly speedily. If one isn't into that need / desire enough then understandably not as attractive.
And then there's the handful or two of higher up the channel number order Premium channels we take for granted, but would miss.

I do hear what you're saying about your concerns about Fox etc., but I think this wider sharing may be otherwise motivated and structured now due to economic changes.

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