Multichoice Africa, Discovery Inc. partners to launch a new entertainment channel in Africa
Multichoice Africa in partnership with Discovery, Inc. has announced the expansion of its services in Africa with the launching of a new entertainment channel for customers in Africa. The new channel, Real-Time will be available on DStv and GOtv in countries across the continent.
Real-Time, a reality TV programming is Africa’s Newest Entertainment Channel with exciting programs based on Real Medical, Real Crime, Real Nature, Real Lives. Real Time’s cleverly-curated line-ups and dynamic mixture of lifestyle and authentic content will ensure audiences get their daily fix of real experience and must-see entertainment all in one channel.
For GOtv users Real Time channel will be available on the GOtv Max package on channel 12 (112 in Ghana and channel 312 in Uganda); and on the DStv platform, Real-Time will be available on the Premium, Compact Plus, Compact and Family packages on channel 155, allowing for more premium content to reach a dispersed spectrum of viewers on the continent.
Discovery Inc’s portfolio of channels has been broadcasting to passionate fans with content that entertains, inspires and informs with leadership across deeply loved and trusted brands.
Speaking on the new channel Amanda Turnbull, vice president and general manager for Discovery in Africa and the Middle East said, “We are incredibly delighted to present Real-Time to an even dispersed audience in the market, and further extend and diversify our local portfolio offering. With an already successful suite of pay-TV brands, Real-Time affords us the chance to bring our world-class content to even more audiences across the continent, in the form of a channel created to provide much-needed ‘me time’ to the 21st-century African woman and her wider family.”
“Multichoice is proud to introduce this new channel which will give viewers access a wide variety of addictive television shows from Discovery Inc. on our platforms,” said Yolisa Phahle, CEO of general entertainment at MultiChoice Group.
“We work day and night to bring the best of what the world has to offer to viewers and plan to continue delivering content that our customers love at an affordable price. Real-Time is a welcome addition to the wide range of content available only on DStv and GOtv.”
Real Time’s impressive launch programming schedule includes programming on medical challenges; nature; weddings; real families and crime series.
In addition to Real Time’s sequential offering, from launch, a selection of the channel’s programming will also be available to stream and download through the DStv Now platform, ensuring that all DStv users can enjoy the best of Real-Time, in their own time.
“With so many plans for our commercial partners and viewers, we look forward to establishing Real-Time as Africa’s newest go-to destination for quality female-skewed programming,” Turnbull concluded.