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Wednesday, June 29, 2016


DW brings quality German programming to Southern Africa on DStv

Starting July 4, 2016, MultiChoice will make Deutsche Welle (DW) available to DStv customers throughout Southern Africa.

Deutsche Welle and MultiChoice have signed an agreement to broadcast DW on the pay TV platform, DStv and thereby bringing DW’s quality programming to German-speaking audiences throughout Southern Africa. It will be available to DStv customers in 10 countries, (South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe) throughout Africa, and on GOtv in Namibia.

“MultiChoice is one of the most important pay television providers in Sub-Saharan Africa,” says Petra Schneider, DW’s Director of Distribution. “This agreement helps us to reach new audiences and show them the quality programming that DW is known for.”

DW provides an authentic connection to Germany and Europe with news and information in German 24/7. DW also, features talk shows and other programming from German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF.

Deutsche Welle will be available on DStv channel 446 from July 4. In South Africa, the channel will be open to DStv Premium customers.