Star Network’s leading general entertainment channels Star Plus & Star Vijay are now available on MultiChoice’s DStv platform. Indian television viewers are in for a big Diwali treat as Star Network will be launching two new premium channels on the new DStv Indian package this month. The forms part of a collaboration between Star Network, a wholly-owned subsidiary of 21st Century Fox and South Africa’s leading pay TV operator MultiChoice. With the huge demand for quality Indian channels in this market from both the North and South.
Indian communities, the Star’s Network’s premium Hindi and Tamil channels will showcase flagship content rated No.1 in India and the UK & offer a stellar line-up of India’s best programming to viewers. The official launch took place today, 15th October on channel number 453 (Hindi channel) & 455 (Tamil channel) with a promotional window of 45 days. From 1st Dec 2015, viewers in South Africa can watch Star Plus & Vijay exclusively on the DStv Indian package and Vijay on the DStv South Indian package.
This launch represents Star Network’s biggest launch in South Africa while also strengthening MultiChoice’s current offering of premium Indian content for the vast North & South Indian communities. Gurjeev Singh Kapoor – President Star International said The carriage deal with Multichoice reflects Star Network’s continued commitment to expand our channel offering to viewers worldwide.
We are very pleased with our decision to make our premium Hindi & Tamil channels available to viewers in South Africa & look forward to a continued long-term relationship with MultiChoice.” DStv customers can subscribe to the DStv Indian package at just R319 per month as a stand-alone package or R205 per month as add on to an existing package. Visit to www.DStv.com for more information.
MultiChoice started as the subscriber management arm of M-Net. Today it is the leading multichannel digital satellite television operator across the African continent. Its dynamic technology platform and varied packages of channels, built on a foundation of compelling premium entertainment, has seen MultiChoice grow its business to 5.5 million customers across South Africa.
MultiChoice provides its DStv services to different market segments. The DStv packages cater for different lifestyles and pockets, from entry level to Premium. DStv is also available as a niche service for the Indian and Portuguese communities. M-Net and SuperSport are part of the MultiChoice stable,which delivers premium channels and content to a growing number of customers.
DStv Media Sales, MWEB, DStv Digital Media, CommerceZone, and NMSCom also form part of the group. MultiChoice is one of the outstanding examples of a pioneering South African company, owned by Naspers, an international player providing entertainment, technology and e-commerce services. MultiChoice’s involvement in South Africa goes beyond its core business. Through its corporate social investment, the company actively participates in social transformation and through technology, enables individuals and communities to help themselves ultimately leading to growth of the economy of the country.
About Star Channels
Star Plus is the Star Network’s flagship Hindi general entertainment channel & officially rated No. 1 in India & the UK by official industry measurement bodies. Star Plus has a wide repertoire of shows which includes award-winning dramas, reality, international format shows, celebrity chat-shows and comedy shows. Star Plus’s key programming includes Masterchef Season 4, Mahabharata, Koffee with Karan, Nach Baliye, Remo D’Souza’s much loved brand new Dance Plus and the home of Indian Televisions leading daily serials with Amitabh Bachchan’s Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi.
With this lauch it gives us great pleasure in announcing that after the much loved and beyond perfect presentation of the Epic Mahabharata – StarPlus brings you Siye Ke Ram.
Vijay is a premium Tamil language general entertainment channel. Programming on Star Vijay is varied, innovative and engaging, primarily tailor made to cater to the evolving tastes of the Tamil audience across the world. VIJAY is broadcast 24 hours a day and is the only TAMIL channel to carry ENGLISH subtitles on some of its key programming & has raised the bar on content, packaging and promotion. Key programming includes Super Singer and Neeya Naana and Saravanan Meenatchi.