DStv hits back at eMedia over it dropping four E-tv channels

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DStv only has space for 11 more channels — if it cuts four from E-tv

MultiChoice has hit back at eMedia's arguments over satellite bandwidth capacity being a reason for the pay-TV broadcaster dropping four E-tv channels from its DStv bouquets.

The companies are battling before the Competition Tribunal after eMedia complained about DStv cutting the eMovies, eMovies Extra, eExtra, and eToonz channels from its channel line-up.
 
Plenty of rubbish channels that no one watches.
DSTV needs to realise - it's about quality not quantity.

Who watches this rubbish anyway:
  • 114 – KIX
  • 115 – M-Net City
  • 116 – Vuzu
  • 117 – Universal Channel
  • 118 – Telemundo
  • 123 – Timeless Dizi
  • 124 – E! Entertainment Television
  • 127 – Ginx eSports
  • 129 – BET
  • 130 – MTV
  • 131 – Lifetime
  • 132 – CBS Reality
  • 133 – TLNovelas
  • 135 – Discovery TLC Entertainment
  • 136 – Discovery Family
  • 137 – TNT Africa
  • 141 – Maisha Magic Movies
  • 152 – Africa Magic Epic
  • 153 – AfricaMagic Urban Movies
  • 154 – AfricaMagic Family
  • 155 – Real Time
  • 157 – Moja Love
  • 158 – Moja 9.9
  • 161 – Mzansi Magic
  • 163 – Mzansi Wethu
  • 164 – Mzansi Bioskop
  • 165 – Novela Magic
  • 166 – ZEE World
  • 167 – Star Life
  • 168 – ROK
  • 197 – Big Brother Naija
  • 198 – Idols Extra
  • 251 – Soweto TV
  • 260 – Bay TV
  • 261 – 1 KZN
  • 262 – Tshwane TV
  • 263 – Cape Town TV
  • 265 – GauTV
  • 292 – Lesotho TV
  • 299 – NTA i
  • 320 – Channel O
  • 321 – Mzansi Music
  • 322 – MTV Base
  • 323 – MTV Hits
  • 325 – TRACE Urban
  • 326 – TRACE Africa
  • 327 – Sound City
  • 331 – One Gospel
  • 332 – Trace Gospel
  • 340 – Dumisa
  • 341 – FAITH
  • 342 – Day Star
  • 343 – TBN Africa
  • 347 – iTV Networks
  • 390 – Emmanuel TV
  • 450 – SET Asia
  • 451 – B4U Movies
  • 452 – ZeeTV
  • 453 – Star Plus
  • 454 – Sun TV
  • 455 – Star Vijay
  • 456 – Colors
  • 457 – SET Max
  • 507 – Telemundo
  • 515 – My Channel Africa
 
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DSTV needs to realise - it's about quality not quantity.
Then they really wouldn't be able to justify their pricing.

At least focusing on quantity they might stand a fighting chance, even if it's all crap.
 
Plenty of rubbish channels that no one watches.
DSTV needs to realise - it's about quality not quantity.

Who watches this rubbish anyway:
  • 114 – KIX
  • 115 – M-Net City
  • 116 – Vuzu
  • 117 – Universal Channel
  • 118 – Telemundo
  • 123 – Timeless Dizi
  • 124 – E! Entertainment Television
  • 127 – Ginx eSports
  • 129 – BET
  • 130 – MTV
  • 131 – Lifetime
  • 132 – CBS Reality
  • 133 – TLNovelas
  • 135 – Discovery TLC Entertainment
  • 136 – Discovery Family
  • 137 – TNT Africa
  • 141 – Maisha Magic Movies
  • 152 – Africa Magic Epic
  • 153 – AfricaMagic Urban Movies
  • 154 – AfricaMagic Family
  • 155 – Real Time
  • 157 – Moja Love
  • 158 – Moja 9.9
  • 161 – Mzansi Magic
  • 163 – Mzansi Wethu
  • 164 – Mzansi Bioskop
  • 165 – Novela Magic
  • 166 – ZEE World
  • 167 – Star Life
  • 168 – ROK
  • 197 – Big Brother Naija
  • 198 – Idols Extra
  • 251 – Soweto TV
  • 260 – Bay TV
  • 261 – 1 KZN
  • 262 – Tshwane TV
  • 263 – Cape Town TV
  • 265 – GauTV
  • 292 – Lesotho TV
  • 299 – NTA i
  • 320 – Channel O
  • 321 – Mzansi Music
  • 322 – MTV Base
  • 323 – MTV Hits
  • 325 – TRACE Urban
  • 326 – TRACE Africa
  • 327 – Sound City
  • 331 – One Gospel
  • 332 – Trace Gospel
  • 340 – Dumisa
  • 341 – FAITH
  • 342 – Day Star
  • 343 – TBN Africa
  • 347 – iTV Networks
  • 390 – Emmanuel TV
  • 450 – SET Asia
  • 451 – B4U Movies
  • 452 – ZeeTV
  • 453 – Star Plus
  • 454 – Sun TV
  • 455 – Star Vijay
  • 456 – Colors
  • 457 – SET Max
  • 507 – Telemundo
  • 515 – My Channel Africa

you not their target market ;)
 
Plenty of rubbish channels that no one watches.
DSTV needs to realise - it's about quality not quantity.

Who watches this rubbish anyway:
  • 114 – KIX
  • 115 – M-Net City
  • 116 – Vuzu
  • 117 – Universal Channel
  • 118 – Telemundo
  • 123 – Timeless Dizi
  • 124 – E! Entertainment Television
  • 127 – Ginx eSports
  • 129 – BET
  • 130 – MTV
  • 131 – Lifetime
  • 132 – CBS Reality
  • 133 – TLNovelas
  • 135 – Discovery TLC Entertainment
  • 136 – Discovery Family
  • 137 – TNT Africa
  • 141 – Maisha Magic Movies
  • 152 – Africa Magic Epic
  • 153 – AfricaMagic Urban Movies
  • 154 – AfricaMagic Family
  • 155 – Real Time
  • 157 – Moja Love
  • 158 – Moja 9.9
  • 161 – Mzansi Magic
  • 163 – Mzansi Wethu
  • 164 – Mzansi Bioskop
  • 165 – Novela Magic
  • 166 – ZEE World
  • 167 – Star Life
  • 168 – ROK
  • 197 – Big Brother Naija
  • 198 – Idols Extra
  • 251 – Soweto TV
  • 260 – Bay TV
  • 261 – 1 KZN
  • 262 – Tshwane TV
  • 263 – Cape Town TV
  • 265 – GauTV
  • 292 – Lesotho TV
  • 299 – NTA i
  • 320 – Channel O
  • 321 – Mzansi Music
  • 322 – MTV Base
  • 323 – MTV Hits
  • 325 – TRACE Urban
  • 326 – TRACE Africa
  • 327 – Sound City
  • 331 – One Gospel
  • 332 – Trace Gospel
  • 340 – Dumisa
  • 341 – FAITH
  • 342 – Day Star
  • 343 – TBN Africa
  • 347 – iTV Networks
  • 390 – Emmanuel TV
  • 450 – SET Asia
  • 451 – B4U Movies
  • 452 – ZeeTV
  • 453 – Star Plus
  • 454 – Sun TV
  • 455 – Star Vijay
  • 456 – Colors
  • 457 – SET Max
  • 507 – Telemundo
  • 515 – My Channel Africa

Well done, you've just listed some of their most popular channels.
 
I honestly can't see them running out of space in the next 5 years. Dstv isn't known to add channels and only replace or terminate them. Does this include channels like RT they were forced to cancel or is that space still included in the calculations?
 
Plenty of rubbish channels that no one watches.
DSTV needs to realise - it's about quality not quantity.

Who watches this rubbish anyway:
  • 114 – KIX
  • 115 – M-Net City
  • 116 – Vuzu
  • 117 – Universal Channel
  • 118 – Telemundo
  • 123 – Timeless Dizi
  • 124 – E! Entertainment Television
  • 127 – Ginx eSports
  • 129 – BET
  • 130 – MTV
  • 131 – Lifetime
  • 132 – CBS Reality
  • 133 – TLNovelas
  • 135 – Discovery TLC Entertainment
  • 136 – Discovery Family
  • 137 – TNT Africa
  • 141 – Maisha Magic Movies
  • 152 – Africa Magic Epic
  • 153 – AfricaMagic Urban Movies
  • 154 – AfricaMagic Family
  • 155 – Real Time
  • 157 – Moja Love
  • 158 – Moja 9.9
  • 161 – Mzansi Magic
  • 163 – Mzansi Wethu
  • 164 – Mzansi Bioskop
  • 165 – Novela Magic
  • 166 – ZEE World
  • 167 – Star Life
  • 168 – ROK
  • 197 – Big Brother Naija
  • 198 – Idols Extra
  • 251 – Soweto TV
  • 260 – Bay TV
  • 261 – 1 KZN
  • 262 – Tshwane TV
  • 263 – Cape Town TV
  • 265 – GauTV
  • 292 – Lesotho TV
  • 299 – NTA i
  • 320 – Channel O
  • 321 – Mzansi Music
  • 322 – MTV Base
  • 323 – MTV Hits
  • 325 – TRACE Urban
  • 326 – TRACE Africa
  • 327 – Sound City
  • 331 – One Gospel
  • 332 – Trace Gospel
  • 340 – Dumisa
  • 341 – FAITH
  • 342 – Day Star
  • 343 – TBN Africa
  • 347 – iTV Networks
  • 390 – Emmanuel TV
  • 450 – SET Asia
  • 451 – B4U Movies
  • 452 – ZeeTV
  • 453 – Star Plus
  • 454 – Sun TV
  • 455 – Star Vijay
  • 456 – Colors
  • 457 – SET Max
  • 507 – Telemundo
  • 515 – My Channel Africa
This must be an old list a few of the channels aren't on DSTV anymore. Also a lot of those are filler channels, they basically come in the package for other channels.
 
Plenty of rubbish channels that no one watches.
DSTV needs to realise - it's about quality not quantity.

Who watches this rubbish anyway:
  • 114 – KIX
  • 115 – M-Net City
  • 116 – Vuzu
  • 117 – Universal Channel
  • 118 – Telemundo
  • 123 – Timeless Dizi
  • 124 – E! Entertainment Television
  • 127 – Ginx eSports
  • 129 – BET
  • 130 – MTV
  • 131 – Lifetime
  • 132 – CBS Reality
  • 133 – TLNovelas
  • 135 – Discovery TLC Entertainment
  • 136 – Discovery Family
  • 137 – TNT Africa
  • 141 – Maisha Magic Movies
  • 152 – Africa Magic Epic
  • 153 – AfricaMagic Urban Movies
  • 154 – AfricaMagic Family
  • 155 – Real Time
  • 157 – Moja Love
  • 158 – Moja 9.9
  • 161 – Mzansi Magic
  • 163 – Mzansi Wethu
  • 164 – Mzansi Bioskop
  • 165 – Novela Magic
  • 166 – ZEE World
  • 167 – Star Life
  • 168 – ROK
  • 197 – Big Brother Naija
  • 198 – Idols Extra
  • 251 – Soweto TV
  • 260 – Bay TV
  • 261 – 1 KZN
  • 262 – Tshwane TV
  • 263 – Cape Town TV
  • 265 – GauTV
  • 292 – Lesotho TV
  • 299 – NTA i
  • 320 – Channel O
  • 321 – Mzansi Music
  • 322 – MTV Base
  • 323 – MTV Hits
  • 325 – TRACE Urban
  • 326 – TRACE Africa
  • 327 – Sound City
  • 331 – One Gospel
  • 332 – Trace Gospel
  • 340 – Dumisa
  • 341 – FAITH
  • 342 – Day Star
  • 343 – TBN Africa
  • 347 – iTV Networks
  • 390 – Emmanuel TV
  • 450 – SET Asia
  • 451 – B4U Movies
  • 452 – ZeeTV
  • 453 – Star Plus
  • 454 – Sun TV
  • 455 – Star Vijay
  • 456 – Colors
  • 457 – SET Max
  • 507 – Telemundo
  • 515 – My Channel Africa
Lmao. Awful take. Moja Love is super popular.
 
My experience with them is they can just cut someone's favorite channel and then raise the prices.
Cant believe people support them so blindly over the years.
They could screen tele tubbies 24/7 and still have clients.
 
Plenty of rubbish channels that no one watches.
DSTV needs to realise - it's about quality not quantity.

Who watches this rubbish anyway:
  • 114 – KIX
  • 115 – M-Net City
  • 116 – Vuzu
  • 117 – Universal Channel
  • 118 – Telemundo
  • 123 – Timeless Dizi
  • 124 – E! Entertainment Television
  • 127 – Ginx eSports
  • 129 – BET
  • 130 – MTV
  • 131 – Lifetime
  • 132 – CBS Reality
  • 133 – TLNovelas
  • 135 – Discovery TLC Entertainment
  • 136 – Discovery Family
  • 137 – TNT Africa
  • 141 – Maisha Magic Movies
  • 152 – Africa Magic Epic
  • 153 – AfricaMagic Urban Movies
  • 154 – AfricaMagic Family
  • 155 – Real Time
  • 157 – Moja Love
  • 158 – Moja 9.9
  • 161 – Mzansi Magic
  • 163 – Mzansi Wethu
  • 164 – Mzansi Bioskop
  • 165 – Novela Magic
  • 166 – ZEE World
  • 167 – Star Life
  • 168 – ROK
  • 197 – Big Brother Naija
  • 198 – Idols Extra
  • 251 – Soweto TV
  • 260 – Bay TV
  • 261 – 1 KZN
  • 262 – Tshwane TV
  • 263 – Cape Town TV
  • 265 – GauTV
  • 292 – Lesotho TV
  • 299 – NTA i
  • 320 – Channel O
  • 321 – Mzansi Music
  • 322 – MTV Base
  • 323 – MTV Hits
  • 325 – TRACE Urban
  • 326 – TRACE Africa
  • 327 – Sound City
  • 331 – One Gospel
  • 332 – Trace Gospel
  • 340 – Dumisa
  • 341 – FAITH
  • 342 – Day Star
  • 343 – TBN Africa
  • 347 – iTV Networks
  • 390 – Emmanuel TV
  • 450 – SET Asia
  • 451 – B4U Movies
  • 452 – ZeeTV
  • 453 – Star Plus
  • 454 – Sun TV
  • 455 – Star Vijay
  • 456 – Colors
  • 457 – SET Max
  • 507 – Telemundo
  • 515 – My Channel Africa
Hey!!! Remove Kix from that list right now. How dare you (in dubbed Chinese-English voice)
 
Multichoice should focus on their streaming platform instead of wasting time and money on antiquated satellite technology.
 
Well done, you've just listed some of their most popular channels.
True - there are a few channels that are somewhat popular on the list.
But mostly listed more channels that few watch.

EDIT: I'm happy to updated if you provide details of good and bad channels.
 
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This must be an old list a few of the channels aren't on DSTV anymore. Also a lot of those are filler channels, they basically come in the package for other channels.
Yep it's a 2021 list I found on the net that I could cut-edit-paste.
DSTV make it difficult to extract a list from their useless website - https://guide.dstv.com/ without having to type it up.

The point was there's plenty of rubbish that only a few people watch on DSTV.
 
Plenty of rubbish channels that no one watches.
DSTV needs to realise - it's about quality not quantity.

Who watches this rubbish anyway:
  • 114 – KIX
  • 115 – M-Net City
  • 116 – Vuzu
  • 117 – Universal Channel
  • 118 – Telemundo
  • 123 – Timeless Dizi
  • 124 – E! Entertainment Television
  • 127 – Ginx eSports
  • 129 – BET
  • 130 – MTV
  • 131 – Lifetime
  • 132 – CBS Reality
  • 133 – TLNovelas
  • 135 – Discovery TLC Entertainment
  • 136 – Discovery Family
  • 137 – TNT Africa
  • 141 – Maisha Magic Movies
  • 152 – Africa Magic Epic
  • 153 – AfricaMagic Urban Movies
  • 154 – AfricaMagic Family
  • 155 – Real Time
  • 157 – Moja Love
  • 158 – Moja 9.9
  • 161 – Mzansi Magic
  • 163 – Mzansi Wethu
  • 164 – Mzansi Bioskop
  • 165 – Novela Magic
  • 166 – ZEE World
  • 167 – Star Life
  • 168 – ROK
  • 197 – Big Brother Naija
  • 198 – Idols Extra
  • 251 – Soweto TV
  • 260 – Bay TV
  • 261 – 1 KZN
  • 262 – Tshwane TV
  • 263 – Cape Town TV
  • 265 – GauTV
  • 292 – Lesotho TV
  • 299 – NTA i
  • 320 – Channel O
  • 321 – Mzansi Music
  • 322 – MTV Base
  • 323 – MTV Hits
  • 325 – TRACE Urban
  • 326 – TRACE Africa
  • 327 – Sound City
  • 331 – One Gospel
  • 332 – Trace Gospel
  • 340 – Dumisa
  • 341 – FAITH
  • 342 – Day Star
  • 343 – TBN Africa
  • 347 – iTV Networks
  • 390 – Emmanuel TV
  • 450 – SET Asia
  • 451 – B4U Movies
  • 452 – ZeeTV
  • 453 – Star Plus
  • 454 – Sun TV
  • 455 – Star Vijay
  • 456 – Colors
  • 457 – SET Max
  • 507 – Telemundo
  • 515 – My Channel Africa
  • 161 – Mzansi Magic ... is the single most watched (pay) channel in South Africa, nothing comes close
 
This is an entirely pointless excercise. Satellite broadcasting is a dying medium.
Internet streaming, live and on-demand (via fibre etc) will entirely replace direct satellite broadcasting, probably by 2030 if not earlier. In many households it already has.
 
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