Discovery Networks Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA), and MultiChoice announced the launch of a dedicated High Definition simulcast Discovery Channel on Monday, 30 June 2014, for DStv Premium customers across Africa.
The new HD simulcast Discovery Channel will feature programmes such as Dynamo, Gold Rush, Bear Grylls, and Fast N’ Loud in high definition.
Discovery Channel HD will also feature more new series including a new scripted drama from Ridley Scott called Klondike.
The channel will continue to broadcast on DStv channel 121 but with a specially designed new on-air look.
Discovery HD Showcase (currently DStv channel 180) will stop broadcasting as it is replaced by the simulcast Discovery Channel.
It will become a branded video-on-demand service, exclusive to the DStv Explora, giving customers access to their favourite HD Showcase titles.