MultiChoice today, 14 August 2014, announced that it will make HD channels available to all its customers.
Effective immediately, DStv customers who have channels in their package that are also available in HD, will see these channels in HD if they have the necessary HD equipment.
Previously, only DStv Premium customers had access to HD channels on their package.
In future when new channels are added to DStv packages and those channels are available in HD, they will be offered to customers with HD equipment.
Currently, DStv Premium customers with an HD decoder and an HD capable TV have access to 20 HD channels.
DStv Extra customers will now have access to 6 HD channels, DStv Compact customers 4 HD channels, DStv Family and Select 1 HD channel each.
There are currently no HD channels available for customers on DStv Access and EasyView.
“High definition has become the standard for premium television around the world – we want to offer our customers the best entertainment possible,” said Mark Rayner, COO for MultiChoice South Africa.
“HD television significantly enhances the viewing experience – we can’t wait for our customers to start enjoying their DStv entertainment in crystal clear HD quality.”
MultiChoice explained that customers do not need to do anything to get these HD channels – if they have HD decoders and HD capable televisions, they will see the HD channels that are available on their package in HD within the next week.
“Please note that only customers with HD decoders and HD capable televisions will see the content in HD – all other customers will see the content in Standard Definition,” the company said.