M-Net’s GOtv coming to South Africa: prices and channels

MultiChoice subsidiary M-Net will launch its digital terrestrial TV service GOtv in South Africa soon.

The company recently sent invitations to media inviting them to an “M-Net digital terrestrial television announcement”, to be held on 3 February.

Since then, details about the service have started to emerge online.

A GOtv decoder will cost R699 once-off, and includes a month’s subscription to the top-end package on the service called “GOtv Value”.

The decoder works with an antenna, and those without an appropriate antenna can buy a “GOtenna” for R299.

Subscriptions to GOtv Value will cost R99 per month and will include 12 channels at launch:

  • M-Net Movies Zone
  • Africa Magic Epic
  • Mzansi Wethu
  • Mzansi Bioskop
  • TLC Entertainment
  • SuperSport Blitz
  • SuperSport Select
  • NickToons
  • Disney Junior
  • Channel O
  • Mzansi Magic Music
  • Dumisa

A cheaper package, GOtv Lite, will cost R45 “per quarter” (3 months) and has 2 channels: Mzansi Magic Music and Dumisa.

Unlike DStv, which has satellite coverage across almost the whole of South Africa, GOtv is broadcast from towers.

This limits GOtv’s coverage, as shown in the map below.

GoTV South Africa coverage area
GoTV South Africa coverage area

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