GOtv launched: this is what the decoder and antenna look like

M-Net has officially unveiled its digital terrestrial television service for South Africa – GOtv.

“We’re excited to launch our digital terrestrial television service, as initiated by the Minister of Communications,” said Yolisa Phahle, the CEO of M-Net.

“This is a major step forward for local television and our launch of GOtv is in line with the government’s digital migration process in South Africa.”

The general manager for GOtv South Africa, Tsabiso Letsoela, said the service will give many South Africans – who are currently watching analogue television – the chance to experience digital quality TV at an affordable price.

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” (every 3 months) and has 2 channels: Mzansi Magic Music and Dumisa.

GOtv decoder

The GOtv decoder, pictured below, will cost R699 once-off, and includes a month’s subscription to GOtv Value.

GOtv decoder and remote

GOtv decoder packaging

GOtv antenna

GOtv will require the use of an antenna, pictured below.

GOtv antenna with decoder

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