M-Net has launched its new digital terrestrial television service for South Africa – GOtv.
At the launch event, the broadcaster assured subscribers of its analogue channels, M-Net and CSN, that their services will not be switched off.
“While M-Net analogue customers will have to switch over to digital television at some stage, they don’t have to do anything right now as both analogue and digital signals are running concurrently,” said M-Net.
“Before each province shuts off their analogue signals, M-Net will be in touch to guide its analogue customers through the migration process.”
M-Net and CSN already digital
M-Net emphasised the last part of its statement, saying that it will help its analogue subscribers with the migration.
MultiChoice COO Mark Rayner said M-Net and CSN are already being broadcast in DVB-T2, South Africa’s digital TV standard.
In time, subscribers will be able to receive these channels on a GOtv decoder.
However, this will only be for existing subscribers – you won’t be able to subscribe to the analogue M-Net if you don’t have it already.