MultiChoice urges subscribers to apply Parental Control when watching Big Brother Hotshots

As Big Brother Africa; the biggest reality show on the continent gets set to go live on 5 October, MultiChoice is reminding subscribers that they have the power to restrict viewing through the Parental Control option on their decoders.

For subscribers to make use of the Parental Control option, Caroline Oghuma, the Public Relations Manager for DStv said all the subscriber needs to do is press the Menu button on the DStv remote control, select the Parental Control Option, then key in the default Pin Code, which is 1234 “the subscriber then has the option to change the default Pin Code by Selecting Blocking Option 1 ). He can then scroll using the right arrow and select Parental Control, access Parental Levels and then choose the appropriate PG Rating. Selecting Family or PG13 will block an event rated 16 and above. He can then select accept these settings and press `Exit’ to go back to normal viewing” she said.

While disclosing this, Oghuma also noted that subscribers who may not be interested in watching the reality show can opt out of viewing the programme during its duration. “To do so, all the subscriber needs to do is to text “NO” and the first 10 digits of your smartcard number to 30333. Normal SMS charges apply” she said.

Oghuma who pointed out that the new season of the reality show will play host to housemates who adore the spotlight and will let nothing stand in the way of their pursuit of fame & fortune also explained that the housemates will start the game in two ultra-glamorous houses which are built with fun and excitement in mind. For 64 days, they will do their best to outshine one another in the hope of convincing Africa that they are the continent’s biggest Hotshot. “They will play hard and face formidable challenges – all the while negotiating Biggie’s famous curveballs and twists” she remarked.

She said that IK Osakioduwa returns for the 6th stint as host and will tease, comfort and dance with the housemates on the Big Brother stage.

Produced by Endemol South Africa, Big Brother Hotshots kicks off on 5 October at 6pm WAT and will run 24/7 on DStv channels 197 and 198, with the best of the live highlights shown on GOtv. With less than one week to go, follow the action in the lead-up to the Premiere on social media by following @BigBroAfrica, liking or go to the official website at

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