MultiChoice has unveiled yet another innovation milestone in Ghana with the launch of its first HD single view decoder. The DStv HD Decoder delivers great HD signals and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound accessible to DStv subscribers.
The DStv HD decoder, will replace the existing standard definition single view decoder.
“The launch bears testament to our continued investment in technology to ensure DStv delivers the best television experience in Africa. The DStv HD decoder will ensure that more subscribers will have access to DStv’s HD channel offering. High definition creates a far superior television viewing experience in terms of picture quality and the Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound adds a new dimension to the audio experience. The DStv HD Decoder will open up a new world for many DStv subscribers”, says Nico Meyer, CEO of MultiChoice Africa.
The DStv HD Decoder’s user interface is similar to the DStv Explora. Most functions can be performed from DStv Central, accessed through the blue DStv button on the remote control. This user interface makes for easier navigation through the HD menus and helps customers discover great DStv content available via multiple search options directly from the remote control.
The decoder is XtraView capable and can be paired with selected XtraView compatible decoders (excluding the SD PVR), allowing a cost effective and flexible option to allow more than one independent viewing environment.
The DStv HD Decoder, will be available from all MultiChoice offices, dealers and agents throughout Ghana and will cost GHC395, reduced from GHC448, for a fully installed set with dish and GHC270 for a decoder box only.
The following HD channels will be available to subscribers on the various bouquets
|Bouquet||Channels in HD|
|Compact Plus||SuperSports 3
For more information, please visit DStv.com
Last Chance To Vote For AMVCA
The stage is set, the statuettes are polished, the red carpet has been laid out and the outfits are almost ready. Africa’s biggest movie night, the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs) ceremony is around the corner and to make sure your favourite stars scoop an award, MultiChoice would like to urge subscribers to vote before the public voting closes on 28 February.
In preparation for the third edition of the prestigious awards, Africa Magic, the continent’s leading provider of world class entertainment, treated nominees for the 2015 edition of the prestigious Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs) to a celebratory brunch on Tuesday 25 February. The brunch, which held at the Ball Room of the Intercontinental Hotel, Lagos, was in association with MultiChoice and lead sponsors Amstel Malta and also saw the unveiling of a special AMVCA edition of Nigeria’s leading fashion and style magazine,Mania.
It was an afternoon of celebration, glitz and glamour as the brunch which was hosted by popular on-air personality and presenter of 53 Extra, Ozzy Agu, began with a red carpet event and had in attendance a number of popular Nollywood talents nominated in several categories at this year’s AMVCAs. Guests at the event included several A-List stars like OC Ukeje, Iretiola Doyle, Segun Arinze, Joke Silva, Linda Ejiofor and many others.
In his opening remarks, the Managing Director, Multichoice Nigeria, Mr. John Ugbe, said: “The third edition of the AMVCAs is just around the corner. As we celebrate the nominees today, we also acknowledge the impact that the awards have had on African film and television production. MultiChoice continues to celebrate African talent, and the continued success of the AMVCAs further showcases our commitment to recognizing the amazing skills that exist in the ever-growing African entertainment industry.”
Also expressing his excitement for being part of the AMVCAs, the Corporate Media and Brand PR Manager, Nigerian Breweries, Mr. Edem Vindah said: “Nigerian Breweries is excited to once again partner with Africa Magic in celebrating the best of African entertainment content. Amstel Malta, the number one premium low sugar Malt brand in Nigeria, has supported the AMVCAs since the first edition in 2013 and we recognise the awards as a truly unique platform which aligns perfectly with the brand’s essence, encouraging and also rewarding ambitious and talented Africans.”
Wishing the nominees the best of luck at the awards, the Regional Director, M-Net (West) Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, said: “In just a short time, the AMVCAs have become the continental celebration of film and TV talent across the continent and the acceptance and appreciation of the awards show the amazing transformations taking place in the African film and TV industry. As we approach the third edition of the awards, we celebrate the talents that have driven the growth of the African film and TV industry to what it is today. Africa Magic celebrates these talents not just today, or at the awards but always.”
The Ghanaian nominees are Lydia Forson Best Movie (Comedy) and Best Actress (Comedy) for A Letter from Adam; Zynell Zuh Best Movie (Comedy) When Love Comes Around; Adjetey Anang Best Actor (Drama) for Devil In The Detail; Joselyn Dumas, Best Actress (Drama) Love or Something like That; Nana Akua Manso for Best Costume Design; Duaba Serwaa and Ophelia Crossland (Best Costume) Love or Something Like That and Shirley Frimpong-Manso for Best Drama Writer , Devil in the Detail.
The 2015 edition of the AMVCAs holds on the 7th of March, 2015 at the Eko Hotel, Lagos. Public voting closes atmidnight on the 28th of February and the awards will air live on all Africa Magic channels on GOtv and DStv at 3:00pm GMT.
For more information about the AMVCAs and to VOTE, please visit www.africamagic.tv.
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Termination of Blackbelt TV on DStv
MultiChoice announces that from Tuesday, 28 February 2015 Blackbelt TV (channel 129) will no longer be available on the DStv platform. In reviewing our offering – which we do on a continual basis – we ensure that our subscribers continue to get a balanced variety of programming. In the past year we have added on exciting channels to support the various bouquets, namely, Vuzu Amp, M-Net Edge, Glow TV, Lifetime, EbonyLife and BET to name a few. This year we’ve already added Zee World.
Subscribers can catch similar action content on other channels like M-Net Action, Sony Max and Studio Universal’s Action Weekend movies till the channel is replaced.
Visit www.dstv.com for additional information
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Thursday 26 February 2015 4:15PM GMT | M-Net Movies Premiere (103)
Battling with living in the modern world, Captain America finds himself facing a foe from the past: the Winter Soldier. Can he make certain to keep the world safe before it is too late?
Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America
Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier
Europa League: Draw Friday 27 February 2015 2:00PM GMT | SuperSport 3 Africa (203)
Europa League fans are invited to witness the Uefa Europa League draw to be aired live on SuperSport.
BET Honors 2015 Saturday 28 February 2015 9:00PM GMT | BET (135)
See “What Extraordinary Looks Like”, with one of the most moving experiences and television specials on the channel, The BET Honors 2015.
This powerful and inspirational event is a perfect start to the year placing a spotlight on the achievements of distinguished leaders in the fields of music, literature, entertainment, media, service and education with performances from a host of music artists.
Hosted by actor and comedian Wayne Brady THE BET HONORS 2015 will be taped at the historic Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. on Saturday 24 January 2015.
Some of the acts you can look forward to include performances by Charlie Wilson, Jill Scott, K. Michelle, Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo, Patti LaBelle and Trey Songz
Ride Along Sunday 01 March 2015 6:30PM GMT | M-Net Movies Premiere (103)
For two years, security guard Ben (Kevin Hart) has tried to convince James (Ice Cube), a veteran cop, that he is worthy of James’ sister, Angela. When Ben is finally accepted into the police academy, James decides to test his mettle by inviting him along on a shift deliberately designed to scare the trainee. However, events take an unexpected turn when their wild night leads to Atlanta’s most-notorious criminal and Ben’s rapid-fire mouth proves as dangerous as the bullets whizzing by them.
Ice Cube as James Payton
Kevin Hart as Ben Barber
Tika Sumpter as Angela Payton
Changing Your World Sunday 01 March 2015 8:30AM GMT | Rhema TV (343)
Dr Creflo and his wife, Taffi Dollar preaches dynamically about the Word of God.
Listen to how their ministry has touched the lives of many people through the salvation of Jesus Christ.
Tune in to Changing Your World on Sunday 1 March at 8:30AM GMT on Rhema TV.
Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA 02 March 2015 12:30PM GMT BBC Lifestyle (174)
‘S5/E2 – 5/2’. Gordon Ramsay comes to the aid of ailing American restaurants with his usual tough-love approach.
Heroine Monday 02 March 2015 8:00PM GMT | Zee World (166)
A disturbed actress, Mahi Arora, faces the challenges of being in an industry packed with talent. To save her sinking career and avoid being replaced by newer talent, Mahi decides to take a drastic step that she may regret later.
Crispy Fresh Wednesday 04 March 2015 6:30PM GMT | Channel O Africa (320)
Crispy Fresh brings you the hottests and newest music videos in Africa!
Catch music videos first-time play all over the continent on Crispy Fresh Wednesday 4 March at 6:30PM GMT on Channel O.
Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle Wednesday 04 March 2015 21:00 | BBC Knowledge (184)
Superheroes have captivated, entertained and inspired audiences ever since Superman made his comic book debut 75 years ago.
As the huge success of recent blockbuster movies like Man of Steel and The Avengersdemonstrates the continuing global popularity of these iconic action heroes, this compelling series examines the art form of the comic book superhero and its complex relationship with American culture.
Featuring rare footage and interviews with creative legends such as Joe Simon, Stan Lee, Jim Steranko, Neal Adams, Michael Chabon and Jules Feiffer, as well as actors Adam West (Batman) and Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman), it showcases the evolution of the colourful characters that leapt from the pages of comic books to become the foundation for a multi-billion dollar industry that’s celebrated all over the world.
Watch Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle on Wednesday 4 March at 7:00PM GMT on BBC Knowledge.
Empire Wednesday 04 March 2015 7:00PM GMT | FOX (125)
Lucious Lyon is the king of hip-hop. An immensely talented artist, the CEO of Empire Entertainment and a former street thug, his reign has been unchallenged for years.
But all that changes, when he learns he has a disease that is going to render him crippled and incapacitated in a matter of three years.
The clock is ticking, and he must groom one of his three sons to take over his crowning achievement, without destroying his already fractured family.
Wukan After The Uprising: The 2014 Election Thursday 05 March 2015 22:00 | Al Jazeera (406)
Two years after the Wukan Uprising, the village is preparing for fresh elections against a backdrop of politics, intrigue and a corruption scandal.
The optimism that accompanied the previous poll has subsided and those democratically elected are no longer united. Members of the ousted Village Committee have been re-appointed in key positions causing deep unease.
There are fears of a crackdown on the activists who led the uprising. Did Wukan rise up in vain?
Filmed under increasingly difficult conditions, this episode follows Wukan’s democratic exercise to its shocking conclusion.
This week on Catch Up
Did you miss one of your favourite shows or movies last week? No sweat, we have a great selection of series, movies, sporting shows and actuality programming that is available for you to Catch Up when it suits you.
Remember you can access DStv Catch Up via your PVR, Explora and online here. There’s a huge selection of content available online that you can stream, and you can also download the DStv Player to download shows and movies to watch later, at your convenience.
This week’s highlights:
If you missed the 87th Annual Academy Awards, DStv Catch Up has you covered. Hollywood’s biggest night will honour outstanding pieces of work at the 2015 Oscars. Charismatic actor Neil Patrick Harris will be hosting this year’s awards.
Returning for another season:
- Vikings (S3)
Here’s a list of other great shows you can expect to find in the DStv Catch Up playlist on your Explora:
- Two and a Half Men
- How to Get Away With Murder
- For Better or Worse
- Teen Wolf
- The Newsroom
- The Lottery
- Mind Games
- Marvel’s Agent Carter
- The Mentalist
- The Fixer
- Modern Family
- About a Boy
- The Vampire Diaries
- Criminal Minds
- NCIS Los Angeles
- The Flash
- Sleepy Hollow
- Major Crimes
- Blue Bloods
- Pretty Little Liars
- Anger Management
- The Graham Norton Show
- Embarrassing Bodies
- Orphan Black
- Jewel for Jim
- Hotel Majestic
- Mashariki Mix
- 53 Extra
- Mr. & Mrs. Singh
To access DStv Catch Up on your PVR:
– Press TV GUIDE
– Scroll down to select “DSTV CATCH UP” and press OK
To access DStv Catch Up on your Explora:
– Press the CATCH UP button on your Explora remote
Remember, we update all of these shows on a weekly basis, so make sure you never miss a moment. Check out DStv Catch Up today.
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