MultiChoice Launches Festive Season with DStv and GOtv

MultiChoice Uganda, Pubic Relation and Communications Manager, Joan Semanda Kizza, left, with Head of Marketing Collins Asiimwe, right, during the launch at the company offices in Kololo November 12th, 2019. (PHOTO: STEPHEN WANDERA)


KAMPALA – The festive season is almost here, and DStv is making happy holidays even happier by not only lining up the best entertainment for family time, but also adding new channels to its platforms, increasing its already wide viewing options. In addition, GOtv is officially on a drive to offer its customers more value and more choice.

In a press statement issued 12th, 2019, through its campaign dubbed ‘This is for you Uganda’, GOtv will from November 13th, 2019 offer a refreshed entertainment line-up on its GOtv Max, Plus and Value packages.

Coming to DStv this season are new international channels with fresh content offerings, ensuring that there is something for everyone in the family. From Wednesday 13 November, both adults and kids get a new serving of edutainment with learning channel Da Vinchi Learning, and global news channel, Euronews for those who want to be in the know. From Friday 15 November, viewers head into the weekend with other two-acclaimed channels, CBS Justice and Curiosity Stream.

“We are excited to add even more to the great entertainment we offer and look forward to continuing to enrich the lives of our customers over this festive period with valuable content,” said Joan Semanda Kizza, the Pubic Relation and Communications Manager, MultiChoice Uganda.  “We have put together an exciting mix of programming to meet the needs of every family member, offering even more value through affordable viewing. During this season, for Shs149,000 you will get an HD decoder, a full dish kit, and one month of DStv Family, fully installed.”

The festive season is also an opportunity for customers to enjoy the perks of using additional available services like Box Office, DStv Now and Showmax. “Because you will be at home, in the village and with your family, now is the best time to enjoy these services and enjoy access to world class entertainment from the comfort of your homes,” added Semanda.

For our MultiChoice GOtv customers, the festive season is coming along with a number of channel additions to add to the value of the customer by allowing them more to choose from, starting with Pearl Magic, which was tiered down to GOtv Plus and Value customers on 18th October, as well as to DStv Access and Family customers. “As MultiChoice, we are determined to bring the local and homegrown content to every household in Uganda,” said Colin Asiimwe.

“We are giving our GOtv customers the most value for money and even greater choice by making additional channels available to more packages and streamlining packages to deliver fresh entertainment. Our goal as GOtv is to deliver a television experience that caters to the whole family and this comes just in time for the holidays. These changes will not only strengthen our DTT offering but also make great entertainment accessible to more even customers,” Colin Asiimwe, Head of Marketing, MultiChoice Uganda. “We have the consumer at the centre of everything that we do , we listen to their needs and their ask to deliver value for their money . The holiday period is all about family time and there is no better way to celebrate other than with new added channels to the platform,” added Asiimwe.

The GOtv decoder, GOtenna bundled with one-month GOtv Max subscription is available at a retail price of ONLY UGX 89,000 and can be purchased from all Multichoice Uganda branches, PEP Uganda stores, leading supermarkets, dealers and agents countrywide.

“Our focus is to bring our customers the best entertainment possible. We do research every month to understand what they’re watching and what they’d like to watch and make the changes accordingly,” adds Joan Semanda Kizza. “These changes will now mean that our customers will be seeing a fresher and stronger content offering on their packages.”

The full list of new channels

Da Vinci – 15 November 2019


Kids’ edutainment channel, Da Vinci on channel is inspired by its namesake, groundbreaking artist, scientist and inventor, Leonardo Da Vinci. GOtv Channel 359 Max, Plus
Cartoon Network – 15 November 2019 Leading kids channel Cartoon Network is sure to keep both kids and adults entertained throughout the festive season and beyond GOtv Channel 398 Max
TNT Africa – 15 November 2019 TNT is a blockbuster-filled channel with an array of film favorites tailored for the whole family. GOtv Channel 399 Max
Discovery ID – 15 November 2019 The addition of Discovery ID will add thrilling real-life drama and suspense to the content slate. The channel showcases the best in gripping stories and dramatic reconstructions of everyday people behaving badly, all filmed in a contemporary and stylish format. GOtv Channel 318 Max
Fox Channel FOX channel is a general entertainment channel that has award winning, ground-breaking and critically acclaimed programming. GOtv Channel 19 Added to Plus
Trace Mziki A music channel dedicated to East-African music, videos and artists. GOtv Channel 362 Added to Plus
PBS Kids Kids Channel GOtv Channel 358 Added to Value, Plus and Max
Maisha Magic East M-Net’s premier and proudly East African general entertainment channel available to DStv and GOtv customers only. GOtv Channel 308 Added to Value
Salt TV FTA GOtv Channel 391 Added to all Packs
Etv Africa GOtv Channel 395
Realtime Real Time is Africa’s Newest Entertainment channel featuring exciting programmes based on Real LivesReal NatureReal CrimeReal Medical. GOtv Channel 12 Added to Value
CBS Justice To meet the taste of true crime cases CBS Justice will join the DStv family on channel 170 and will be the TV destination for compelling and heartfelt true crime documentaries and series, delving deep into the facts to uncover the truth. DStv Channel 170
Curiosity Stream The award-winning Curiosity Stream delivers the world of factual entertainment in one mind-expanding place. Curiosity Stream lets viewers explore their passions and discover new ones, or just indulge their inner geek with thousands of films and series covering space, art, volcanoes, history, travel, cars, architecture, dinosaurs and so much more. DStv channel 185
Da Vinci Learning Kids’ edutainment channel, Da Vinci on channel is inspired by its namesake, groundbreaking artist, scientist and inventor, Leonardo Da Vinci. DStv Channel 318 Premium, Compact Pus, Compact and Family
MTV Base DStv Channel 322 Premium, Compact +, Compact, Family & Access


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