As South Africa is gearing up to make the big move from analogue to digital TV, MultiChoice has launched a digital terrestrial television service.

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The new digital terrestrial TV service from MultiChoice is dubbed GOtv. The service has been available for some time now in other African countries, like:

  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Uganda
  • Zambia

This means that South Africans can make the move to digital without having to wait for South African Communications Minister Faith Muthambi to move the country away for anologue TV viewing.

There are currently two GOtv packages available to choose from:

  • GOtv Value: You’ll be able to watch up to 12 channels for R99 p/m;

Digital Terrestrial TV

  • GOtv Lite: Only two channels are available with this package and you only need to pay R45 every three months (R15 a month).

The service is encrypted so you will need a subscription to take advantage of the new service launched by MultiChoice.

It will initially set you back R699 for the GOtv decoder and a free month subscription to GOtv Value. You will also need to check here whether your area receives the GOtv signal by visiting the GOtv website or by dialling *120*468872# from their mobile devices.

The channels that are available at launch include:

  • M-Net Movies Zone
  • Africa Magic Epic
  • Mzansi Bioskop
  • Mzansi Wethu
  • TLC Entertainment
  • SuperSport Blitz
  • SuperSport Select
  • Disney Junior
  • Nick Toons
  • Mzansi Music
  • Channel O
  • Dumisa

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