A+E Networks has strengthened its relationship with leading video entertainment operator in Africa, Multichoice by renewing its carriage deal for History and Crime + Investigation Channels.
The deal secures continued distribution of History and Crime + Investigation – alongside Lifetime® – on the DStv platform across Sub-Saharan Africa.
Yusuf Nabee, General Manager Africa, said: “We are delighted to secure a long-term renewal for our channels with Multichoice. The past two years have seen tremendous growth for A+E Networks’ business in Africa. The announcement demonstrates our continued commitment to this market and we are excited about its future potential.”
A+E Networks has worked in partnership with Multichoice since 2003, when it launched History across Africa, followed by Crime + Investigation in 2007. A+E Networks’ portfolio has seen an incredible growth in popularity among key audiences in South Africa, with its channels growing 55% since 2012.
Mark Rayner, CEO Multichoice South Africa, said: “We are pleased to continue our partnership with A+E Networks and to continue offering History and Crime + Investigation to our DStv customers. Through amazing shows such as Roots and Black Sails on History and the riveting investigations on Crime + Investigation, we continue to offer our customers a wide range of entertainment of some of the best content in the world”.
History is available in South Africa on DStv 186 (Premium & Extra in SA and Premium only ROA), Lifetime on DStv 131 (Premium only in SA & ROA) and CI on DStv 170 (Premium & Extra in SA and Premium only ROA).