Cape Town – Five Easter eggs are coming to lower-tiered DStv subscribers when MultiChoice will open 5 TV channels for more than half a month from 18 March.
E! Entertainment (DStv 124), Nickelodeon (DStv 305), Comedy Central (DStv 122), Lifetime (DStv 131) and Nick Jr. (DStv 307) will be opened to DStv Compact subscribers from 18 March to 4 April.
Lifetime and Nick Jr. will also be opened to DStv Extra subscribers as well during the same period.
The five channels that are only available for the top-tiered DStv Premium package, will be unencoded for 18 days for what MultiChoice describes as "bumper Easter entertainment".
E! is provided by NBCUniversal Networks International, Lifetime is from A+E Networks UK, and Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. are supplied by Viacom International Media Networks.
During the period lower-tiered DStv subscribers will be able to see the Beyond the Red Carpet local special on E! Entertainment, the channel's first local red carpet coverage broadcast two days after the South African Film and Television Awards, on 22 March at 20:00.
Nickelodeon has programming during Easter to keep kids entertained ranging from Spongebob Squarepants and Breadwinners to Nicky, Dicky & Dawn. Nick Jr. has Dora the Explorer, Team Umizoomi, Paw Patrol, BubbleGuppies and Blaze.
Comedy Central has The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.
Lifetime has the reality show The Jacksons: Next Generation, the movie Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart and the Bill Cosby accusers documentary, Cosby: The Women Speak.