How DStv picks, packages, and presents its content – An in-depth look

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Thapelo Mokoena in 'Trackers'. (Photo supplied: M-Net)
Thapelo Mokoena in 'Trackers'. (Photo supplied: M-Net)

As MultiChoice's content boss, Aletta Alberts lives, breathes and watches a lot of TV. The head of content strategy and third-party channels sat down with Channel24 for a wide-ranging interview to talk television and to help you make sense of all of the seismic changes.

We had a lot of questions like:

Why does DStv remove certain TV channels? Are actual TV channels even still important? How are new streaming services like Disney+ influencing what DStv does? How will the new TV season look due to the impact of Covid? With cinemas closed for five months, is M-Net going to run out of movies to show? What lies behind the massive surge in DStv ratings because of Covid-19 and why is the latest season of Big Brother Naija so successful across the entire Africa?

If you want the answers to these and other questions, you'll find great delight in everything South Africa's ultimate TV insider had to share.

PART 1: Should we still have TV channels? What will shows look like after Covid? We went looking for answers

Big Brother Naija Lockdown.
Big Brother Naija Lockdown. (Photo: Showmax)

PART 2: What did SA watch during lockdown? Will M-Net run out of new movies as big releases are still being delayed? We got the answers!

Daniel Craig in 'No Time to Die'.
Daniel Craig in 'No Time to Die'. (Screengrab: YouTube/James Bond 007)

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