DStv adds two pop-up channels to help with TV blackout blues

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Tina Dlathu on The River.
Tina Dlathu on The River.
Photo: Mzansi Magic

MultiChoice is launching two pop-up channels, both called SWITCH'D ON, on DStv, starting on Tuesday.

The new channels follow eMedia's launch of Power-UP! – a pop-up channel on Openview that airs repeats to combat Eskom's electricity blackouts in South Africa.

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With SWITCH'D ON, MultiChoice and M-Net will repeat various locally-produced shows from the Mzansi Magic, Mzansi Wethu and kykNET & Kie channels for subscribers who can't watch during prime time due to load shedding.

Content on the two DStv SWITCH'D ON channels will repeat up to five times.

DStv SWITCH'D ON on channels 109 and 110 will rebroadcast shows, including The River, DiepCity, Gqeberha: The Empire, Gomora and Arendsvlei, and will be open to DStv subscribers in South Africa and Lesotho.

DStv SWITCH'D ON on channel 109 will run from 06:00 until midnight for DStv Premium, DStv Compact Plus and DStv Compact subscribers. DStv SWITCH'D ON on channel 110 will run from 07:30 until midnight for DStv Access and DStv Family subscribers.

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