In March Multichoice made DStv Now available for non-subscribers giving them access to 24-hour news channels.
The service has become very popular during the Covid-19 lockdown with the company adding two new channels, taking the total number of channels to 16.
Usage of the service has increased 20% since the lockdown began, and peak usage is up 80% compared to pre-crisis peaks.
Multichoice has now added educational content with the Mindset PoP channel. This channel features educational programming covering the entire General Education and Training (GET) phase, including Early Childhood Development (ECD), as well as a key focus on the Grade 4 – 9 curriculum.
The channel aims to prepare children for when schools reopen. Mindset PoP will deliver live lessons daily, with six fresh hours every day. A website is available for parents to download worksheets and information sheets to work through with expert teachers. Lessons are based on the South African Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) and are also aligned to the Cambridge curriculum.
SEE THE FULL LIST OF CHANNELS HERE:
100 - DStv
180 - People’s Weather
238 - SuperSport Play
313 - PBS Kids
317 - Mindset PoP
320 - Channel O
343 - TBN
400 - BBC World News
401 - CNN
402 - Sky News
403 - eNCA
404 - SABC News
405 - Newzroom Afrika
405 - AlJazeera
414 - Euronews Now
417 - africanews
To sign up for the DStv Now free service click here.
(Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht. Source supplied/DStv)