[Update] DStv Launches 3 New Channels, Including A News & Educational Channel

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DStv recently added two new channels to its viewing roster. Africanews and Mindset Pop

Africanews is a pan-African multilingual news service that is allied to the existing, popular Euronews channel and would have a focus on content from across the whole of Africa.

Africanews was originally launched in 2016 from Pointe-Noire, Congo, and now reaches 20 million homes across the African continent. Africanews is available on channel 417.

In the current Covid-19 crisis, Africanews has a mission to help people access realtime, up-to-date information, helping them to make sense of what’s going on in the world by presenting a diversity of viewpoints. We are thrilled the MultiChoice group is able to offer DStv viewers access to Africanews so soon after Euronews was launched on DStv in November.

Liz Dziva, publicity and public relations manager of MultiChoice Zimbabwe

The other channel, Mindset Pop is aimed at primary school students and “providing a source of learning during the lockdown period”.

The channel started broadcasts on DStv this April and features educational programming covering content found in the early childhood development, primary school and early high school curricula. The channel aims at keeping children alert and in a mode of learning until schools re-open.

Mindset PoP delivers live lessons with six new hours each day.  Content ranges from literacy, numeracy and maths to natural sciences and from English and life orientation art and physical education activities.  A website is available for parents to download worksheets and information sheets to work through with the channel’s expert teachers and this website is promoted on the channel.

Even though lessons are based on the SA curriculum, Multichoice Zim says the lessons are also aligned to the Cambridge curriculum. Mindset Pop is available on channel 317.

[Update]: There are actually 3 new channels. The third is Toonami which launched on the 27th of March. The channel will be available for 6 weeks, and it airs animated and action films from the DC universe. It’s available on channel 300.


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  1. Anonymous

    The selection on Access is poor in Zim compared to South Africa even though we pay more here. When we go back to normal programming it is going to be worse! How we suffer here with everything.

  2. Effort

    its true my friend

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