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Company nameDStv
Company typePublic
Sloganso much more
HeadquartersFerndale, Randburg,
South Africa
ProductsDirect broadcast satellite

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DStv ("Digital Satellite Television") is MultiChoice's multi-channel digital satellite TV service in Africa, launched in 1995. In South Africa and neighbouring countries, it broadcasts on Ku band via the Intelsat 7 and 10 satellite (PAS7 and PAS10), which only requires a small satellite dish, while several other countries in the rest of Africa receive broadcasts via both Ku band and C-Band which requires a larger 1.2m dish. Subscribers in South Africa also receive the South African Broadcasting Corporation's three terrestrial channels, SABC 1, 2 and 3 and the privately owned free-to-air terrestrial channel e.tv. These are not available to subscribers elsewhere, for rights reasons, although until August 1, 2008, they could receive the SABC Africa channel, until it was dropped by DStv due to poor performance.

Other countries are also able to receive their terrestrial channels, including TV Uganda and TV Mozambique. In each case for rights reasons these terrestrial channels are not available to subscribers outside the 'home' countries.

DStv has numerous products and services, in 2005 introduced its own Personal Video Recorder (PVR). On 24 July 2008 they introduced the High Definition Personal Video Recorder (HD PVR) which allows the subscriber to record DStv's content. This functionality is similar to that found on set-top Digital Video Recorder units in other countries, such as Britain's Sky+ PVR. However, neither of these systems allow viewers to download or archive the recorded content.

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DSTV's great news - The Zimbabwean Tweet this news
The Zimbabwean---DSTV- is once again increasing their tariff, so you now have the pleasure of paying more, for channels that you NEVER watch! But wait, there's more! ... - Date : Wed, 20 Oct 2010 15:00:40 GMT+00:00
Wild Law Update: South Africa is Too Poor to Care About Carbon - BOOK Southern Africa (blog) Tweet this news
BOOK Southern Africa (blog)--This discussion will be televised on -DSTV's- CNBC Africa (channel 410) on November 8 at 6:30pm: Professor Kevin Bennet � director of the Energy Research ... - Date : Fri, 05 Nov 2010 09:49:45 GMT+00:00
DStv biased towards Naija - The Herald Tweet this news
The Herald--It has become quite appalling to note that most of the stuff on -DStv- these days is biased towards Nigeria � the Nigerian content is dominating on -DStv-! ... - Date : Mon, 01 Nov 2010 21:26:55 GMT+00:00
Dstv highlights - November 05, 2010 - Tonight Tweet this news
Tonight--Engrossing series set in the Missing Persons Unit. A marriage is torn apart when the husband vanishes. Meanwhile, a teenager disappears, and he's left ... - Date : Fri, 05 Nov 2010 08:11:21 GMT+00:00
DSTV marks 15 years of TV in Africa - Citifmonline Tweet this news
Citifmonline--By | Thu 04th November, 2010 13:44 GMT -DStv- and Multichoice Ghana are Celebrating 15 years of pioneering and innovative pay television business that has ... - Date : Thu, 04 Nov 2010 13:47:45 GMT+00:00
Dstv highlights - November 04, 2010 - Tonight Tweet this news
Tonight--For the last 25 years the favelas (slums) of Rio de Janeiro have been among the most dangerous places on earth. Now with the approach of the 2014 World Cup ... - Date : Thu, 04 Nov 2010 06:09:55 GMT+00:00
Dstv highlights - November 03, 2010 - Tonight Tweet this news
Tonight--More feet-on-the-ground reality from Heathrow airport. The traffic police watch two cars crash right in front of their eyes, and one passenger has lost his ... - Date : Wed, 03 Nov 2010 06:18:23 GMT+00:00
DStv Sport - Times LIVE Tweet this news
Times LIVE--There's plenty of hit and giggle to keep your Sunday sunny. Australia and Sri Lanka will try to knock each other's lights out in a Twenty20 international in ... - Date : Sun, 31 Oct 2010 07:59:01 GMT+00:00
DSTV hits Toyin Subair below the belt - Nigerian Tribune Tweet this news
Nigerian Tribune--When he came into the scene years back, many lauded his daring spirit when he broke the monopoly of the industry which was then dominated by -DSTV-. ... - Date : Sat, 31 Jul 2010 23:00:26 GMT+00:00
The battle to stay afloat - NEXT Tweet this news
NEXT--Then the news came last week, that -DSTV's- SuperSport has re-acquired exclusive rights to broadcast premier league matches for the next three seasons ... - Date : Wed, 04 Aug 2010 02:07:27 GMT+00:00

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