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DSTV South Africa to provide free international news channels due to Covid-19

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DSTV executives have decided to make a number of their television channels free for all viewers across South Africa in a bid to join forces in the global fight against coronavirus

MultiChoice SouthAfrica’s Chief Executive Officer, Mark Rayner, said that they are aimed at enabling everyone to stay informed about Covid-19

The C.E.O stated that staying informed about coronavirus is the first step towards stopping its step.

This comes after millions of South Africans have been put under strict laws by the government in order to control the spread of this pandemic.

Many DSTV employees have been asked to work from home so as to limit the rise in the number of cases of Covid-19.

The broadcasting service has therefore taken the decision to make six channels free for all viewers. They will be compromised solely of news channels, providing breaking updates about the coronavirus on both a domestic and international footing.

Rainer further confirmed that although no coronavirus cases have been reported at the company, they are taking necessary precautions to keep employees and clients safe.

The selected free channels are:

  • BBC World News
  • CNN
  • eNCA
  • SABC News
  • Newzroom Afrika
  • Euronews Now

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