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PlanetTV Launches On DStv

By Mimi Ucheagwu
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Lagos, Nigeria; 13 June 2016: It’s more fun for DStv subscribers this June as youth lifestyle, music and entertainment channel, PlanetTV comes to DStv channel 328 from 14 June 2016. PlanetTV will be available to Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family and Access subscribers.

The range of programming from PlanetTV will include exciting lifestyle and general entertainment content ranging from movies, music, and series from South, West Africa and from the international scene. PlanetTV joins a rich line-up of channels that give DStv subscribers a boost in entertainment programming.

The channel airs nine hours of live interactive content daily, ranging from request shows to game shows, health and beauty documentaries, to travel and lifestyle programs.

Managing Director MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe said the addition of PlanetTV is another way the company is adding value to its subscribers and broadening their choices for quality entertainment.

“We are pleased to announce the addition of PlanetTV to all our DStv bouquets. We know that our subscribers will find the channel engaging with its exciting and interactive programmes which are mostly made up of content from the African continent. We always look for ways to enhance our services by introducing fresh content that will cater to the needs and preferences of our subscribers; providing them with the ultimate solution to home television entertainment”, he said.

PlanetTV is an afro-youth centric lifestyle, music and general entertainment channel. The station with studios in South Africa and Nigeria primarily caters to globally-connected youth and targets the working class between the ages of 18 to 35.

“All our shows are interactive and entertaining with huge viewer engagement”, said Mabel Mabaso, CEO, PlanetTV on the uniqueness of the channel. She also said, “Our programs are digitally African, they are engaging and allow for real-time interaction with viewers via live feeds from Twitter, Skype, Facebook, SMS to TV and phone calls. PlanetTV will take television viewers into the future by constantly revolutionising television interactivity”, she concluded.

DStv subscribers will be able to enjoy premium shows such as Planet Power, a live interactive request show; Twitter sphere, a social media orientated show exploring social media trends, entertainment news and giving live updates to the viewer from various hip locations while simultaneously interacting via Twitter; Planet Mix, the continents biggest songs remixed for your viewing and listening pleasure by the continents biggest DJs and a host of others shows.

PlanetTV is already available on GOtv channel 73, and will now be available on DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family and Access bouquets from 14 June, 2016 on channel 328.