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kykNET on DStv finally going HD

2014-07-17 09:47
Cape Town – kykNET (DStv 144) on MultiChoice's DStv satellite pay-TV platform will finally become a high definition (HD) channel from Tuesday 12 August.

kykNET's switch from a standard definition (SD) to HD channel has been a slow but sure switch-over process which started to become self-evident since 2013 when kykNET quietly switched to the 16:9 aspect ration in January last year.

kykNET then refreshed its on-air look at the beginning of last month.

In response to a media enquiry kykNET confirmed that the Afrikaans language general entertainment channel on DStv will be made available as a HD channel.

"Viewers with HD decoders will find kykNET in high definition on channel 144 on DStv, while viewers with standard decoders will continue to receive the standard definition version".

There’s been no word yet on whether the kykNET HD logo is changing, or when the decision was made to upgrade kykNET to DStv. Sister channel kykNET&Kie will remain a standard definition channel.

"It is wonderful news for us and our viewers," says Karen Meiring, M-Net director for Afrikaans channels about the switch to HD.

"The switch-over to kykNET will be seamless. Our content producers have been working for a long time with cameras and production equipment enabling them to deliver programmes in HD," says Meiring.

Mark Rayner, MultiChoice's chief operating officer (COO) says that "a lot of our Afrikaans subscribers have been with us since the start of DStv. This is our way of saying thank you for all the years of support and of course to add more value to their viewing pleasure".

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