Johannesburg - M-Net unveiled its new digital terrestrial television service for South Africa, called GOtv.
"We’re excited to launch our digital terrestrial television service – as initiated by the Minister of Communications,’ said Yolisa Phahle, CEO of M-Net.
"This is a major step forward for local television and our launch of GOtv is in line with the government’s digital migration process in South Africa."
According to Tsabiso Letsoela, General Manager for GOtv South Africa, "GOtv will give many South Africans, who are currently watching analogue television, the chance to experience digital quality TV at an affordable price. The digital GOtv service offers compelling channels with clearer pictures and sharper sound quality."
How much will it cost you?
The GOtv Value package is made up of 12 exciting channels for the whole family and includes drama, sport, kids’ shows, documentaries and movies – all for only R99 per month.
Navigating through this wide selection of channels will be made easier, thanks to an electronic program guide. It will show our customers what’s currently on, and what’s coming next. “With a range of TV channels, radio services and music channels at your fingertips, the on-screen TV guide will come in handy when it comes to planning your viewing,” Tsabiso adds.
GOtv will use digital network towers throughout South Africa, much like cellphone companies are currently doing. Customers will need to check if they fall within the coverage areas and will also need a decoder to access the signal.
The GOtv decoder costs R699 and is a simple plug-and-play device. Customers can manage their GOtv account using USSD and the GOtv website.
Current M-Net analogue customers
While M-Net analogue customers will have to switch over to digital television at some stage, they don’t have to do anything right now as both analogue and digital signals are running concurrently. Before each province shuts off their analogue signals, M-Net will be in touch to guide its analogue customers through the migration process.
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