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TopTV Q&A session

2010-03-23 14:15

Feeling a little curious? Here are some FAQs.

When will TopTV be launching?
TopTV will launch May 2010.

What will the cost of TopTV’s offerings be?
The price structure will be R99 to R249 a month depending on the level of choice chosen by the subscriber.

What channels and programmes will TopTV offer?
TopTV will be offering content in the following main genres: News & Knowledge, Movies, Family and Sport, Kids, Music and Cultural programming. Check out the list of channels here.

Can subscribers expect the same channels as on DSTV?
No, but TopTV will be offering subscribers similar genres of programmes.

Will subscribers need a new setup box?
Yes, subscribers will require the TopTV  setup box that is MPEG4 DVB S2 compliant. These will be available through major retailers nearer to the launch.

What makes TopTV’s offering different from its competitors?
The key difference is that TopTV will offer its subscribers more choice at an affordable price. Choice means subscribers will be able to choose between several different offerings of content to suit their pockets and viewing preferences. Potential subscribers will be informed nearer to TopTV’s launch date of the exact details of the various offerings and content through advertising and publicity in major publications.

Will TopTV be commissioning programming?
While TopTV will have local content, TopTV will not be commissioning local content at the outset.

When will TopTV launch with a PVR?
The current plans are to launch with a PVR in November 2010, but no later than February 2011.

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