By PAUL WAISWA
Multi Choice is dumping the Sony Channel (DStv 127) and Sony MAX (DStv 128) from its DStv satellite pay-TV platform.
This will happen at the end of October after not renewing the channel’s carriage contract with Sony Pictures Television Networks (SPTN).
In a statement issued, Multi Choice says that the Sony channels will as from end October 2018 stop airing on DStv. The current contract with Sony will expire come end of October.
Emma Marshall, spokesperson at Sony Pictures Television for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region told Channel24 in response to a media inquiry on Friday that “Sony Pictures Television’s channels in Sub-Saharan Africa, Sony Channel and Sony Max, will stop being carried on Multi-Choice’s DStv platform at the end of October, as the contract between SPT and Multi-Choice expires at that time”.
“We thank our viewers in the region for their support. SPT is excited about future opportunities in the Sub-Saharan African market and is exploring programming options for the continent.”