MultiChoice Launches New Educational Channel – A Portal of Knowledge



It is “back to school” season and to celebrate this, MultiChoice Africa is supporting learners and educational efforts through the launch of an exciting new educational channel, Channel ED.

Channel ED will join the DStv and GOtv family of channels on Tuesday, 14 January 2014. It airs on DStv channel 318 and on GOtv channel 65.  The channel gives all MultiChoice subscribers access to an exciting knowledge portal of both global high-end documentaries and new locally-produced content.

Offerings range from physics to finance, from culture to chemistry and from the natural to the supernatural. It brings together the learned and the learning so our customers access the world’s leading minds in an interactive, vibrant arena of innovations and discovery.

“MultiChoice is committed to equip learners and communities with the best educational information to ensure that our audience gain information in a fun and exciting manner. Channel ED’s broad content is aimed at ages 15 to 49 and is yet another demonstration of our commitment to bringing families together through the ultimate family viewing experience,” says Charles Hamya General Manager, MultiChoice Uganda.

The channel will broadcast six hours of new content every week day, including documentaries, short form material and presenter-driven programmes. “Channel ED is about expanding the world’s knowledge on Africa through knowledge sharing thereby changing perceptions of Africa for the better,” says Executive Producer of Channel ED, Danie Ferreira.

About Channel ED

Channel ED is Africa’s exciting and pioneering new knowledge portal where dazzling global high-end documentary television combines with hundreds of hours of brand new local and continental content bringing to viewers young and old a unique cutting-edge edu-explosion. Channel ED brings 21st Century innovations, developments and discoveries right to the doorstep of the knowledge-hungry, as the world’s top experts unlock a compelling world of power and knowledge, where education comes alive.

About MultiChoice

MultiChoice is Africa’s leading pay-television operator with a presence in over 50 countries in the continent and its adjacent Indian Ocean islands, supporting it with world class subscriber management services. DStv and GOtv provide the best local and international channels, including first-run films, documentaries, children’s programming, news and sports.  As pioneers in pay-tv, we continuously develop technology that makes information and entertainment as easily accessible as possible. Being a proudly African business we continuously invest in the development of those communities in which we operate, enhancing education through initiatives such as our MultiChoice Resource Centre projects.