MultiChoice & Disney Africa Re-Up Distribution Deal


The Walt Disney Company Africa and MultiChoice Group have inked a new multiyear distribution deal for Disney’s portfolio of linear channels to remain on DStv until 2027.

National Geographic, National Geographic Wild, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, ESPN and ESPN2 will continue to be carried by DStv for the next four years.

The Walt Disney Company operates 24-hour channels in Africa in both English and Portuguese across the portfolios of family (Disney Channel and Disney Junior), factual (National Geographic, National Geographic Wild) and sports (ESPN and ESPN 2).

Christine Service, senior VP and general manager of The Walt Disney Company Africa, said: “This distribution renewal ensures that we will be able to continue bringing our six 24-hour channels to audiences across the continent and marks another proud milestone in our long-term relationship with the MultiChoice Group. With a strong foundation of creativity, story-telling, exploration and multi-generational emotional connection, we are proud to continue offering DStv viewers the very latest from our high-quality, premium kids, factual and sports content.”

Nomsa Philiso, CEO of general entertainment at MultiChoice South Africa, added: “Championing our mission to enrich lives and elevate entertainment experiences, we’re thrilled to ensure our customers can savor their favorite shows and movies effortlessly, anytime, anywhere, thanks to our state-of-the-art platforms. Extending our partnership with The Walt Disney Company and the incredible linear channels on DStv elevates our offering and amplifies the joy of entertainment!”