Multichoice Re-Ups for Carriage of HISTORY, Crime + Investigation


JOHANNESBURG: A+E Networks and Multichoice have renewed their agreement for the carriage of the HISTORY and Crime + Investigation channels in Africa.

HISTORY and Crime + Investigation will continue to sit alongside Lifetime on the DStv platform across Sub-Saharan Africa. A+E Networks has worked in partnership with Multichoice since 2003, when it launched HISTORY across Africa, followed by Crime + Investigation in 2007.

Yusuf Nabee, the general manager for Africa at A+E Networks, said: “We are delighted to secure a long-term renewal for our channels with important platform partner Multichoice. The past two years have seen tremendous growth for A+E Networks’s business in Africa. Today’s announcement demonstrates our continued commitment to this market and we are excited about its future potential.”

Mark Rayner, CEO of Multichoice South Africa, said: “We are pleased to continue our partnership with A+E Networks and to continue offering HISTORY and Crime + Investigation to our DStv customers. Through amazing shows such as Roots and Black Sails on HISTORY and the riveting investigations on Crime + Investigation, we continue to offer our customers a wide range of entertainment [with] some of the best content in the world.”