SPI/FilmBox and Multichoice launch Timeless Dizi Channel (TDC) on DStv for all Sub-Saharan Africa subscribers

SPI/FilmBox and Multichoice partner to bring the riveting Turkish drama channel Timeless Dizi Channel (TDC) to DStv for all Sub-Saharan Africa subscribers on channel 123.

SPI/FilmBox is thrilled to announce the launch of their new Timeless Dizi Channel (TDC) on DStv channel 123, from Monday, 2 November 2020. The channel will be available on DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact and Family in South Africa & Lesotho, and on DStv Premium, Compact Plus and Compact across all other Sub-Saharan Africa territories.

“We are very excited about launching on DStv as a leading video entertainment platform in Africa. This brings the Timeless Dizi Channel to a wider audience across the region. SPI and MultiChoice are both committed to bringing phenomenal content that’s built on compelling stories capable of capturing the hearts and minds across generations and geographies,” said Georgina Twiss, MD Western Europe & Africa at SPI International. “That’s why we believe TDC is the perfect addition to DStv’s channel offering with its well-curated selection of dramas, a unique genre of high-budget series from Turkish producers that focus on relatable and engaging stories of family, relationships, morality, and love.”

TDC offers DStv drama lovers hundreds of hours of critically acclaimed and popular Turkish dramas that have defined the landscape of Turkish and worldwide television. These include International Emmy Award nominee Black Money Love and other critically-acclaimed series Karadayi, Kurt Seyit & Shura, The End, Red Scarf, Moms and Mothers, Wings of Love, The 8th Day, and Kuzgun.

The channel has reached over five million households worldwide within the first year of its launch and continues to increase its footprint across the globe, with recent distribution deals in Switzerland, Nepal, and the Middle East.

“This Turkish pop-up channel is such an exciting opportunity for us to offer a new and unique genre of content to our customers as part of our commitment to bring the best of the world back home,” says Yolisa Phahle, MultiChoice Group CEO of General Entertainment & Connected Video. “As Africa’s most-loved storyteller, we will continue to invest in both local and international content that excites our customers, both young and old, and offers the best entertainment at great value.”


About SPI International

SPI International is a global media company operating 42 television channels on six continents. FilmBox being its flagship channel, SPI is one of the biggest aggregators of native Ultra HD content in the world. Working with over 700 operators worldwide, SPI uses state of the art technology providing its 65 million subscribers with access to SPI’s linear and on-demand content including live streaming of UHD programming and FilmBox channels on any Internet-connected device via major global streaming media players as well as local OTT providers.

SPI recently added to its portfolio Film1 premium movie services in the Netherlands, including four movie channels and digital services. For over 25 years, SPI International has been a leading distributor of theatrical films and television programming in the international market. SPI’s solid alliances with major license suppliers provide compelling content, with strong recognition and high demand. 

About MultiChoice Africa:

MultiChoice Africa is a video entertainment provider, and our role is to enrich lives. Our mission is to deliver value to our customers by making great entertainment more accessible to millions of people across Africa – anytime, anywhere via multiple platforms including Direct-To-Home satellite (DTH) platform - DStv (www.dstv.com), a Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) platform - GOtv (www.gotvafrica.com) as well as Video-On-Demand and OTT platforms Showmax and DStv Now. Whether it’s local telenovelas, the excitement of world-class sport or the latest global blockbusters, our investment in leading-edge content and technology systems deliver the shows that people love into their hands and homes. Born and bred in Africa, MultiChoice Africa is managed and run by local people with a team of more than 2750 full-time and over 14 000 contractors and independent agencies and accredited installers who collectively deliver the greatest entertainment in the world to more than 49 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa. Our business has grown hand-in-hand with local economies by forging long-term partnerships with governments, national broadcasters and entrepreneurs and as the continent’s leading funder of sport and local productions, we’ve built skills and capacity to improve the quality of content we offer through our flagship corporate shared value initiative, MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) (www.multichoicetalentfactory.com). It’s by creating value for our customers, our employees and society that we will continue to build a successful business for the future. Visit www.multichoiceafrica.com for more information.