NuWeb, new challenger to DStv, to launch in April

A new challenger to pay-TV operator MultiChoice, which owns DStv, is expected to launch commercial services soon, possibly by as early as April.

Unlike DStv rival TopTV, however, NuWeb Television doesn’t intend using direct-to-home satellite technology. Rather, it will deliver its offering over fixed-line broadband connections. The company is in the process of securing the necessary network service licence that it needs to launch services commercially.

NuWeb Television is promising high-definition (HD) video content at 720p and a bouquet of more than 150 channels. There will also be a catch-up service and an on-demand platform.

NuWeb director Lyneale Cowie says NuWeb Television is planning a “stealth launch” followed by a “very aggressive” marketing drive across all media categories.

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