Disney has announced that it has renewed a new multi-year distribution deal with MultiChoice Group to offer Disney’s portfolio of linear channels, including National Geographic, National Geographic Wild, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, ESPN and ESPN2 on DStv in Africa until 2027.

The Walt Disney Company operates on 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), as well as sports (ESPN and ESPN 2).

Christine Service, Senior Vice President and General Manager of The Walt Disney Company Africa, said in a statement:

“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: General Entertainment, MultiChoice South Africa, added:

“Championing our mission to enrich lives and elevate entertainment experiences, we’re thrilled to ensure our customers can savour their favourite 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 elevate our offering and amplifies the joy of entertainment!”

Disney+ is also available in many African countries, including South Africa, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Morocco, and Egypt.  While Disney had plans to launch its streaming service, Disney+, in as many countries as possible, those plans were impacted during the pandemic, and since then, no other details on the further launch of Disney+ in countries across Africa have been announced.    

With MultiChoice renewing this deal, it will allow millions of customers across Africa to continue accessing Disney’s suite of channels until 2027.

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Roger Palmer

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