M-Net launches GOtv digital terrestrial service for R99 per month
M-Net launches GOtv
M-Net has launched it’s new digital television service in South Africa, called GOtv. For only R99 a month, you will get 12 new exciting channels that the whole family can enjoy.
“We’re excited to launch our digital terrestrial television service – as initiated by the Minister of Communications,’ said Yolisa Phahle, CEO of M-Net.
“This is a major step forward for local television and our launch of GOtv is in line with the government’s digital migration process in South Africa.”
According to Tsabiso Letsoela, who is the General Manager for GOtv South Africa, “GOtv will give many South Africans, who are currently watching analogue television, the chance to experience digital quality TV at an affordable price. The digital GOtv service offers compelling channels with clearer pictures and sharper sound quality.”
Given the fact that there is DSTV, which many people cannot afford, GOtv will give those people the alternative to have other channels, without paying a very heavy fee.
The 12 channels on offer include, movies, drama, sports and kiddies shows. Those who love documentaries will also enjoy them. All for a low fee of R99 a month.
These channels will be easy to access and navigate, because of an electronic program guide.
“With a range of TV channels, radio services and music channels at your fingertips, the on-screen TV guide will come in handy when it comes to planning your viewing,” Tsabiso adds.
Just like telecomm companies like Vodacom and MTN, GOtv will use digital network towers all over South Africa. Those interested in GOtv will need to check if their area is within the coverage.
They also would need to get a GOtv decoder, which costs a R699.