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A+E Networks Goes Under The Radar After MultiChoice Cancels Its Channels

A+E Networks has gone under the radar as MultiChoice has now put up Channel Termination notices across its DStv electronic TV guide (EPG), with A+E Networks Africa declining to speak to the media after channel carriage negotiations with the leading pay-TV operator broke down that will see its History, Lifetime, and Crime+Investigation Network channels get dumped from the DStv platform at the end of October.

After a breakdown in the partnership when the business relationship between A+E Networks UK and MultiChoice allegedly turned sour over the amount that A+E Networks demanded in channel carriage prices for a contract renewal and what MultiChoice had been willing to pay, DStv subscribers will now no longer have access to Lifetime (DStv 131), Crime+Investigation Network (DStv 170) and History (DStv 186) as from 31 October.

With A+E Networks referring to the channels that it supplies to MultiChoice as its "core business", uncertainty looms over the future of A+E Networks Africa.

MultiChoice has added "Channel Termination" notifications to all of the three A+E Networks' channels.

A petition from angry DStv subscribers has now surpassed over 5 000 signatures with comments from MultiChoice subscribers demanding that the set of A+E Networks channels remain on DStv.

Meanwhile, there has been no comment from A+E Networks Africa who have thus far refused to talk to the media.


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