Sony Pictures Television Networks Pulls Sony Channel And Sony Max From Cell C Black
Last year Sony Pictures Television Networks announced that it had decided to leave Africa.
In November its Sony Channel and Sony Max channels went dark on MultiChoice’s DStv pay-TV service, and now the two channels have also been removed from the Cell C black video streaming service.
Sony Max (Cell C black 204) and Sony Channel (Cell C black 203) have both vanished from Cell C black's subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service where they had been airing as linear TV channels even after their removal from DStv.
This means that Sony's channels are now no longer available on any platform in South Africa.
Cell C black’s spokesperson, Ntombi Gama said in a recent interview that Cell C black did not release an official statement about the removal of Sony’s channels but said that active subscribers had been informed.
Gama did, however, add that the removal of the channels was not the greatest loss to Cell C black because the video streaming service still had plenty to offer its audience. She said that Cell C black still had more than 60 live channels available, including shows like Lee Daniels’ STAR and The Gifted airing on FOX Cell C black 201.
Sony Pictures Television Networks released a statement saying that as part of a review of the network’s channel portfolio, the company had decided to revise its offering in sub-Saharan Africa; however, Sony was actively examining other avenues in the region and remained excited about future programming opportunities in Africa.
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