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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

New Channel Alert (Rumour): Could Islam Channel Be The Supposed Replacement For ITV Networks When It Goes Off Air On DStv?

Following the termination of Lifetime and quite possibly the 4 channels, MultiChoice announced after nearly a decade that the Islamic community channel, ITV Networks currently seen on channel 347 would go off air on the DStv platform from June 17.

In those string of developments it was mentioned that the pay-tv platform will seek another Islamic channel.

Here's the thing ITV Networks was added on DStv from June 2012 but as a replacement to the UK based Islam Channel which is still available on the platform in other African countries.


The signs of ITV's demise was clear as day I mean the channel stopped providing an EPG and just like Lesotho TV all you got was the channel's name. Prior to that, they were some technical setbacks again the signs were visible.

Now on to the replacement channel, MultiChoice said they'll announce the supposed channel in due course but it wouldn't pose as a shocker if it happened to be Islam Channel.

MultiChoice operated Islam Channel in 2009 before getting snubbed for ITV Networks. The channel offered news and current affairs programmes, children and women"s programmes, as well as Quaran recitals in Arabic with English subtitles, Islamic values and doctrine.


MultiChoice’s General Manager Content Aletta Alberts said: The channel is another example of MultiChoice’s commitment to meet the diverse viewing and cultural requirements of our customers.

Then again why add ITV Networks to replace I mean there's a lot of gaps in that area that MultiChoice could have made it a complimentary to Islam Channel as the Christian market seems a bit overcrowded.


As mentioned, the channel is currently occupying the space of ITV Networks. Would it be a shocker if MultiChoice were to just relaunch the channel or perhaps just cancel it for everyone else in the rest of Africa for another Islamic channel like Sunnah TV.

As of this moment, although MultiChoice says although it's taking iTV away that DStv subscribers will still have access to Radio Islam (DStv 826) and Channel Islam Internationale (DStv 865).

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