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GOtv, a product of MultiChoice Africa, is a new digital pay-TV offering on Digital Terrestrial Television platforms established in a number of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. This new mass market offering provides exciting digital home television for the whole family at an affordable price. GOtv is innovative, fun, simple, friendly, affordable, relevant and exciting - with local and international channels ranging from news, children’s programming, documentaries, series, sport and movies.
Currently, terrestrial broadcasting in most African countries is in an analogue format, however each country is in the process of migrating from analogue to digital and through partnerships and working in collaboration with governments and state broadcasters, GOtv is contributing to this digital migration process.
GOtv is thus part of the digital revolution that is set to bring more choice and more value to television viewers across the continent. GOtv was first launched in Zambia in June 2011, and since then has also been launched in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Namibia, Malawi, Mozambique, Ghana and Nigeria. These DTT networks have required significant investments by MultiChoice Africa and its partners to ensure the latest technology is deployed in each country. GOtv is delivered using the latest next generation Digital Video Broadcast standard - DVB-T2 technology which enables the GOtv service to be regionalized - thus delivering a different channel line-up per country in order to truly suit the viewing needs of subscribers, DVB-T2 also allows for far more efficiency for the spectrum allocation as each frequency can carry up to 20 channels.
The GOtv brand was specially created to make available an affordable digital television product for all. Television viewers in Sub Saharan Africa are now set to benefit from easy access to an increased number of channels, with enhanced picture and sound quality synonymous with digital television. The GOtv channel line-up is also uniquely placed to as the home of African television.