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South African pay-TV provider StarSat has announced plans to launch two new entertainment channels for its local market, namely SPI/FilmBox’s FilmBox Africa HD and FashionBox HD channels.

StarSat has two basic tier pay-TV bouquets supplemented by culturally specific add-on packages inclusive of Indian, French, Chinese and sports entertainment genres. For its part, FilmBox Africa HD and FashionBox HD are two of several thematic channels which SPI International distributes within Africa. Both networks will be carried on StarSat’s DTH and OTT platform and among what viewers with access to FilmBox Africa will get a chance to enjoy will include Red Rock Entertainment’s No Easy Days, a new nine-episode action crime series that tells a story about the President’s daughter who is kidnapped and held ransom by a British mercenary. It will premiere on 5 June 2018.

Commenting on the launch, Debbie Wu, CEO of On Digital Media, the broadcasting license holder of the StarSat brand, said: “StarSat has gone to great lengths to enhance the quality and depth of its pay-TV entertainment offer in South Africa by providing new and exciting viewing experiences to our loyal customers. We are delighted to extend the multi-channel viewing experience by adding these two new channels. We recognise the demand in South Africa for truly dynamic content that is both culturally relevant and entertaining - which is what StarSat is all about. Our loyal customers should expect much more immersive storytelling experiences on our platform in the near future.”

Added Amit Karni, Head of Distribution for SPI in Africa: “We are honoured to cooperate with StarSat to launch FilmBox Africa HD and FashionBox HD on its DTH and OTT platforms in South Africa and neighbouring countries, bringing fresh, new and exciting content to its audiences.”