One year after its launch on DStv in Africa, Studio Universal and Universal Channel have launched in HD on the platform.
According to the broadcaster, the HD launches were sparked by “the remarkable growth of Universal Networks International channels across Africa.”
Since launch in October 2011, Studio Universal’s audience in South Africa has more than tripled, making it the number two movie channel in the country.
Universal Channel’s audience has grown consistently year on year, for the past three years, increasing 60% in January to September 2012 versus 2010.
“We are marking the phenomenal success of Studio Universal and Universal channel in Africa with HD launches of both channels. The channels’ high-quality international series and movies, tailored to the local market, have resonated with the African audience and we will continue our investment in the region to further enhance viewer experience,” commented Colin McLeod, managing director, emerging markets, Universal Networks International, in a statement.
Studio Universal and Universal Channel reach 51 countries across Africa on MultiChoice’s digital pay-TV satellite platform DStv. Internationally, Studio Universal is available in 24 countries in three languages. Universal Channel is available in 114 countries and 19 languages.