e.tv now available in HD on DStv

South Africa’s first and only free-to-air broadcaster will achieve another first on Friday, 27 November when it becomes the first free-to-air channel broadcast in High Definition (“HD”) across all DStv packages.

The eHD Channel, which was exclusively available on Platco’s OpenView HD platform, will now also be enjoyed by DStv subscribers.

DSTV subscribers who have HD decoders will be able to view the channel’s cutting edge shows, which include local dramas like Scandal!, Rhythm City, Gold Diggers and Umlilo in superior broadcast quality.

“We are always looking for more ingenious ways to enrich our audience’s viewing experience.  All of our distinctive blend of authentic, compelling local shows are filmed in HD. We are certain that this new development will give the channel a new edge and add value to our broad audience base across all platforms”, says e.tv channels’ Managing Director, Monde Twala.

In addition to this development, from Tuesday, 1 December 2015 DSTV subscribers will now be able to find popular e.tv shows like Rhythm City and Scandal! in Catch Up – just one minute after the broadcast ends.