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Published on September 21st, 2017 | by Theo Nel

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BBC BRIT IN HD and BBC FIRST TO INCREASE BROADCAST HOURS

DStv Compact, Compact Plus and Premium customers will be able to enjoy BBC Brit (DStv channel 120) in stunning High Definition from 5th October

DStv Premium customers will be able to enjoy even more of the great shows on BBC First (DStv channel 119) as its broadcasting hours increase to 12 hours a day from 8th October

BBC Worldwide announced today that its flagship entertainment channel BBC BRIT will become available in HD on DStv channel 120 from the 5th October.

Since the launch of the new BBC Worldwide portfolio of channels on DStv in September 2015, BBC BRIT (DStv channel 120) has quickly established itself as a firm favourite with viewers and is home to the biggest and boldest entertainment shows. From 5th October the channel will unveil a dynamic and vibrant on-air look, along with broadcasting in high definition quality.

Available to DStv Compact, Compact Plus and Premium customers, BBC BRIT viewers can look forward to a bigger and broader array of stellar programmes in HD over the coming months. This will include the return of hit series, Strictly Come Dancing, featuring South Africa’s very own Oti Mabuse as one the professional dancers, enabling audiences across South  Africa to revel in all of the glitz, glamour and endless sparkles in stunning high definition. Other highlights include celeb packed and BAFTA award winning The Graham Norton Show, new comedy series including Carter’s Get Rich and classics like Absolutely Fabulous, as well as new hard hitting documentaries such as Killer Women with Pier’s Morgan.

Joel Churcher, Vice President and General Manger Africa, BBC Worldwide said, “Since its launch two years ago, our BBC BRIT channel has successfully grown its  loyal fan base. Over recent months we’ve been evolving the schedule, looking at what our audiences most enjoy and creating a fresh and vibrant on-air environment. BBC BRIT viewers can look forward to a schedule that is packed with the biggest, boldest and most creative shows on television -  and now all in HD quality. And what better a show to kick of this new viewing experience, than with Strictly Come Dancing waltzing back onto our screens from Sunday 8th October at 6pm CAT.”

Aletta Alberts, General Manager of Content at MultiChoice South Africa said, “Our focus is to continue to enhance the entertainment experience for our customers. Offering BBC Brit in HD, and extending the broadcast hours off BBC First, gives our customers a front row seat to the best of British entertainment.”

DStv Premium customers will also be able to enjoy even more critically-acclaimed drama series as BBC First (DStv channel 119) becomes a 12 hour channel from 8th  October. Airing from midday to midnight, the channel will exclusively showcase award winning, premium British series including the upcoming second series of BAFTA award-winning Doctor Foster,  the fourth series Peaky Blinders starring A-list talent such as Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy, as well as popular soap operas including Holby City.

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