multichoice-dstv-dsd1131-decoderFor all of us out there who are a) too cheap to purchase DStv’s full satellite package or b) don’t have enough cash to burn in order to afford their outrageously priced full bouquet satellite package, now have a reason to grab a cold beer, sit back and relax on the couch for the weekend, thanks to DStv’s open channel promotion which sees them unlock a number of their Premium-only channels and thus make it available to us, their 2nd tier customer base.

Of course, the whole idea is to drive up the number of subscribers to their Premium offering, but to be fair, I’m pretty sure the only reason people don’t already have the Premium package is because a) they can’t afford it or b) they don’t need it.

In other words, this probably won’t achieve all that much. Nevertheless, it does remain pretty cool for us plebs, so here’s the all important info:

The channels will be opened for active DStv customers in those packages to view from Friday, 19 July at 4pm until Monday, 22 July at 6am.

Channels available during the Open Content Weekend will be:

  • Sport – SuperSport 1, SuperSport 2, SuperSport 3, SuperSport 5, SuperSport 6
  • Documentaries and Lifestyle – Discovery, BBC Knowledge, Crime and Investigation, Animal Planet, History Channel
  • Entertainment and Movies – Africa Magic Entertainment, Trace Sports, FOX
  • Childrens – CBeeBies
  • News – SkyNews
  • Special Events – Big Brother Africa (Channel 197 and 198)
  • Music – MTV Base

Kind of a pity that there’s no Stormers game on this weekend then…