e.tv’s newly launched “e+” TV channels are being added by On Digital Media (ODM) and China’s StarTimes to its TopTV – soon to be called StarSat – satellite pay-TV platform.
Sabido Investment Limited’s eKasi+, eAfrica+ and eMovies+ channels are being added to ODM and StarTimes.
eToonz+ will however not be added. Although the channels are broadcast in high definition (HD) they will not be seen in HD on StarSat at launch.
Sabido launched eKasi+, eAfrica+, eMovies+ and eToonz+ in mid-October on Platco Digital’s new OpenView HD (OVHD) platform.
The channels will remain on OVHD but will now also become available on ODM and StarTimes’ StarSat pay-TV platform as part of StarSat’s new channel bouquet offering, according to StarSat’s website.
e.tv, asked for comment about the additional e.tv channels to be added to StarSat as well, says “e.tv’s policy is platform-neutral and we aim to be on as many platforms as possible.”
e.tv says “a media statement will be issued as and when e.tv becomes available on new platforms.”