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7 ways MultiChoice plans to kill off DStv repeats

MultiChoice has revealed plans to address subscriber feedback, particularly over repeat broadcasts.

MyBroadband journalist Jan Vermeulen outlined the measures that MultiChoice will implement, but questioned whether they will be enough to address the complaints.

Complaints included lack of new content on weekends, excessive stacking of shows from the week and repeats of shows, series and movies across channels.

According to Vermeulen, channels have committed to fresher schedules and will review and reduce episode "stacking", across series, documentary and lifestyle content.

He says the plans below will, at least, help viewers discover new content.

The plans are as follows:

1. reducing the number of movie channels

2. more fresh content on the remaining channels

3. improving movie variety (to include more art-house and nouveau films)

4. reducing the number of series channels

5. adding new and original content on M-Net Series (including local productions)

6. revamping the user-interface on their electronic TV guide, so viewers can see what is marked as new

7. introducing fresh 'first-run' content over weekends, to compensate for all the omnibus-type shows and stacking

Take a listen to an in-depth explanation:

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