In South Africa, MultiChoice has announced that it will be ending and removing the global Da Vinci kids channel from DStv.
Da Vinci, owned and run by Macademia, is removed three years and nine months after it was added in March 2020 with the channel that will go dark for pay-TV subscribers on 14 November.
When MultiChoice added Da Vinci almost four years ago, it said that it was doing so since Da Vinci provided a “safe space for children and parents to choose from a range of age-appropriate content that is entertaining and educational for both” and that the addition of the channel was “in line with our commitment to delivering content that caters and resonates with the whole family”.
In response to a media query, MultiChoice confirmed removing Da Vinci.
The pay-TV operator says it “regularly reviews its channel line-up to ensure we offer customers the best in local and international content” and that “as part of this ongoing process, Da Vinci will no longer be available on DStv from 14 November 2023”.