Subscribers of Gotv in the country have cried foul over the service provider’s continued removal of channels on the platform.
MultiChoice recently removed Channel O, Black belt and One Gospel channels on Gotv.
In a statement made available to Nation Online, MultiChoice says it reserves the right to add or remove channels when assessing the performance and viability of channels on the platform.
“To facilitate a review of the content and achieve a diverse variety of programming, we took a decision to remove this channel,” reads the statement which announces the removal of OneGospel channel on the platform.
But responding to the announcement on Gotv facebook page, subscribers expressed disappointment over the company’s lack of consultation when choosing channels to remove.
“I bought Gotv because of OneGospel, I don’t think I am going use it again. I am so disappointed with you Gotv,” lamented one of the subscribers.
In an interview, MultiChoice Malawi Marketing Manager Chimwemwe Nyirenda said people should understand that the company does not own any channel but only out-sources channels from around the world and puts them into packages to suit a variety of viewing tastes and pockets.
Nyirenda assured subscribers that they will not be missing out as there are other good channels on Gotv.
“People should appreciate that we are also adding channels on Gotv and they should not just look on the negative side. In reviewing our offering – which we do on a continual basis – we ensure that our subscribers continue to get a balanced variety of programming,” said Nyirenda.
GOtv was founded in 2013 and it is Africa’s first pay tv operating using the next generation of Digital Video Broadcast standard (DVB).