Multichoice Ghana Limited, on Monday 16th December 2013 held a media event to launch it next-generation PVR decoder, the DStv Explora, at the Best Western Premiere Hotel in Accra.
Guests at the event included the Director of Research, Statistics and Information Management at the Ministry of Communications, Mrs. Patricia Dovi Sampson, the Deputy Director of the National Communications Authority, Mr. Albert Enninful, selected DStv subscribers, accredited dealers and members of the media.
Speaking at the event, the Managing Director of Multichoice Ghana, Mr. Cecil Sunkwa-Mills, said “The DStv Explora decoder is another innovation which bears testament to our continued investment in technology to ensure DStv delivers the best television experience. The Explora forms part of the continent’s fast technology developments and ensures that our subscribers get the best viewer experience. The absence of high speed broadband access in Ghana and other parts of Africa means delivering content via our satellites remains the most reliable way to ensure our subscribers get the best television, without buffering or waiting for downloads from the internet”.
In his commenton behalf of the Director General of the National Communications Authority (NCA), the Deputy Director of the NCA, Mr. Albert Enninful indicated that “Ghana will switch from analogue to digital transmission by the end of 2014 to enjoy an increased spectrum space for television stations and telecommunication companies, quality sounds and images”.
The Guest of Honor, Mrs. Patricia Dovi Sampson, who represented the Minister of Communications, said “it is refreshing to know the unique features of the DStv Explora decoder and the exciting experience it presents to DStv subscribers. Over the years, Multichoice has contributed to the per capital growth of the nation by recruiting accredited dealers nationwide to collect monthly DStv subscriptions. It is our hope that more accredited dealers are recruited in the future to increase the capital base of such individuals”.
Obed Boafo of enewsgh.com won the hotly contested DStv Explora quiz and received a DStv Explora decoder as his prize. Five DStv Explora decoders were alos offered to DStv subscribers at the event at a discounted price.
The launch of the DStv Explora heralds an exciting new era for digital television which allows viewers to gain more control and personalise their DStv viewing experience. The Explora introduces additional new features and offers more recording space, providing DStv subscribers with a world of extraordinary entertainment.
With the Explora subscribers can now save up to 220 hours of personal recorded content, view one programme while recording the other, search for their favorite programmes and find out when next they will air again without surfing the TV guide. Additionally, viewers can pause live TV for up to 2 hours, retain buffering when changing channels, conduct word searches and even personalize individual user themes.