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DStv applauds Quincy Jones’ QWEST TV’s arrival on screens this month

The international music streaming service QWEST TV will formally be DStv channel 330, providing exclusive access to fine music, fantastic concerts, documentaries, and never-before-seen recorded interviews. Consumers of DStv Compact Plus and Premium will be able to access the channel, with a window for DStv Compact customers from 20 January to 19 February 2023.

The DStv bundle will now offer access to QWEST TV for music fans (channel 330). Over 40 nations on the continent will have access to The Channel.

The channels available are only for DStv subscribers, and they consist of:

  • Exclusive concerts from legendary artists as well as Rising Stars from across the globe
  • Premium music documentaries
  • Archived artist footage
  • Unreleased interviews with music icons including Erykah Badu, Questlove, Salif Keita, Gregory Porter, Marcus Miller, Seun Kuti, Kamasi Washington and Fatoumata Diawara.

Qwest TV was established in 2017 by famed musician Quincy Jones and TV and music producer Reza Ackbaraly with the goal of bringing diverse musical programming to Africa.

“We are elated to be part of Multichoice family and to launch Qwest TV to the African market. We are expanding our mission to offer high end music to everyone. Africa is a land of traditions and music, and we’re very happy to build such a great partnership on this gorgeous continent! “says CEO Reza Ackbaraly.

“I’m so proud to announce that Qwest TV is now available on Multichoice, Africa’s leading entertainment network. This means that my friends in South Africa, and forty-three more African territories, will have access to great, genre-defying music, 24/7. From African legends proudly proclaiming their heritage to jazz, classical, electronic and amazing deep-dive music documentaries, Africa is the source of music’s heartbeat and the cradle of modern music. I’m looking forward to celebrating diverse sounds with y’all!” explains Quincy Jones, Qwest TV co-founder and music producer.

Georginah Machiridza, Executive Head for General Entertainment Channels at MultiChoice Group, repeatedly emphasizes the significance of such alliances with the main goal of increasing the content offering for viewers with high-quality entertainment.

“What is key to us is that, whilst our audiences are driven by an appetite for homegrown content, we also complement it with the best in international content. To this end, we work with a selection of partners to ensure a comprehensive one stop shop for our customers. Our partnership with QWEST TV is one we are thrilled about, and we cannot wait for our DStv customers to experience it,” says Machiridza.

QWEST TV will air on DStv channel 330 from 20 January 2023, for more information visit

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