Quincy Jones’ QWEST TV on DStv


Musical genius, the legendary Quincy Jones' musical content channel, Qwest TV is getting added to DSTV.

Founded in 2017 by Jones, alongside TV and music producer and programmer Reza Ackbaraly, Qwest TV plans to bring genre-specific musical content to the African continent.

The channel brings with it exclusive access to high-end music, great concerts, documentaries and never-seen archived interviews.

CEO Reza Ackbaraly said: “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!”

Quincy Jones, Qwest TV co-founder and music producer said: “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!.”

Georginah Machiridza, Executive Head for General Entertainment Channels at MultiChoice Group harps on the importance of such partnerships: “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,” Machiridza said.

The global music streaming platform, QWEST TV will officially be DStv channel 330 and be open to DStv Compact Plus and Premium customers, with an open window from 20th January- 19th February 2023 for DStv Compact customers.

The Channel will be available in over 40 countries across the continent.

What the catch

Available exclusively to DStv customers, the channels offering includes: exclusive concerts from legendary artists as well as Rising Stars from across the globe, premium music documentaries, archived artist footage and unreleased interviews with music icons including Erykah Badu, Questlove, Salif Keita, Gregory Porter, Marcus Miller, Seun Kuti, Kamasi Washington and Fatoumata Diawara among others.

About Qwest TV

Qwest TV is a celebration of unique talents, traditions, and rhythms. With more than a thousand music-related experiences on offer, the premium video hub strives to be the world’s home for jazz, soul, funk, classical, and music from around the world.

Qwest TV’s services include three premium linear television channels (in 7 languages with worldwide rights), Ad-supported Video On Demand (in 7 languages with worldwide rights) and a Subscription Video on Demand Platform (available globally, in 3 languages), and a Pay-TV for Africa on DStv (channel 330).