Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa is extending its portfolio on the DStv platform.

It’s launching two new 24-hour kids and family channels while it is also extending the reach of general entertainment channel BET International in South Africa.

The launch of Nick Jr, Nicktoons and BET International brings the total number of media brands to eight, the largest number on the continent by any international provider.

Aletta Alberts, General Manager for Content for MultiChoice said the three new channels will give DStv customers an even wider variety of entertainment options. “Our DStv customers will no doubt be delighted that BET International is finally available on their screens. And kids will be entertained for hours with the great shows on Nick Jr and Nicktoons. We want to add channels that fill a gap in our entertainment offering and that we know our customers will love to watch.”

The channels launch on September 30.