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Universal+ launch party had stars and industry players boogy all night

AFRICA’s top industry players came to party hard at the NBCUniversal International Networks & Direct-To-Consumer and DStv launch of Universal+.

The soiree was hosted at the high-status hang-out Tang Restaurant, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton.

Universal+ boast very best reality series – also available in Spain, Brazil, Latin America and India – brags a huge selection of full boxsets to binge, new shows and movies from popular linear channels Universal TV, E!, DreamWorks, Studio Universal and Telemundo– all in one convenient place.

DStv subscribers will be able to stream thousands of hours of compelling entertainment at no extra cost by visiting Catch Up on the DStv App or connected Explora and selecting Universal+.

It debuts on Friday 14 October to DStv subscribers.

“We’re thrilled to launch Universal+ with our long-standing partner DStv, giving their customers a brand-new way to enjoy a vastly expanded catalogue of our best content,” said Lee Raftery, Managing Director Europe, Middle East & Africa, NBCUniversal International Networks & Direct-To-Consumer. 

“From Friday 14 October, the incredible line-up of entertainment available to DStv customers ranges from award-winning original production Celebrity Game Night – which shortly goes back into production for a fourth season – to gripping dramas and Hollywood blockbusters. And, it’s all at no extra cost to a subscription.”

MultiChoice Group CEO Nyiko Shiburi also gave few words to guests.

Celebrity Game Night host Anele Mdoda, was an MC and the likes of stars such as Jason Goliath, Roxy Burger, Chris Jaftha, Lasizwe Dambuza, Mihlali Ndamase, Tumi Mhlongo, Tyra Chikocho, Lydia Forson and Dineo Langa, partied the storm.

Shekinah and Sho Madjozikept kept invitees on their feet, so did Ms Cosmo and DJ Nova.

I was serenaded mostly by a young pianist who time and again belted out classical hits of yester-years.

Image (LasiZwe Dambusa and Nandi Madida were some of the stars who graced the auspicious evening).

Image (Sho Madjozi and Shekinah doing their thing at the launch last night in Sandton).

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