Tag Archives: MultiChoice

MultiChoice to introduce DStv streaming service in 2019

In 2019, MultiChoice subscribers will watch premium pay-TV content with only a stand-alone internet or over-the-top (OTT) version of DStv.   Commenting the latest development, Calvo Mawela, MultiChoice South Africa CEO said, “MultiChoice already runs the DStv Now OTT service as an added-on bundled service for DStv subscribers but will launch a stand-alone commercial version [...]

VIMN Africa and MultiChoice showcase new local content

Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa) in partnership with MultiChoice, aligned an exciting lineup of local content, showcasing the best of Africas creativity and talent in May and June. VIMN Africas channel brands, BET, Comedy Central, MTV, MTV Base and Nickelodeon collectively offer a broad range of original entertainment content across every age demographic. [...]

DSTV to offer Pay-As-You-Go service to users in Nigeria

DSTV users in Nigeria may soon have access to the Pay-As-You-Go option to better compete in the industry, by facilitating payment for subscribers. Pay-As-You-Go or pay-as-you-consume is a pricing strategy in television broadcasting in which viewers are required to pay a fee in order to watch a specific programme. John Ugbe, managing director of Multichoice [...]

BBC Studios secured 300+ hours of programming and partnered up with MultiChoice for Offering in Africa

BBC Studios announced at MIPTV that Africa has secured over 300 hours of programming from across its portfolio since the start of 2018, including a first time deal with TV-on-the-go service, DSTV NOW.   MultiChoice’s pay TV platform DSTV NOWs first package deal with BBC Studios includes an eclectic mix of music and arts programming. With over 100 hours acquired, key titles include Last [...]

Multichoice brings new show about Keke Riders sponsored by Globacom

New episode of Professor Johnbull depicts life of keke riders. Season six of the epic comedy and didactic drama, Professor Johnbull, opened this week with a showcase of the life of keke tricycle riders. The prime time television drama series is sponsored by telecommunications firm, Globacom. Season Six which started Sunday, April 8 is [...]

DStv Now supported by official Android TV boxes

The DStv Now application is only supported on Google-certified Android TV boxes, meaning viewers who use unofficial Android devices could have issues accessing the app. The DStv Now app no longer works on certain Android media boxes, following a version update. DStv Now app automatically blocks streaming on uncertified devices, which are relatively common in [...]

M-Net SA analogue broadcasting to be switched off in March

MultiChoice announced that it will switch off its analogue broadcast service for M-Net at the end of March, reports. MultiChoice said it will make an offer to customers depending on what services they currently have and assist them to migrate to digital reception. Relevant digital decoders and equipment will be provided for the installation. The [...]

MultiChoice to withdraw ANN7 TV from its bouquets

MultiChoice wants to remove the ANN7 news channel from its bouquets. This information was made public by Calvo Mawela, the CEO of MultiChoice South Africa. The operator wants to replace ANN7 on DStv with another news channel owned by people of color and plans to launch a call for tenders soon. Thus, next August, month [...]

DStv Now added to multiple bouquets for SAs viewers

DStv Family, Access, and EasyView customers in SA can now have access to DStv Now. MultiChoice announced that this makes DStv Now available to all major DStv package holders. DStv Family, Access, and EasyView customers will also be able to access Catch Up via DStv Now, said MultiChoice. Previously, streaming Live TV and accessing Catch [...]