Tag Archives: MultiChoice

MultiChoice and SABC violate competition merger rules

The Competition Commission has ruled that the channel distribution agreement between Multichoice and SABC, signed in 2013, constitutes a notifiable merger. The five-year agreement deal allows MultiChoice the right to broadcast SABC’s 24-hour news channel and an entertainment channel, SABC Encore. This means the public broadcaster and Africa’s largest pay TV operator are in violation [...]

Multichoice rolls out E.Africa talents academy in Nigeria

MultiChoice has recently launched in Lagos alongside its partners, stakeholders, dignitaries and industry professionals, the long awaited ceremony for E.Africa talents academy. A 12-month training programme at the academy which will begin as from this month and will allow 20 candidates to develop their talents, get in touch with industry professionals to acquire theoretical knowledge, [...]

MultiChoice to close down DStv Mobile in SA

MultiChoice is closing its DStv Mobile service in South Africa at the end of October. The company is cancelling its DStv DVB-H mobile pay-TV service with the outmoded DStv Walka and DStv Drifta that will no longer be available at the end of the month. MultiChoice declared when it started DStv Mobile, the technology was [...]

Showmax free of charge for DStv Premium subscribers

Showmax is now available for free for DStv Premium subscribers. No other important changes were made, barring bug fixes and stability developments stated in the apps change log. Showmax is currently priced at 6.95 USD (R99) per month. According to MultiChoice, DStv Premium customers will be able to access Showmax via the DStv Now app, [...]

Multichoice is planning a DStv streaming service possibly in 2019

According to PwC, South Africa faced an eventful year at the political and macroeconomic level in 2017 but emerged early in 2018 with a new president viewed as market-friendly and vowing to overhaul the economy. As anticipated, TV and video will be significant drivers of consumer revenue, PwC declared. Internet videos success continues to grab [...]

MultiChoice to air OUTtv pop-up channel in SA

MultiChoice will broadcast OUTtv pop-up channel, the gay-focused channel aimed at the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQI+) community as from 4 October to 4 November in South Africa. OUTtv which is available in Canada, New Zealand and across Europe, will be available on MultiChoices DStv and will comprise of movies, drama, lifestyle, comedy, reality, [...]

BBC Studios Africa signs content deal with MultiChoice

BBC Studios in Africa confirmed the first content deal with MultiChoices streaming services for an exclusive array of arts and culture content, for DStv Premium customers in spring. As of September 4th, DStv Premium customers will have access to almost 130 hours of new artistic content. The programs will be available to stream or download [...]

DStv Now apps now accessible to more devices

MultiChoice has launched three new apps for its DStv Now streaming service, for Apple TV, media players running Android TV and Samsung smart TVs. The pay-television operator said on Wednesday that the new apps are designed for a lean-back experience. DStv Now was launched in 2014 and was originally designed as a mobile-first product, with apps [...]

Naspers new video entertainment unit in SA

Naspers is bringing a video entertainment unit to run the Showmax and DStv Now services in South Africa. The video unit will also aid in developing new OTT services for the MultiChoice group. Niclas Ekdahl as CEO from 10 September 2018 will head this new unit. Niclas has over 19 years of executive leadership experience in [...]

TCRA plans to suspend Multichoice’s license

Tanzanias telecommunications regulator is planning to suspend the license of Multichoice, owned by Naspers, for continuing to carry free-to-air channels. A notice issued by Tanzanias Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) said Multichoice had been instructed in June not to carry the channels on its platform, which continued to do so. While we remain open to constructive [...]