Tag Archives: MultiChoice

ICASA plans World Cup on Free to Air

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has announced a number of recommendations regarding access to televised high-profile sporting events, which are only available via to pay-TV subscribers. South African broadcaster MultiChoice currently holds a vast array of sports rights across its Super Sports channels, including soccer, rugby union and cricket, which are carried [...]

MultiChoice launches ‘Step Up’ Campaign on DStv and GOtv in Nigeria

MultiChoice Nigeria starts the new year with a brand-new offer Step Up for DStv and GOtv customers. As from Tuesday, 15 January till Monday, 15 April 2019 the Step-Up campaign will offer all active and disconnected DStv Compact, Family and Access customers the occasion to pay for an upgrade package and get an enhancement to [...]

MultiChoice rolls out Ghanaian Music Festival this Christmas on DStv

As from Saturday, 22 December to Saturday, 29 December DStv subscribers will enjoy a first-time musical festival live from the exciting West African capital Accra. Three nights of fine music from some Ghanaian musical giants along with Fashion, Art, Food and Pop culture from the streets of Accra. Ghanaian music lover around the continent will have [...]

Huge changes coming to streaming platform DSTV Now

MultiChoice plans big changes to its video-on-demand by providing a new design to DStv Now, through its streaming version of its satellite service, and new local content for its stand-alone VOD platform Showmax. According to MultiChoice Africa Groups Connected Video unit, Niclas Ekdahl, who spoke to TechCentral on Friday, Ekdahl said MultiChoice is working to [...]

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, [...]