Tag Archives: Naspers

Calvo Mawela named Group CEO for newly formed MultiChoice Group

Naspers has officialised the appointment of Calvo Mawela as Group chief executive officer of the newly established MultiChoice Group. A month ago, Naspers has expressed their willingness to unbundle Africas TV operator, MultiChoice. The Pay-Tv operator which beam in approximately 50 countries will be known as MultiChoice Group and Naspers will retain its listing on the JSE. [...]

Naspers in discussion with MTN for a content supply agreement

Naspers Limited, parent company of MultiChoice Africa confirmed discussions with MTN, the South African telecommunications company but for a content supply agreement. The information was revealed by Meloy Horn, Group IRO of Naspers. Bloomberg report that Naspers is discussing the possibility of selling MultiChoice Africa to MTN and that the deal will not affect the [...]

Showmax in partnership with Vodacom for new service

Showmax, the subscription video-on-demand by Naspers, will be providing its subscribers with free Vodacom data, 3 GB in total, for a period of three months. The condition will be applicable to those signing up for Showmax through Vodacom and to existing customers. Chris Savides, Head of Showmax Africa, commented: Internet TV is taking off – [...]

ShowMax links up with Vodacom for low-priced internet TV option

ShowMax, the Video-On-Demand service of Naspers, has teamed up with Vodacom, African mobile communications company, to introduce a new internet TV option, ShowMax Select, for its subscribers. The service will be a low-cost one priced 49 ZAR (3.65 USD), monthly on an add-to-bill basis. Subscribers will be served with unlimited access to a collection of [...]

ShowMax teams up with SEACOM to improve service delivery in East Africa

ShowMax, the video-streaming service of Naspers, has announced its partnership with SEACOM, the submarine cable operator in the East and West coasts of Africa. Following this, SEACOM will fasten its data service provided in Kenya. The catching servers of ShowMax will be hosted by SEACOM. Customers experience will be enhanced with the local ISPs lowering [...]

Naspers put on its pay-TV prices

Its financial results for the year published recently, Naspers, the broad-based multinational internet and media group, is putting on hold, its pay-TV services prices for MultiChoice. The parent company of DStv has taken this decision due to a decline in the number of subscribers who could not afford paying for the service. A total of [...]

MultiChoice is not planning full HD broadcasts for DStv

Naspers pay-tv business, MultiChoice said it has no immediate plans to broadcast in 1080p, also known as full HD, because of a lack of support from decoders. MultiChoice said not all decoders are capable of 1080p, and therefore broadcasting in 1080p would require it to duplicate content.   We also see very little demand from [...]

Multichoice announced no DStv price increase for the rest of Africa

MultiChoice Africa, a subsidiary of Naspers, announced that there will be no price increase for subscribers to its DStv service (direct-to-home satellite television service) in the majority of its African markets, unless there are unexpected economic shocks impacting African currencies.   Most African markets have suffered as a result of commodity and oil price weakness, [...]

Naspers introduces video-on-demand service in South Africa

Naspers, the parent company of MultiChoice, has launched its video-on-demand service in South Africa. The platform, called Showmax, will let its subscribers access both local and international content. “We have a platform that is completely scalable, but right now it is only about South Africa,” John Kotsaftis, general manager of Showmax, according to Reuters. The [...]

Naspers, Vodacom in talks over content agreement

Naspers, which owns Pay TV company MultiChoice, is reportedly in talks with Vodacom Group Ltd. for streaming video content on mobile devices. The agreement is expected to help Naspers launch a video streaming service that can compete with the likes of Netflix and help Vodacom drive data usage in Africa. Vodacom currently has 64 million [...]