Category Archives: Pay TV

DStv and GOtv Nigeria give free subscription to customers

MultiChoice Nigeria, owners of DStv and GOtv pay TV services in Nigeria announced that they are giving free subscription to its subscribers. MultiChoice Nigeria declared that it was offering its subscribers the opportunity to enjoy the ongoing Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) show for six days without any payment. According to the notice titled Enjoy #BBNaija [...]

MultiChoice Nigeria’s ordeal over renewal

A real ordeal could fall on MultiChoice. Indeed, Naspers’ subsidiary may no longer operate in Nigeria from June 2019, when the license expires which it uses to provide its DsTV and GoTV offerings in the Federal Republic. According to the Daily Times, which allegedly had access to correspondence sent by MultiChoice to the local antenna [...]

AT&T exploring IPO of DirecTV business in Latin America

AT&T announced that is exploring an initial public offering (IPO) of a minority interest in DirecTV Latin America business, in the first half of the year. The company said it has confidentially filed a registration statement with U.S. regulators. In Latin America, AT&T owns 100% of DirecTV Panamericana, which operates in countries such as Argentina, [...]

Osiptel wants to ban set-top box charges

Perus Supervisory Agency for Private Investment in Telecommunications (Osiptel in Spanish) presented a proposal to ban the sale or rental of pay TV set-top boxes. According to the regulator, “the STBs are essential to deliver the service”. The President of Osiptel, Rafael Muente, said that the aim is to “guarantee greater transparency and simplicity in [...]

Pay TV subscribers in Brazil fell 5% in 2017

After several months without official information, Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) released data on the pay TV market in the country. The subscriber base ended 2017 with 17.9 million, this is equivalent to an annual fall of 4.99% (close to 939,000 active contracts), and a drop of 0.70% from November (126,000 subscribers). According to 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 [...]