MultiChoice unveils plans for new technology division

MultiChoice has unveiled its plans to develop a new technology division headed by the newly appointed group chief technology officer, Nyiko Shiburi.

The new division will house the Broadcast Technology Division, Enterprise Business Systems, Group digital, DStv Streaming technology and Project Management Office.

With over 16 years experience at the company, Shiburi joins the role after leading MultiChoice South Africa for three years. He was previously regional director for MultiChoice Southern Region where he led the business through a growth phase.

Nyiko Shiburi

Nyiko Shiburi

He is replaced by CEO of SuperSport, Marc Jury, with Rendani Ramovha taking over Jury’s position.

“We are repositioning our technology area to lead our next growth phase and to deliver on our vision of becoming the technology platform of choice for African households. We have consolidated everything related to technology, engineering, and technical divisions into a technology hub,” said MultiChoice Group CEO, Calvo Mawela.

He added, “Nyiko has extensive leadership experience in the technology space having grown within the MultiChoice ranks from Senior Manager for broadcast engineering and Group GM for the broadcast technology division. His technology background and experience together with his commercial experience from having ran SA and the Southern Region places him in good stead to lead this new division and deliver the best technology to achieve our goals.”

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