MultiChoice takes Disney linear channels until 2027

South Africa-based pay TV operator MultiChoice has signed a multi-year distribution deal with The Walt Disney Company Africa to carry Disney’s portfolio of linear channels on the DStv platform until 2027. The deal means that National Geographic, National Geographic Wild, Disney Channel, Disney Junior along with ESPN and ESPN2 will continue to be carried by DStv for […]

MultiChoice returns to Malawi following court ruling

South Africa-based pay TV operator MultiChoice has resumed service in Malawi, following a long battle over pricing with the local regulator. MultiChoice Africa Holdings (MAH) said it had decided to resume service following a new court ruling by the Malawi High Court in Lilongwe at the start of December. The operator is reactivating all payment […]

BBC Studios expands partnership with MultiChoice

BBC Studios is to expand its content distribution deal with South Africa pay TV platform MultiChoice, with the launch of the multi-genre channel UKTV on DStv’s compact package and BBC Lifestyle on DStv Family from September 1. BBC Studios’ will also extend MultiChoice’s DStv catch-up window on BBC owned content across channel portfolio from 30 […]

MultiChoice’s DStv quits Malawi after court ruling

South Africa-based pay TV operator MultiChoice is shutting down its DStv service in Malawi indefinitely following an injunction forbidding its local subsidiary from changing the tariffs for the offering. MultiChoice Africa Holdings (MAH) said its decision followed an injunction issued by the High Court in Lilongwe in a matter between MultiChoice Malawi (MCM) and the […]

BritBox lands on South Africa’s DStv

South African pay TV operator MultiChoice’s DStv bouquet will add best-of-british SVOD offering BritBox to its service from today. BritBox, a streaming joint venture between UK broadcasters the BBC and ITV, will be available as an app on the Explora Ultra and Streama devices and as an add-to-bill option for all DStv subscribers. BritBox provides a […]

MultiChoice ups DStv domestic prices

South Africa-based pay TV operator MultiChoice has upped the price of its domestic DStv packages, with the new prices set to take effect from April 1. MultiChoice said the average 4.3% adjustment across all of DStv’s offerings is far lower than the projected rate of consumer price inflation for this year. The pay TV operators […]

MultiChoice adds a million subs as revenues and costs rise

South African pay TV operator MultiChoice Group has posted what it describes as “satisfactory” fiscal first half results, with its best organic revenue growth since 2016 offset against additional content costs. The group increased its 90-day active subscriber base in the half year to September by one million to reach 21.1 million subscribers, split between 12.2 […]

MultiChoice showcases new features as Mawela targets 40m across Africa

South Africa-based pay TV operator MultiChoice has showcased a raft of new features and services on its DStv pay TV offering. The company’s DStv Showcase virtual event highlighted what MultiChoice described as the biggest offering of new products, programmes and value bundles that it has offered in over 10 years. New products include the DStv […]

ESPN extends African reach with MultiChoice deal

South Africa-based pay TV operator MultiChoice and Disney have struck a deal that will see sports service ESPN launch across MultiChoice’s African markets on the DStv platform. Two 25-hour ESPN channels will be made available to DStv customer from July 29, bringing sports content such as the National Basketball Association (NBA), National Football League (NFL), […]

Showmax adds live sport to streaming offering

South African pay TV operator MultiChoice’s streaming service Showmax has begun to offer live sports as part of its programming line-up, including English Premier League football. The new Showmax Pro offering is available in Kenya and Nigeria, taking sports coverage from sister MultiChoice’s sports broadcasting unit SuperSport. The latter is offered as part of MultiChoice’s […]

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