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 […]

Africanews launches on MultiChoice’s DStv and GOtv

Following the launch of Euronews on its platforms in November, South Africa-based pay TV operator MultiChoice Group has launched Euronews-owned Africanews on DStv and GOtv, providing their subscribers with access to a pan-African multilingual news channel. Africanews provides content in English and French from an African perspective, including bilingual breakfast show Morning Call. The channel has a team of 50 local […]

Pay TV numbers rise in Kenya as DTT FTA boxes decline

Digital-terrestrial pay TV subscriptions are rising significantly in Kenya, while the number of free-to-air channels is declining, according to statistics published by the country’s Communications Authority. The number of pay TV subscribers in the market rose from 3.534 million to 3.743 million in the quarter to March, according to the government’s research, while the number […]

MultiChoice launches GOtv in South Africa

South Africa’s MultiChoice has launched its GOtv digital-terrestrial pay TV service in its home market for the first time. The launch of the DTT pay platform, which is available in 11 countries across sub-Saharan Africa, is designed to replace MultiChoice’s M-Net analogue pay TV service with an offering aimed at lower-spending customers. GOtv South Africa […]

Kenyan pay TV operators condemn broadcasters’ ‘misinformation’

Kenyan pay TV operators GOtv Kenya and StarTimes Kenya have said they will take legal action after local broadcasters aired adverts advising viewers not to purchase the two firms’ digital set-tops, according to local reports.  The broadcasters, Nation Media Group (NMG), Royal Media Services (RMS) and Standard Group (SG), which together recently formed the Africa […]

Naspers reports ‘solid’ pay TV growth for Multichoice

South African media conglomerate Naspers, the owner of MultiChoice, added 340,000 pay TV customers in the six months ending September 30, taking its subscriber base to 8.4 million homes. Announcing its annual results, Naspers, which provides pay TV services through MultiChoice under the DStv and GOtv brands, said that the “solid subscriber growth” drove pay TV revenues […]

MultiChoice owner Naspers reports record pay TV additions

South African media conglomerate Naspers, the owner of pay TV service provider MultiChoice, has added a record 1.3 million pay TV subscribers year-on-year for the period ending March 31. Announcing its annual results, Naspers, which provides pay TV services through MultiChoice under the DStv and GOtv brands, said that its pay TV subscriber base now […]

GOtv launches in Rwanda

South African pay TV operator MultiChoice’s digital-terrestrial pay TV service GOtv has launched in Rwanda. Rwandans who purchase a GOtv set-top will receive two months’ subscription bundled in. The service faces competition in Rwanda from China’s StarTimes. MultiChoice’s DStv platform is also available in the country. The GOtv service is being launched in partnership with […]

MultiChoice’s GOtv launches in Ghana

MultiChoice’s low-cost digital-terrestrial pay TV service GOtv has launched in Ghana. The service includes a range of local and international channels, with an introductory offer of a decoder, three months’ subscription and a DTT aerial available for GHS153 (€70). GOtv will broadcast all 32 games from the Africa Cup of Nations football tournament. Channels on […]

Nigerian pay TV platform GOtv launches on DTT

GOtv, a new pay TV offering for Nigeria, has launched on the country’s digital-terrestrial TV platform. GOtv is using DVB-T2 modulation to deliver two bouquets of channels, GOtv and GOtv Plus, priced at NGN1,000 (€4.80) and NGN1,500 respectively. New customers can receive digital receivers and three months subscription for NGN8,000 for GOtv or NGN9,500 for […]