MultiChoice partners with Metrological for premium OTT services delivery

Sub-Saharan African video entertainment company MultiChoice Group (MCG) has announced a partnership with Comcast-owned vendor Metrological. The deal will see Metrological be charged with bringing MCG’s premium OTT services, international apps and localised content to subscribers  across Africa on its new Explora Ultra set-top box and its new Streama OTT platform. MCG will leverage the […]

MultiChoice passes 20m subscriber milestone, launches new box with Netflix included

South Africa-based pay TV operator MultiChoice surpassed the 20 million subscriber milestone at the end of Q3 after adding 1.2 million 90-day active subscribers in the year to September. The pay TV group also announced the launch today of its next-generation set-top box, Explora Ultra, which among other things provides access to Netflix for the […]

MultiChoice invests further in Ethiopia with Premier League deal

South Africa-based pay TV operator MultiChoice Group’s SuperSport service has added rights to the Ethiopian Premier League to its line-up of sports properties. The Ethiopian Premier League is the top association football division in Ethiopia and comprises 16 clubs. Broadcasts of Ethiopian Premier League matches will be carried across the entire territory of sub-Saharan Africa […]

Canal+ takes 6.5% stake in MultiChoice

French pay TV operator Canal+ Group has taken a 6.5% stake in South Africa-based pay TV operator MultiChoice. The Vivendi-owned operator issued a statement saying its stake in MultiChoice Group had passed the 5% threshold requiring it to make its acquisition of a stake in the Johannesburg stock exchange-listed company public. Canal+ said that the […]

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 […]

MultiChoice to integrate Netflix and Amazon, launch DStv streaming product

South Africa-based pay TV operator MultiChoice has agreed to add Netflix and Amazon Prime Video to its TV offering and has posted solid year end results. MultiChoice said in its results presentation that it had agreed deals with Netflix and Amazon to integrate their services into its Explora decoder. The pay TV operator has also […]

SuperSport taps Insight TV to fill coronavirus gap

UHD channel provider and action sports and lifestyle producer Insight TV has struck a programming partnership with MultiChoice-owned pay-African sports channel bouquet SuperSport to provide content to fill the gap left by the coronavirus shut-down of live sports.. Insight TV is providing SuperSport with sports-themed programming to help keep SuperSport viewers engaged, including freestyle football, […]

Production on MultiChoice shows resumes as South Africa lockdown rules are revised

Production on a number of telenovelas aired on the MultiChoice pay TV service has resumed after the South African government gave the go-ahead to local TV producers to resume work under a partial relaxation of coronavirus lockdown rules. Under a recategorization of the threat as Alert Level 4 under South African’s system of classifying emergency […]

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