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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 […]

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 providers respond to Coronavirus with new offers

Pay TV providers are continuing to respond to the Coronavirus crisis and the confinement at home of large swathes of the world’s population by launching a range of free windows and other initiatives. In Russia, pay TV operator NTV+ has de-encrypted its TV channels, movies and shows on satellite and OTT platforms throughout the country […]

MultiChoice names Kenya managing director

South Africa-based pay TV operator MultiChoice has named Nancy Matimu as its managing director for Kenya. The operator said that her appointment was expected to further strengthen the businessin the East African country, where MultiChoice provides the DStv satellite and lower-cost GOtv brands. Prior to joining MultiChoice Kenya, Matimu was vice-president, head of market development, […]

MultiChoice South Africa gets new head of corporate affairs

African pay TV operator MultiChoice has named Reggy Moalusi as its new head of corporate affairs for MultiChoice South Africa, tasked with maintaining trust in and credibility of the MultiChoice brand with stakeholders. Moalusi has previously worked as journalist at publications including Mail and Guardian and Sunday World, and subsequently became Editor-in-Chief of both Sunday Sun and Daily […]

New corporate affairs chief for MultiChoice Africa

South African pay TV operator MultiChoice has named Reatile Tekateka as executive head of corporate affairs for MultiChoice Africa Holdings, its pan-African arm. Tekateka, who will report to MultiChoice Africa CEO Hennie Visser, was previously managing director of PR agency Joe Public United. She has also served as head of PR and communication at pan-African […]

MultiChoice to lay off 2,000 in restructuring of customer care

South Africa’s MultiChoice is planning to lay off over 2,000 employees, according to press reports. According to Reuters, the pay TV outfit has launched a consultation to cute 2,194 positions, principally in customer care call centres and walk-in centres. The company said it was restructuring its customer care operations in response to changes in consumer […]

MultiChoice lists on Johannesburg exchange

Naspers-backed MultiChoice Group’s shares rose respectably yesterday after the company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. The new listed company includes MultiChoice South Africa, MultiChoice Africa Holdings, SVOD outfit Showmax, digital platform security provider Irdeto, and all their subsidiaries and affiliates. However, a slight shadow was cast over the listing by regulator Icasa, which expressed […]

Naspers to spin off MultiChoice at end of February

South African conglomerate Naspers is to move ahead with its spin-off of pay TV group MultiChoice on February 27, giving Naspers shareholders a direct stake in the pay TV outfit and listing the company on the Johannesburg stock exchange. In its statement ahead of the listing on the Johannesburg stock exchange, Naspers said that it […]

MultiChoice Kenya joins association to fight piracy

African pay TV operator MultiChoice’s Kenyan unit has joined local industry association the Technology Service Providers of Kenya (TESPOK), an outfit created to lobby the Kenyan government to provide a regulatory and commercial environment conducive to investment in information communication and technology. MultiChoice is the first broadcaster to joint TESPOK, with the stated aim of […]

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