MultiChoice launches new channels for Mozambique and Angola

Pan-African pay TV operator MultiChoice has launched two new TV channels – Maningue Magic and Kwenda Magic – for audiences in Mozambique and Angola respectively. The new Portuguese-language channels will show dramas, telenovelas, local versions of hit reality shows, comedies, dubbed international content and homegrown music on MultiChoice’s DStv and GOtv platforms from today. Over […]

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 […]

Canal+ increases stake in MultiChoice

French pay TV giant Canal+ has increased its stake in South African pay TV operator MultiChoice, taking its total stake in the company to 15.37%. MultiChoice advised its shareholders that the Vivendi-owned outfit had acquired an additional interest in the ordinary shares of the company, “such that the total interest in the ordinary shares of […]

MultiChoice launches DStv-branded internet offering

South Africa-based pay TV operator MultiChoice has launched a broadband offering. The company says that the new service, DStv Internet, will provide internet access to those who do not have access to fibre services. It said that the move to bring more value to customers and diversify its offering was part of its ongoing evolution from […]

DStv Media Sales taps Tata Elxsi for digital ad sales workflow

South African pay TV operator MultiChoice’s ad sales arm, DStv Media Sales, has tapped design and technology services provider Tata Elxsi to consult and collaboratively deliver an integrated platform for linear and digital ad sales workflows. DStv Media Sales specializes in advertising on DStv’s digital platforms, linear channels, and GOtv. Its business is based on […]

MultiChoice taps GeoGuard to block streaming piracy

South African pay TV operator MultiChoice has tapped geolocation and cybersecurity specialist GeoGuard for its VPN and proxy detection solution to combat content piracy. MultiChoice is using GeoGuard to block pirate viewers on its streaming services and to eliminate the creation of suspicious user accounts, which according to GeoGuard enables it to free up infrastructure […]

MultiChoice delivers robust result in face of pandemic

South African pay TV operator MultiChoice has delivered robust results for the year to March, with strong subscriber growth and increased profits. The group said that its 90-day active linear pay TV subscriber base grew by 1.4 million over the year to 20.9 million, with South African accounting for 8.9 million and the rest of […]

Azuri launches Kenya’s first solar-powered TV package

Kenyan operator Azuri Technologies has become the first company to launch a complete pay-as-you-go solar TV package in the country. The company has also announced a partnership with MultiChoice Kenya to bring DStv content to off-grid households in Kenya. The partnership bundles Azuri’s recently announced TV400 product, the 32″ solar powered TV and household energy […]

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 […]

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