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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 […]

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 […]

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