Naspers, Samsung tipped to take on Netflix

Africa-based media giant Naspers is going to roll out its Showmax SVOD service in a raft of new territories, according to numerous reports. Naspers, which runs the Multichoice African pay TV platform, announced its much-anticipated Showmax streaming service in August. At the launch, Showmax management said it was being unashamedly ambitious, and had big plans […]

South African Netflix rival launches

South African SVoD platform ShowMax has launched with “more than a year’s continuous viewing” for customers as aims it “change the game” for on-demand in the territory. The Naspers-backed service will have complex box-sets of big hitter HBO shows Game of Thrones, Entourage and The Wire, CBS talk series The Late, Late Show with James Corden and classic titles. The […]

Naspers aims to head off Netflix with rival

Multichoice-owner Naspers is attempting to head of Netflix with a new SVOD service for the African market. Multichoice’s pay TV service covers sub-Saharan Africa and local reports suggest Naspers is set to announce a new streaming service and launch ahead of Netflix. US-based Netflix is rolling out internationally, and expected to hit South Africa this […]

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 […]

Naspers pay TV chief leaving

Eben Greyling, the CEO of South African conglomerate Naspers’ pay TV arm, owner of MultiChoice, has resigned to pursue new interests after over 18 years with the group. Greyling will be replaced by Jim Volkwyn, who was previously head of the group’s pay TV division before taking early retirement. According to Naspers, Greyling will continue […]

Naspers increases pay TV base

African pay TV operator Naspers ended September with 4.3 million DStv subscribers in South Africa, up from 3.7 million a year earlier. Revenue from pay TV operations in South Africa was up 16% at the end of September to ZAR11.5 billion (€1 billion). The company, which has pay TV operations in 48 countries in Africa, […]

Pay TV drives Naspers growth

Pay TV operator Multichoice helped owner Naspers report a 19% increase in consolidated revenue to R39.5 billion (€3.8 billion) for the year ended March 31. The company’s pay TV business recorded 684,000 new subscribers and now reaches 5.6 million households across the African continent. This growth delivered a 15% increase in revenues to R24.1 billion. […]