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Sep 12, 2017  |  South Africa: Multichoice's Subscribers Given Free Access To Showmax Catalogue

As first reported on our platform last month, it has now seem fully confirmed that Showmax is now effectively part of MultiChoice Digital in South Africa. To cement the integration of both platforms, MultiChoice is now offering subscribers to its ...


Sep 12, 2017  |  Nigeria: MultiChoice Nigeria To Launch Pay-Per-View Model

News from MultiChoice Nigeria is that it may be considering adopting and introducing the Pay-Per-View (PPV) model for some of its content. Under this model - already used by many major cable and satellite TV platforms in Europe and the ...


Aug 29, 2017  |  VOD Platform, Showmax, May Be Absorbed Into DStv - Industry Sources

According to MyBroadband (a South Africa's industry news outfit), pay-TV giant Multichoice is currently in the process of "integrating" Showmax (it's hitherto standalone VOD platform) with DStv. Quoting other industry sources, MyBroadband has reported that Multichoice is looking to make ...


Aug 09, 2017  |  Troubled Wananchi (Owners of Zuku) To Raise Charges On Consumers

The Wananchi Group, owners of the entertainment and communication business under brand Zuku has announced that it will be increasing the subscription fees for some of its pay TV, telephone and internet services. It is to be recalled that the ...


StarSat Squares Up To Multichoice - Aims For 1Million Subscribers

Africa's Pay TV market is set for another dramatic competitive shakeup, going by the renewed ambition and drive from the pay TV service provider StarSat. According to Mr John Yan, the CEO of StarSat, he wants the company to acquire ...

South Africa: DStv Made USD 3.2 Billion In Revenue During 2016 - 2017

Multichoice - Africa's digital TV behemoth - has announced a relatively 'modest' set of financial result for the year ended 31 March 2017. According to results, DStv South Africa generated a total of USD 3.2 Billion in gross pre-tax revenue ...

'China Radio & TV' Tops Global Pay TV Operator's List, Followed By 'AT&T.'

Research published by Digital TV Research showed that China Radio & TV is the world largest Pay-TV operator (by subscriber numbers) with more than 200million subscribers. In revenue terms, the report stated that most of the income generated within the ...

MultiChoice To Allow Compact+ Subscribers Access New Premium Channels

Multichoice is offering its Compact and Compact+ customers the opportunity to access and watch some of its more premium content and channels free-of-charge. Calling it the 'Open Window', DStv Compact+ customers will from the 29th May to 23rd of June ...

e.tv Not Planning To Close OpenView HD Platform

Despite the launch of four previously 'exclusive' OpenViewHD channels on DStv, e.tv says it is not planning to phase-out or close its OpenViewHD platform. On the contrary, eMedia Investments have confirmed that the OpenView HD business is growing ever stronger ...

Reports: Hundreds Of Industry Jobs To Go At Wananchi Group

Sources close to Wananchi Group are reporting that the company is about to lay-off hundreds of staff. The company is currently undergoing major restructuring aimed at helping it better compete with smarter and more focused companies. Alongside the retrenchment exercise, ...

e.tv Brings Four New Channels To The DStv Platform In South Africa

South Africa's broadcast giant, e.tv, has announced it would be adding four (4) of its packaged channels currently on OpenView HD to the South African DStv bouquet. The channels are going to be available on DStv from today, 17th May ...

Is Strive Masiyiwa Spending Another 1.2 Billion Dollars On Kwese TV?

Is Econet Media ready to invest another 1.2 million US dollars to support its Pay TV platform - Kwese? The answer is yes! According to the website Techzim. Techzim said a leaked Econet Media 2016 business plan indicates that Mr ...

Pay TV Market In Sub-Saharan Africa Could Be Worth 7 Billion Dollars (US) By 2020

The Pay TV market in sub-Saharan Africa may be worth 7 billion US Dollars by the year 2020, according to Mr Simon Murray of Digital TV Research (a UK-based industry research company). A recently released report indicated that the Pay ...

Pay TV Will Drive 90% Of Global Video Market - Gartner Research

Gartner Research latest industry report shows that Pay TV will substantially drive the global video market. According to the international research firm, Pay TV services will make up almost 90% of the world's USD 314 billion video market. The main ...