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Aug 07, 2018  |  Nigeria: StarTimes Seeking To Gain Market Share - Offers Free Viewing In August

Startimes Nigeria has insisted that it would not be joining the clamour for subscription price increases in the Nigerian pay-TV market. According to Mr Quasim Elegbede, Startimes Nigeria Brands and Marketing Director, the recent price rises that DStv customers are ...


Jul 12, 2018  |  MultiChoice Sees Viewers Peak As FIFA World Cup Games Advances

MultiChoice has revealed that it experienced an increase in the number of users on its streaming platform, DSTV Now app in June which was five times higher than a year ago. Among the contents that are offered to viewers, live ...


Jun 25, 2018  |  MultiChoice Concerned About Rapid Decline Of DStv Premium Subscribers

Global media and entertainment group, Naspers has published its financial report for the year ended 31 March 2018, which shows a massive decline in the premium subscription of MultiChoice’s DStv. According to the report, over the last year, subscribers on ...


Jun 07, 2018  |  Uganda: UCC Raises Pay-TV Licence To USD25,000 (Shs 95 Million)

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has issued a new licencing regime for pay-TV service providers scrapping the disputed Shs550m the regulator had imposed at the start of the year. However, pay TV services providers rejected the proposal sparking a war of ...


South Africa: Survey Result on DStv Shows People Still Subscribe Despite Its Offerings

After much dust has been raised over the issue of taxing OTT TV and VOD by MultiChoice a survey conducted by MyBroadband on DStv and Netflix has revealed that many people still subscribe to DStv. According to MyBroadband, a total ...

South Africa: Subscribers Still Can't Choose Their Preferred Channels On DSTV

Leading Pay-Tv operator, Multichoice South Africa is embracing several strategies that would help it deal with the “unregulated’ competition it faces from over-the-top (OTT) internet streaming services. However, the company has said that despite all the strategies it will be ...

Uganda: UCC Orders Pay-TV Operators To Pay New Fees Or Face Shut Down

The Ugandan communications regulator has issued a warning to Pay-TV operators in the country over non-compliance with the new licence fee framework. It has given the operators until April 30 to comply or face close down. The Commission, in a ...

Naspers Rejects Multi-Million USD Offer From Vivendi's Canal+ For Multichoice Africa

Naspers Group, one of the largest global technology investors and owners of MultiChoice has rejected a multi-million dollar offer from Vivendi, a French-owned multinational integrated media and content group to acquire MultiChoice Africa.  In a report released by BFM TV, ...

Court Orders Multichoice Nigeria To Pay USD 17 Million For Flouting Copyright

A Nigerian Federal High Court has ordered Multichoice Nigeria to pay the sum of USD 17 Million (6 billion Naira) as damages to the Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria for copyright infringement. The Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria had instituted ...

TRACE Boosted By Additional Investment From US Private Equity Firm

TRACE, the pan-African multimedia entertainment company have secured further substantial investment to boost its media and communications networks. TGG, the US private equity giant, via its TPG Growth is combining with Evolution Media to acquire a majority acquire in TRACE. ...

Iflix In Africa Gets Exclusive Run On The Run-Away Serial 'Britannia'

It is being reported that the blockbuster drama series from UK's Sky TV will be exclusive to Iflix Africa. Owned by Malaysia-based Iflix - operating in around 25 countries globally - Iflix Africa has announced that as from January 22nd, ...

Africa's Pay-TV Subscribers To Reach 17.4 Million By 2023

A new report from Digital TV Research has concluded that Sub-Saharan Africa will see a surge in pay-Tv subscribers between now and 2023 - up to 74% increase. The report also indicated that revenues from pay-Tv for the period would ...

South Africa: MultiChoice Plan To Expand Reach Of Internet TV

Multichoice DStv aims to extend the reach of its Internet Television services to cover more customers and their devices. DStv executives said they are keen to exploit advancement and improvements in technology and services to provide customers with media and ...

StarTimes Nigeria Delighted With Take-Up Of Pay-Per-Day Subscription Offer

Mr Justin Zhang, Chief Executive, Startimes Nigeria has expressed delighted at the initial reception received from their customers in Nigeria with regards their pay-per-day offering. Speaking to the media in Nigeria to reflect on the service launch, he said that ...