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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 ...


Jun 04, 2018  |  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 ...


May 28, 2018  |  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 ...


Apr 26, 2018  |  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 ...

After Nigeria, MultiChoice Ghana Announces GOtv MAX Package

Multichoice Ghana has followed, very quickly, the steps taken by their Nigerian counterpart by announcing that they are also launching the GOtv MAX packages. Making the announcement, GOtv Ghana's General Manager, Mr KIngsley Afful says that quality entertainment is at ...

Nigeria: MultiChoice Introduces GOtv 'MAX' And Subscribers Can Access Premium Content

Africa’s leading Pay-Tv provider MultiChoice has granted its GOtv subscribers a one-month ‘’open window’’ to access to watch ‘’live’’, the best of Spanish La Liga matches. This GOtv "open window" period will end on October 31, and it follows the ...

Zimbabwe: MultiChoice Cuts DStv Subscription Rates, Introduces New Packages

Africa's Leading Pay-TV provider, MultiChoice, has announced another round of reduction in the prices of its bouquet subscription in Zimbabwe.  News from the company confirmed that the DStv subscription rates for Premium, Compact Plus and Compact had been reduced by ...