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Apr 16, 2019  |  DStv In A Battle Against Piracy In South Africa

Piracy in South Africa has become a bigger competitor to DStv Now and Showmax than Netflix, since a wide variety of unreleased movies and other content is available on many sites for free. This is the view of Nicolas Callegari, ...


Apr 11, 2019  |  StarTimes Decreases Pay-TV Fees In Kenya

The rapidly-growing DTH and digital terrestrial pay-TV broadcaster StarTimes is decreasing its subscription prices for its Kenyan market by 50 per cent. Viewers will now have the pleasure of viewing The StarTimes ‘Nyota’ bouquet daily at $0.25 per day.  The ...


Apr 04, 2019  |  Kwesé Iflix Rewards Loyal Subscribers With Special Easter Promo

Kwese iflix has announced that leading up to the Easter holidays it has rolled out an Easter Egg Hunt to reward its loyal subscribers of the mobile television app.   The promo was launched on the 26th of March and ...


Apr 03, 2019  |  StarTimes Nigeria Collaborates With MTN For StarTimes ON App

StarTimes Nigeria has joined forces with MTN, Africa’s most extensive information communication technology company, to offer MTN’s mobile internet subscribers a special data bundle for the StarTimes ON mobile app.  Due to the video streaming bundles on StarTimes “ON” App, ...


Kenya: StarTimes Appoints New CEO As It Seeks To Secure Football Rights

StarTimes has announced that Andy Wang will be taking over as the new CEO in Kenya with Aldrine Nsubuga also being recently appointed as the StarTimes Regional Marketing Director for East Africa. These appointments are both based in Nairobi, as ...

Nigeria’s StarTimes Subscribers Get Bouquet Upgrades In Easter Promo

StarTimes has rolled out an exciting new Easter promo for its subscribers in Nigeria. The promo gives subscribers the opportunity to pay for a subscription package on Basic, Nova, Classic and Smart bouquets and then receive an instant upgrade to ...

Institutions Raise Their Stakes In Recently Listed MultiChoice

MultiChoice has reported that Allan Gray and Prudential Investment Managers have both raised their stakes in the recently listed pay-TV group. Prudential’s clients have increased their collective shares in MultiChoice to 5.4%, while Allan Gray has lifted its stakes to ...

Nigeria’s NBC Issues A New List Of Non-Negotiable Working Conditions For GOtv

Nigeria’s National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has issued a new list of conditions for GOtv to continue operating in the country. The NBC Director-General, Is’haq Modibbo Kawu addressed a press conference recently and confirmed that the Digital Terrestrial Licence that had ...

MultiChoice Malawi Rolls Out Quality-Assurance App For Accredited Installers

MultiChoice Malawi, has announced that it has launched an installer eco-system app for accredited installers to use in order to provide an exceptional customer experience. The Marketing Manager at MultiChoice Malawi, Chimwemwe Nyirenda said that the institution had introduced the ...

Canal + Set To Launch Its Pay-TV Platform In Ethiopia

Canal + has announced that it will soon be deploying its pay-TV offer in Ethiopia over the next few weeks. The company has received approval from the country’s government to go ahead with the distribution of the channels of the ...

MultiChoice Shares Rise To Their Best Level Since JSE Listing

MultiChoice Group’s shares have climbed to their best level yet since the pay-TV operator was unbundled by Naspers and listed on the JSE in late February. The stock reached a high of $8.49 on the morning of Wednesday 13 March. ...

MultiChoice Namibia Becomes Third Country In Southern Africa To Increase DStv Subscription Fee

MultiChoice in Namibia has become the third country in Southern Africa to announce its plans to hike DStv subscription fees from April 2019. This announcement comes after MultiChoice Zambia recently let it be known that its DStv subscribers would see ...

MultiChoice Namibia Expels Possibility Of Stock Exchange Listing

MultiChoice Namibia has ruled out any possibility of listing its business on the Namibia Stock Exchange following the MultiChoice Group’s recent listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). 51% of MultiChoice Namibia is owned by the country’s ruling party, Swapo, ...

DStv Seeks Regulatory Approval To Hike Up Subscription Fees In Angola

MultiChoice wants to raise DStv's monthly subscription by up to 20% in Angola, but the satellite pay-TV operator needs to receive regulatory approval before it would be allowed to go forward with a price increase. According to recent media reports ...

Upcoming Programmes & Activities

TV Content Development, Distribution and Monetisation Forum

25th - 26th June 2019

Swakumpond | Namibia

Effective Funding and Financing For Broadcast Organsations In The Digital Ecosystem

24th - 25th July 2019

Port Louis | Mauritius

Broadcast Infrastructure and Platforms For A Converged Media Ecosystem

27th - 28th August 2019

Johannesburg | South Africa

OTT Content Streaming and Video On Demand (VoD) Services Forum

11th - 12th September 2019

Lagos | Nigeria

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