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Dec 13, 2018  |  Nigeria: StarTimes Gives All Subscribers 50% End-Of-Year Discount

Pay TV Operator, StarTimes has announced that it will be granting a special 50% discount off subscription rates to its subscribers this festive season. According to a statement that was recently issued by the company, the offer kicked off on ...


Dec 03, 2018  |  MultiChoice Is Struggling To Retain DStv Premium Subscribers In South Africa

Naspers has published its financial results for the six months period ending on 30 September 2018. Part of the company’s results zoomed in on the “video entertainment” division of the business, which includes MultiChoice Africa, MultiChoice South Africa, and Showmax ...


Nov 21, 2018  |  Nigerian DSTV Subscribers Want A Pay-As-You-View Billing System

DStv service subscribers in Nigeria are not happy with the continued payment for services not rendered by MultiChoice, the leading distance-to-home service provider in Nigeria.   In news interviews in Lagos, DStv customers have pleaded with the Federal Government to ...


Nov 19, 2018  |  GRB Studios Inks Multiyear Licensing And Distribution Deal With Africa's Black TV

GRB Studios has signed a multiyear licensing and distribution deal with Black TV and will be joining forces with the African channel, led by the popular South African actor and producer, Thomas Gumede. This collaboration aims to showcase Africa to ...


South Africa: 18 Companies Apply To Provide New Pay TV Services To Compete With DStv

South Africans may soon be spoilt for choice when it comes to payTV options from next year -- some of them delivered to your cellphone. Until now Naspers’ MultiChoice has been the sole provider of subscription TV in South Africa, ...

Kwesé TV Shut Down After Losing Legal Case

Econet Wireless’ pay satellite service, Kwesé TV has been shut down after losing a Supreme Court battle in which the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) had accused it of not complying with the law. Kwesé TV had been broadcasting in ...

Kwese's Satellite-TV Shuts Down After 18 Months

Econet Media announced that after a business strategy review, it has decided to streamline its direct-to-home satellite television service and will now focus on three core services, namely Kwese Iflix, Kwese Free Sports (KFS) and Kwese Play. The plan is ...

Africa's pay-TV Market Growth-Rate Set To Lead Globally

According to the latest research, Africa’s pay-TV growth rate is on the rise and is expected to overtake all other international regions by 2022, even amidst all the competition that has been brought by video streaming services in recent years. ...

South Africa: MultiChoice Losing Premium Subscribers To Netflix

MultiChoice South Africa has revealed that it had lost many DStv Premium subscribers during the past financial year due to the aggressive competition from Netflix. Approximately 20% of South Africans who sign up for Netflix or Showmax, do so with ...

Old DStv Decoders To Be Replaced As New Channels Come Online

MultiChoice recently announced that it is launching its first channel to be broadcast on high-band frequencies, using the company’s new DStv satellite launched in 2016. Because this new channel is broadcast on high-band frequencies and most older decoders and installations ...

MultiChoice Ditches Sony Channel And Sony MAX

MultiChoice is ditching Sony Max and The Sony Channel from its DStv satellite pay-TV bouquet at the end of October after choosing not to renew the channel's carriage contract with Sony Pictures Television Networks (SPTN). When asked by industry press ...

DStv To Put An End To Its Mobile TV service

MultiChoice has announced that on 31 October 2018 its DStv Mobile service will be ending. DStv Mobile TV was launched in 2010 allowing users to gain access to DStv on their phones, laptops, or tablets via a Drifta mobile decoder. ...

StarTimes Invests $220m Into The Nigerian Economy, Pays $US25 Millon In Tax

StarTimes Invests $220m Into The Nigerian Economy, Pays $US25 Millon In Tax The Chinese direct-to-home Pay-TV service, StarTimes said it had invested over $220 million in Nigeria, in the last eight years to enrich the country’s television viewing experience and ...

StarTimes Exposed In Dodgy Dealings Controversy In Ghana

Ghana and other African countries have sold out their public broadcasting systems to China through very similar dubious deals with Chinese pay-TV company, StarTimes - so says influential industry watchers. The betrayal in Ghana has happened through allowing direct Chinese ...