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Feb 14, 2019  |  Naspers Releases $1.4 Billion To MultiChoice Shareholders, According To Reports

Naspers recently announced that it was unbundling the shares of the MultiChoice Group (MCG), which will be listed separately on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) later this month. Naspers, South Africa’s largest company, has grown into a cash-generative African video ...


Feb 13, 2019  |  StarTimes Announces That It Has 3 Million Subscribers In Nigeria

StarTimes’ Overseas Public Relations Director, William Masy has disclosed that approximately 3 million Nigerians are subscribed to the organisation’s services and products throughout the country’s six geopolitical zones. Masy announced this recently to a delegation of Nigerian Journalists at the ...


Feb 12, 2019  |  South Africa: MultiChoice Served With ICASA Complaint Ahead Of JSE Listing

A non-profit organisation has filed a complaint seeking to prevent the MultiChoice Group from listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange later this month without the approval of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA). According to an interim ruling ...


Feb 07, 2019  |  DStv Reveals That It Has Secured More Subscribers Than Netflix In Africa

The MultiChoice Group has shared its investor roadshow presentation, in which it lists what the company has to offer investors. The launch of the presentation follows the MultiChoice Group releasing its pre-listing statement in accordance with the Johannesburg Stock Exchange’s ...


South Africa’s Competition Commission Says It Will Not Prosecute MultiChoice And SuperSport

The Competition Commission of South Africa has released a statement announcing that it will not be prosecuting SuperSport and MultiChoice after complaints pertaining to their “abuse of dominance”. It decided not to prosecute because it didn’t see any reasonable prospects ...

StarTimes Nigeria Welcomes New CEO As Justin Zhang Takes A Bow

The StarTimes Group has announced that it has appointed Mr David Zhang as its new Chief Executive Officer for StarTimes Nigeria. His appointment is immediately effective and David is the successor of Justin Zhang, who completed his term as CEO ...

StarTimes Distributes Set-Top Boxes To Its Media Partners In Guinea

StarTimes recently offered decoders and two years of subscription to its Guinean media partners for their collaboration and support in promoting their services. According to Qiao Ying, the Director of Startimes, 2018 was a fantastic year for StarTimes which marked ...

Kwese Hints That It Might Unveil Cross-Network Affordable Streaming Packages

Kwese Play is an HD internet TV decoder that allows its subscribers to combine the power of online streaming with the trill of entertainment. The decoder was unveiled quietly last year by Kwese and is currently available at selected digital ...

MultiChoice South Africa Seals Naspers Split With Dividend Plan

Africa’s largest pay-TV business MultiChoice plans to cough up a 2.5 billion rand ($181 million) dividend two years after leaving its mother-ship of three decades - e-commerce and media group Naspers - and getting a listing solo in South Africa. ...

Analysts Predict Uncertain Times For MultiChoice Following JSE Listing Announcement

The internet giant Naspers announced this week that its video entertainment business MultiChoice Group would list on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) on 27 February. Last year, Naspers had said that it was planning to list MultiChoice separately on the ...

MultiChoice To Start Trading Its Shares Next Month

Naspers has announced that its video entertainment business, the MultiChoice Group, will list on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) as from 27 February. This is after Naspers revealed last year that it was planning to list MultiChoice separately on the ...

MultiChoice Commits To Continue To Carry Showmax Losses

The CEO of the MultiChoice Group, Calvo Mawela has announced that MultiChoice will continue carrying losses accumulated by Showmax in the “medium term”, but the goal is for the streaming television service to eventually make a profit once broadband infrastructure ...

Nigeria’s Pay TV Operators Fail To Provide ‘Pay-As-You-Consume’ Viewing

There is a widespread belief amongst Nigeria’s pay-TV subscribers that pay-television services are too expensive, especially when the operators continuously increase prices for their services. In addition to that, research has shown that subscribers generally watch only 15% or so ...

MultiChoice Nigeria Treats GOtv Subscribers To A Top Up Campaign Offer

MultiChoice Nigeria is giving subscribers on its GOtv platform a major reason to smile this new year with the rollout of GOtv’s ‘Top Up’ campaign. Starting from Tuesday, 15 January up until Monday, 15 April, 2019, all active as well ...