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Jun 24, 2019  |  MultiChoice To Lay Off 2194 Employees -Reports

More than 2 000 MultiChoice employees have reportedly been served with retrenchment letters, as the pay-TV services operator plans for a business “realignment”. Employees were informed of these plans on Friday by MultiChoice’s Group CEO Calvo Mawela. The 2194 employees ...


Jun 17, 2019  |  Nigerian Govt Issues Final Order To MultiChoice Nigeria Demanding Changes

The Nigerian government's Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) has issued a "final order" to MultiChoice Nigeria demanding that the pay-TV operator adheres to a new list of demands such as a "24-hour call centres, seven days a week. ...


Jun 12, 2019  |  Africa's MultiChoice Group Reportedly Expects To Suffer Headline Loss

MultiChoice Group, Africa's largest pay-TV company, has confirmed that it expects to suffer a headline loss this year, due to foreign exchange losses in its South African business, among other reasons. MultiChoice, the spin-off from e-commerce giant Naspers, forecasts to ...


May 23, 2019  |  StarTimes Confirms That Plans To Build HQ In Nairobi Are Still Underway

In July 2014 China’s StarTimes Group hosted a ground-breaking event in the Nairobi suburb of Karen and announced plans to build its African headquarters in the Kenyan city. Since then, progress towards the construction of the project has been painfully ...


CEO Pledges To Make StarTimes More Affordable In Nigeria

The CEO of StarTimes Nigeria, David Zhang, held a media press briefing at the Radisson Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos earlier this week. Zhang, who had worked for four years as the CEO of StarTimes Kenya until January 2019 when he was ...

ICASA’s Draft Regulations May Cause MultiChoice To Change Business Model

Pay-TV operator MultiChoice could possibly be forced to shift its focus and change its business model in order to remain competitive as the Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) drafts up new rules to challenge its dominance. Icasa has been ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...