Multichoice Struggles In Zimbabwe As Online Media Gain Ground
Programming issues and in-country infrastructure challenges may be besetting Multichoice in Zimbabwe, causing the pay-TV giant to struggle in that market.
A recent reporting indicated that Multichoice might have lost half of its subscribers in a relatively short period. However, Multichoice puts this down to uncontrolled hyperinflation and general economic malaise in Zimbabwe.
Industry watchers, however, point to other explanations why the Pay-TV giant seems to be struggling, and part of it is reported to be due to the growth of online streaming media services like YouTube and Facebook video services.
Data referenced by ITWeb Africa indicates that many Zimbabweans are taking to internet-enabled offerings, with access to platforms such as YouTube, Facebook and Netflix now responsible for the spike in data usage across the country.
Credit: Contribution from itweb.africa