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Sep 15, 2020  |  South Africa: Netflix Tests Cheaper Mobile-Only Pricing Plan, Attempts To Undercut Showmax's Pricing

Netflix announced it is now testing a mobile-only pricing plan that will cost its subscribers in South Africa only 39 Rands (US$2.50). Industry watchers find this an interesting move and could be an attempt to undercut Multichoice Showmax mobile-only price ...


Sep 10, 2020  |  Big Brother Naija Season 5 Production Costs 10Million US Dollars - Says Multichoice Nigeria

Multichoice Nigeria has declared that it spent upwards of US$ 10million (3.5 billion Naira) on the production of the Season 5 of the reality show - Big Brother Naija.   John Ugbe, the chief executive of Multichoice Nigeria, said that ...


Sep 08, 2020  |  Disney XD And Fox Life Chopped Off DStv Channels List

By the end of September 2020, Multichoice DStv will lose two entertainment channels - Disney XD And Fox Life - from its programming list, the company has announced. These new cuts follow the removal of the BBC First channel as ...


Aug 31, 2020  |  South Africa: New Medical Drama Series - Durban Gen - To Premiere On e.tv

e.tv, the South African free-to-air broadcaster has announced that the medical drama, Durban Gen, will be coming to its schedule, with a premiere in October. Produced by Stained Glass T.V, Durban Gen is Is said to showcase the powerful partnership ...


Showmax Delighted As Big Brother Naija Draws Record Streaming Views Across Africa

Executives at Multichoice Showmax may have been doing internal cartwheel jumps to celebrate the viewing figures from the 5th edition of Big Brother Naija, which, despite being currently flighted in a pandemic has become a hit with streamers in Nigeria, ...

Multichoice MNET Plans To Add 5 New Content Channels To Stable!

Multichoice has announced plans to boost its programming line-up with a slate of new entertaining content from places such as Canada, Turkey and Mexico and Korean. According to industry press, the planned content additions to the DStv platform will include ...

South Africa: Community Broadcaster - Soweto TV - Local Reality Show

Soweto TV is a community broadcasting station that seems to be doing things very differently, offering up quality unique programming and feature stories based on a strong African narrative.   Part of this locally produced programming is its new reality ...

US Fox News Launches Video Streaming Platform - Expected To Go Global (And In Africa) By 2020 End

Fox News - a significant cable news organisation in the United States - has announced it will be going global with a dedicated "International arm", just like others like CNN, BBC and SKY have been doing now for ages.   ...

Multichoice Drops BBC First, Says It's Part Of Refresh Strategy

Effective from 01 September, DStv subscribers would not be able to access the BBC First channel as it is being removed from Multichoice's channels listing.   The removal of BCC First, according to executives at Multichoice is part of the ...

New DreamWorks Animation Kids Channel Added To StarTimes, StarSat Line-Up

The PayTV company StarTimes said it had added a 24-hour DreamWorks animation for kids to its channel set-up across Africa and on StarSat in South Africa.   StarTimes And NBC Universal Networks say they are thrilled to be able to ...

TV Programming: SABC Brings Back Talk Show “Trending SA”

SABC3, a channel in the  South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) stable has revived “Trending SA”, bringing it to early prime time with Elma Smit, Refiloe Mpakanvane and Mablerh as new presenters.   The industry could recall that the show was ...

Multichoice Reduces M-Net Channels From Six To Four

Valid from 01 September 2020, Multichoice M-Net Channels are being reduced from six to four, the Pay-Tv company has announced. The new channels would simply be called M-Net  Movies 1, 2, 3, and 4.   The press statement from Multichoice ...

The United Kingdom Offers Up US$713 Million For Film And TV Production

The United Kingdom government has announced that it is launching a scheme that will further boost its film and TV production sector with a funding pot valued to the tune of US$713 million.   According to the UK's culture secretary ...

SABC Keen To Bring Live Sports With Boxing, Athletics And Tennis Top Of Mind

Mr Gary Rathbone, the general manager for sports at the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has strongly signalled that under his management, the organisation will refocus on bringing back some "high-profile" sporting properties for the entertainment of South Africans.   ...