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Jan 20, 2021  |  Speculation Rife Over Multichoice's Relocation Of HQ To Dubai (UAE)

Speculation has been rife that pay-tv giant, Multichoice is contemplating moving its headquarters to Dubai, where many of its top management now reside and work. However, the Pay-TV group has dismissed this industry speculation, describing itself in a statement online ...


Jan 04, 2021  |  PayTV Subscribers In Africa To Reach 51 Million By 2026 - Report

A new analyst report on the African television market has projected that by the end of 2026, PayTV subscribers on the continent will soar up to 51million, adding more than 17million to the current base.   According to the "Africa ...


Nov 13, 2020  |  Multichoice Africa Surpasses 20 Million Subscribers Across Africa - Company Report

Africa's PayTV behemoth, Multichoice Group, has announced that it now has 20.1 million active subscribers to its DStv and GOtv platform across Africa. According to the company, this represents a six per cent increase year-on-year. Multichoice statement revealed that it ...


Nov 10, 2020  |  Multichoice Sees Earnings And Profits Up By 45% Year-On-Year!

Africa's biggest Pay-TV company, Multichoice Group, said on Monday 09th November that it foresees up to 45 per cent increase in its headline earnings and profits in the six months to September 2020 on a year-on-year basis.   The trading ...


Satellite Broadcasters Are Unlike Telcos And Cannot Do Pay-As-You-Go, Says Multichoice Nigeria CEO

John Ugbe, the chief executive officer of Multichoice in Nigeria, has reiterated that implementing a Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) billing model was both technically and commercially herculean for his organisation.   Addressing a group of Nigerian lawmakers, the Multichoice chief said PayTV ...

Nigeria: Regulator Supports Local Company's Launch Of Pay-Per-View TV Model

Nigeria's National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has renewed its support for a local satellite TV company's bid to roll-out a pay-per-view TV model in Nigeria.   Speaking at a meeting with the management of TStv, NBC's acting director-general, Armstrong Idachaba said ...

Nigeria: StarTimes And Multichoice Give Reasons For Prices Increase

Nigeria's PayTV operators have recently been in a bit of negative news cycle after following the announcement of price hikes on their respective TV packages and services.   Multichoice Nigeria, who recently informed its customers of impending price increases on ...

Nigeria: Lawmakers Unhappy With StarTimes Pricing Hikes

Members of the Nigerian House of Representatives have indicated their dismay that the PayTV company - StarTimes - has increased its subscription tariff, and has, according to reports, ordered it to review its prices immediately.   StarTimes Nigeria is said ...

Calvo Mawela, Multichoice CEO, Gets 125% Pay Rise To US$1.6 Million

Multichoice Group's latest annual report for the financial year-end to March 2020 has shown that its Chief Executive Officer, Mr Calvo Mawela, was paid a total sum of US$1.59 million (as a total remunerative package) representing more than 125 per ...

Pay-TV: "Pay-As-You-Go" Billing Helps Bring Television To All - StarTimes Nigeria

Africa's Pay-TV giant, StarTimes, believes that offering people the opportunity to pay for digital television on a "pay-as-you-go" basis is key to providing access to many that might otherwise be shut out of the allures of digital TV.   This ...

Multichoice Connected Video CEO - Mr Niclas Ekdahl - Quits!

Reports reaching BMA is saying that after just two years in the post, Niclas Ekdahl, CEO of Multichoice connected video division has resigned, and will be leaving his position, effective immediately. "Personal interests" was the main reason given for Mr ...

Nigeria: "Pay As You Go' Might Not Be Best Model For Pay-TV Services" - Says Consumer Protection Chief

The chief executive officer of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission in Nigeria, Mr Babatunde Irukera, has voiced his doubts about the application of telecoms-style pay-as-you-go billing model for the Pay-TV sector.   Speaking to journalists, the chief of ...

Nigeria: Multichoice's Battle With Lawmakers Over ‘Pay-As-You-View’ Model Is Unrelenting!

Even as it seems that the matter has been put to rest and that Multichoice Nigeria can move on, lawmakers still want Multichoice to properly account for why it is not offering a ‘Pay-as-you-view’ content access model in Nigeria.   ...

Nigerians Pay Less For DStv Than Other Africans - MultiChoice Report

Multichoice has issued a report indicating that its products and services are well cheaper in Nigeria than in most of its other markets on the continent.   According to data from the report (seen on the DStv website), a Nigerian ...