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Mar 04, 2021  |  Nigeria: Govt. To Mandate Active Regulation Of Pay-TV Pricing

The Nigerian government is considering a new bill that would effectively give the industry regulator (National Broadcasting Commission) the powers to review and regulate the tariff (prices) being charged by DStv, GoTV TSTV and StarTimes.   According to sources close ...


Feb 19, 2021  |  BMA's View | Does Multichoice Need To Revisit Its Pricing Strategy To Stay Competitive?

Analysts working within Africa's broadcast media industry are beginning to question the wisdom behind Multichoice DStv's current pricing strategy. Industry watchers are now asking whether the seemingly incessant price increases from Multichoice is now starting to hurt the company, both ...


Feb 11, 2021  |  Namibia: MultiChoice Launches Showmax Add To Bill' Feature

Industry media are reporting that Multichoice Namibia is introducing a new feature that will allow its DStv premium subscribers the possibilities of enjoying the additional streaming of international content such as movies and series at no extra cost them. They ...


Feb 05, 2021  |  Nigeria: DStv's Challenger, TSTV Concede To Ineffective Distribution In 2020

TSTV, the upstart satellite television company in Nigeria has conceded that it did not do well by its own expected standard with the distribution of the content it has promised the public. The company lays the blame for the disruption ...


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 ...

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 ...

StarTimes Facing A "Winding-Up Court Order" For Rights Debts - According To Reports

GlobalData Sport, a data and intelligence services platform, has revealed that StarTimes, the Chinese-owned Pay-TV operator with tentacles across Africa, is at "serious risk" of receiving a court-mandated "winding-up" order after it has "repeatedly failed to pay" for sports rights ...

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 ...

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 ...