MultiChoice Group has decided to carry competing streaming television services on its upcoming Explora PVR because the broadcaster wants to position itself as a “super aggregator” of content.
MultiChoice Group has reported a 14% improvement in trading profit to R8-billion for the year ended 31 March 2020, despite a tough economic environment and the growing threat of Netflix.
MultiChoice-owned video-on-demand provider Showmax has added seven live news channels to the platform to keep subscribers up to date during South Africa’s Covid-19 lockdown.
Communications regulator Icasa is “engaging the sector on possible ways of radio frequency spectrum relief” during the national state of disaster declared by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
MultiChoice Group-owned pay-television service DStv is offering free access to its 24-hour news channels, including to non-subscribers, it said in a statement on its website.
MultiChoice will hike the price of some DStv bouquets on 1 April, but the increases have been kept well below inflation as the broadcaster battles weak consumer spending and rivalry from online streaming platforms.