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MultiChoice reports 10% SA subscriber growth

Despite the tough economic environment, MultiChoice added nearly 600 000 DStv subscribers in South Africa the first half of its 2017 financial year, which ended on 30 September 2017. That’s an increase of 10% over

DStv grows subscribers, but margins squeezed

MultiChoice parent Naspers has disclosed that it has grown the number of pay-television subscribers on its books substantially in the past year, though pressure on prices in a weak economy, coupled with

Naspers video assets under pressure

Naspers’s video entertainment assets, which include DStv operator MultiChoice, have come under severe margin pressure as investment in ShowMax and weak currencies in many of its markets put downward pressure on its trading

Listing MultiChoice a ‘no-brainer’: chairman

MultiChoice South Africa Holdings chairman Nolo Letele has said it would “absolutely make sense” to list the pay-television broadcaster on the JSE, but the requirement of its broadcasting licence that 30% of its equity be in black

DTT is here: what you need to know

It’s finally happened. South Africa this week launched digital terrestrial television, ushering in a new chapter in the country’s broadcasting history, but one that has arrived many years later than

Finally, digital TV era arrives in SA

With little fanfare, South Africa this week kick-started the process of “dual illumination”, a significant milestone in the switch from analogue to digital terrestrial television and a move that

MultiChoice to launch GOtv at R99/month

MultiChoice will this week unveil its new digital terrestrial television (DTT) platform in South Africa, becoming the first broadcaster in South Africa to launch commercial DTT services. Using the GOtv name, the same branding it’s using for its DTT offerings

Naspers to launch Netflix rival

Media and technology group Naspers is said to be planning a video-on-demand rival to Netflix, and may be intending to announce the new service at a media conference in South Africa as early as next week. Naspers owns MultiChoice, which operates

Naspers keeps its enemies close

In a year of multibillion-rand investments, the deal that stands out for Naspers CEO Bob van Dijk is the a joint venture agreement reached with Scandinavian e-commerce rival Schibsted. It is a case of keeping your friends

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