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Things used to be simple: a life with MultiChoice or a life without it. But South African television viewers will soon be spoilt for choice, even if some options are more appealing than others — and some a lot more

MultiChoice subsidiary M-Net is launching two new channels on the pay-TV operator’s DStv platform. The new channels, M-Net Edge and Vuzu Amp, will be available to DStv Premium subscribers only. The channels will go on air for the first time in October and being billed by MultiChoice

Microsoft Flight Simulator was one of the most popular simulator games of the 90s and early 2000s, until Microsoft closed the studio responsible for its development in 2009. The series made a brief return in 2012 with Microsoft Flight, although the title was critically panned and the studio was closed

Imagine being able to watch the latest hit shows on South African television just hours after they’ve been aired in the US. That’s what local pay-television viewers can now look forward to. Due to the growing threat posed by online piracy, M-Net, the pay-TV operator in the MultiChoice stable has announced it will

The war of words that erupted between MultiChoice and communications minister Yunus Carrim this week is extraordinary. It is also, unfortunately, very damaging. It is unusual in South Africa – or most countries, for that matter – for a large company to take on a cabinet minister directly, aggressively and in public like this. One has to

MultiChoice has upped the ante further with communications minister Yunus Carrim over government’s policy on the use of encryption in digital terrestrial television. In a statement, it has accused the minister of not telling the truth when he claimed that MultiChoice and its partners were misrepresenting the situation. Tensions between

MultiChoice’s open letter to Yunus Carrim, in which it criticised government’s policy on the use of encryption in free-to-air digital terrestrial television, was “not anti-government” and was written because the pay-TV broadcaster, which owns M-Net and DStv, has

Yolisa Phahle has been named as the new CEO of M-Net South Africa, parent company MultiChoice said on Thursday. Phahle is currently director for local interest channels at M-Net. She joined the group in 2005 as GM of Channel O. In 2009, she was appointed as director

MultiChoice, which owns pay-television service DStv, has announced new prices for the year ahead. The new rates including an above-inflation 6,4% increase in the monthly cost of DStv Premium, the operator’s top-end bouquet. The price of the cheaper and fast-growing

It’s the end of an era. Naspers has announced that its long-serving CEO, Koos Bekker, 61, is stepping down as CEO. Bekker, who will stand down from the Naspers board for a year, will be succeeded by the media and technology group’s head of e-commerce