In a surprising development, MultiChoice South Africa CEO Mark Rayner has resigned after almost 14 years with the pay-television broadcaster.
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Mark Rayner, CEO of MultiChoice South Africa, joins the podcast to discuss the major announcements made by the pay-television operator on Wednesday, including the launch of the DStv Explora Ultra.
MultiChoice Group has launched a “dishless” streaming version of DStv. The offering, which works using the DStv Now app or website, doesn’t require customers to buy and install a satellite dish and decoder.
Many South African technology companies are allowing their employees to work from home and encouraging them to make use of technology to avoid face-to-face meetings with colleagues and clients.
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.
A major electronics manufacturing facility in East London, which until recently made decoders for MultiChoice, faces possible liquidation after it reportedly failed to make repayments on a R200-million loan.