Discarded by its globe-trotting parent Naspers after more than three decades, African pay-television heavyweight MultiChoice Group is facing an uncertain future.
Naspers CEO Bob van Dijk, together with Naspers video entertainment CEO Imtiaz Patel and MultiChoice South Africa CEO Calvo Mawela, held a media call on Tuesday morning to discuss the plan to unbundle MultiChoice. Listen to it here.
Naspers has announced it plans to list its video entertainment business on the JSE while at the same time unbundling the unit to shareholders.
In this episode of the podcast, Naspers CEO Bob van Dijk returns to the show, this time with Naspers Ventures CEO Larry Illg, to talk about the group’s global technology investments and strategies.
The controversial channel supply agreement between the SABC and MultiChoice has run its course, with the two broadcasters signing a new deal that allows SABC News and SABC Encore to continue to be broadcast on DStv.