Walt Disney Co’s popular and fast-growing streaming service, Disney+, is coming to South Africa. The platform will be available sometime in the middle of 2022.
MultiChoice Group-owned Internet streaming provider Showmax is upping the ante in the streaming wars, offering access to all matches of the English Premier League, La Liga and Serie A.
eMedia Investments, the holding company of e.tv, eNCA and Openview, has plunged headfirst into streaming, launching eVOD, a video-on-demand service, in partnership with MTN South Africa.
South Africa’s largest broadcaster, JSE-listed MultiChoice Group, said on Friday it expects full-year trading profit to jump by as much as 30% and by as much as 45% on an “organic” basis.
Showmax, the video streaming platform launched by MultiChoice Group, has cut the price of its mobile-only plan to R39/month, from R49 previously.
BritBox, the British streaming joint venture launched by ITV and the BBC Studios, will be available in South Africa some time in the second half of 2021, the companies said on Tuesday.
The SABC has issued a request for information from streaming-media platform experts as it gears up to launch its own so-called “over-the-top” digital streaming service akin to Netflix and Showmax.
MultiChoice Group, the owner of DStv and Showmax, surprised investors on Monday when it revealed that France’s Groupe Canal+ has acquired 6.5% of its equity, sending its shares leaping higher.
MultiChoice Group has launched a major new version of its DStv Explora personal video recorder decoder that can deliver content to subscribers in resolutions of up to 4K ultra high definition.
MultiChoice Group-owned Netflix rival Showmax has launched a Pro version of its service in South Africa, offering the full catalogue of content, plus live-streamed sport.