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  1. Hanno Labuschagne

    Minister Kodwa calls on SABC to resolve Springbok World Cup rights standoff with SuperSport

    Minister Kodwa calls on SABC to resolve Springbok World Cup rights standoff with SuperSport Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture Zizi Kodwa has urged the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to reach an agreement with SuperSport to secure sub-licensing of broadcast rights to the highly...
  2. Hanno Labuschagne

    MultiChoice wants R38 million for Springbok World Cup matches

    MultiChoice wants R38 million for Springbok World Cup matches The SABC is refusing to pay MultiChoice $2 million (R37.7 million) for the rights to broadcast all potential Springbok games from the 2023 Rugby World Cup live. MultiChoice currently holds the exclusive rights to broadcast all the...
  3. Hanno Labuschagne

    DStv streaming now supports up to two concurrent streams

    DStv streaming now supports up to two concurrent streams MultiChoice has re-added the ability for DStv streaming-only customers to stream on up to two devices at the same time, at a fraction of the cost of a full standalone subscription. The adjustment comes shortly after the broadcaster...
  4. Hanno Labuschagne

    DStv's biggest threat is not Netflix or Disney — TV broadcast expert

    DStv's biggest threat is not Netflix or Disney — TV broadcast expert While international streaming services are increasingly interested in acquiring the rights to show many popular live sports, they aren't the biggest threat to DStv's dominance in live sports broadcasting in South Africa. That...
  5. Jan

    DStv Premium price compared to fibre with Netflix and Disney+

    DStv vs fibre with Netflix and Disney+ MultiChoice recently increased the pricing of its DStv packages, and a MyBroadband analysis reveals that South Africans can get fibre and several streaming services for less each month than the price of DStv Premium. While streaming services generally...
  6. Jan

    DStv Premium's R994 per month vs 12 streaming services

    12 streaming services you can get for the price of DStv Premium South Africans can subscribe to 12 video streaming services for the same price as a single DStv Premium decoder subscription while getting significantly more movies and TV shows. MultiChoice's latest annual adjustment in DStv...
  7. Jan

    MultiChoice couldn't afford IPL rights, and could lose the English Premier League - Cash n Sports

    Why DStv lost IPL cricket — major soccer rights also at risk Cash N Sports director Nqobile Ndlovu says MultiChoice could not afford the rights to broadcast the Indian Premier League (IPL) — the world's most popular domestic cricket tournament. It's a significant blow to SuperSport and DStv...
  8. Jan

    DStv Premium, Family, and Access prices vs inflation - 2000 to 2023

    23 years of DStv price hikes in South Africa Price increases for DStv Premium remain below inflation, whereas DStv Family subscribers are still paying more for their service in real terms than in 2013, a MyBroadband analysis shows. Although MultiChoice’s price hikes for DStv Access have...
  9. Jan

    Netflix Premium vs Showmax Pro vs DStv Premium - February 2023

    Netflix vs DStv vs Showmax — the best value for money South Africans get the highest value from a Netflix Premium subscription than from DStv Premium stream-only or Showmax Pro, provided they don't want MultiChoice's live sports coverage. Netflix's top-tier subscription is cheaper, allows more...
  10. Jan

    DStv Premium vs Compact Plus channel and pricing comparison - November 2022

    DStv Premium vs Compact Plus price and channel showdown DStv's Premium and Compact Plus packages differ in price by R290 despite the cheaper plan only having fifteen fewer channels than the top-tier subscription. However, sports enthusiasts might still find the more expensive package appealing...
  11. Jan

    MultiChoice's plan to hide DStv Premium subscriber decline backfires

    Plan to hide DStv Premium numbers backfires MultiChoice’s plan to hide the decline in DStv Premium subscriptions backfired, and it is now trying to bypass its new reporting standard. To understand MultiChoice’s DStv Premium reporting flip-flop, you have to go back to the days when the company...
  12. Jan

    DStv 4K will only be available on Explora Ultra and Streama

    DStv is launching 4K broadcasts — this is the decoder subscribers need MultiChoice announced that it would broadcast the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar in 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) on DStv. However, not all its Explora decoders support the technology. The broadcaster told MyBroadband that...
  13. Jan

    MultiChoice launches uncapped fibre bundles with DStv Premium and Compact - price comparison

    DStv Premium for cheaper than R500 — if you buy fibre from MultiChoice MultiChoice has launched a new bundle package that combines a DStv Premium subscription, DStv Streama digital media box, and a 25/10Mbps fibre connection for R999 per month. The deal was made available from the start of...
  14. Hanno Labuschagne

    How DStv top packages lost customers as MultiChoice raised prices

    DStv top packages lose customers as MultiChoice raises prices Despite losing customers, MultiChoice continues to raise the price of its high-end DStv packages every year. Although it has reigned in the increases since 2018, relatively speaking, premium subscribers keep cancelling or...
  15. Jan

    MultiChoice stiffs Showmax's South African subscribers on House of the Dragon

    MultiChoice snubs Showmax subscribers in South Africa While Showmax has started streaming HBO's hit Game of Thrones spinoff House of the Dragon in several African countries, South Africans have nowhere to watch the show legally other than DStv Premium. The MultiChoice-owned streaming service...
  16. Jan

    Very few DStv Premium subscribers tuned in for the House of the Dragon premiere

    Goodbye DStv — Poor Game of Thrones spinoff performance signals big decline The premiere of HBO's big Game of Thrones spinoff House of the Dragon had a shockingly poor performance on DStv in South Africa, raising questions about the value of international premium content on the service...
  17. Hanno Labuschagne

    DStv's price conundrum

    DStv's price conundrum MultiChoice continues to hike DStv prices annually even as it bleeds its most valuable subscribers, despite the growing competition from more affordable video streaming services. The satellite TV broadcaster dominated the home entertainment industry in South Africa for...
  18. Hanno Labuschagne

    DStv bloodbath in South Africa - Compact subscribers join Premium leavers

    DStv bloodbath in South Africa — Compact subscribers join Premium leavers MultiChoice's latest annual results have revealed a significant decline in customers on its DStv Premium, Compact, and Extra packages in South Africa in the past year. The broadcaster reported a 4% loss in 90-day active...
  19. Jan

    Disney+ and 8 other streaming services you can buy for less than DStv Premium

    Goodbye DStv — Disney+ and 8 other streaming services for the price of DStv Premium South Africans will soon be able to subscribe to Disney+ and eight other streaming services for less than the price of DStv Premium. Walt Disney is officially bringing its streaming service to the country on 18...
  20. Jan

    MultiChoice announces DStv price increases for 2022

    DStv price hikes for 2022 MultiChoice has announced updated pricing for its DStv pay-TV packages, effective from 1 April 2022. The new fee schedule includes increases on most of the broadcaster's packages, with a weighted 2.7% increase adjustment across all DStv's offerings.
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