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  1. Jan

    MultiChoice Nigeria tax bill of R63 billion "excessive" - PSG Wealth

    R63 billion MultiChoice tax bill — what to expect The Nigerian Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has recently frozen MultiChoice's bank account for allegedly owing R63 billion (1.8 trillion naira) in taxes. FIRS said the DStv provider had not paid VAT since its inception. It has...
  2. M

    What is a pro rata rate amount?

    my friend wants to change the DSTV billing date. from the 30th to the 15th. They messaged dstv on Fb and this is the reply "you may change your payment date, however , it will affect your billing and you will, more likely than not, be required to pay a pro-rata amount dependant on the date you...
  3. M

    Syncing Trakt with Showmax & DSTV

    I recently found out about Trakt.tv and have been very interested in compiling a list of all the shows I have watched. It's quite a lot of admin, but interesting to see. I have started with Netflix and found it quite easy to sync, check and update, but has anyone figured out how to sync showmax...
  4. Jan

    SABC Bill published - Icasa to set regulations on if DStv must collect TV licences for the SABC

    South Africa's new TV licence law published The Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, has published the South African Broadcasting Corporation SOC Ltd Bill for public comment. Notably, the Bill has kept the SABC's TV licensing scheme rather than adopting...
  5. Jan

    SABC hopping mad over DStv's exclusive rights on Kaizer Chiefs CAF final

    DStv exclusive rights on big soccer final — SABC furious The SABC has lashed out at communications regulator Icasa for failing to ensure that it can broadcast the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League Final between Kaizer Chiefs and Egypt's Al Ahly. On Friday, the public...
  6. Jan

    DStv Compact vs Family vs Access price and channel comparison

    DStv package price and channel comparison — Compact vs Family MultiChoice's recent financial results revealed that although the satellite pay-TV broadcaster is bleeding DStv Premium subscribers, its lower-end packages show substantial growth. Its 2020/21 annual results showed that subscribers...
  7. Jan

    Price of DStv compared to a broadband connection with video streaming

    DStv vs Online streaming — Pricing showdown The cost of subscribing to five online video streaming services and a 25Mbps fibre package for two years is only around R700 more than the total amount you will pay on a DStv Premium contract over the same period. DStv has continued to implement...
  8. Jan

    SABC earns R560 million in advertising revenue by being on DStv - MultiChoice

    DStv must pay for SABC channels — state broadcaster The SABC wants MultiChoice to pay for its free-to-air channels, which DStv is forced to carry on its platform. This is even though the pay-TV broadcaster has spent millions on carrying the SABC's channels on DStv since 2008, while the public...
  9. Jan

    Most popular TV shows in South Africa for May 2021

    Most-watched TV shows in South Africa The top three most-watched TV shows in South Africa in May were all broadcast on SABC 1, the latest television audience measurements published by the Broadcast Research Council of South Africa (BRCSA) revealed. While online video streaming services have...
  10. Jan

    MultiChoice fights plan forcing DStv to collect TV Licence fees on behalf of SABC

    MultiChoice fights back against plan for DStv to collect TV Licence fees MultiChoice can't be held responsible to collect TV Licence fees on behalf of the SABC, the group CEO of MultiChoice, Calvo Mawela, said during a recent call with investors. This follows a proposal from the state...
  11. Jan

    DStv's plan to be the one-stop video entertainment shop for South Africa

    DStv's one-stop-shop plan with Netflix MultiChoice is creating a unified streaming platform that will make DStv a one-stop-shop for all video entertainment, including Netflix. Over the last year, MultiChoice added Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and YouTube to its DStv Explora Ultra. The Explora...
  12. Jan

    Many cancelled DStv Premium subscribers will be back - MultiChoice CEO

    South Africans dumping DStv Premium — but they may be back DStv Premium subscribers cut the cord or downgraded to cheaper packages in 2020 because of the absence of rugby, MultiChoice CEO Calvo Mawela told investors during a webcast last week. Mawela said that as rugby returns, so will these...
  13. Hanno Labuschagne

    DStv Premium loses thousands of subscribers

    DStv Premium loses thousands of subscribers The number of households that subscribe to high-end DStv packages declined by 8% in South Africa over the past year, according to MultiChoice’s latest financial results. This is a continuation of a trend that started in 2016 when Netflix launched...
  14. Hanno Labuschagne

    How to stream sports, movies, TV shows, and news without DStv

    How to stream sports, movies, TV shows, and news without DStv The availability of international video streaming services has made it possible for South Africans to cut the DStv cord still access a wide range of entertainment – including movies, series, sports, and news. DStv has been the...
  15. Chris

    DStv still working on bundle with uncapped fiber

    DStv still working on bundle with uncapped fiber MultiChoice is still busy developing a bundle which will combine a DStv subscriptions with uncapped Internet service packages. MultiChoice CEO Calvo Mawela and COO Simon Camerer previously told MyBroadband they were planning to launch a DStv...
  16. Hanno Labuschagne

    DStv Explora Ultra now supports YouTube

    DStv Explora Ultra now supports YouTube MultiChoice has added YouTube app support to its DStv Explora Ultra, allowing subscribers to access the popular streaming platform directly on their decoder. YouTube joins a number of streaming services and apps available on the Explora Ultra, including...
  17. Chris

    BRCSA reveals most-watched TV shows in South Africa

    BRCSA reveals most-watched TV shows in South Africa The Broadcast Research Council of South Africa (BRCSA) has released its television audience measurements for March 2021 which showed that Uzalo and Generations: The Legacy remained the most-watched TV shows in South Africa. This data from the...
  18. nelca

    Bad reception on channel 128 travel channel.

    Good day I upgraded to the newest Explora Ultra Decoder and a new Smart LNB. The problem is that now channel 128 (Travel Channel) keeps hooking every now and then. It is like it is buffering. Has anyone else found this? Does anyone maybe know why it is doing it only on one channel? Any...
  19. DrAS

    What is the name of this song?

    Hello, I have been searching for this song since it played in an advertisement for DSTV around three years ago. It would be great if someone could help. It is an awesome song. Here is the advertisement on YouTube:
  20. Hanno Labuschagne

    New satellite TV service to take on DStv in South Africa

    New satellite TV service to take on DStv in South Africa AfricaXP will expand its free-to-air satellite TV service, PremiumFree, to millions of satellite dishes in South Africa on 1 May 2021. AfricaXP is a digital content distributor and themed linear channel creator which is focussed on...
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