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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. Hanno Labuschagne

    The broken state of MultiChoice's GOtv website shows what you should know about digital TV in South Africa

    The broken state of MultiChoice's GOtv website shows what you should know about digital TV in South Africa Navigating to MultiChoice's GOtv website for South Africa, the TV guide is blank, the coverage map points to a server that is no longer online, and clicking on the self-service portal...
  6. Hanno Labuschagne

    SABC wants MultiChoice to pay for free-to-air channels – Why it's a bad idea

    SABC wants MultiChoice to pay for free-to-air channels – Why it's a bad idea The SABC’s support of a proposal to scrap a regulation that requires pay-TV broadcasters to air its programming for free could be a very bad move. This proposal is contained in the Department of Communications and...
  7. Hanno Labuschagne

    What could happen if Uber drivers become employees in South Africa

    What could happen if Uber drivers become employees in South Africa South African Uber riders could soon be paying more for trips available from a fewer number of Uber drivers. This may happen if a class action lawsuit being prepared by Mbuyisa Moleele Attorneys and Leigh Day seeking to classify...
  8. J

    MultiChoice in talks with ISPs over DStv with uncapped fibre

    MultiChoice in talks with ISPs over DStv with uncapped fibre DStv is in discussions with local Internet service providers (ISPs) about bundling its streaming packages with uncapped fibre products. This is according to MultiChoice chief operating officer Simon Camerer, who told MyBroadband in...
  9. J

    MultiChoice's odd Dubai situation

    MultiChoice's odd Dubai situation MultiChoice has dismissed industry speculation that it is considering moving its headquarters to Dubai, where many of its top management now reside and work. These rumours gained momentum after MultiChoice CEO Calvo Mawela joined the company’s chairman Imtiaz...
  10. J

    This graph shows how DStv is bleeding Premium subscribers

    This graph shows how DStv is bleeding Premium subscribers MultiChoice recently published its interim financial results for the period ended 30 September 2020, showing good performance but a big drop in DStv Premium subscribers. The group added 2.1 million 90-day active subscribers across all...
  11. J

    MultiChoice buys R1.8-billion stake in BetKing

    MultiChoice buys R1.8-billion stake in BetKing MultiChoice Group Ltd. plans to develop more local productions with Vivendi SA’s Canal+, the French media group that’s built a 12% stake in Africa’s largest pay-TV provider. While Canal+ has described its acquisition of shares in...
  12. J

    DStv repeats not as bad as you think - MultiChoice CFO

    DStv repeats not as bad as you think - MultiChoice CFO MultiChoice CFO Tim Jacobs said the new TelkomONE streaming service will show that DStv is better than what people think and that repeats are not as bad as perceived. This week Telkom launched TelkomONE in partnership with the SABC...
  13. J

    Big earnings boost for MultiChoice

    Big earnings boost for MultiChoice MultiChoice expects a significant boost in earnings per share and trading profit compared to the prior period, the company said in a trading statement. "The board considers core headline earnings per share and trading profit as the two most appropriate...
  14. J

    MultiChoice is very greedy and disliked, and this will come back to bite it - Analyst

    MultiChoice is very greedy and disliked, and this will come back to bite it - Analyst Independent analyst Chris Gilmour said MultiChoice is not liked and very greedy, which does not bode well for its future prospects. Gilmour was speaking to Business Day TV about French media company Groupe...
  15. J

    MultiChoice takeover rumours after French media group buys a bigger stake

    MultiChoice takeover rumours after French media group buys a bigger stake MultiChoice has announced that French media company Groupe Canal+ has acquired more shares in the company, which means it now owns 12% of the total ordinary shares in issue. This follows news earlier this month that...
  16. J

    MultiChoice SA CEO Mark Rayner explains DStv standalone streaming service

    MultiChoice SA CEO Mark Rayner explains DStv standalone streaming service MultiChoice has launched a number of new products, including a standalone streaming service that will allow customers to watch all the content available on their full DStv bouquet without a satellite connection. The...
  17. J

    How many DStv Premium subscribers MultiChoice has lost since 2012

    How many DStv Premium subscribers MultiChoice has lost since 2012 When Netflix announced it was launching its streaming video service around the world in January 2016, it brought a dramatic halt to MultiChoice's unchallenged growth in the premium video entertainment space in South Africa. This...
  18. J

    What South Africans are watching during lockdown

    What South Africans are watching during lockdown MultiChoice has confirmed that live news broadcasts remain extremely popular on Showmax during the nationwide lockdown. To serve this increased popularity, MultiChoice said that it had repurposed its sports live-streaming capabilities to deploy...
  19. NeonNinja

    Cancel your DSTV (March 2020)

    There's no sport. So what's your excuse?
  20. J

    MultiChoice to blame for digital migration delay, according to former minister

    MultiChoice to blame for digital migration delay, according to former minister Former Communications Minister Yunus Carrim has blamed MultiChoice for stalling digital migration which would free up valuable broadband spectrum in South Africa. This formed part of his testimony at the Zondo...
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