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  1. Hanno Labuschagne

    SABC cancels Springbok-Ireland broadcasts

    SABC cancels Springbok-Ireland broadcasts The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) will no longer broadcast the Springboks' matches against Ireland in South Africa on 6 July and 12 July 2024. The broadcaster said the decision followed the recent urgent litigation at the Competition...
  2. Hanno Labuschagne

    MultiChoice directors not holding shares in the company

    MultiChoice directors not holding shares in the company MultiChoice's latest annual report revealed that, apart from executives who received shares, not a single director owned shares in the company. Its financial statements further revealed that MultiChoice directors have been selling shares...
  3. Hanno Labuschagne

    DStv removes setting that allowed decoder owners to get 100 free channels

    DStv removes setting that allowed decoder owners to get 100 free channels DStv has removed the ability to receive around 100 free channels on its decoders, previously available through a simple setting change. MyBroadband previously used the tweak to gain access to the channels on a decoder...
  4. Hanno Labuschagne

    DStv vs Canal+ — Packages and pricing compared

    DStv vs Canal+ — Packages and pricing compared Where DStv focuses on sports, local content, and a selection of international blockbusters, Canal+ subscriptions aggregate a handful of channels with various streaming providers. Groupe Canal+ is a French media conglomerate that is in the midst of...
  5. Hanno Labuschagne

    DStv's subscriber decline in detail

    DStv's subscriber decline in detail MultiChoice is struggling to maintain its DStv subscriber base, with years of price hikes making the pay-TV service expensive and unaffordable for many South African residents. The company's annual results for the 2023/24 financial year revealed that it lost...
  6. Hanno Labuschagne

    Six Disney channels remaining on DStv until 2027

    Six Disney channels remaining on DStv until 2027 MultiChoice and Walt Disney Company Africa have announced a multi-year distribution deal that will keep Disney's current portfolio of linear channels on DStv until 2027. Under the agreement, six of Disney's 24-hour channels will continue to be...
  7. Hanno Labuschagne

    Capetonian coughs up R17,000 for DStv installation

    Capetonian coughs up R17,000 for DStv installation A resident of Newlands in Cape Town was recently overcharged roughly R16,000 on a DStv setup performed by an unaccredited installer. The disgruntled Capetonian — Brian Davey — told his story to consumer rights journalist Wendy Knowler, who...
  8. Jan

    MultiChoice happy with response to Extra Stream

    DStv's big streaming plans MultiChoice says it plans to unveil further streaming-related products this year to enhance its customers' experience. MyBroadband asked the pay-TV broadcaster how its add-on Extra Stream subscriptions performed and whether the move met its expectations.
  9. Jan

    2023 - the year from hell for MultiChoice

    MultiChoice's year from hell Last year was filled with challenges for DStv owner MultiChoice, with the company reporting a loss of R911 million during the year's second half and the loss of nearly half a million DStv subscribers in September 2023. JP Morgan Chase & Co also downgraded the...
  10. Jan

    "Never say never" - MultiChoice on more standalone sports packages, 4K

    DStv and Showmax could launch more standalone sports streaming packages MultiChoice has said launching more standalone sports streaming products like its new Showmax Premier League service is a possibility. Responding to questions about why Showmax 2.0 only launched with a Premier League...
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    MultiChoice reveals some of the new content launching on Showmax 2.0 in February

    Showmax 2.0 launching with slew of new shows and movies MultiChoice has announced some of the local and international content launching on its revamped Showmax platform when it goes live in February. MultiChoice said its partnership with Comcast guarantees an ongoing supply of hit content for...
  12. Hanno Labuschagne

    MultiChoice launches SuperSportBet

    MultiChoice launches SuperSportBet DStv and SuperSport owner MultiChoice Group has launched SuperSportBet, a new betting platform created in partnership with sports betting and digital entertainment company KingMakers. MultiChoice said the “ground-breaking” betting platform would...
  13. Jan

    DStv short-changing customers on refunds for involuntary Disney+ subscriptions

    DStv short-changes customers billed for free Disney+ subscriptions DStv is only partially refunding some customers for Disney+ subscriptions it added to their bills without permission. In the past few days, numerous DStv customers complained about monthly Disney+ subscriptions of R139...
  14. Jan

    DStv subscribers get shock Disney+ bill

    DStv charging customers for Disney+ without permission DStv has incorrectly charged numerous customers for Disney+ subscriptions without them requesting to have the service added to their accounts. Thanks to a partnership with the Walt Disney Company, the MultiChoice-owned service allows...
  15. Jan

    DStv R19.95 promotion subscribers report trouble with 30-day cancellation policy

    Headache for DStv R19.95 Rugby World Cup final deal customers In a brilliant piece of nostalgia marketing, MultiChoice launched a promotion on Friday offering a once-off R19.95 deal on DStv Access streaming packages to watch the 2023 World Cup Final. While subscribers reported that...
  16. Hanno Labuschagne

    Openview lied about 3.2 million people missing out on World Cups

    Openview lied about 3.2 million people missing out on World Cups eMedia has admitted in court papers that Openview does not have 3.2 million viewers potentially missing out on the Rugby World Cup. This comes after the broadcaster repeatedly claimed the number in media statements, full-page...
  17. Jan

    eMedia launches fresh court fight against SuperSport over World Cup rights

    DStv's SuperSport breaking the law — Openview launches fresh court fight eMedia has filed fresh court papers against MultiChoice’s SuperSport over its sub-licensing restrictions prohibiting the SABC from broadcasting the Rugby and Cricket World Cup on Openview. This comes after the High Court...
  18. Hanno Labuschagne

    SABC will broadcast Proteas World Cup games after reaching deal with MultiChoice

    SABC will broadcast Proteas World Cup games after reaching deal with MultiChoice The SABC has announced it will be broadcasting the 2023 Cricket World Cup (CWC) after reaching a sub-licencing agreement with rightsholder SuperSport. The announcement comes two days after the public broadcaster...
  19. Jan

    MultiChoice responds to questions about DStv Stream problems

    DStv Stream problems — MultiChoice responds MultiChoice's DStv Stream has accumulated numerous complaints since its transition from just "DStv" (and DStv Now before that), with customers complaining of ads during CatchUp, missing channels, and general functionality issues. The broadcaster told...
  20. Jan

    MultiChoice's Rugby World Cup restrictions on SABC cause technical drama

    South Africa's Rugby World Cup mess South Africans hoping to watch the SABC’s broadcast of the Springboks’ first World Cup match against Scotland faced a mountain of complications on Sunday. DStv parent company MultiChoice and South Africa’s public broadcaster reached a last-minute deal on...
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