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  1. Jan

    DStv Premium as we know it will die, as content taps are closed

    The death of DStv Premium MultiChoice’s DStv Premium product faces a massive threat as many of its international providers are closing their content distribution pipelines and moving their movies and shows to their own streaming services. This is according to South African broadcasting analyst...
  2. Jan

    DStv Flex - MultiChoice's plan for a configurable DStv Premium service

    Big changes planned for DStv Premium — including choosing your own channels South African pay-TV broadcaster MultiChoice is testing a cheaper DStv Premium subscription which will unbundle its sports and premium movie channels from the rest of the package, TV journalist Thinus Ferreira has...
  3. Jan

    Behind the scenes in a SuperSport OB truck during a rugby game (before Covid)

    DStv's impressive broadcasting trucks — behind the scenes photos Before the Covid–19 pandemic brought an end to gatherings in confined spaces, MultiChoice invited MyBroadband to take a tour of one of its outside broadcasting trucks during an international rugby game. Seeing SuperSport’s...
  4. Jan

    Research shows Netflix, Disney+, and Showmax will dominate in Africa - driven by South Africa and Nigeria

    Netflix dominates in South Africa — but two streaming services will give it stiff competition Netflix, Disney+, and, Showmax will top the list of streaming services on the African continent in the next five years — lead by the South African and Nigerian markets. This is according to Digital TV...
  5. Jan

    DStv Premium vs Compact Plus vs Compact price and channel comparison

    DStv channel and price comparison — Premium vs Compact Plus vs Compact DStv offers a range of packages at different prices to cater to the many tastes and affordability profiles. With more than 8.9 million subscribers in South Africa as of March 2021, it is the country's largest pay-TV...
  6. Jan

    Disney kills FOX channel on DStv and StarSat

    DStv channel shut down Disney will be pulling its Fox channel from broadcasters in Africa at the end of next month, including DStv, StarTimes, and StarSat. A Walt Disney Africa spokesperson confirmed to MyBroadband that the channel would shut down on these platforms a minute before midnight on...
  7. Jan

    How to ditch the TV licence but keep DStv

    Goodbye TV licence — Watch DStv without paying the SABC You can keep watching DStv without needing a TV licence if you use MultiChoice’s decoder-less online streaming option and a monitor rather than a TV set. DStv launched its standalone streaming service in South Africa towards the end of...
  8. Jan

    Video entertainment in South Africa - no DStv or TV licence required

    Goodbye DStv and TV licence Armed with a fast broadband connection and a large monitor, South Africans do not need a TV licence or DStv subscription to watch premium video content. On-demand streaming video services such as Netflix, Prime Video, Showmax, Apple TV+, and Britbox offer...
  9. Jan

    DStv subscribers seeing E32-4 error

    DStv outage in South Africa Several DStv subscribers in South Africa have taken to social media to complain that they are unable to watch any channels. When switching on their TVs, viewers are instead greeted with a screen showing the E32-4 error message.
  10. Jan

    Streaming alternatives to SuperSport

    Goodbye DStv — best sport-streaming alternatives SuperSport has, for decades, been the primary source of sporting entertainment in South Africa, but there is a range of streaming services that offer an alternative option to DStv. As lockdown restrictions lift around the world, sporting events...
  11. 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...
  12. Jan

    Netflix Mobile and Showmax Mobile prices and library sizes compared

    Netflix Mobile vs Showmax Mobile — The best cheap streaming service in South Africa International streaming giant Netflix is taking on MultiChoice's Showmax with its own affordable subscription for mobile devices in South Africa. Netflix officially launched its mobile-only plan to the general...
  13. 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...
  14. Jan

    Nigerian revenue service freezes MultiChoice bank accounts for R63 billion in taxes

    MultiChoice bank account freeze in Nigeria over R63 billion in taxes MultiChoice is facing the freezing of its bank accounts in Nigeria over a dispute involving 1.8 trillion naira (R63 billion) with the country’s Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Reuters reported. According to the report...
  15. Jan

    MultiChoice bleeding senior staff

    MultiChoice executive exodus The exodus of senior personnel at South African pay-TV giant MultiChoice has continued in 2021, with two more executives leaving the company in the last few weeks. In an email sent to employees on Thursday, Group CEO Calvo Mawela announced that MultiChoice Africa...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. Jan

    Tokyo Olympics will be available on Showmax Pro

    Showmax will stream the Tokyo Olympics The Tokyo Olympics will be available to stream on Showmax Pro from 23 July to 8 August, the company has announced. The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 were postponed to 2021 as a result of the Covid pandemic. While World War I and II led to three Olympics being...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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