1. Jan

    DStv in danger of becoming the budget option

    DStv subscribers becoming less valuable South African TV expert Thinus Ferreira believes that MultiChoice's subscribers are becoming less valuable. This is what the data shows.
  2. Jan

    MultiChoice's plan to compete with Netflix and Disney

    How DStv competes against Netflix and Disney+ MultiChoice's CEO, Calvo Mawela, believes DStv is well-positioned to continue to grow in the online video streaming market and will remain competitive with the likes of Netflix and Disney+. During an interview with Newzroom Afrika, Mawela explained...
  3. Hanno Labuschagne

    What is in the pipeline for Disney+, Netflix, and Showmax in SA

    What is in the pipeline for Disney+, Netflix, and Showmax in SA Disney, Netflix, and Showmax have announced plans to add a significant amount of new TV shows and movies to their streaming services in South Africa. Disney+ launched in South Africa on 18 May, officially bringing its considerable...
  4. Jan

    Disney+ data usage on different video quality settings tested

    Disney+ data usage tested — with surprising results MyBroadband has tested how much data Disney+ consumes in South Africa and found that the video streaming service's "Data Saver" mode does not work. We previously tested the data consumption of various streaming services in South Africa.
  5. Jan

    NAPAfrica Internet traffic up 4420-fold in 10 years

    South African Internet traffic surged 442000% in 10 years Internet traffic flowing through NAPAfrica peaked at around 2.35 Tbps on Friday, 20 May 2022, a surge of over 441,911% since South Africa's biggest Internet exchange launched. South African data centre company Teraco launched NAPAfrica...
  6. Jan

    Plex's free DStv competitor tested

    Plex's free DStv competitor tested MyBroadband tested the new media aggregation feature on Plex, and we found it easy to set up and very useful. Plex is a client-server media player platform where users can set up their own server with local content, and then stream from that to various devices.
  7. Jan

    Many South African contenders have tried to beat DStv and Netflix - all have failed

    DStv's list of vanquished competitors in South Africa DStv’s competitors have fought an uphill battle to attain programming rights in South Africa, as the MultiChoice-owned broadcaster often locked down premium content rights from several studios and sporting leagues. With slim pickings on...
  8. Jan

    Telecoms shares in 2022 - South Africa vs the United States

    Investing in telecoms companies in SA and US — 2022 review 2022 was a brutal start of the year for tech giants. Netflix is down 70%, Nvidia dropped 44%, and Facebook declined 43%. It is not only tech stocks which took a hammering. The S&P 500 recorded its worst start of the year since 1939...
  9. Rual dV

    Netflix reportedly working on adding live streaming

    Netflix to add live streaming — Report Netflix has told Deadline that it is developing live streaming functionality for reality show reunions and stand-up comedy specials. The video streaming powerhouse said the feature is still in its early stages of development and offered no specific...
  10. Jan

    Netflix to launch ad-supported plan and password sharing fees this year - report

    Netflix ad-supported plan and password sharing fees coming soon — Report An internal executive memo informed staff that Netflix is planning to launch a cheaper ad-supported plan and a fee for sharing passwords in the last three months of 2022, The New York Times reported. Netflix reportedly...
  11. Jan

    Disney+ vs Netflix vs Prime Video vs Showmax in South Africa

    Disney+ vs Netflix — South African libraries and features compared A Disney+ subscription in South Africa will offer less than half the titles available on Netflix but boasts superior features at a lower price. Disney+ is launching locally on 18 May 2022, with a monthly price of R119 or an...
  12. Jan

    Icasa reboots subscription TV market inquiry

    DStv monopoly inquiry rebooted The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has announced that it will relaunch consultations for its Inquiry into the Subscription Broadcasting Services Market. “Upon considering the draft findings emanating from the Inquiry — is of the view...
  13. Hanno Labuschagne

    Charts show how Netflix's terrible week stacks up to its past performance

    Charts show how Netflix's terrible week stacks up to its past performance The collapse in Netflix Inc. shares last week sent the company to the bottom of the S&P 500 Index and left investors on edge about other large technology and internet companies reporting quarterly earnings in the coming...
  14. Hanno Labuschagne

    Netflix's horror R814-billion loss

    Netflix's horror R814-billion loss Netflix Inc. investors punished the company for its shock loss in subscribers and abrupt turnabout to embrace advertising after years of shunning it. Shares of the streaming leader plunged 35%, erasing $54 billion of market value in its biggest drop since...
  15. Hanno Labuschagne

    Netflix's R633-billion shocker

    Netflix's R633-billion shocker Netflix Inc. shares are on course to lose about $42 billion (R633.2 billion) in value Wednesday after the streaming giant reported its first subscriber decline in more than a decade as the company pledges to make a slew of changes to its business to arrest a...
  16. Hanno Labuschagne

    Netflix is launching a cheaper package with ads — and cracking down on password sharing

    Netflix is launching a cheaper package with ads — and cracking down on password sharing Losing customers for the first time in a decade, Netflix Inc. is throwing out all of its old rules. The streaming leader will introduce a cheaper, advertising-supported option for subscribers in the next...
  17. Jan

    Netflix adds button for giving shows and movies two thumbs up

    Netflix launches "Double Thumbs Up" button — how it will change your streaming experience Netflix has rolled out a "Double Thumbs Up" button, a new way for viewers to curate the movies and series the streaming service should recommend. The button will appear to the right of the current Thumbs...
  18. Jan

    DStv facing off against big international guns

    DStv under pressure DStv is under threat from international streaming services, local competitors, and new regulations from the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa). Many South Africans have been up in arms regarding the MultiChoice-owned subscription broadcaster's...
  19. PrimeSteak

    Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story I watched this doccie, I 100% recommend it, it's a good doccie but immensely ****ed up at the same time. To think this guy, got...
  20. Hanno Labuschagne

    Biggest tech winners and losers for the year so far

    Biggest tech winners and losers for the year so far Tech stocks’ volatile start to 2022 offers a stark reminder of how harshly Wall Street is punishing the former stars of the pandemic era. Onetime stay-at-home winners like Etsy Inc., Netflix Inc. and PayPal Holdings Inc. are among the biggest...