DStv in South Africa – Subscriber numbers from 1985 to 2019

"As shown in the graph below, MultiChoice has access to content from NBC, 21st Century Fox, Time Warner, Walt Disney, and HBO."

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Literally nothing on DSTV that would ever make me subscribe, must be crap seeing that R1000 debit order every month knowing what else you could have done with that money. :whistling:
 
This is the 3rd DSTV advert news article just this morning.

Multichoice must be getting really desperate.

Seems that way yes, all the MyBB staff probably have free DSTV at home and would like to keep it that way. :ROFL:
 
if the average revenue per sucker is R335 and they currently have 7.2million subscribers then the revenue should be 2 412 000 000. Somehow the numbers don't add up.
 
if the average revenue per sucker is R335 and they currently have 7.2million subscribers then the revenue should be 2 412 000 000. Somehow the numbers don't add up.
Add Advertising Revenue & Revenue from SABC for reselling PSL rights, etc
 
Well, Naspers is getting rid of MultiChoice by dumping it on the JSE soon so there will be lots MC disclosures for investors. Some information that will be disclosed is interesting and deserves news articles.
 
Well, Naspers is getting rid of MultiChoice by dumping it on the JSE soon so there will be lots MC disclosures for investors. Some information that will be disclosed is interesting and deserves news articles.

True, but let’s not call a blatant advertorial a “news article”. Or if we’re going to do news articles, lets have them be that.
 
You moaners are clearly not the target market, so why rant on and on and on and on and on and on about DStv? Just chill and accept that not everyone has the same needs, budgets, tastes, requirements, foibles, interests, entertainments, technologies, etc, etc. Life could be a little less stressful for you if you just live and let live.
 
You moaners are clearly not the target market, so why rant on and on and on and on and on and on about DStv? Just chill and accept that not everyone has the same needs, budgets, tastes, requirements, foibles, interests, entertainments, technologies, etc, etc. Life could be a little less stressful for you if you just live and let live.

The gripe is part that, part MyBBs insistence on posting “articles” which are paid for and aren’t neutral.

Conflict of interest is a thing.
 
The gripe is part that, part MyBBs insistence on posting “articles” which are paid for and aren’t neutral.

Conflict of interest is a thing.
Why are paid-for articles an issue? This is a commercial website and needs to make money so you can express your views for free. It does so through various mechanisms such as advertising, events, user surveys & polls, advertorials, sponsorships, and so on.

Why do you expect them to be neutral? And neutral about what exactly? Articles like the one in this thread are not misrepresenting anything.

What interests exactly are in conflict? I've never seen MyBB make official recommendations in a comparative review, where the winner is also the party that paid for the review and report.

Neither does MyBB represent itself as some sort of impartial oracle of objective truth. I don't expect them to be neutral about everything. Can you mention one organisation that is truly "neutral"? I take it as obvious that every news purveyor and media organisation on earth has its own biases, agendas, partisan principles and sectarian goals.

Many soft-news stories by MyBB are quite harmless. There is no obvious partiality, no obvious false info, no obvious fake news. They hardly controvert. This one is quite interesting, actually, because it reveals data that can only come from MultiChoice, and it's obviously part of their prep for a listing. I learned something that's quite nice to know.

I'm sure MyBBers would be most grateful to hear exactly what interests you find in conflict in the above article. I see it as an innocuous piece of light PR.
 
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The gripe is part that, part MyBBs insistence on posting “articles” which are paid for and aren’t neutral.

Conflict of interest is a thing.
Is it paid for though? This is a tech site so obviously they are going to report on these topics. Overall I don't see them taking a side and both the good and the bad aspects have been reported on but people will always find reason to complain. Sure they regurgitate a lot of stuff but Dstv is a big topic on the forums as well.
 
Is it paid for though? This is a tech site so obviously they are going to report on these topics. Overall I don't see them taking a side and both the good and the bad aspects have been reported on but people will always find reason to complain. Sure they regurgitate a lot of stuff but Dstv is a big topic on the forums as well.
I don't see how it is mathematically possible that a dinosaur such as DSTV could be regarded newsworthy by any tech site without it paying for coverage.

No facts to base it on, I just don't see it as even a remote possibility.
 
I don't see how it is mathematically possible that a dinosaur such as DSTV could be regarded newsworthy by any tech site without it paying for coverage.

No facts to base it on, I just don't see it as even a remote possibility.
It might not be true for you, but DStv is not an insignificant part of millions of people's entertainment mix. Its presence in the local market it not insignificant by any measure, even if it's been going for decades.

You seem to use "dinosaur" as a pejorative. Is that because it's "old"? So too is Daimler or Boeing or Airbus or PicknPay or even AGFAM (big global tech players). Or is it because its tech is old? Maybe you not aware that they use space-based vehicles to deliver content, with huge regional coverage where no wires reach?

I suspect, though, that the real reason why a certain segment of South African tinpot techies seem to get a perverse pleasure out of slamming that company at every opportunity is a sort of dastardly projection ... they're so used to ripping off other people's content for their own entertainment that they find DStv's pretty watertight delivery authorisation model deeply frustrating and a blow to their egos. Of course they'll never admit that, but will deflect neatly into "it's too expensive, a rip-off, not worth the price, recycled contents and repeats" and so on...

PS. As I've said many times, I have no interest whatsoever in MultiChoice. I have no family or friends who work there. I don't own any shares in their parent. I'm just a regular subscriber. And a patriotic South African who doesn't take any pleasure in seeing people or companies unfairly maligned and villainised.
 
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