DStv vs TopTV subscriber growth

Naspers released its interim results at the end of November 2011 and it showed that its satellite pay TV subsidiary MultiChoice saw 17% year-over-year DStv subscriber growth.

According to Naspers’ report, DStv’s subscriber base grew by 15% in South Africa which translates to an addition of 484,000 DStv SA subscribers between 1 October 2010 and 30 September 2011.

Naspers also reported that DStv’s push video on-demand product, BoxOffice, had a good start with 26% of PVRs registered for the service in 3 months.

TopTV CEO Vino Govender recently revealed that the satellite pay TV contender recorded 300,000 subscribers at the start of November 2011.

This is quite a significant jump from the end of December 2010, when TopTV said it had reached 200,000 subscribers, of which 50,000 had signed up in December alone.

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Update: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that DStv grew by 209,248 subscribers between September 2010 and 2011, however DStv’s South African subscriber base grew by 484,000 year-over-year. MultiChoice also expressed concern over the comparison of of growth percentages and wished to clarify that their growth came from a high base.

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