Monthly Archives: July 2018

MultiChoice raises tariff On DStv services in Nigeria

As from August 1, millions of Nigerian subscribers to services of the Digital Satellite Television (DStv) operated by South Africa’s MultiChoice will be paying more. MultiChoice Nigeria was yet to send an official statement on this development, but on its Twitter Handle, @DStvng, the company replied to a subscriber asking for the justification of the [...]

DStv subscribers will have access to all SuperSport channels for 18 days

MultiChoice is giving access to its entire set of SuperSport channels for lower-tiered DStv subscribers in South Africa, as well as in other African countries, for 18 days between 13 and 31 July. While only DStv Premium subscribers have access to the full complement of SuperSport channels, MultiChoice is now giving DStv Compact Plus, DStv [...]

Four South African comedians available on Netflix comedy special

Netflix is bringing together 47 comedians from 13 regions for a stand-up comedy event series that will premiere in 2019. Loyiso Gola, Loyiso Madinga, Tumi Morake and Riaad Moosa will be representing the African continent.  According to a press release from the streaming company each comedian will perform a half-hour stand-up special, some of which [...]

‘Real Housewives of Johannesburg’ is set to debut in South Africa

The show debuts on August 3 at 7pm on 1Magic. Viewers will have a chance to see the glamorous and wealthy Johannesburg women; taking a tour into their wardrobes and get VIP access to their lavish parties from the comfort of their living rooms. Reneilwe Sema, director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net declared in [...]

TVC Communications wins Innovative Media Company Award

TVC Communications, owners of TVC, TVC News, Max FM and Adaba FM has been named Innovative Media Company of the Year at the 15th edition of the Marketing Edge Brands and Advertising Excellence Awards. The annual event is held to honor and celebrate outstanding brands (both corporate and products) and personalities in the integrated marketing [...]

MultiChoice to donate funds to the the Nelson Mandela Children’s fund

DStv will beam special pop-up channel to celebrate and honour the extraordinary life and legacy of Tata Madiba. DStvs Mandela 100 Tribute Channel will be available to all DStv customers across Africa from Wednesday, 18 July to Saturday, 21 July, on DStv channel 199. To further honour this special occasion, MultiChoice will match all advertisers investment on [...]

MultiChoice will soon launch 4K-streaming in SA

In May, MultiChoice CEO Calvo Mawela declared that the African pay-tv giant is working to launch a dishless DStv streaming-only service in 2019 that will closely replicate the existing DStv direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV offering and what existing DStv subscribers are currently using on DStv Now. MultiChoice is responding to the video entertainment sphere that [...]

9mobile partners Bango to introduce mobile payment service in Nigeria

9mobile has gone one step towards reaffirming itself as one of the most innovative telco with the launch of 9pay. This is an operator-billed payment platform for Google Play store users, launched in collaboration with Google, and Bango, the leading global mobile payments company. According to its Chief Product & Information Officer, Otuyemi Otule, 9mobile [...]