Category Archives: Pay TV

GOtv switched on in Zambia

MultiChoices GOtv unit in Zambia has restored free-to-air channels on its platform, after Zambias state broadcaster illegally cut the signals of these TV stations 15 months ago. In December, GOtv dropped charges against the Zambia National Broadcasting Corp (ZNBC), Chinas TopStar Communications and the Zambian government. T his was after free-to-air channels, which GOtv had [...]

Multichoice SA Announces Price Increase

Multichoice SA has announced its annual price adjustment effective as of April 1, 2018. The majority of the packages are seeing a price increase with the only exception being the DStv Access and Easyview packages. However, for DSTV Zimbabwe, the price is set to remain unchanged. The spokesperson for DSTV Zim said: While we can confirm that Multichoice South Africa [...]

DStv and GOtv Nigeria give free subscription to customers

MultiChoice Nigeria, owners of DStv and GOtv pay TV services in Nigeria announced that they are giving free subscription to its subscribers. MultiChoice Nigeria declared that it was offering its subscribers the opportunity to enjoy the ongoing Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) show for six days without any payment. According to the notice titled Enjoy #BBNaija [...]

MultiChoice Nigeria’s ordeal over renewal

A real ordeal could fall on MultiChoice. Indeed, Naspers’ subsidiary may no longer operate in Nigeria from June 2019, when the license expires which it uses to provide its DsTV and GoTV offerings in the Federal Republic. According to the Daily Times, which allegedly had access to correspondence sent by MultiChoice to the local antenna [...]

MultiChoice to withdraw ANN7 TV from its bouquets

MultiChoice wants to remove the ANN7 news channel from its bouquets. This information was made public by Calvo Mawela, the CEO of MultiChoice South Africa. The operator wants to replace ANN7 on DStv with another news channel owned by people of color and plans to launch a call for tenders soon. Thus, next August, month [...]

Starz Play bags key deal with Etisalat in MENA

Starz Play engaged on a five-year deal seeing its video-on-demand (VOD) service bundled on Etisalat platforms while both companies develop their technology and content collaborations. Etisalats E-Vision subsidiary already carries Starz Play’s subscription VOD offer on its IPTV and mobile platforms. Starz Play’s CEO Maaz Sheik said this agreement takes the partnership with Etisalat “to [...]

DStv launches first pop-up channel in 2018 celebrating Oscar Films

The first pop-up channel of 2018 on MultiChoice’s DStv satellite pay-TV platform will be the M-Net Movies Oscars pop up channel that will run from 1 to 28 February for DStv Premium subscribers. The pop-up channel will run on DStv channel 109 and will show multiple Oscar-winning films leading up to the 90th Academy Awards [...]

StarTimes to establish its presence in Guinea

China has signed an agreement with the West African nation of Guinea to bring satellite-TV services to more than 300 villages. The agreement is part of Chinas plan to provide such services to 10,000 villages in 25 African countries by the end of 2018. StarTimes Vice President Guo Ziqi said that the company will provide [...]

DStv Now added to multiple bouquets for SA’s viewers

DStv Family, Access, and EasyView customers in SA can now have access to DStv Now. MultiChoice announced that this makes DStv Now available to all major DStv package holders. DStv Family, Access, and EasyView customers will also be able to access Catch Up via DStv Now, said MultiChoice. Previously, streaming Live TV and accessing Catch [...]