Tag Archives: MultiChoice

DStv Now apps now accessible to more devices

MultiChoice has launched three new apps for its DStv Now streaming service, for Apple TV, media players running Android TV and Samsung smart TVs. The pay-television operator said on Wednesday that the new apps are designed for a lean-back experience. DStv Now was launched in 2014 and was originally designed as a mobile-first product, with apps [...]

Naspers new video entertainment unit in SA

Naspers is bringing a video entertainment unit to run the Showmax and DStv Now services in South Africa. The video unit will also aid in developing new OTT services for the MultiChoice group. Niclas Ekdahl as CEO from 10 September 2018 will head this new unit. Niclas has over 19 years of executive leadership experience in [...]

TCRA plans to suspend Multichoice’s license

Tanzanias telecommunications regulator is planning to suspend the license of Multichoice, owned by Naspers, for continuing to carry free-to-air channels. A notice issued by Tanzanias Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) said Multichoice had been instructed in June not to carry the channels on its platform, which continued to do so. While we remain open to constructive [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Multichoice Ghana rolls out DSTV business lite

MultiChoice Ghana has launched its newly developed DSTV business lite to reduce the amount targeted customers; thus, medium to low companies have to pay for the services. The DSTV comes with a downward review of pricing and upward adjustment of local content to promote the generation and utilisation of Ghanas local content. During the launching, [...]