Tag Archives: Naspers

Calvo Mawela named Group CEO for newly formed MultiChoice Group

Naspers has officialised the appointment of Calvo Mawela as Group chief executive officer of the newly established MultiChoice Group. A month ago, Naspers has expressed their willingness to unbundle Africas TV operator, MultiChoice. The Pay-Tv operator which beam in approximately 50 countries will be known as MultiChoice Group and Naspers will retain its listing on the JSE. [...]

Showmax in partnership with Vodacom for new service

Showmax, the subscription video-on-demand by Naspers, will be providing its subscribers with free Vodacom data, 3 GB in total, for a period of three months. The condition will be applicable to those signing up for Showmax through Vodacom and to existing customers. Chris Savides, Head of Showmax Africa, commented: Internet TV is taking off – [...]

ShowMax links up with Vodacom for low-priced internet TV option

ShowMax, the Video-On-Demand service of Naspers, has teamed up with Vodacom, African mobile communications company, to introduce a new internet TV option, ShowMax Select, for its subscribers. The service will be a low-cost one priced 49 ZAR (3.65 USD), monthly on an add-to-bill basis. Subscribers will be served with unlimited access to a collection of [...]

ShowMax teams up with SEACOM to improve service delivery in East Africa

ShowMax, the video-streaming service of Naspers, has announced its partnership with SEACOM, the submarine cable operator in the East and West coasts of Africa. Following this, SEACOM will fasten its data service provided in Kenya. The catching servers of ShowMax will be hosted by SEACOM. Customers experience will be enhanced with the local ISPs lowering [...]

Naspers put on its pay-TV prices

Its financial results for the year published recently, Naspers, the broad-based multinational internet and media group, is putting on hold, its pay-TV services prices for MultiChoice. The parent company of DStv has taken this decision due to a decline in the number of subscribers who could not afford paying for the service. A total of [...]

MultiChoice is not planning full HD broadcasts for DStv

Naspers pay-tv business, MultiChoice said it has no immediate plans to broadcast in 1080p, also known as full HD, because of a lack of support from decoders. MultiChoice said not all decoders are capable of 1080p, and therefore broadcasting in 1080p would require it to duplicate content.   We also see very little demand from [...]

Multichoice announced no DStv price increase for the rest of Africa

MultiChoice Africa, a subsidiary of Naspers, announced that there will be no price increase for subscribers to its DStv service (direct-to-home satellite television service) in the majority of its African markets, unless there are unexpected economic shocks impacting African currencies.   Most African markets have suffered as a result of commodity and oil price weakness, [...]

Vodacom, Naspers in talks for sharing DStv video content

The African mobile communications company, Vodacom , and South African mass media company, Naspers, are reportedly discussing the possibilities of bringing DStv video content through its pay-TV platform MultiChoice to mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. The exorbitant data costs per megabyte has hampered the uptake and growth of video-on-demand (VOD) and other over-the-top (OTT) [...]

Naspers intends to partner with telcos

Naspers Ltd, Cape Town based media company, has considered to partner with telecom operators to provide mobile television across Nigeria, as per a media report. Nigerians are always on the move and need to go with their TV to put smiles on their faces, said John Ugbe, Chief Executive Officer of MultiChoice Nigeria. We do [...]

DStv subs reaches 8.4mn, revenue up by 18%

South African mass media company, Naspers, has released its results for the six months ending 30 September 2014, announcing DStv’s subscriber growth of 342,000 households driving revenues up 18% to ZAR 20.2 billion (USD 1.83 billion). Trading profit increased 11% to ZAR 5 billion (USD 453.24 million). The companys personal video recorder (PVR) base expanded [...]