Tag Archives: Naspers

DStv offers free online learning Udemy courses in SA

MultiChoice South Africa will offer free access to 600 Udemy online courses until 31 July. US-based Udemy is supported financially by MultiChoices former parent company, Naspers. The free courses are accessible through the DStv app. Furthermore, all active DStv Premium subscribers will receive a US$5 voucher via e-mail to use on any of Udemys paid-for [...]

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 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) [...]