Comms ministry’s ‘on-demand’ services policy moves to next phase

The department confirms the April commencement of public hearings for the policy framework of over-the-top and video-on-demand services, among others.

Feb 16, 2021

Phuthuma Nathi sitting on R207m unclaimed dividends

MultiChoice’s empowerment vehicle says the dividends rightfully belong to these shareholders and it would like to find them to pay out their money.

Jan 21, 2021

MultiChoice invests R26m in bursary programme

The pay-TV operator is offering 236 students from local institutions an opportunity to benefit from its 2021 MultiChoice bursary programme.

Dec 15, 2020

DStv adds Amazon Prime Video

Prime Video joins a list of streaming services and apps available on the Explora Ultra, including Showmax, Box Office, Netflix and Joox.

Nov 13, 2020

Public outcry over proposed TV licences for Netflix, Showmax

Government’s draft policy on the licensing of video-on-demand content services viewable on smart devices is met with much resistance from the public.

Nov 13, 2020

MultiChoice picks up R1.3bn stake in Nigeria's BetKing

The company acquires a 20% stake in the Nigerian online sports betting company, with the potential for a further R500 million investment.

Nov 12, 2020

DStv partners Netflix with Explora Ultra decoder launch

The Netflix app will be integrated into the new Explora Ultra to allow DStv customers the option to sign up or sign into their Netflix account.

Oct 22, 2020

UN creates global #PledgetoPause to fight disinformation

The UN warns that the amplification of inaccurate or harmful information and ideas on social media exacerbates some of the most pressing issues, like COVID-19.

Oct 5, 2020

French broadcaster Canal+ takes 6.5% MultiChoice stake

The move comes on the back of growing interest by international broadcasters targeting Sub-Saharan Africa for growth.

Aug 27, 2020

Phuthuma Nathi shareholders to pocket R1.5bn dividend

Shareholders in MultiChoice’s empowerment scheme will cash in a R1.5 billion dividend approved at the annual general meeting yesterday.

Aug 20, 2020

MultiChoice takes war to Netflix with new tech

The pay-TV giant responds aggressively to video streaming services by harnessing the power of technology innovation to improve its digital user-experience.

Jul 22, 2020

‘Think with Google’ launches for Sub-Saharan Africa

The Sub-Saharan African edition of online resources hub, Think with Google, launched this week.

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