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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.