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.
‘Think with Google’ launches for Sub-Saharan Africa
The Sub-Saharan African edition of online resources hub, Think with Google, launched this week.
MultiChoice’s Netflix move: If you can’t beat them, join them
Faced with stiff competition from overseas streaming services, the pay-TV operator is looking to add Netflix and Amazon video content.
MultiChoice posts strong results, declares maiden dividend
The pay-TV operator’s financial highlights include 38% growth in core headline earnings to R2.5 billion, with consolidated free cash flow hitting R5.2 billion.