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 21, 2020

Attackers eye popular streaming services

Streaming platforms are catching the attention of bad actors as a means to launch a variety of attacks.

Jun 11, 2020

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.

Jun 10, 2020

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.

Apr 24, 2020

Amazon, Microsoft, Zoom, Tesla billionaires see wealth surge

Technology billionaires Jeff Bezos, Eric Yuan, Elon Musk and Steve Ballmer see their net worth grow by over $1 billion each during the COVID-19 crisis.

Apr 9, 2020

Netflix, Showmax numbers surge on COVID-19 lockdown

Video-streaming interest rises locally and globally, in some instances doubling from pre-COVID-19 crisis peaks.

Feb 21, 2020

FNB customers splash R500m on streaming services

The bank’s clients paid close to R500 million in subscription and gift card purchases from Netflix, Showmax and Spotify in the last 12 months.

Nov 29, 2019

Low subscriber numbers and debt kill Cell C Black

Disappointing subscriber numbers and a poorly executed strategy led to the closure of Cell C’s streaming service, Black.

Nov 11, 2019

MultiChoice posts strong results with R25.7bn revenue

The pay-TV operator’s revenue goes up 4% despite facing pressure from over-the-top players.

Oct 31, 2019

TV streaming wars intensify as Apple TV+ launches in SA

MultiChoice’s high prices and an increasing number of unhappy customers will lead to viewers switching to the new Apple TV+, predict analysts.

Oct 25, 2019

SABC aspires to take on Netflix, Showmax in OTT space

Analysts believe SABC must sort out its liquidity issues, business model and content before it challenges the established players.

Oct 15, 2019

OTT innovation urged ahead of Disney+, Apple TV+ launch

Local over the top service providers must find innovative ways to ward off international competition, says Nozi Dikgale, media analyst at Africa Analysis.

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