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.
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.
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.
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.
SA among nations with poor voice app experience
Opensignal finds the true state of voice app experience of smartphone users in Africa is either poor or very poor.
Quality content will save MultiChoice from OTT disruptors
Analysts say MultiChoice should consider entering into new content partnerships to grow its streaming services and increase its appeal to customers.
SABC, Etv shows now have dedicated online video service
Viu, a video-on-demand 'freemium' service dedicated to SABC and Etv productions, makes its debut in the South African market.
Modern-day digital DVD store bypasses Netflix, Showmax
New SA content service, OGLE, offers video content with zero data charges and is aimed at a different demographic to traditional VOD players.
MTN buys music-streaming business Simfy
MTN CEO Rob Shuter announced at AfricaCom that the group has acquired music-streaming company, Simfy.
Pay-TV market to grow as MultiChoice weathers Netflix heat
The African and Middle East pay-TV market is expected to outpace all other major regions between 2017 and 2022, says GlobalData.
Naspers appoints CEO of Connected Video unit
The company names Niclas Ekdahl CEO of the recently formed Connected Video unit that runs the Showmax and DStv Now Internet TV services.