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.

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.

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.

Oct 2, 2019

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.

Jun 25, 2019

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.

Mar 1, 2019

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.

Feb 1, 2019

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.

Nov 14, 2018

MTN buys music-streaming business Simfy

MTN CEO Rob Shuter announced at AfricaCom that the group has acquired music-streaming company, Simfy.

Sep 27, 2018

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.

Aug 8, 2018

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.

May 22, 2018

Netflix, Cell C's Black turn up the heat on MultiChoice

While the video-on-demand service is open to regulation in SA, Cell C's Black says the hype around Netflix is exaggerated.

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