MultiChoice spends R4bn to increase stake in BetKing

The pay-TV company says the global sports betting market is experiencing a surge in growth, and this investment will add value to the group in future.


MultiChoice posts R53bn revenue as subscriptions swell

The group increases its 90-day active linear pay-TV subscriber base by 1.4 million to reach 20.9 million households.


MultiChoice hastens call centre automation with AI-powered chatbot

The bot can clear decoder errors, check balances, reconnect products, make payments, manage holiday access and change viewing packages.


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.

Feb 16, 2021

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.

Jan 21, 2021

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.

Dec 15, 2020

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.

Nov 13, 2020

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.

Nov 13, 2020

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.

Nov 12, 2020

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.

Oct 22, 2020

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.

Oct 5, 2020

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.

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