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  • Kenya: Dstv and Telkom partner to offer bundled internet.

    Kenya: Telkom and DStv partner to offer bundled internet

    October 16, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Telkom and DStv partner to offer bundled internet

    DStv and telecommunications provider Telkom have renewed their partnership in an aim to offer Kenyans value on entertainment and Internet at an affordable cost. Customers buying a full kit DStv HD decoder, at a cost of Sh6,999 will get a free MiFi router...

  • Interview: Showmax-DSTV merger "to contain costs and seek efficiencies"

    Interview: DEOD MD discusses industry rocking DSTV/Showmax merger

    September 21, 2017 • Features, Online & Social, People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: DEOD MD discusses industry rocking DSTV/Showmax merger

    IT News Africa recently spoke to Stephen Watson, MD of Discover Digital, in an interview which looked to reveal his perspective, as a small role player in the video on demand scene, on the recent announcement from Multichoice that Showmax will be available...

  • What will DStv do to survive?

    What will DStv do to survive?

    September 13, 2017 • General, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on What will DStv do to survive?

    Who remembers TopTV? The brand’s reputation was eviscerated a few years ago when they launched adult channels, suffered severe customer service complaints and promised a PVR decoder which never saw the light of day. Adding to that, customers experienced...

  • Showmax now free for DSTV Premium subscribers

    Showmax now free for DSTV Premium subscribers

    September 12, 2017 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Showmax now free for DSTV Premium subscribers

    DSTV and Showmax announced on Monday 11 September 2017 that the companies will be advancing their merger, which will now see DSTV premium subscribers receive the Showmax offerings for free in South Africa. Previously priced at R99 a month, premium subscribers...

  • Vodacom's NarrowBand Internet of Things Network now commercially available

    Vodacom Launches New Video Data Bundles

    August 28, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom Launches New Video Data Bundles

    South African Telecommunications company, Vodacom, has announced the launch of Video Data Bundles that will be available to Pre-paid, Top-Up and Post-paid customers. The announcement, made on the 28th of August, came just days after competitor Telkom launched...

  • Digital TV Kenya

    Nigeria: MultiChoice blames inflation for DStv price hike

    March 11, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria: MultiChoice blames inflation for DStv price hike

    According to The Punch, MultiChoice Nigeria has placed the blame on inflation as the cause of the latest DStv price hike in Nigeria. According to a statement made available by DStv, it has taken into account many factors. Such factors, it said, included,...

  • Digital TV Kenya

    MultiChoice launches single view DStv HD Decoder

    August 26, 2014 • Top StoriesComments Off on MultiChoice launches single view DStv HD Decoder

    MultiChoice has revealed its first HD single view decoder, the DStv HD Decoder. The decoder is set to replace the existing standard definition single view decoder. According to MultiChoice, the DStv HD Decoder’s user interface is very similar to the DStv...

  • Satellite-Dish

    MultiChoice unlocks HD channels effective immediately

    August 21, 2014 • Top StoriesComments Off on MultiChoice unlocks HD channels effective immediately

    Multichoice has revealed that it will make it HD channel range open to all of its customers, with immediate effect. The group stated that customers who have channels in their package, that are also available in HD, will see these channels in HD if they have...

  • Digital TV Kenya

    DStv launching two new M-Net channels

    August 15, 2014 • Top StoriesComments Off on DStv launching two new M-Net channels

    M-Net is set to launch two entertainment channels this October. According to the African pay-television content provider, the channel names as well as the detailed schedules are still under wraps; however, the company can confirm that these two channels will...

  • Satellite-Dish

    MultiChoice & Eutelsat to expand DStv

    July 31, 2014 • Top StoriesComments Off on MultiChoice & Eutelsat to expand DStv

    Eutelsat Communications and MultiChoice Africa have signed an agreement that is expected to ensure the continuous expansion of the DStv platform. The deal is expected to have a duration of 15 years. The multi-transponder contract further anchors...

  • Integrated satellite communications company Intelsat has announced the opening of a new sales office in Nairobi, Kenya.  (Image source: Intelsat-hq-press)

    MultiChoice inks 15-year agreement with Intelsat Satellite

    June 11, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on MultiChoice inks 15-year agreement with Intelsat Satellite

    Intelsat S.A. has announced that it has signed a 15-year service agreement with MultiChoice for a new satellite to be added to the Intelsat network. The initial aim of the venture is to allow MultiChoice to expand its Direct-to-Home (DTH) Services in...

  • Telecel Zimbabwe has introduced Telecash as a form of payment for Dstv (Image source: File)

    Telecel offers mobile payments for Dstv

    March 6, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Telecel offers mobile payments for Dstv

    Zimbabwean Telecash customers can pay their Dstv subscriptions from their mobile phones, following an agreement between Zimbabwean mobile operator Telecel and South African pay-satellite television provider MultiChoice. Telecash, which is Telecel’s mobile...

  • Multichoice has announced a partnership with eTranzact Ghana to improve payment services. (Image source: Google/ghananewsagency.org)

    Multichoice partners with eTranzact Ghana

    September 23, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on Multichoice partners with eTranzact Ghana

    Multichoice has announced a partnership with eTranzact Ghana to digitise the payment process and make the collection easier. The partnership will allow eTranzact Ghana to roll out a subscription collection platform aimed specifically at subscribers of...

  • Ban on TV ads raises online traffic

    June 29, 2012 • OpinionComments Off on Ban on TV ads raises online traffic

    The recent decision by MultiChoice’s DStv channels and M-Net to follow e.tv and SABC in banning the Nando’s diversity advert will have a limited impact from a viewership and awareness perspective among local consumers, and, will in fact drive more...

  • Exciting times ahead for local broadcasting

    March 28, 2012 • OpinionComments Off on Exciting times ahead for local broadcasting

    While connectivity in South Africa has traditionally been very expensive, prices are beginning to drop and caps are being lifted due to improved infrastructure and availability, making broadband more affordable than before. While SA trails behind most of the...

  • Icasa calling for new licence applicants

    February 21, 2012 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa), the local communications authority, wants new challengers to take on MultiChoice’s dominance in the pay-TV market. The rule of MultiChoice, owners of DStv, has discouraged most from...