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Sep 04, 2019  |  MultiChoice Angola To Roll Out VAT-Inclusive DStv Package

MultiChoice Angola has announced that it will soon be launching a new DStv bouquet that will already include the value-added tax (VAT) in its fees. According to statements provided by inside sources, MultiChoice Angola, plans to roll out this new ...


Aug 27, 2019  |  Zambia's TopStar Communications Struggling To Sustain Operations -Reports

Zambia's digital pay-TV station, TopStar is reportedly struggling to raise enough funds to repay the US$273-million loan that it had received from China for Zambia's digital migration project. In the midst of increasing competition in Zambia's digital TV market, it ...


Aug 27, 2019  |  MultiChoice Africa Decreasing DStv Subscription Fees In East Africa

MultiChoice Africa, the managing company of satellite TV services GOtv and DStv, has announced plans to cut down DStv subscription fees across East Africa. The company announced that as from September 1, 2019, there would be a reduction in the monthly fees ...


Aug 23, 2019  |  MultiChoice Employees Plan “Historic” Strike

MultiChoice workers have revealed that they are planning a nationwide strike starting today to protest against job cuts at the pay-TV company. The Information Communication Technology Union (ICTU) said that the grossly underpaid workers of MultiChoice SA have finally decided to take ...


Multichoice Uganda Announces Price Cuts For GOtv And DStv Subscriptions

Multichoice Uganda has announced that it will be putting into effect some price changes that will affect their DStv as well as a few GOtv subscribers (depending on their package). According to a memo that has been verified by various ...

MultiChoice Zimbabwe Begins Voluntary Retrenchment Process

The struggling MultiChoice Zimbabwe is letting go of staff and has begun a voluntary retrenchment process as the country's DStv subscribers continue to plunge due to ongoing and worsening economic conditions. MultiChoice Zimbabwe's customer base is rapidly shrinking as people ...

Former Kwese TV Exec Joins MultiChoice Africa As New Corporate Affairs Boss

Reatile Tekateka, the former PR boss at Econet's Kwesé TV, has been appointed as pay-TV competitor MultiChoice Africa's new corporate affairs boss. As the head of PR and communications at Econet Media's fallen Kwesé TV, Tekateka oversaw media liaisons with ...

Nigeria: Pay-TV Operator TStv In Fake Content Scam

Nigeria's struggling pay-TV service provider, TStv, is embroiled in a content scam with a letter circulating and falsely stating that TStv has secured the broadcast rights to the English Premier League (EPL) for its Grande Sports channels and will also ...

Econet’s Struggle To Repatriate Funds Causes More Problems For Kwese TV

The telecoms firm Econet Wireless is experiencing trouble in its mission to repatriate funds from Zimbabwe. This situation has caused it not to pay creditors and therefore, created significant challenges for the already troubled Econet Media-owned Kwese TV. The CEO ...

MultiChoice Zimbabwe Receives Approval To Accept Forex Payments

MultiChoice has confirmed that it will now be excluded from Zimbabwe's new restrictions on payments and foreign currencies after the country's central bank allowed the pay-TV network's Zimbabwe operation to collect subscriptions in foreign currency. Banks in Zimbabwe had placed ...

MultiChoice Nigeria Rolls Out MyGOtv Mobile App

MultiChoice Nigeria has rolled out a new mobile app, MyGOtv for subscribers on its digital terrestrial platform, GOtv. The app is free and will be made available for download via Android and iOS app stores. John Ugbe, The Chief Executive ...

“Administration Application Will Have No Impact On Kwese Free TV Launch” –Econet CEO

Econet Media’s CEO, Joseph Hundah, in an interview with TechCentral last week said that the decision to place Econet Media’s pay-TV business into administration would have “no impact” on the planned rollout of Kwese Free TV in South Africa. He ...

Econet Places Pay-TV Business Under Administration

The African pay-TV operator Econet Media has confirmed that it has placed its struggling satellite broadcasting business under administration. Econet, which operates under the brand name “Kwese” will begin talks with creditors to save the business, according to the CEO, ...

StarTimes Secures Four Million More Subscribers, Invests $220m In Nigeria

The Chinese media company, StarTimes, has revealed that it has invested $220m in Nigeria since it rolled out operations in the country in 2010. David Zhang, the Managing Director of StarTimes, announced this in Abuja at the celebration of 2019 ...


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