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Multichoice Introduces New Channels

Multichoice in collaboration with ROK Studios are launching 2 new channels ROK 2 and ROK 3 on DSTV and Gotv to widen their product range. The channels will be launched on the 5th of April and they will target fans of Nollywood, African music and Ghanaian movies and TV series.The collaboration between the two stretches […]

MultiChoice adjusts decoder prices & GOtv Kenya subs as services like Kwesé TV pile on competition

As much as MultiChoice is selling these reductions as its way of transferring value to its subscribers (which could also be part of the motivation), it’s likely a response to competition that’s mounting from pay TV alternatives.

Some legal aspects of broadcasting in Zim: Digital Future Q & A with Edith Utete

With a greater focus on broadcast technology and its central role in an increasingly digital age, there are so many aspects about it that need an inside perspective. This applies to potential investors, content creators and everyone who wants to appreciate what digitisation is meant to do, where that leaves the current market players like […]

Top Zimbabwean tech failures of 2014 we can all learn from

Back in June I had an opportunity to meet a Tel Aviv based entrepreneur whilst covering PIVOTEast in Nairobi. During his presentation at PIVOTEast he spoke a lot on the different two startup ecosystems he had been exposed to, namely Silicon Valley and Tel Aviv and the prevalence of failure seemed to dominate his insights. […]

MultiChoice SA aware of illegal DStv in Zimbabwe but can’t do anything about it

A recent report in IT Web Africa has said that MultiChoice South Africa has issued warnings Zimbabweans who subscribe to DStv SA bouquets. The report does not go into detail of the possible repercussions of this apart from quoting MultiChoice (SA) general manager for corporate affairs Caroline Creasy saying, “MultiChoice is aware of this practice […]

MultiChoice Zim follows SA lead and increases local DStv subscriptions

MultiChoice South Africa yesterday announced that it will increase DStv subscriptions in South Africa effective 1 April 2014. The increases will affect the major bouquets – Premium, Extra, Compact, Family and Select. Unfortunately, the increases will not remain south of the Limpompo.  MultiChoice Zimbabwe has confirmed to Techzim that local DStv subscribers will be expected […]

GOtv latest: signal switched off because of unspecified shareholding issues

Following an article we published yesterday on GOtv, the now shut low cost pay TV has issued another statement partially explaining the blackout. We now know that GOtv was shut down because of unspecified shareholding issues. The latest GOtv statements says GOtv is a joint venture between MultiChoice Africa, DAE and state owned Transmedia corporation. […]

GOtv says little on blackout and offers subscribers refund on decoders

  DStv’s low cost service GOtv issued a statement last week Tuesday on the blackout on service, but the statement fell short and left more questions than answers. The statement only announced to subscribers that they could now get a $75 refund upon return of their GOtv decoders but falls short of explaining what’s exactly […]

DStv’s low income pay tv service, GOtv, mysteriously goes off air

This may not been news to affected GOtv users but we got word that the DStvs low income pay tv service, GOtv, has been off air since 31 January leaving clients without viewing. We called the DStv call center and the unsuspecting attendant confirmed that GOtv is experiencing a “slight challenge” which is still under […]