Tag: Multichoice


Multichoice Tried To Increase Pricing For Subscriptions In Nigeria But The High Court Intervened

Multichoice, in true Multichoice fashion, intended to increase pricing of DStv Subscriptions with increases supposed to take effect on the 1st of August. DStv is already considered expensive across the region and this proposal led to some outcry from the Nigerian public. Their cries were heard and the Federal High Court in Abuja intervened. According […]


DStv Offering ‘Secret Deals’ To Entice Customers Who Were Not Renewing Subscriptions

According to reports from Mybroadband, DStv is offering former subscribers sizeable discounts on the premium package in hopes that these customers can renew their subscriptions. The satellite broadcaster has actually been sending SMS’s and emails to user. The email sent to a former subscriber reads: Shhh! Don’t tell anyone – we have a special offer […]


DStv Brings Back Italian Serie A To Supersport

In news that will probably delight DStv subsrcibers who love football whilst equally frustrating Kwese subscribers, Supersport has clinched the rights to broadcast the Italian Serie A for the 2018-19 season which will be kicking off on the 19th of next month. Unlike some sporting content which has been exclusively aired in South Africa, Italy’s […]


Not Paying Income Tax In South Africa (Africa) Gives Netflix Unfair Advantage: Multichoice CEO

Faced with the growing competition from Netflix, the CEO of Multichoice, Calvo Mawela declared that Netflix is enjoying an unfair advantage media streaming sector.  Global over-the-top media services provider, Netflix launched in South Africa in 2016. However, the introduction of an alternative entertainment platform has been detrimental for subscription satellite-service operator MultiChoice. Today, OTT video streaming has become […]


Multichoice Sees 13% Growth In Customer Base, Premium Subscribers Slightly Declined

Multichoice’s latest financial statements (for the year ended 31 March 2018) showed a marginal decline of its high-end customers (those who subscribe to its premium bouquet). DStv provides multiple channels to its almost 13 million subscribers in various countries in the continent. As the leading Pay-TV in Africa, DStv also has its live online streaming service, DStv […]


Multichoice Africa Rakes In $3.7 Billion In Revenues

The company which own’s Multichoice –Nasper’s- managed to grow their video entertainment segment’s revenue to $3.7-billion. This video segment is getting the bulk of it’s revenue from DStv, GOtv and Showmax (Multichoice’s Netflix competitor) which are all Multichoice services. Whilst a stronger rand had positive impact, the revenues and overall results are being said to […]


Despite Competition From Netflix, DSTV Will Not Allow You To Choose Your Own Channels Anytime Soon

DStv is under attack! The rise of Video on Demand services such as Netflix has been changing the way people consume their content. Luckily for DStv, in Africa VoD hasn’t taken off as much as it has in other regions of the world so they still have a majority of consumers pockets (in the regions […]


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 […]


DStv Still Not Accepting Bond Notes Despite Being SUED for it

Earlier this month, September 2017, a Harare lawyer went to the High Court seeking an order to compel Multichoice Zimbabwe to accept all the legal payment methods in this country. As we know, Multichoice is not accepting bank card swipe, bank transfers or EcoCash and telecash for subscriptions to DStv. The lawyer, Mr Majatame was […]


Multichoice reduces subscription prices in Zambia, Kenya and more

DStv subscription prices have been slashed in some African countries, Zambia and Kenya included, effective September 1. No word yet from Multichoice Zimbabwe though. In what looks like a coordinated move the various national divisions of Multichoice announced the price slashes and cited similar reasons for the price reductions. The price slashes are to be […]


Some notable Zimbabweans speak on the Kwese TV license rejection by BAZ

As you may have heard already, earlier today, the government though the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe, issued a statement today saying that Kwese TV is not licensed and therefore cannot legally provide satellite TV services. The statement disappointed many Zimbabweans who took to social media to express their displeasure. Here are some things mentioned by a […]


DStv Zimbabwe payment options (August 2017) – USD cash, self-service, banks

The demand for DStv is always high during the school holidays (cartoon season!), so it’s no wonder that many people are getting in touch to find out how they can pay for their DStv subscription. The long term solution that seems to make sense, though some especially Multichoice Zimbabwe will frown upon it, is getting […]


Multichoice opens some DStv Premium bouquet channels to Compact subscribers

This announcement was sent by Multichoice Zimbabwe: DStv Compact and Compact Plus viewers are being given an ‘open window month’ enabling them to view three television channels available only on the DStv Premium bouquet. Liz Dziva, publicity and public relations manager of MultiChoice Zimbabwe said the channels would be opened to viewers of these two […]


Exclusive: Africa’s new Pay TV player, Econet Media, to spend $1.2 billion on content

Africa’s newest pay-TV player, Econet Media, plans to spend about US $1.19 billion on content acquisition for its Kwese TV platform in the next 5 years, Techzim can exclusively reveal. The information was contained in a document the company submitted to the Lesotho Communications Authority in an application for a TV license in that country. The spend […]


How to make DStv subscription payments in Zimbabwe (April 2017)

These are are the latest Multichoice Zimbabwe DStv subscription payment options. Updated April 2017. Quick NetOne, Telecel, Africom, And Econet Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount: EcoCash number: {{error_message}} {{error_message}} If anything goes wrong, chat with us using the chat feature at the bottom right of this screen


CABS revises DStv payment limits. Other ways to pay DStv

Another financial institution in Zimbabwe has revised their conditions for DStv payments, effectively limiting them. CABS, the largest building society in the country, announced this month that it would no longer allow non-account holders to make DStv payments through it. They also announced that their customers will only be able to make a single payment […]


DStv not going anywhere says Multichoice Zimbabwe

Multichoice Zimbabwe CEO, Lovemore Mangwende has sent a statement to say that DStv is not going anywhere and will continue to be active in Zimbabwe. The CEO says this follows reports that the company is shutting down its Zimbabwean services. Over the past months, at least 3 DStv payments platforms – EcoCash, Telecash and OK Zimbabwe – suspended […]


Africa’s pay-TV giant StarTimes, launches in Zimbabwe as StarSat (Update)

Most of you reading this have probably never heard of StarTimes. Understandably so. The pay-TV giant we know in Zimbabwe is DStv. In fact TV in Zimbabwe is either DStv or the government controlled Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation which has been in intensive care for the past 20 years or so and isn’t showing any signs of coming back […]


Telecash stops DStv payments

Telecash, the second most popular mobile money payments platform in Zimbabwe, will no longer accept DStv payments. Telecel (the company), sent out the statement to its customers this morning via SMS announcing the change: Dear Customer, Due to factors beyond our control, DSTV payments on Telecash will cease on 28 February 2017, till further notice. All […]


DStv is not the problem, government’s restriction of the media is

It’s high time the government wakes up and be driven by economic rather than political interests in its policies.


African VOD service ShowMax partners Vodacom SA, launches low-cost bouquet with local content focus

ShowMax, the Video on Demand (VOD) service that’s owned by DStv’s parent company Naspers, has launched a new lower-priced service available exclusively to subscribers on South African mobile network Vodacom. It’s called ShowMax Select and it offers subscribers unlimited access to a catalogue of TV shows, movies, kids shows, and documentaries more (than 10,000 TV show […]


MultiChoice clarifies free February subscription for DStv promo

In December 2016, some DStv subscribers in Zimbabwe received a message which was announcing a promotion offering paid up subscribers one month’s free subscription for February 2017. We published an article sharing this information after some subscribers shared the news which they had received via an SMS from MultiChoice. Now that February is here, there […]


Naspers looks for partnerships with African mobile networks, braces for competition with Netflix

Naspers’ statements come at a time when the African VOD space has attracted a scramble from a number of services which include Netflix, Amazon and Econet’s Kwese TV. These have emerged as serious contenders as demonstrated by their major investments in content.


DStv adjusts programming to improve cheaper bouquets & deal with repeats, but it’s only for South African subscribers

This will involve the termination of some channels (CBS Action, CBS Drama, AMC and True Movies) and moving at least 6 channels to low-tier bouquets. It’s also adding 35 HD channels before the end of 2016.


DStv enhances its appeal in the on-demand space, expands DStv Now lineup with 17 new channels

DStv Now, the free TV-on-the-go service from MultiChoice’s pay TV platform has announced the addition of 17 new channels to its lineup as it continues to make efforts to expand its viewers’ choices. This means the service now boasts of over 60 channels.


Econet signs deal with Formula 1 to broadcast championship racing in Africa through Kwesé Free Sports

Under the arrangement, Econet’s Free to Air sports channel will have exclusive free-to-air English language rights to the F1 championship for the Sub-Saharan Africa region, except South Africa.


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.


Roundup Video: Zim’s Bond Notes, illegal DStv, Netflix data efficiency, M-vendr…

Bond Notes, Zimbabwean founded startups processing 3 mln transactions a month, Zim implements mobile telecoms quality of service regulations, Multichoice and illegal DStv installations, Netflix efficiency on Mobile and our Beneath the Surface month


OpenView HD emerges as another popular but illegal TV alternative for Zimbabweans

Thanks to the easy setup option and all the benefits that it provides subscribers who are keen on signing up for an affordable yet diverse entertainment option (low-cost setup, 20+ diverse channels, no subscriptions required), OpenView HD has become a widely promoted alternative from satellite TV service providers in Zimbabwe.


Econet Media replaces SuperSport to become NBA’s official broadcast partner in Africa

As such Econet becomes the NBA’s sub-Saharan Africa official broadcaster. It will be able to offer viewers over 500 games which will also include the WNBA games, the NBA playoffs, and the finals.