• A multinational global platform operator



More than 1.3 billion daily visitors on our internet platforms, and those of our associates.
More than 10 million households in 50 countries across sub-Saharan Africa subscribe to our Video Entertainment services.
More than 60 magazines and over 90 newspapers are published in South Africa. We also have around 23 million unique browsers on our sites.

Overview

Based on a solid understanding of consumer behaviour, we build technology platforms and enablers in growth markets, anticipating changes in consumer engagement. Our platforms, currently in internet communications, ecommerce, television and print, are highly relevant consumer destinations. We have a significant focus on developing products and services for mobile devices.

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Video Entertainment


MultiChoice Africa


The MultiChoice Africa business provides multi-channel pay-TV and subscriber management services in 49 countries across Sub-Sahara Africa and the adjacent Indian Ocean islands. The group has ownership interests through MultiChoice Africa in joint ventures operating in Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia, Namibia, Mozambique and Botswana. In other Sub-Saharan African countries, MultiChoice Africa operates through agents or franchisees.

MultiChoice Africa’s digital DStv service features over 100 video channels and up to 65 audio channels. The group maintains a strong focus on local content and extensive investments have been made in the creation of content made in Africa for Africa, thus showcasing and building local talent.  As pioneers in pay-tv in Africa, MultiChoice played an important role in making information and entertainment easily accessible, and as an African business, investments have brought both social and economic benefits to the communities where they operate through access to information, job opportunities, partnerships and training.

MultiChoice is committed to partnering with local entrepreneurs, governments and broadcasters across the continent and to tailoring its operations to suit local needs while maintaining the highest levels of service and product quality.

The table below shows pay-TV subscriber numbers for sub-Saharan Africa:
  Launch date September 2014 September 2015
Subscribers 1996 3,227,449 4,670,894

The net subscriber base grew by 45% over the last year, with 1,443,445 new households added. Lower-priced bouquets (including GOtv) which address a broader market segment accounted for most of the growth.


  •  www.multichoice.co.za


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