Digital TV News: Multichoice

MultiChoice Group reports results for the year ended March 2024
Jun 12, 2024 – MultiChoice has reported results for the year ended March 2024. Active subscribers declined by 9% YoY, mainly due to a 13% decline in the Rest of Africa business. The South African business declined by 5%.
News categories: MultiChoice, Africa, Content Protection, Digital TV, Results, Satellite, South Africa, Streaming, Subscribers

Canal+ and MultiChoice agree offer for Multichoice buyout
Apr 8, 2024 – MultiChoice and Canal+ have entered into a cooperation agreement regarding Canal+'s proposed mandatory offer for MultiChoice.
News categories: Canal+, MultiChoice, Africa, Digital TV, MandA, Satellite

Paramount to launch Paramount+ branded destination with Multichoice
Feb 26, 2024 – Paramount Global Content Distribution has announced a licensing deal with MultiChoice to create a Paramount+ branded destination on the pan-African platform.
News categories: Paramount, Multichoice, Lisa Kramer, Nomsa Philiso, Digital TV, South Africa, UX

Sub-Saharan Africa to add 9 million SVOD subscriptions
Feb 12, 2024 – According to Digital TV Research, Sub-Saharan Africa will have 16 million paying SVOD subscriptions by 2029, up from 7 million at end-2023.
News categories: Digital TV Research, Simon Murray, Africa, Digital TV, Market Research, Streaming

Groupe Canal+ intending to take full control of MultiChoice
Feb 1, 2024 – MultiChoice has received a letter from Groupe Canal+, indicating its non-binding intention to acquire the remaining ordinary shares in MultiChoice that it does not currently own.
News categories: MultiChoice, Groupe Canal+, Africa, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Europe, MandA, Satellite, Worldwide

Vivendi updates on plan to split into several entities
Jan 30, 2024 – Vivendi has presented an update on its project to split the company into several entities, one of which would be Canal+, with each being separately listed on the stock market.
News categories: Vivendi, Canal+, Digital TV, Europe, France, MandA, Satellite, Streaming, Worldwide

Activated STBs grow to 3,166,461 for South Africa's Openview
May 25, 2023 – eMedia has announced results for its financial year that ended 31 March 2023. Set-top box activations for Openview in the year were 513,840, taking the number to 3,166,461 at period-end.
News categories: eMedia, Digital TV, Results, Satellite, Set Top Box, South Africa

Multichoice, NBCUniversal and Sky to create streaming service for Africa
Mar 2, 2023 – MultiChoice (JSE: MCG), NBCUniversal and Sky (NASDAQ: CMCSA) have announced a partnership that will bring Showmax streaming to MultiChoice's 50-market footprint in sub-Saharan Africa.
News categories: MultiChoice, NBCUniversal, Sky, Calvo Mawela, Matt Strauss, Dana Strong, Africa, Digital TV, MandA, Streaming

Africa pay TV to grow to 57 million subscribers by 2028
Jan 9, 2023 – According to Digital TV Research, 16 million pay TV subscribers will be added in Africa between 2022 and 2028 to take the total to 57 million. Subscriber numbers will climb faster than revenues indicating that subscribers will pay less.
News categories: Digital TV Research, Simon Murray, Africa, Digital TV, Subscribers