WATCH VIDEO. Trace Sports is launching on Sky in the UK and on DStv from Multichoice in Africa.
MTV Networks Africa will expand its portfolio of brands in sub-Saharan Africa with the launch of Comedy Central via MultiChoice’s DStv platform.
The first commercial broadcasts using the DVB-T2 have begun in Africa following the launch of GOtv.
MultiChoice (Cyprus) Public Company Ltd has been put into voluntary liquidation by its owners Forthnet Group. In a statement Forthnet said the decision had been taken at an Extraordinary General Meeting as the company was no longer able to meet its financial obligations.
A new channel from Sony Pictures Television will debut through MultiChoice’s DStv Compact and Premium subscribers in more than 40 African countries including South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana and Tanzania on February 1.
Multichoice added 498,000 subscribers gross in the six months to September 30, 2010, and it should come as little surprise the South African pay-TV operator is attributing the success to the World Cup, which took place on home soil.
Nolo Letele, the current Group CEO of MultiChoice South Africa, is to become the executive chairperson of the Multichoice South Africa Holdings Board.
Fine Living Network (FLN) and Zone Reality have made their debuts in Portuguese speaking Africa. According to Chello Zone, they are being carried by the MultiChoice platform in Angola and Mozambique, offering programming in English with Portuguese subtitles.
The South African pay-TV service DStv, which is operated by Naspers-owned MultiChoice, goes from strength to strength despite growing competition from On Digital Media’s TopTV.
MultiChoice has said its new DStv On Demand service is now available through any of its PVR decoders. Viewers can catch up on their favourite TV series and sports highlights at a time that is convenient to them.