Here’s why the BBC is changing its DStv channels

2015-08-26 20:00

The BBC’s is changing its set of TV channels on MultiChoice’s DStv and is doing so to make them future-proof, that they look sharp, are consumer-facing and play to BBC strengths.

Hlaudi: We need to applaud SABC

2015-07-14 14:42

The SABC's chief operating officer, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, says MultiChoice must carry the public broadcaster as he again lashed out at print media in South Africa.

MultiChoice has a special gift for its compact subscribers

2015-06-24 21:00

MultiChoice is giving four of its DStv Premium TV channels – Lifetime, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and Nick Jr. – to the cheaper DStv Compact package.

Channel O Youth Day ad stirs up a storm

2015-06-17 07:34

Channel O's (DStv 320) Youth Day's interpretation of an iconic South African struggle era photo has been slammed as incredibly insensitive and disgusting.

DStv extends SABC News channel into Africa

2015-05-22 09:46

MultiChoice is extending the footprint of the South African public broadcaster's 24-hour TV news channel, SABC News, to the rest of the continent.

SABC Encore launching on DStv as retro rerun channel

2015-04-29 10:37

The SABC and MultiChoice will launch its rerun entertainment channel, called SABC Encore, on 11 May on channel 156 on DStv.

MultiChoice rejects Caxton’s allegations over SABC deal

2015-04-20 17:43

Pay-tv provider MultiChoice has rejected several allegations from publishing company Caxton regarding a deal with the South African Broadcasting Corporation.

Digital broadcast policy a ‘blow for free-to-air TV'

2015-03-19 12:49

Rejection of set-top box encryption by government could put free-to-air broadcasters out of business, says the DA.

MultiChoice adds 3 TV channels to DStv Now

2015-03-02 16:00

MultiChoice is adding 3 TV channels to its DStv Now app for DStv Premium subscribers.

BCCSA nails Multichoice with R40 000 fine

2015-02-02 11:51

Multichoice has been fined R40 000 for airing two promotions deemed unsuitable for children, the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA has ruled.


Streaming TV threatens SA broadcasters - expert

2015-08-24 09:07

Internet streaming is a serious competitive threat to broadcast television in South Africa, but the technology is hamstrung by cost challenges, says an analyst.

DStv adds new channel for Southern Africa viewers

2015-07-01 10:09

MultiChoice will launch a new channel, Zambezi Magic (DStv 160) on DStv for viewers in Southern Africa, outside of South Africa.

Channel O ‘welcomes dialogue’ over Youth Day ad

2015-06-17 13:23

Channel O says it "welcomes the dialogues" around its Youth Day ad which is raising eyebrows for its pop culture take on an iconic struggle era photo from 1976.

kykNET expanding in Britain

2015-06-09 15:25

kykNET (DStv 144), the popular Afrikaans language TV channel has been added to the United Kingdom’s Freeview HD.

Former SABC TV boss gets a new gig at Trace

2015-05-19 13:55

The former SABC TV boss, Leo Manne, has resurfaced at Trace where he has just been appointed in a new position.

MultiChoice: Nothing wrong with our relationship with SABC

2015-04-21 13:12

MultiChoice says it "totally" rejects allegations made by Caxton that the satellite pay-TV platform's commercial deal with the SABC has led to an unhealthy influence over the public broadcaster.

Court bars MultiChoice from DStv price hike in Nigeria

2015-04-08 11:09

The Federal High Court in Nigeria has ordered MultiChoice to back off from its "arbitrary" monthly increase of DStv subscription fees.

DStv adds Eva telenovela channel

2015-03-06 11:13

MultiChoice is adding a second Latin American telenovela TV channel, Eva (DStv 141) to DStv in Africa.

Multichoice removes decoder swap ad

2015-02-13 13:46

Multichoice will no longer run a television advertisement promoting its decoder exchange arrangement for viewers, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has heard.

MultiChoice fined R40k over 'grossly negligent' DStv promos

2015-02-02 11:18

MultiChoice has again been slapped with fines by the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA) for showing content unsuitable for children.

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