About MultiChoice Africa/DStv:
Since pioneering digital multi-channel television in Africa in 1995, MultiChoice Africa Limited has established operations in 47 countries including the adjacent Indian Ocean islands. The company provides a range of pay television services under the brand name DStv and is widely recognised as the leading provider of premium news, sport and entertainment in Sub-Sahara Africa.
DStv offers a range of family entertainment packages which allows subscribers flexibility in price and choice without compromising quality or variety. DStv is supported by the MultiChoice operations which provide subscriber management services to ensure that all technical and billing support is of the highest quality.
MultiChoice Africa operates from two satellites over Africa. The KU Band Eutelsat W7 satellite which stretches from Senegal in the West to Mauritius in the East and the KU Band IS 7 satellite which covers Southern Africa.
MultiChoice Africa maintains its leadership position in consumer technology by continually introducing new products and services. This includes the introduction of DVB-H technology – enabling DStv Mobile in Ghana, Kenya, Namibia and Nigeria. The company was also the first to introduce the Personal Video Recorder (PVR) and High Definition (HD) Television to Africa, and continues to trial and investigate new technologies to ensure that DStv subscribers remain at the cutting edge of entertainment and technology.
Through continuous innovation in technology and assembling an excellent range channels on the DStv bouquets, MultiChoice Africa has succeeded in adding significant value for subscribers and television consumers in Africa.
As a business operating on the African continent, MultiChoice Africa is very conscious of its responsibility as an African business to the sustainable social and economic development of the people of Africa. The company’s flagship CSI project, the MultiChoice Resource Centre (MRC) programme plays an important role in providing access to information to mainly rural schools. The programme provides schools with the latest digital satellite technology and gives them access to content on eight premium and informative television channels through the DStv Education bouquet. To date, a network of over 900 MRCs has been established in 25 countries. MultiChoice Africa is also involved in the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards, the annual event which recognises journalistic excellence.
MultiChoice Africa Limited is a registered company based in Mauritius and is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Naspers Group.