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MultiChoice acquires on-demand, emergency response app, Namola
MultiChoice continues to expand its platform ambition through the diversification of services available to subscribers 4 Oct 2022 Read more

MultiChoice Group announces new syndication partnership with Sky
Sky's Glass TV product and experience will be made available to customers in South Africa. 27 Sep 2022 Read more

MultiChoice Accelerator's 6 SMMEs to pitch to global venture capitalists
MultiChoice Group has shortlisted six startup and scaling businesses that will be progressing to the next and final leg of the MultiChoice Accelerator Programme. 7 Jan 2022 Read more

DStv BoxOffice brings South Africa's biggest horror story
From the minds that brought you Devilsdorp, Every Day is Halloween is the biggest locally-produced horror story to drop first on DStv BoxOffice. 28 Oct 2021 Read more

MultiChoice leads with more than 140 Safta nominations - a win for the local TV and film industry
MultiChoice Group, the leading video entertainment company, has this year received the lion's share of nominations across all categories from the 15th South African Film and Television Awards (Saftas) - demonstrating that its high investment in local content is a win for the local TV and film production industry. 7 May 2021 Read more

The MultiChoice Talent Factory portal hosts Dolby webinars!
Content creators will learn the magic of using Dolby technology in storytelling 14 Apr 2020 Read more

Showmax viewing trends during lockdown
The unfolding of the Covid-19 situation has significantly impacted viewing behaviour on Showmax, with the number of active users up 50% and play events more than doubling from pre-crisis peaks. 8 Apr 2020 Read more

SA lockdown drives increased usage of DStv Now free service
DStv Now is the online version of DStv, free to DStv subscribers. There's also a version of DStv Now available to non-subscribers, which is proving increasingly popular during the Covid-19 lockdown. Two new channels have been added to this free service as of the beginning of April, taking the total number of channels to 16. 6 Apr 2020 Read more

Double the horror as fresh blood comes to Showmax
Two freaky new South African horror movies have just descended on Showmax: Jaco Bouwer's Rage and Beer Adriaanse's Parable, both produced by Nagvlug Films (Wonderlus, Hotel). These are the first two Showmax Original movies, as well as the streaming service's first foray into horror. 2 Apr 2020 Read more

Truth is stranger than fiction in documentary Three Identical Strangers
  • Won the Special Jury Prize for Documentary Storytelling at Sundance
  • Nominated for three Emmys and a BAFTA
  • Won a Critics' Choice Documentary Award
  • #3 Best Documentaries of 2018, #9 Best Limited-Release Movies of 2018, with a 97% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes
  • 81/100 aggregated critics rating, Metacritic
  • The most-watched CNN Film premiere ever
  • 5.2m views across two trailers on YouTube
 31 Mar 2020 Read more

Controversial series imagines if Africa ruled the world
  • Based on Malorie Blackman's award-winning novels
  • No. 1 show across all channels when it premiered on 5 March 2020 in Britain
  • Largely shot in South Africa, with SA's Masali Baduza in the lead role
  • Also starring BAFTA winner Jack Rowan (Born to Kill, Peaky Blinders)
  • 82% critics rating, Rotten Tomatoes
  •  31 Mar 2020 Read more

    Thought the #Somhale wedding was OTT, wait until you hear about the cakes!
    Somgaga recently told the press that it was actually his love, Mohale Motaung, who made the most outrageous requests for their two weddings. "He wanted a 30-tier cake. He wanted to arrive on a horse cart with 12 white horses," Somizi Mhlongo shared with Channel24. 30 Mar 2020 Read more

    Westworld knocks it out the park in season 3
    • Now starring Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad's Jesse Pinkman)
    • Winner of seven Emmys, including Best Supporting Actress (Thandie Newton)
    • Nominated for four Golden Globes, including Best Drama Series
    • #69, IMDB's Top Rated TV of All Time, with an 8.7/10 rating
    • 84% critics' rating, Rotten Tomatoes
     27 Mar 2020 Read more

    Zac & Mia: Award-winning hospital romance now on Showmax
    • 8.1/10, IMDB
    • Winner of two Emmys (for Outstanding Lead Actress and Outstanding Writing in a Digital Drama Series) and nominated for a further four, including Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor and Outstanding Directing
    • Writers Guild of America winner for Adapted Short Form New Media
    • Four million views and counting for the three trailers
     26 Mar 2020 Read more

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