MultiChoice Group (JSE:MCG)

Calvo Mawela
CEO
Market Cap (AUD): 59.79B
Sector: Consumer Services
Last Trade (AUD): 134.25 -0.86 (-0.64%)
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1. About

MultiChoice Group (JSE:MCG) is one of the fastest growing pay-TV broadcast providers globally, with a 30-year track record and the distinct honour of entertaining approximately 14 million households across 50 countries in Africa (using multiple platforms).

It is the group's objective to deliver quality content anywhere, anytime, on any device through a comprehensive video entertainment offering for all income groups.

MultiChoice Group is the parent company of MultiChoice South Africa (including SuperSport, M-Net and DStv Media Sales), MultiChoice Africa Holdings, Showmax Africa and Irdeto:

SuperSport

SuperSport is Africa’s premier sports broadcaster, producing and broadcasting local and international sport for pay-TV subscribers across sub-Saharan Africa. SuperSport channels broadcast most of the globe’s major sporting events and leagues including football, rugby, cricket, tennis, golf, motorsport, cycling, boxing, wrestling and athletics.

DStv

DStv is a sub-Saharan African video entertainment company owned by MultiChoice. It was launched in 1995 and provides multiple entertainment channels and services to customers across the continent via satellite, online and mobile apps.

GOtv

GOtv is a digital terrestrial television platform known for the affordable entertainment it brings to customers across 11 countries throughout Africa. GOtv carries authentic programming that’s made in Africa, for Africans.

M-Net

Founded in 1985, M-Net has grown from a single channel to nearly 40 and offers both international and local content to African customers in nearly 50 countries.

M-Net partners with the best service providers to produce and acquire the most thrilling and informative video entertainment. In this way,
M-Net plays a leading role in developing and upskilling the industry. M-Net’s mission is to create relevant, aspirational video entertainment that resonates with communities.

Showmax

Showmax is an internet-based subscription Video-on-demand service supplying an extensive catalogue of TV shows and movies. By leveraging relationships with major production studios from across the globe, Showmax delivers both world-class international content as well as the best of specialised local content. Showmax is accessible across a wide range of devices from smart TVs and computers to smartphones and tablets.

Irdeto

Irdeto protects platforms and applications for video entertainment, video games, connected transport and IoT connected industries. Irdeto’s solutions and services enable customers to protect their revenue, create new offerings and fight cybercrime. With 50 years of expertise in security, Irdeto’s software security technology and cyberservices protect over 5 billion devices and applications for some of the world’s best-known brands. With a unique heritage in security innovation, Irdeto is the well-established and reliable partner to build a secure future where people can embrace connectivity without fear.

DStv Media Sales

DStv Media Sales is the sales arm of MultiChoice, providing dynamic media solutions; handling commercial airtime, on-air sponsorships, content integration, and online sales across a variety of 130+ channel brands on linear TV, VOD, social media, and digital platforms.

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