According to interim financial results released by owner Naspers on 8 December, continental pay-TV operator MultiChoice now has a South African subscriber base of 2.8m homes.
In 2010 MultiChoice snared 450,000 new South African subscribers in the face of stiff competition from new pay-TV operator TopTV. MultiChoice has also added 1.1m new subscribers in other African markets.
According to the Naspers result, MultiChoice has enjoyed strong growth in its mid-tier DStv Compact bouquet, which is half the price of its Premium bouquet. (Source: TechCentral)