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MTN in talks to buy multichoice Africa from Naspers

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Mr_Money
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This should tie up nicely for MTN. They can sell a conevrged mobile and DSTV package

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SimonPB
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yip we seeing this is the US with Verizon buying AOL & Yahoo. Q is if it works, they had a OTT TV srvice that they shut down, or was that VOD, or both?

 

Also this is not the SA DSTV, just rest of africa

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Mr_Money
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Both MTN and VOD have streaming services for multichoice content. That is , you can watch Supersport on your mobile but you pay for MTN/VOD for the data (depletes usage from your data bundle). With the merger MTN can offer DVB-H service. DVB-H will allow you to watch TV on mobile handset without streaming, your mobile essentially becomes a TV. In order to offer DVB-H service you must have license, in the case of MTN buying Multichoice it will obtain this broadcast license. MTN will be able to bundle pay tv and mobile contracts into a single contract with a little bit of discount if they clever. This will essentially make all those that have DSTV have an MTN contract.

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Mr_Money
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all there revenue that MTN spend on advertising on the pay channel , they get back as profit on Multichoice 

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