MultiChoice Kenya removes two news channels from Compact bouquet

Monday 2 December 2019 | 10:56 CET | News

MultiChoice Kenya has removed two popular news stations from its Compact bouquet. Bloomberg and CNBC Africa will now only be available on the Compact Plus and Premium packages after a content overhaul for DStv and GOtv offerings on 13 November. 

In September, DStv cut its monthly subscription rates by between 5 percent and 30 percent to boost its numbers. The latest price cuts point to Kenya's changing pay-TV landscape, where subscribers are increasingly turning to on-demand streaming content online. 

Multichoice-linked video-on-demand company Showmax has been banking on exclusive local content to ward off competition in the Kenyan market by its biggest rival Netflix. Showmax is owned by Naspers, which is also behind pay-TV company MultiChoice.


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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: MultiChoice / Naspers
Countries: Kenya
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