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MultiChoice South Africa mulls changes to VoD services

Tuesday 27 November 2018 | 11:25 CET | News
MultiChoice South Africa plans to redesign its video-on-demand service DStv Now, and new, local content for its stand-alone VOD platform Showmax, reports TechCentral. MultiChoice Africa Group's Connected Video unit head Niclas Ekdahl said it is making major user interface changes to DStv Now to make it easier for subscribers to find relevant content. A key priority, is harnessing user data to deliver content to viewers that is "relevant on an individual basis". 

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Companies: MultiChoice / Naspers
Countries: South Africa
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