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Naspers eyes Zimbabwe mobile firms

Thursday 2 February 2017 | 16:43 CET | News
African technology and media company Naspers, which owns MultiChoice, has set its eyes on partnering with Zimbabwe's mobile telephone firms to boost its video-on-demand business, Bulawayo 24/7 reported. The move comes as the south Africa-headquartered firm, which is valued at over USD 70 billion, seeks strategic alliances on the continent to help compete with Netflix. Naspers CEO Bob Van Dijk said his company is planning to build on a joint venture agreed in 2016 with Kenya's Safaricom, to roll out online service Showmax at more affordable data prices.

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: MultiChoice / Naspers / Netflix / NetOne / Safaricom / Telecel
Countries: Zimbabwe
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