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South Africa seeks to curb 98% of market for Multichoice in pay TV

This week saw a dramatic step forwards in the South African TV regulator who is trying to bring some form of competition to South African pay TV. Right now Multichoice has a 98% iron grip on the market. While it does not wish to throw the baby out with the bathwater and see Multichoice initiatives such as DStv, Showmax and GoTV become less profitable, it clearly wants to walk a dividing line that stimulates more paid TV services and creates competition. In one graph it suggests that the Naspers owned Multichoice might be brought down to around an 80% market share over the coming two years, from the 98% it holds right now. And while the investigation document it published…

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