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Our business overview

Our entertainment platforms

We provide
video entertainment to 20.9million subscribers(1)

We are Africa’s leading video entertainment platform.

We create our own local content and secure the rights to extraordinary global content which we deliver anytime, anywhere and on any device through our first-class satellite, terrestrial and online video entertainment services.

We offer programming in 41 languages(2)

4 567 hours of local content produced this year

Dedicated local content channels in 10 markets

(1) 90-day active subscribers.
(2) Relates to all languages broadcast on our platforms, including international and free-to-air (FTA) channels. Prior year disclosure of 17 languages related to proprietary channels only.

An evolving video entertainment industry is creating new options for us to enrich lives by expanding our entertainment ecosystem and catering for changing consumer preferences.

We selectively consider pursuing new growth opportunities, either organically or through investments, where they create a better customer experience, drive new revenues and/or leverage existing assets. We are well positioned in this regard given our scale (i.e. 20.9m households on four platforms across 50 countries), and our reach (i.e. an estimated average of five people per household means that we reach around 100m people on the continent).

Top-quality local productions amounting to 42% of our total general entertainment spend

Leaders in sport broadcasting, with ~9 800 live events and 500 own productions broadcast this year

Compelling international content from multiple providers on 103 channels

A leading digital platform security division with offices in 14 countries

We are inextricably connected to our customers and the countries they live in. This is why we invest in Africa’s film and television (TV) industry and adjacent businesses, contributing to the economies of the countries where we operate, and creating thousands of jobs across the continent. At the same time, we focus on the ongoing development of our employees and we continue to make a meaningful impact on the communities where we operate.

We are Africa’s most loved storyteller

South Africa

As the leading video entertainment provider
in South Africa, our subscribers have
access to world-class local and international
content through our DStv direct to home
(DTH), DStv streaming and Showmax over
the top (OTT) services.


64% of group revenue

ZAR11.1bn trading profit

8.9m subscribers(1)

Rest of Africa

With a diversified presence across geographies, platforms and consumer segments, we offer world-class local and international content to customers across 49 markets across sub-Saharan Africa through our DStv DTH, DStv streaming and Showmax OTT services, as well as our GOtv digital terrestrial television (DTT) service in eight key markets.

32% of group revenue

ZAR1.4bn trading loss

11.9m subscribers(1)

Technology (Irdeto)

As the largest content protection vendor by annual shipments, Irdeto protects platforms and applications for video entertainment, gaming, connected transport and other connected industries. It services not only the group’s security and anti-piracy needs, but also some of the world’s best video entertainment, mobile and connected industry service providers.

4% of group revenue

ZAR0.6bn trading profit

>400 customers spanning 72 countries


(1) 90-day active subscribers.