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S. Africa’s TopTV tops 283,000 subs

April 19, 2011

By Chris Forrester

South Africa’s Top TV, the alternative pay-TV operator to Multichoice’s DStv, has won 283,000 subscribers (gross activations) in its first year of operation.

The initial target for its first year of operation was 190,000-200,000, and CEO Vino Govender says that this is well ahead of expectations. Top TV went ‘live’ on May 1st last year.

Govinder, talking exclusively to, says that churn is extremely modest thanks to the company’s pre-paid card system.

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