MultiChoice, despite its recent political problems, has seen strong subscriber growth. In the half-year to September 30th the South African pay-TV operator added almost 600,000 new subs, up 10 per cent on the same period a year ago.
Not all the growth came from its DStv satellite service. The biggest rise came from GOtv, its digital terrestrial TV service, where numbers grew 17 per cent.
Overall, MultiChoice has 6.6 million DStv subs, and a further 2.6 million outside South Africa in sub-Saharan Africa.