Timeline

History of innovation and investment across Africa

Showmax & DStv Now

2017

Showmax included in DStv Premium subscription at zero cost to Kenyan customers

DStv Now available to DStv Compact Plus and Compact customers

Launch of Explora 2

2016

Launch of E36 C

2015

Launch of Express from US

2014

Launch of DStv Now App

2014

Logo - GOtv

GOtv launched

2011

DStv On-Demand service, Catch Up launched

2010

HD channels launched: SuperSport, Discovery and National Geographic

2009

Launch of the HD PVR and XtraView – In time to provide Olympics in High Definition

2008

Launch of PVR (Personal Video Recorder)

2005

Launch of PAS7 Ku-Band satellite to Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi, Swaziland and Angola

1999

Angola franchise launched

1998

Tanzania joint venture launched

1997

Franchise launched in Ethiopia, Malawi and Mozambique

1996

Uganda, Kenya and Zambia joint ventures launched; Zimbabwe franchise launched & Established offices in Namibia, Botswana, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and Zambia.

1995

Nigeria joint venture launched

1994

Botswana, Namibia and Ghana joint ventures launched

1992

M-Net awarded first African licences in Namibia and Botswana

1991

M-Net becomes the first television company to be listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange

1990

SuperSport launched

1989

Africa’s first pay TV channel, M-Net, was launched

1985