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DStv

Parent Company: Naspers Limited

Brand Value: $776 Mil.

Headquarter City: Johannesburg

Industry: Entertainment

Year Formed: 1995

DStv is the premier satellite television broadcasting company in South Africa reaching over 7 million subscribers (up 15% from 2016). DStv is owned by Naspers, a global internet and entertainment group and one of the largest technology investors, operating in over 130 countries. Naspers itself was founded in 1915 and has recently seen dramatic growth which includes its recent acquisition of Chinese giant, Tencent.  In South Africa, DStv’s customers enjoy entertainment channels including a strong and competitive lineup of local and international channels, streaming sports, and most recently the country’s first live TV shopping channel. As it battles global giants including Netflix, Amazon Prime, and others, MultiChoice has Showmax and DStv Now streaming offers to complement its core services.