Pay-TV operator MultiChoice, owner of the DStv satellite platform, has concluded plans to merge its DStv Mobile and DStv Online divisions into a single yet to be named unit.
The news which broke late October via a statement, read: “It has become increasingly clear that the DStv Mobile and DStv Online businesses enjoy huge overlaps and should be integrated into one unit. These businesses will be merged into a single entity with immediate effect and the combined business unit will be headed up by John Kotsaftis, current CEO of DStv Online.”
“In view of the increasing complexity of the MultiChoice business, Mark Rayner, the current head of DStv Mobile, is appointed to the position of chief operating officer of MultiChoice South Africa with immediate effect, reporting to group chief executive officer Imtiaz Patel.”
The statement also revealed that current MuliChoice South Africa CEO Collins Khumalo has decided to take ‘time out’ after 17 years with the group.