In 1990 it became the first television company to be listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and in 1992 the company first used satellite transmission to reach more than 20 African countries with an analogue service. In 1995, MultiChoice launched its premium DStv bouquet on a newly-constructed digital platform, which has since grown to cover nearly 50 countries in Africa and adjacent Indian Ocean islands, offering a range of pay-television services with a variety of language options and excellent quality viewing.
MultiChoice Africa was one of the first pay-TV digital satellite broadcasters outside of the United States and the size and complexity of its satellite network rivalled the best in the world. Today it is the leading multichannel and multiplatform digital television operator across the African continent.
MultiChoice Africa is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Naspers Group, registered in Mauritius.