According to Botswana publication Mmegi, the domestic competition authority** has opened a probe into business practices surrounding MultiChoice’s so-called “bouquets” of pay-TV programs. (Personally, I’d call it a bundle or package. Maybe the local euphemism authority could look into the “bouquet” moniker, as well).
The paper reports that MultiChoice has over 6 million Botswanan customers (one of whom purportedly filed the formal complaint with the competition authority) and “has maintained a stranglehold” on the pay-TV segment. The complaint appears to focus on pricing and dominance abuses by the provider. There is also a South African probe into MultiChoice’s alleged abuse of a dominant position, as we reported last month.
**That’s their official link, but it seems to be parked, or dead. Ironically, the competition authority’s Facebook page (!) appears live and well. Here’s a photo of, presumably, the staff.