Africa Magic Go, Multichoice’s streaming service for Africans living abroad, is shutting down on November 30, 2015.
The Africa Magic Go team announced the plan to shut down their services in a message sent to their subscribers. However, reasons for this decision were not stated in the message.
Africa Magic Go was launched in 2014 as a streaming service dedicated to bringing the programmes on the Africa Magic channel to Africans living abroad. The service, as we reported, had the same $8 pricing as IrokoTV at the time. In fact, Jason Njoku acknowledged them as competition.
What will become of the service now remains unknown, as their message to subscribers only states that they “are working on something bigger, bolder, better and even more proudly African.”
We do not yet know how long the service’s cancellation has been in the works. However, the last time @AfricaMagicGo sent out a tweet was on June 2, 2015. Before then, the account was averaging three tweets per day.
TechCabal has reached out to Multichoice for comment.