BARCELONA – March 1, 2017 – At Mobile World Congress, Mastercard announced a new solution for South African MultiChoice customers to quickly and conveniently pay their digital satellite television accounts using Masterpass, the global digital payment service from Mastercard, on their smartphones.

Customers can download Masterpass from the iOS or Android app store, register, and load their credit, debit or check cards from any bank into the digital wallet. Payment card information – including card details from Mastercard and other payment networks – is only captured once eliminating the hassle of repeatedly entering these details each time they want to pay their bill.

To settle their DStv accounts, customers simply click on the link they receive from DStv via SMS, and select Masterpass as the payment option. They authorize the payment by entering their ATM PIN or One Time PIN, and their account is updated within a few minutes.

“We’re pleased to work with MultiChoice South Africa to make bill payments simpler, faster and more convenient for DStv customers,” says Mark Elliott, Division President of Mastercard, South Africa. “With Masterpass, customers can simply use the app on their smartphones to manage their payments anytime and from anywhere – be it at home, at work or on-the-go.”

Another key benefit is that DStv customers who missed payments and had their DStv service disconnected, can settle their accounts using Masterpass and get reconnected quickly.

“With the new Masterpass payment option, our customers never need to miss out on their favorite shows or big sporting events. The collaboration with Mastercard helps us to give our customers simple, secure and pain-free payment options that make life easier for them,” says Mark Rayner, CEO for MultiChoice South Africa.

Customers can rest assured that their information is secured as the Masterpass digital wallet uses multiple layers of security, ensuring the user’s personal and payments details are protected.

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About MultiChoice South Africa 

MultiChoice is South Africa’s leading multi-channel digital satellite and pay-television destination, and has been operating for almost 25 years. Our philosophy is simple: we aim to enrich lives. We do this by offering great entertainment into the daily lives of our customers, and also ensuring we positively impact the communities in which we operate. MultiChoice is wholly owned by MIH Holdings Proprietary Limited, a subsidiary of Naspers Limited. Forming part of the MultiChoice South Africa Group are M-Net, SuperSport, DStv Media Sales, DStv Digital Media. Over 5.7 million South Africans invite us into their homes every day through our DStv service. With a sporting offering that is unrivalled, blockbuster movies, children’s entertainment, independent news channels and the most awarded series, as well as the best of local content, it’s not surprising that DStv continues to grow its customer base every year. And we deliver this content through a range of different platforms – from our flagship Explora decoder to our DStv Now app. The additional services we offer such as streaming live television and Catch Up on DStv Now app, our DStv Catch Up and BoxOffice service, puts our offering amongst the best on demand providers in the world.

MultiChoice South Africa Communications Contact 

Marietjie Groenewald, +27 11 289 3067 

About Mastercard

Mastercard (NYSE: MA),, is a technology company in the global payments industry.  We operate the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories.  Mastercard products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone.  Follow us on Twitter @MastercardNews, join the discussion on the Beyond the Transaction Blog and subscribe for the latest news on the Engagement Bureau.

Mastercard Communications Contact
Birgit Deibele, +27 71 464 0983