June 25, 2019 IBOMLLC Team

Africa’s biggest payTV service MultiChoice laying off 2,000 workers is a classic example of Automation disruptions

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The South Africa based pay-TV company MultiChoice Group is making headlines across the continent because of its impending move to lay off 2,000 employees. This announcement was made last Friday, as the company seeks to redesign its customer care services.

Yes, Automation is rendering people jobless while driving efficiency up

MultiChoice, which for years has enjoyed near rock-star status in the pay-TV market across Africa, but since 2016 – when Netflix extended its reach further across the world, has had to compete with other premium TV content providers.

The competition is getting hot, and its competitors driving on cutting edge technology, are considered more efficient that MultiChoice offering on DStv. A move that prompted the company to launch the streaming service Showmax.

Even with Showmax, MultiChoice has had to go back to the drawing board and now forced to part ways with 2,194 staffs. All of whom are workers within its customer call centers and walk-in centers in South Africa.

This has not been an easy decision to make but, in a business driven by advancing technologies, we must continue to drive efficiencies yet be agile enough …read more

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