David Booth was previously the vice president of programming at MTV Networks UK and Ireland and then the senior vice-president of content and programming.
UPDATE 14:30 - I've now received a statement from MultiChoice Africa after a media enquiry.
"MultiChoice Africa has announced the appointment of David Booth as chief content officer - taking up the position in February 2015."
Nico Meyer, CEO of MultiChoice Africa said: "We are delighted that David is joining our team, he is an accomplished TV executive with a real passion for programming and a track record across global TV markets."
"We are sure that he will help drive our content strategy across the continent in order to grow our business to even greater heights."