Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tim Jacobs takes over as new CEO of MultiChoice Africa from April; replaces Nico Meyer who leaves the pay-TV group for personal reasons.

Tim Jacobs has taken over as CEO of MultiChoice Africa from 1 April and replaces Nico Meyer who has left due to what MultiChoice describes as personal reasons.

MultiChoice made no announcement of Tim Jacobs' appointment as the new CEO of MultiChoice Africa to the press, but yesterday confirmed to TV with Thinus in response to a media enquiry that Tim Jacobs has taken over in the position, effective 1 April 2015.

"Nico Meyer decided to leave the group on 31 March 2015 for personal reasons," says MultiChoice Africa.

Tim Jacobs' name suddenly showed up in a press statement from CNN International (DStv 401) and MultiChoice announcing the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards 2015, with the title of CEO MultiChoice CEO.

Tim Jacobs joined the MultiChoice group in 2013 as chief financial officer (CFO) of MultiChoice and was appointed the director of finance for MultiChoice South Africa and the MultiChoice SA board in April 2014.

In June 2014 Tim Jacobs was appointed as the pay-TV CFO.