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Thursday, May 14, 2015

John Kotsaftis out as CEO of DStv Digital Media at MultiChoice, replaced by Mike Raath.


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John Kotsaftis is out and quietly gone as CEO of DStv Digital Media; replaced by Mike Raath in the position at the digital division of MultiChoice's satellite pay-TV operation.

MultiChoice made no announcement of the moves and John Kotsaftis' departure but in response to a media enquiry from TV with Thinus last week confirmed that the respected and well-liked executive "has moved into a new business development role for the MultiChoice group across the continent".

John Kotsaftis joined DStv Digital Media, formerly known as DStv Mobile and then DStv Online, in May 2009.

Mike Raath has now taken over and was appointed as the new CEO of DStv Digital Media from April.

Mike Raath has been with the Naspers group for the past 10 years and with DStv Digital Media for the past 6 years.