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  • Posted: Jun 7, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • MultiChoice South Africa's activities involve the operation of Pay-Television and internet subscriber platforms. The MultiChoice South Africa group includes the digital satellite Pay-Television business ("DStv"), which has been in operation since 1995. Other businesses in the group are; M-Net (delivers thematic channels and exclusive content ...
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    Content Buyer (Yoruba & Igbo)

    Reports to

    Channel Head Yoruba & Family

    Direct Reports



    Africa Magic Channels


    Local Productions

    Key Stakeholders

    Regulatory Boards across Africa, Internal Censorship Board (ICB), MultiChoice, Marketing, DSTV Media Sales, Scheduling, Finance, M-Net Legal and Contracts department, New Media Publications, Content Suppliers – Independents and Studios

    Purpose of the Position

    • To acquire content in accordance to channel strategy

    Key Performance Objectives


    Content acquisitions

    • Screen, feedback and select latest movies and general short format programming.
    • Screening and selection of suitable movies for Africa Magic, and choosing best slot/night per movie premiere
    • Prepare Letters of Offer and negotiate license fees and terms with Independent Distributors as well as Local Suppliers.
    • Prepare Deal Memos on Mindpack and forward for processing to Finance and Contracts and Director of Acquisitions.
    • Liaise with Contracts and Finance departments to execute deals and Notice of Changes.
    • Administer any changes to executed contracts via the due processes and procedures.
    • Acquisitions to be validated against International Ratings where available as well as local performances.
    • Facilitate and manage movie budget strictly to agreed due processes and procedures with M-Net Finance, Director of Acquisitions, Channel Head and Director of M-Net Finance.

    Administration of content deals

    • Request screening copies of content for Africa Magic Channels from suppliers.
    • Request suitable license start dates to support Schedule requirements and Channel Head’s objectives and to support the policies and procedures as defined by the Director of Finance and Director of Acquisitions.
    • Administer avails notifications.

    Plan and Administer content inventory budget

    • Create Fixed Budget for year-end presentations.
    • Draft analysis and presentations for year-end budget.
    • Manage the cost, allocated runs and status of all films monthly.
    • Compare actual monthly budget to planned budget. Deviations to be explained.
    • Prepare Budget Forecasts, play–out patterns and analysis of movie budget and inventory.
    • Maximize movie inventory allowing for festivals and star focus weekends.
    • Schedule must maximize negotiated Deal terms
    • Administer all tentative dates, titles and or license fees.
    • Process all changes on Mindpack and movie inventory.
    • Liaise with M-Net Finance, M-Net Legal & Contracts department and Channel Manager on a continuous basis.
    • Assist Channel Head and Schedule Planners for Africa Magic channel to plan and acquire content suitable for the channel creatively and within the budget requirements.
    • Source Product and negotiate Deals to include all necessary and required rights includes New Media: HD, SVOD, VOD, DVB-H, Wide
    • Screen, includes innovative Subscriber Value Adds e.g. HI and Sight Impaired where applicable.
    • Liaise with Programme Acceptance team and Channel Head to support channels objectives.



    A Degree in Film and Television or equivalent


    • A minimum of 5-7 years in content buying
    • Content knowledge
    • Financial and legal experience
    • Extensive understanding of audiences
    • Deep knowledge of current and future content trends in multiple markets and platforms

    Technical Competencies

    • Financial Management
    • Project Management
    • Rights management(content)
    • Editorial judgement
    • Risk Management
    • Audience knowledge

    Behavioral Competencies

    • Relationship Building
    • Persuading and influencing
    • Negotiation
    • Decision Making
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Holistic Thinking

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Multichoice on to apply

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