DStv has reportedly announced a standalone streaming service in South Africa with the aims of allowing its customers enjoy its full satellite experience without an actual satellite dish but completely online.
In its bid to further continue its domination of the South African satellite TV market, the company released a statement where it announced the reasons behind its move.
“Announced earlier this year during DStv’s showcase, DStv streaming allows for existing and new customers to conveniently access content on their preferred device (mobile, tablet, gaming console or Smart TV) which should be linked to a consistent, high-speed Internet connection for an optimum viewing experience,” the company said.
“Until recently, customers could only subscribe to DStv through a satellite connection, which meant customers needed a decoder to access DStv’s content.”
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With the new service, you can sign up for different packages which will give you the ability to select whether you want an actual decoder and satellite installation or just streaming online.
These packages are priced as follows:
|Streaming-only Package||Price pm|
|DStv Compact Plus||R529|
|Add DStv India||R269|
“We are led by our customers’ evolving viewing habits and how and when they choose to access our content,” said MultiChoice CEO Nyiko Shiburi.
“The option to use the internet to consume content speaks to how DStv continues to diversify its offerings with a clear intention to drive value and convenience for our customers.”
DStv also launched the Epxlora Ultra decoder which is a set-top box that has a number of services such as Netflix, Showmax, DStv and a bunch of other services onboard. The pricing of this product is about SAR2,499 while the satellite installation will bump up the price to SAR3,699.
It is important to note that the device can be used without a satellite connection following the launch of these streaming-only DStv packages. With an internet connection, this can be an alternative rather than an actual satellite installation. But anyway, if you want to go for this, click on this link.