Mark Rayner, CEO of MultiChoice South Africa, joins the podcast to discuss the major announcements made by the pay-television operator on Wednesday, including the launch of the DStv Explora Ultra.
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MultiChoice Group has launched a “dishless” streaming version of DStv. The offering, which works using the DStv Now app or website, doesn’t require customers to buy and install a satellite dish and decoder.
MultiChoice Group has decided to carry competing streaming television services on its upcoming Explora PVR because the broadcaster wants to position itself as a “super aggregator” of content.
MultiChoice Group has added to the number of free channels available on its DStv Now streaming service. The channels are available to both DStv and non-DStv subscribers.
MultiChoice-owned video-on-demand provider Showmax has added seven live news channels to the platform to keep subscribers up to date during South Africa’s Covid-19 lockdown.
MultiChoice will hike the price of some DStv bouquets on 1 April, but the increases have been kept well below inflation as the broadcaster battles weak consumer spending and rivalry from online streaming platforms.
There is a “pretty good” chance that MultiChoice Group will launch its standalone “dishless” streaming product by the end of its financial year in March 2020, the company said on Thursday.
MultiChoice’s streaming video platform DStv Now served a peak of more than 500Gbit/s to sports fans during the Rugby World Cup final – the equivalent of 4TB of data a minute.
Spark Sport is seeking to appease rugby-obsessed New Zealanders who are furious at technical glitches that plagued its streaming service during the defending World Cup champion’s opening game.
MultiChoice subscribers were left seething on Saturday after its DStv Now streaming service collapsed at the start of the Springboks’ opening match in the 2019 Rugby World Cup.