DStv to launch streaming-only service soon

DStv, the pay-TV operator from MultiChoice is gearing to introduce a standalone streaming version of DStv. The new service will be delivered with broadband connections and not via direct-to-home satellite with a satellite subscription.

According to Mark Rayner, CEO of MultiChoice South Africa, “A standalone streaming version of DStv is definitely coming in the future. The idea of launching a standalone streaming version of DStv is something MultiChoice spends considerable time discussing internally. There are no concrete plans to launch on a specific date though”.

Offering a limited subset of channel, the new service may be offering multiple ‘skinny bundles’. The jury is yet to announce a final decision, taking into account that the consumers may as well want a broad bouquet of channels from a single provider.

DStv, to recall, already has a streaming service through DStv Now. This service gives its customers access to over 60 live DStv channels in standard definition alongside Catch Up video-on-demand content.

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