Netflix launched in South Africa recently with a number of talkers proclaiming that they are huge competition to DSTV. It is only obvious that the launch of Netflix is set to be a game changer for the broadcasting industry and video entertainment in South Africa. Although some may predict that DSTV might not be in as much trouble as people may think. Why? people fail to consider how poor South Africa’s broadband penetration is and furthermore how sports mad South Africans are.
MultiChoice has recently announced new prices for its DSTV services which will result in increase for many subscribers. This was brought on by the weakness of the rand, which has lost about 30% of its value against the US dollar in the past year. The new prices will commence on the 1st of April 2016. DSTV’s 2016 price increases are significant with subscription fees of DSTV Premium, DSTV Extra and DSTV Compact increasing by 8% or more. Although DSTV offers a unique value proposition that includes the all loved SuperSport, they are facing competition from online streaming services like Netflix and ShowMax.
So Lets Talk Price:
For high quality video streaming, you will need at least a 4Mbps uncapped broadband service. This raises the topic of how does uncapped broadband plus Netflix or Showmax compare to the prices of DSTV packages?
As we can see prices are relatively similar. So what would be the best choice?
Well the advantages of DSTV Premium is that you have access to over 130 TV channel, lives sport coverage, DSTV Catch up, Live-stream SuperSport, DSTV Now and multiple viewing environments.
By having the Netflix or Showmax option, you have an internet connection! Internet that can be used for various tasks, a Netflix or Showmax catalogue, HD video content and the ability to view on 2 screens at the same time.
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