DStv to get Netflix and Amazon streaming services

Date:11 June 2020 Author: Imogen Searra

Netflix and Amazon’s streaming services will be available on the new DSTV Explora decoder soon. This follows a deal signed by the two companies with MultiChoice, according to MyBroadband.

MultiChoice alluded to the deal in its annual results for the year ended 31 March, according to MyBroadband. The statement, written in the South African division of its annual results presentation said:

“Signed deals with Netflix and Amazon to integrate service onto new Explora decoder.”

In a statement on the report, Chief Executive Officer Calvo Mawela said:

“We have long been a content aggregator, and this is proof of our aggregator model at work – providing simplicity, choice and convenience for our customers.”

“As our industry evolves, we believe that we are well positioned to benefit from both worlds – a large, growing pay-TV market in Africa, as well as an emerging over-the-top (OTT) opportunity, where our own OTT services and aggregation capabilities can drive success.”

The services, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, will be available on the new Explora decoder but there is no set date for when this will launch.

For current decoders, there is no certainty if these will be accessible.


Image: Netflix

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