DStv BoxOffice live, movies available to all

DStv has officially launched an online version of its BoxOffice movie rental service, available to all in South Africa.

By - March 5, 2013 Share on LinkedIn
DStv Box Office

DStv has officially launched an online version of its BoxOffice movie rental service, which is also available to non subscribers in South Africa.

BoxOffice Online offers a selection of new movie releases and classics that customers can rent and stream directly from the BoxOffice website, or rent and download via the DStv Desktop Player app.

According to Multichoice, no DStv subscription is required to access the service. Customers need only sign up for a BoxOffice Account, which will enable them to use any number of payment methods available to rent and watch movies online or via the DStv Desktop Player.

BoxOffice Online works in a similar fashion to the service on PVRs, giving customers a selection of movies that they can rent and watch as many times as they like for a 48 hours period. Once the rental period is up, the movie expires.

In reporting its interim results ending September 2012, in November, Naspers noted that DStv’s BoxOffice service reached monthly movie rentals of 400,000. In South Africa, Multichoice added 187,000 subscribers to a total of 4.2 million households.

Multichoice said that as the service grows, customers can expect the catalogue to expand as new movies are added each week.

Rental prices range from R30 for new releases to R10 for classics.

Downloads via the DStv Desktop Player and streaming movies on the BoxOffice website are both compatible with most PCs and MACs.

DStv Box Office movie selection

DStv Box Office movie selection

Article courtesy of BusinessTech: DStv unveils BoxOffice online

More DStv news

New DStv services on the cards

ROS: Internet, DStv, entertainment, security in a box

A Tale of Two Monopolies

Naspers hikes Internet revenue by 70%

DStv’s Internet threat

South African TV viewer stats released

The man who built DStv into a juggernaut

Share your thoughts

Join the conversation

Connect with Us



Would you buy a new high-end Motorola smartphone?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

Websites in South Africa affected by massive DDoS attack in USA


A large DDoS attack in the US against a company which runs managed DNS services is causing multiple major websites to go offline – including those with a presence in South Africa.

Independent Media quits South Africa’s press ombudsman


The Press Council on Friday criticised Independent Media’s decision to resign from the body and establish its own ombudsman.

Zuma accepts third SABC board member’s resignation

SABC logo

President Jacob Zuma has accepted the resignation of SABC board member Leah Thabisile Khumalo.

Twitter is down

Twitter on phone

Twitter is down for many South African users, following reports of a massive DDoS attack in the United States.

Free MyBroadband Newsletter