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  1. Jamie McKane

    New DStv Explora Ultra launched

    New DStv Explora Ultra launched MultiChoice has officially launched its new Explora Ultra, which includes built-in access to Netflix. The new Explora Ultra will be available at selected retail stores from next week.
  2. Jamie McKane

    The proposed regulatory changes government wants to make that will affect DStv and Netflix

    The proposed regulatory changes government wants to make that will affect DStv and Netflix The South African government plans to make a number of changes to broadcasting and other regulations which could have major repercussions for platforms like DStv and Netflix. These include the imposition...
  3. Jamie McKane

    Why DStv's big Netflix deal is great news

    Why DStv's big Netflix deal is great news MultiChoice's deals with Netflix and Amazon Prime Video could benefit South Africans and may bolster competition in the entertainment industry. The company announced back in June that it secured agreements with the streaming heavyweights to integrate...
  4. Jamie McKane

    DStv prices and channels compared

    DStv prices and channels compared DStv continues to be the dominant pay-TV service in South Africa and offers a variety of packages - each of which has a different content catalogue and price. DStv Premium is the most expensive and comprehensive package, offering a full range of 157 channels.
  5. Jamie McKane

    Here are all the big DStv changes of 2020

    Here are all the big DStv changes of 2020 South Africa's biggest pay-TV broadcaster - DStv - has made a number of changes to its products and services in 2020. These changes come as many affluent and middle-class South African households are adopting Internet-based streaming services over...
  6. Jamie McKane

    DStv Add Movies vs Netflix

    DStv Add Movies vs Netflix MultiChoice recently launched a new Add Movies bundle, which can be purchased in addition to standard DStv subscription. Add Movies is priced at R99 per month and includes access to M-Net Movies 1, M-Net Movies 2, and fliekNET.
  7. Jamie McKane

    Government whitepaper describes the plan to make major DStv sports free to watch

    Government whitepaper describes the plan to make major DStv sports free to watch The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies has proposed new rules which would force DStv to make certain sports free-to-air to address the public interest. This is already in place to an extent, and...
  8. Jamie McKane

    Here is why DStv with Netflix and Amazon Prime is a winning play

    Here is why DStv with Netflix and Amazon Prime is a winning play To remain competitive, MultiChoice should become a pay-TV and streaming gatekeeper by offering DStv with Netflix and Amazon Prime through its new decoder. This is the view of Protea Capital Management founder and CEO Jean Pierre...
  9. S

    Poor support for DSTV Now - Catch Up not displayin correctly

    Hi guys I have to share my horrible experience with DSTV now and their support. Hopefully someone can provide some guidance if they experienced this before specifically the issue and not the horrible support, although I'm sure I am not the only one to experience absolutely poor service from...
  10. Jamie McKane

    DStv Premiership launched

    DStv Premiership launched MultiChoice and the Premier Soccer League (PSL) have signed a five-year deal which will see DStv becoming the new title sponsor of the premier division. This partnership is the continuation of the fruitful cooperation between the PSL and MultiChoice, the company said...
  11. Sharkssmart1

    DSTV Explora (3A) decoder resets on its own

    Too much of a coincidence, but every morning at +-4:17 (for me) the DSTV Explora decoder resets on its own. Not a factory reset, but the type of reset you'd expect by turning off and on the power switch. I have no idea why because I barely watch DSTV (it is part of my renting agreement) and...
  12. Jamie McKane

    DStv Now to receive significant update later this month

    DStv Now to receive significant update later this month MultiChoice has announced it will roll out a major one-time update for its DStv Now application. This update may cause temporary issues with the platform once it is rolled out, and DStv said these changes are necessary to improve the...
  13. Jamie McKane

    Sport comparison between Showmax Pro and DStv Compact

    Sport comparison between Showmax Pro and DStv Compact MultiChoice recently launched its Showmax Pro subscription service in South Africa. Showmax Pro offers the ability to stream a selection of live sports, music, and news channels available on MultiChoice's satellite broadcaster DStv.
  14. Jamie McKane

    All the DStv changes which become active from today

    All the DStv changes which become active from today MultiChoice and SuperSport’s big changes to their DStv offering, including channels being cut and others being added, kicks in today. One of the biggest changes is the reorganised M-Net Movie channel list, which has been cut down from six...
  15. Hanno Labuschagne

    MultiChoice launches new DStv Explora Ultra decoder

    MultiChoice launches new DStv Explora Ultra decoder MultiChoice has announced the launch of its new Explorer Ultra decoder, which will offer high-quality satellite broadcasting as well as integration with popular streaming services. This decoder has built-in Wi-Fi for Internet connectivity...
  16. Jamie McKane

    DStv EasyView vs Openview - Subscription price, installation costs, and channel lists compared

    DStv EasyView vs Openview - Subscription price, installation costs, and channel lists compared DStv may be the largest satellite broadcasting service in South Africa, but it is not without competition. Etv's free-to-air satellite broadcasting service, Openview, has been seen impressive growth...
  17. Jamie McKane

    DStv's bundling plans with Netflix and Amazon Prime Video investigated by Competition Commission

    DStv's bundling plans with Netflix and Amazon Prime Video investigated by Competition Commission The Competition Commission is investigating MultiChoice’s deal with Netflix and Amazon Prime Video to integrate the streaming services into its DStv Explora decoder. MultiChoice CFO Tim Jacobs said...
  18. Jamie McKane

    DStv kills off BBC First

    DStv kills off BBC First MultiChoice has announced that it will discontinue its BBC First channel on DStv, effective from 1 September. The company said that this change is part of a "refresh of its British entertainment lineup", with a selection of the British drama continuing on BBC Brit.
  19. Savy561

    Need advice for accessing geo blocked streaming and your personal streaming setup services

    I am looking for the best way to give my entire household the most expansive streaming experience possible. The household is a big fan of anime and apart from crunchyroll and Netflix, most anime content is not available is South Africa. My current setup is 3 ps4's for streaming and gaming with...
  20. Jamie McKane

    DStv plans to become a one-stop-shop with Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and YouTube

    DStv plans to become a one-stop-shop with Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and YouTube It makes sense for DStv to become a one-stop-shop where you pay one bill and get access to all streaming content, including Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and YouTube. This is the view of MultiChoice CEO Calvo Mawela, who...
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