Do you think DStv should be allowed to bundle Netflix and Amazon Prime Video with their offering?

Do you think DStv should be allowed to bundle Netflix and Amazon Prime Video with their offering?

  • Yes

    Votes: 162 48.5%
  • No

    Votes: 172 51.5%

  • Total voters
    334

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Do you think DStv should be allowed to bundle Netflix and Amazon Prime Video with their offering?
 

backstreetboy

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Yes it's been happening for ages with Comcast etc. overseas. Not sure what the big hoo-ha is????
 

alsouth58

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In South Africa we see a greediness amongst the big boys which is second to none. DSTV has hijacked most major sporting events. It is business but when competition is crushed like this, it is unacceptable. What amounts to strict controls today in these agreements, soon crumbles to allow monopolistic companies like DSTV to take center stage. Not all of us can afford the cost of premium contracts. I feel that competition is the only answer, and this on a fair and equitable basis only.
 

NeonNinja

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In South Africa we see a greediness amongst the big boys which is second to none. DSTV has hijacked most major sporting events. It is business but when competition is crushed like this, it is unacceptable. What amounts to strict controls today in these agreements, soon crumbles to allow monopolistic companies like DSTV to take center stage. Not all of us can afford the cost of premium contracts. I feel that competition is the only answer, and this on a fair and equitable basis only.
Not really. They just had the funds.
 

krycor

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As long as the accounts remain your property.. else you lose all your historic prefs.
 

rustypup

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Multichoice has already purchased exclusive access to Netflix/Prime content which sees it stripped from these platforms without bypassing through other mechanisms at additional effort/cost.

This will only get worse.
 

krycor

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Multichoice has already purchased exclusive access to Netflix/Prime content which sees it stripped from these platforms without bypassing through other mechanisms at additional effort/cost.

This will only get worse.
I'd rofl and likely just add fuel to fire to leaveSA if they somehow made it via them only
 

backstreetboy

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Multichoice has already purchased exclusive access to Netflix/Prime content which sees it stripped from these platforms without bypassing through other mechanisms at additional effort/cost.

This will only get worse.
That was before Netflix was officially available here.
 

rustypup

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That was before Netflix was officially available here.
So all the content they purchased is now available on Netflix?

No. It isn't. Only new series released after launch are not exclusive. Everything prior to their local launch remains out of bounds - unless bypassed via other means.

Closer binding in the platforms raises this risk again.
 

backstreetboy

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So all the content they purchased is now available on Netflix?

No. It isn't. Only new series released after launch are not exclusive. Everything prior to their local launch remains out of bounds - unless bypassed via other means.

Closer binding in the platforms raises this risk again.
Yes if/when the contracts expire they'll be.
 

Cray

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In South Africa we see a greediness amongst the big boys which is second to none. DSTV has hijacked most major sporting events. It is business but when competition is crushed like this, it is unacceptable. What amounts to strict controls today in these agreements, soon crumbles to allow monopolistic companies like DSTV to take center stage. Not all of us can afford the cost of premium contracts. I feel that competition is the only answer, and this on a fair and equitable basis only.
No fan of DSTV but there money helps a lot of sports in this country,

Money from big TV deals helps keep professional sportsman in this country, If DSTV where not allowed to bid for sports or restricted then a whole lot more cricketers and rugby players would have moved overseas.
 

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So all the content they purchased is now available on Netflix?

No. It isn't. Only new series released after launch are not exclusive. Everything prior to their local launch remains out of bounds - unless bypassed via other means.

Closer binding in the platforms raises this risk again.
House of Cards and OITNB are now back on Netflix SA after having been broadcasted on DSTV.
 
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