DStv faces serious threats

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DStv under siege

DStv is facing threats from international streaming services, local competitors like Openview and PremiumFree, and a Competition Commission investigation.

MultiChoice’s response to these threats will shape what DStv’s products look like in future and how subscribers will consume content on the platform.

Launched in 1995, Digital Satellite Television (DStv) has been the dominant pay-TV service in South Africa for three decades.

It faced some competition from TopTV — now called StarSat — which was launched in 2010, but it hardly made a dent in MultiChoice’s monopoly.

Now there are new competitors which MultiChoice is rightly worried about. These are not licensed pay-TV broadcasters, but rather international streaming services.
 
It faced some competition from TopTV — now called StarSat — which was launched in 2010, but it hardly made a dent in MultiChoice’s monopoly.
I don't think they would appreciate the use of that word...

Other heavyweights like Disney+, Hulu, and HBO Max are also expected to launch in the country in future.
Ironically if I was interested in HBO content, Showmax would be the more cost effective option. I already have the other two.
 
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Only offer sport, nothing else.

It's the only card you have left.

Agreed, they should exit general tv shows, movies and other broadcasting too. Focus only on Sports. Start afresh with decent pricing, else this too will eventually fail and collapse them.
 
Good point
Just become a Sports channel and deal with it

Supersport is brilliant I must agree. If you're into sport. Not that I am. The closest I get to watching sport is an orgy on Pornhub whilst sitting in my lounge chair with a 6 pack of beer
 
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Fire a salvo at Calvo, his monopoly and crap advertising channels and non stop repeats!
 
Ah shame the monopoly is complaining because they cant milk the people dry. Because we rather not watch sport anymore, and rather pay R169 for Netflix compared to R1000 for DSTV. And then Netflix is ad free, and DSTV blasts you with ads.

No thanks. I would for one not complain when you have reached bankruptcy. I would rather watch foreign soccer matches than local, foreign rugby than local, foreign cricket than local.

At the end your monopoly will loose and so will the local sports. But hey...cricket is bankrupt already, and rugby isnt far off.
 
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