DStv standalone streaming launched in South Africa

3WA

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How many simultaneous streams? Worth it for the sports if you can split the cost three ways.
 

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I think there's ample information as to why people cancel DSTV, taking their R820 towards an uncapped fibre connection and a Netflix/etc sub.

With this info available, why even consider charging the same for a streaming only DStv service?

Because they, smoking/snorting/swallowing some seriously BAD stuff at DSTV/Mono-Choice.

Yep!!!

Not even close to R139.00 I pay a month for Netflix. Subscribe to Amazon and Disney + , as and when needed, currently Disney + till Mandalorian ends in 5 weeks time.
 

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Maybe blame the cost of HBO, Showtime and sports rights.

I'm no lover of DStv but there are reasons that Netflix doesn't have that content.

My Wife, gets by very well without the "other" content, thank you, but no thank you.
 
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2 connections, simultaneously - 4 devices.

Hmm, so R410 a month for sports, if you share with a buddy? I'd probably get it over the summer for cricket, especially since they’re showing local 4-day series now.
 

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Hmm, so R410 a month for sports, if you share with a buddy? I'd probably get it over the summer for cricket, especially since they’re showing local 4-day series now.

Watch on SABC 3 - Free
 

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Why are you guys expecting this to be cheaper that the decoder based service. It's not like content costs suddenly drop because it's a streaming service? Multichoice must just learn to negotiate better something they seem to have deliberating ignored because the high price kept them in business.
 
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Still pay the same but got to cover the data costs as well, doesn't seem like a good deal to me.
 

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Why are you guys expecting this to be cheaper that the decoder based service. It's not like content costs suddenly drop because it's a streaming service? Multichoice must just learn to negotiate better something they seem to have deliberating ignored because the high price kept them in business.
You think they haven't included the costs of there sattelites and whatever else to the consumer?
 

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Why are you guys expecting this to be cheaper that the decoder based service. It's not like content costs suddenly drop because it's a streaming service? Multichoice must just learn to negotiate better something they seem to have deliberating ignored because the high price kept them in business.

Their current pricing, is not popular, or they would not be bleeding Premium subscribers, what makes them think, it is going to be any more popular when streaming. Where and additional internet connection is a requirement.

Basically says to me, they are not serious, and are raking in more than enough, to say F' you to prospective and current customers. Good luck to them. I certainly do not miss them.
 

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Hahaha! SAME BLOODY PRICE, except now you need a costly broadband internet connection alongside. Makes more sense to stick with satellite where the signal is free (which is none at all anyway for garbage DSTV). Keep digging your grave you bunch of numpties.
 
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