MultiChoice announced in a press release on Thursday, 25 September 2014 that the decoder-based version of its BoxOffice movie rental service has launched to DStv Compact subscribers.
Until recently, BoxOffice rentals via decoders with personal video recording (PVR) was available to DStv Extra and DStv Premium subscribers.
To access BoxOffice from their decoders, subscribers must have an HD PVR or DStv Explora set-top box and pay the monthly PVR access fee of R75.
Subscribers may then activate BoxOffice on their decoders by sending their smartcard number in an SMS message to 37569.
The online version of BoxOffice is available to non-subscribers, but subscribers get a discount on rentals.
For recent releases, subscribers pay R27 per rental. On BoxOffice Online, non-subscribers are charged R32 per rental.