How many South African Netflix subscribers also have DStv

MyBroadband’s Piracy and Streaming Survey for 2017 has revealed that many tech-savvy South Africans subscribe to streaming services.

The survey was completed by 1,587 IT professionals and tech-savvy individuals, providing insight into piracy and streaming trends in South Africa.

73.85% of respondents said they were an online pirate, while 51.17% of respondents said they subscribed to a media streaming service.

The survey results showed that Netflix was by far the most popular streaming service in the country, with 84.85% of users signed up for a Netflix package.


Of those who did not subscribe to a streaming service, their primary reasons were:

  • All my media needs are taken care of thanks to piracy – 42.27%
  • I can’t afford it – 38.08%
  • My Internet connection at home is too slow – 37.53%

Of the respondents who did subscribe to a streaming service, 31.65% said they also subscribed to DStv.

The survey results are detailed in the graphic below. Survey respondents were allowed to pick multiple answers for certain questions.


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