DStv beating Netflix – but the battle is on

MyBroadband recently conducted its 2017 Tech Survey, which revealed that while DStv remains the most popular media platform among South African IT professionals, Netflix is becoming a real threat.

The 2017 Tech Survey was completed by over 3,000 South African IT professionals and tech-savvy consumers.

The survey results showed that 50% of IT professionals subscribe to DStv, while 22% have a Netflix subscription. ShowMax was third, on 13%.

When it comes to music streaming services, Google Play Music was by far the most popular – followed by Apple Music and Deezer.

An interesting result was that only 38% of South African IT professionals said they pirate content, down from over 50% a year ago.

The lower percentage of pirates is likely linked to improved on-demand content from DStv and the growth of Netflix and ShowMax in South Africa.

A summary of the 2017 Tech Survey results related to media streaming is provided below.

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DStv beating Netflix – but the battle is on