BREAKING | DStv slashes prices for all bouquets on streaming

MultiChoice South Africa has taken an axe to its standalone streaming prices, meaning DStv streaming subscribers will now pay substantially less than those subscribing through the company’s traditional satellite options.

The reduced prices for the dishless/streaming offering are:

  • R699/month for DStv Premium, compared to R839/month for satellite
  • R469/month for Compact Plus, compared to R549/month for satellite
  • R369/month for Compact, compared to R429/month for satellite
  • R269 for DStv Family, compared to R309/month for satellite
  • R99/month for DStv Access, compared to R120/month for satellite

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The move comes after MultiChoice was criticised for launching standalone so-called “dishless” services last year at the same price as its satellite products.

At the same time, MultiChoice has announced it will launch fibre broadband from 1 October through its DStv Internet division. Until now, DStv Internet has offered only fixed-4G/LTE services. It didn’t immediately provide details about its fibre offerings.

The company also said its DStv Streama streaming set-top box is finally ready for launch. The product, which has been in development for two years, has built-in Wi-Fi, while the remote control has dedicated buttons for Netflix, Showmax and YouTube. Teh box supports 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos.  — (c) 2022 NewsCentral Media