Report emanating from South Africa has it that Multichoice is strongly considering the launch of a streaming-only version of DStv which will not be offered through satellite subscriptions but exclusively over broadband connections.
According to Multichoice CEO, Mark Rayner, the idea of launching a standalone streaming version of DStv is something MultiChoice spends considerable time discussing internally. But there are “no concrete plans to launch on a specific date,’’ he said.
Rayner stated that the idea is born out of the fact that broadcasters globally were launching online-only options with no guarantees that consumers wanted to subscribe to limited channel options or wanted a full bouquet of channels from one provider.
Multichoice’s offering already includes a streaming service through DStv Now with access to over 60 live standard definition channels and Catch Up video-on-demand content.