The question everyone’s been asking is, “What can Multichoice do next to keep the angry voices down?” It’s no secret that Multichoice and DStv aren’t exactly in the most publicly acceptable place right now with most people tending to rather dislike their service. Just take a look at the comment section under any of our DStv posts and you’ll see loads of folks up in arms with the companies. Yet maybe the latest deal signed by Multichoice will be enough to do something to stop their slipping image.
Yes, it was just announced that the service provider has signed a deal with Netflix and Amazon.
Which is actually a huge opportunity for Multichoice. The signed deal, which was mentioned in its annual financial call for 2019, is quoted as reading, “Signed deals with Netflix and Amazon to integrate service onto new Explora decoder. This means the two video streaming behemoths will feature on the upcoming DStv Explora decoder, so subscribers will be able to browse both platforms simply by using that chunky remote they always lose under a couch pillow.
No word yet on how much this new Explora decoder will set you back or when we can expect it to officially launch in South Africa but the fact that a deal has officially been signed means that it shouldn’t be too far in the future. It needs to hustle out the door though because, in the same financial call, Multichoice confirmed that the number of premium subscribers has continued to fall with the grouped number of Premium and Compact subscribers dropping by 4% since last year.
Maybe integrating Netflix and Amazon into an actual DStv decoder is what Multichoice needs to encourage users to hang around longer. Transitioning to embrace the already established streaming marketplace rather than only competing with their own branch of services, such as Showmax and DStv Now, might be what keeps them hanging on in a world where more people are realising that online streaming services usually just hold more value for their money.
(Source: Tech Central)