DStv Explora to receive Netflix and Amazon

DStv Explora decoder to receive Netflix and Amazon streaming services
DStv Explora decoder to receive Netflix and Amazon streaming services

MultiChoice has approved a deal with Netflix and Amazon to introduce the online streaming services operated by these companies to its newest Explora decoder.

MultiChoice cited to this transaction in its annual results for the year ended 31 March 2020.

In the company’s annual presentation in South African division of its annual, MultiChoice Group referred to a number of initiatives that it had carried out to improve their services in the country.

We’ve Signed deals with Netflix and Amazon to integrate service onto new Explora decoder.

The above statement pertains to Netflix and Amazon Prime Video being made available on the broadcaster’s upcoming Explora decoder. Even though it is ambiguous when this modern device will launch or whether these services will become accessible for existing decoders.

MultiChoice moreover confirmed that it has undertaken field examinations of its DStv standalone streaming product in South Africa.

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Additional measures the company has taken to enhance retention include enforcing targeted offers and strengthening its Catch Up offers.

Interestingly, the statement within MultiChoice’s annual results was its referral to the closing of distribution authorizations with international Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) providers.

To position the business for the future, leverage the group’s scale and enhance the product ecosystem by providing access to a wider variety of content, the group recently concluded distribution agreements with two major international Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) providers.

MultiChoice said.

Showmax also commenced the trialling of sport to subscribers with positive early user engagement.”

Losing Premium subscribers

MultiChoice’s annual outcomes for the year also exhibited a continued reduction in Premium subscribers.

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MultiChoice incorporated Premium and Compact Plus into a single category for the purposes of showing year-over-year subscriber decline of 4% or 100,000 subscribers in the region.

Growth was affected by one-off sports events in the prior year and some country-specific issues.

The company added that despite global and country-specific macro-economic challenges, it added 900,000 90-day active subscribers over the prior year.

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