MultiChoice, the parent company of DStv and GOtv satellite TV brands yesterday, the 19th August 2020, held a majorly virtual #DSTVShowcase wherein the company announced several products (hard and soft -ware) that are yet to be made commercially available to the public.
Some of the products announced include two new decoders, DStv Explora Ultra, and the DStv Streama decoders that will allow for the customers to access third party streaming services. The streaming services will enable users to watch content that is available on the DStv bouquet without using a satellite connection to access the service.
It is said that the company even signed deals with Netflix and Amazon prime videos to enable access of these platforms on DStv packages to be available on the Explora Ultra decoders.
The DStv Streama set-top box allows subscribers to view DStv content and shows from other streaming services without a satellite dish. Customers will be able connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi or Ethernet cable and connects to your TV through HDMI. They will also be able to “seamlessly switch between applications like DStv, Showmax, and YouTube” where they will need to login.
Customers will need a DStv login to use a DStv Streama, but no active DStv subscription is required.
No dates for the commercial availability of the products has been confirmed, so the actual release dates and the prices for the same remain unknown.
The company also launched a standalone streaming service accessible only via DStv app to allow customers to sign up for DStv and be able to stream content exclusively though its platforms. The DStv app is available on PC, phone, gaming console, browser and on smart TV where users can access instant entertainment, sports, news and stream even on the go, with a maximum of four devices supported and two for concurrent streams.
The satellite TV giant will be partnering with Internet Service Providers (ISP)s and telecommunication companies to provided package bundles with uncapped internet for the DStv streaming packages.