21 June 2020, MyBroadband, Bradley Prior

Director at Media Monitoring Africa William Bird said that while predicting how streaming services would be integrated into the DStv product is difficult, he expects it would be included as part of a full bundle that includes DStv Premium.

“I’m also guessing they will have to offer some kind of combined discount so that people will see the benefit, rather than sticking with separate Netflix and Amazon accounts,” said Bird.

He said it would be interesting to see what would happen to a number of the big series that DStv currently broadcasts.

“Currently DStv has an agreement where they get them first,” he explained.

“It also isn’t clear if we will only have access to the same Netflix libraries as currently available to South Africans or if it would be the full library. That would be a more compelling offer.”

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