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Over the last 4 years, fiber internet has been spreading like wildfire in South Africa. Allowing all major suburbs access to incredibly fast internet speeds, and along with this has been a ton of different streaming services trying to capitalize on the growth. These new streaming services like Netflix are making it possible for people to watch pretty much anything they want, all their favorite shows, from any device, online.
In 2018, video streaming online can now be considered as commonplace for most modern people with an internet connection. Although it has made it much easier to watch your favorite television shows, does this new wave of technology mean the end of digital television providers such as Multi-choice DSTV?
This has been a long-standing debate and as Netflix continues to expand to further countries including South Africa, we are seeing the entire disruption of television as we know it right before our eyes. According to the latest findings from My Broadband, there have been more than 400,000 new subscribers on Netflix’s platform since it first arrived in South Africa in 2016. This is a big deal and I can assure you DSTV is feeling the heat from its new competitors, although they are not going to give up without a fight.
In 2015 Multi-choice foresaw this new trend and made headlines by announcing its own streaming service called Showmax which is available for free to their premium users. Showmax has a lot of the latest content for its users and I enjoy watching it but, in terms of quantity, it is by no means in the same league as Netflix and will need to step up its game even further if they want to compete in 2018.
Multi-Choice is announcing that in 2019 they will come out with a new type of standalone internet version of DSTV which is said to replace the satellite dish. This new service is referred to as an OTT Over-The-Top version of their current platform and by doing this they will effectively be transitioning to an entirely new online system which their subscribers can log in to from literally any device to watch their favorite shows. They will also have OTT services available like Catch Up Plus, DStv Now and Showmax (which will remain free to its premium users)
It’s a little bit hard to believe considering that DSTV stands for “Digital Satellite Television” but it might be the right time for a change and will definitely be a turning point in the way DSTV has operated thus far.
Calvo Mawela, CEO of DSTV has been quoted saying “This is a work in progress” and “Unfortunately I cannot share with you an exact time”. But it is definitely very exciting to think that they will be changing the entire operations of the company and transitioning to the online space.
Although Netflix is already dominating in the United States, Multichoice has set a great foundation here in South Africa, they have used DStv installers to spread out across the Country starting from Pretoria in 2001. Because of this, it will be much tougher for Netflix to convert users just based on functionality, as they are not actively seeking to replace their Multichoice subscription.
Overwhelming amounts of research are showing that in 2018 the American population will spend more time online than watching television for literally the first time in history. This is big news and it’s going to mark a trend that will quickly be followed by the rest of the world, coming to South Africa as well.
So there is definitely some tough times ahead for Multichoice, but in the meantime, they still hold the market share of viewership in all of Southern Africa.
“The reality is that at the moment. Showmax cannot compete with Netflix in terms of quantity and quality of content.”
However, many have speculated that although Netflix is more affordable and may be the better option for series, it may not be the first choice for viewers when it comes to watching Sports Games or watching the latest news. That’s where DSTV still has the advantage.
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12 July 2017, Johannesburg – The DStv Mzansi Viewer’s Choice Awards were launched last week and with it, headline sponsor – 1Life, launched a socially influential award category; The 1Life Life Changer Award! This award is in a class of its own – aimed at encouraging all South Africa’s doting celebrity fans to not only vote for the who’s who, but to vote for someone in their community who is socially influential and really changing lives through their commitment to those less fortunate.
“We are very proud to be the headline sponsor for the DStv Mzansi Viewer’s Choice Awards, where developing and recognising local talent – whether in business, on the sports field, or in the performing arts – is not only empowering and uplifting, but certainly, life changing,” says Laurence Hillman, MD at 1Life.
“This sponsorship really holds true to our mantra of Changing Lives, and I believe that the addition of the 1Life Life Changer Award generates an even stronger alignment to this concept, as it provides an excellent opportunity for South African’s to be the voice of the people, to nominate someone who they believe is truly socially influential in the community – someone who is significantly changing lives,” continues Hillman.
The 1Life Life Changer Award will allow viewers to nominate everyday people from their communities, anywhere in South Africa. Nominees will then be short listed where a panel of judges, including representatives from DSTV, Mzansi Magic and 1Life, will decide on the most deserving nominees.
The winner will be selected based on their social impact in the community, their continued motivation for the sustainable management of their projects and the positive/long lasting effect of these projects on the communities in which they operate. The winners, as well as their nominator, will win a cash prize of R50 000 each.
“There is no doubt that people working in their communities are short-funded, struggling to keep up with day to day demands and merely need a helping hand to continue to do the great work they are doing. This award empowers consumers to be part of the change, to choose these winners for themselves and to identify someone who not only needs the funding but deserves the recognition for their commitment to changing the lives of those around them,” says Hillman.
“We look forward to the upcoming weeks of ongoing nominations and encourage all South African’s to get involved by voting, not only for the nominees but very importantly, to give back by nominating those people in their communities that are truly change agents!” concludes Hillman.
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Fans of South African rockers The Parlotones will get an exclusive preview of their new album when they tune in to DStv’s SuperSport 8 channel on Monday evening.
Selected tracks from the band’s fifth studio album, Stand Like Giants, will form the soundtrack to the half-hour Old Mutual joBerg2c highlights package.
This is the second time that The Parlotones have collaborated with the nine-day mountain bike race, after their single “Brave and Wild” was used as the official theme song last year.
According to race organiser Craig Wapnick, the band’s previous album Journey Through the Shadows had really resonated with participants on the 910km journey from Johannesburg to Scottburgh.
“The theme song, for example, perfectly captured the riders’ experience on some spectacular sections of single track in the middle of nowhere.
“This year, we have chosen the track ‘Powerful’ from their new album.”
Wapnick said working with a well-known local act like The Parlotones highlighted the feel-good factor and South African soul of the event.
“The focus of the show is the many ‘sections of happiness’ or single track trails across our great country. We’ve put together some great music and inspiring footage that just makes you want to ride.”
CEO of Sovereign Entertainment and band manager Raphael Domalik said the innovative campaign was well timed ahead of the album’s release on September 28.
“The Parlotones’ music is always uplifting and cinematic, which makes it easy to place the music to the visuals.”
Domalik said the new album, which was generally about standing united and overcoming obstacles together, promised to be one of the Los Angeles-based band’s definitive works.
“Stand Like Giants is going to live up to its name and remind people why they fell in love with The Parlotones in the first place.”
The first single, “Sleepwalker”, featuring SA hip-hop artist Khuli Chana, is already receiving extensive airplay.
The Old Mutual joBerg2c show, which is produced by PT Productions and narrated by Gerald de Kock, premiers on DStv’s SuperSport 8 at 9pm with repeats throughout the week.
Wapnick said the highlights package would also be available on YouTube shortly.
The fifth Old Mutual joBerg2c rolls out on April 25 next year.
As part of their commemoration of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD), Eutelsat Communications and MultiChoice Africa announce the return of the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards for 2013. The awards inspire innovative thinking among secondary and high school students in Africa, to create awareness on how science and technology can be applied to everyday life and showcase the many ways that satellites already impact on the development of the African continent.
According to Nico Meyer, Chief Executive of MultiChoice Africa, the 2013 awards are perfectly aligned with the objective of WTISD, namely to raise awareness of the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs), and in particular satellites, on society. “The new edition of our Awards challenges high-school students from over 42 African countries to propose how they would use satellites in space for Africa, their country or their community,” he added.
The annual awards, which grew from 800 entries in 2011 to over 1,000 last year, take the form of a competition open to 14-19 year-old students to write an essay or design a poster on a specified topic. Country winners, besides winning country prizes, will go on to compete for the overall continental awards. Like their 2011 and 2012 counterparts, this year’s overall essay and poster winners will win a once in a lifetime trip for two to the Eutelsat facilities in Paris, with the essay winner travelling onwards to witness a live rocket launch. Runners-up will win a trip to South Africa as guests of MultiChoice Africa. Schools attended by the overall winners will also receive a DStv installation, including dish, television, state-of-the-art PVR decoder and free access to the DStv Education Bouquet.
For Eutelsat Chief Executive Officer, Michel de Rosen, the ability of the competition to stimulate thinking among young Africans on how satellite technology can shape society and economies, and the first-hand exposure of winners to the space business, is unique. “The awards present an opportunity to actively stimulate and showcase emerging science and technology talent on the African continent.They are the only competition aimed at promoting knowledge and understanding of satellite technology among African youth and kindling their interest in exploring the career paths and opportunities that the world of satellites offer. We are delighted, as a leading satellite operator engaged in developing communications in Africa, to celebrate the 2013 World Telecommunication and Information Society Day in such a fitting way.”
The power of the awards to enrich lives is attested by the 2012 best essay winner, Anthony Oyom from Uganda, whose recent trip to Paris and French Guiana was an exhilarating experience. Says Anthony: “The visit to the Guiana Space Centre was breathtaking and the tour of Parissimply amazing. Meeting and interacting with the various stakeholders in the launch programmes in Kourou was a once in a lifetime opportunity, and as I flew back to Uganda, I reflected on the achievements of these amazing people and the lessons we can learn from them.”
Students can enter the awards by collecting an entry form and other resources from their nearest MultiChoice office or download a copy at http://www.dstvstarawards.com.
Entries for the awards close on 19 September 2013.