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DStv to phase out the dish and decoder

Long-standing DSTV subscribers could soon see a revolution in their service as MultiChoice considers dropping the satellite dish and offering a streaming service similar to that of Netflix, but this will be done in phases and depending on internet connectivity in various DStv territories.

The year 2020 could bring a new standalone streaming service in place of the current DSTV offerings. This new option could be available as soon as March next year.

This means users will have to say goodbye to the dish and decoder and welcome a new, more laid-back streaming offering.

The new service will differ to the currently available DStv Now service which requires a direct-to-home link to a satellite dish.

With the shift to a more streaming-friendly approach the new service will offer a more on-demand viewing capability, allowing viewers to watch what they want, when they want, instead of simply what is already showing like the usual DStv and DStv Now offering.

It is not yet confirmed whether this will be cheaper or more expensive than the current DTSV offering.

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