According to PwC, “South Africa faced an eventful year at the political and macroeconomic level in 2017 but emerged early in 2018 with a new president viewed as market-friendly and vowing to overhaul the economy.”
As anticipated, TV and video will be significant drivers of consumer revenue, PwC declared.
“Internet video’s success continues to grab the headlines here but, in the short term at least, the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime will likely be taken as a complementary service due to their dearth of premium entertainment content in the South African market. MultiChoice has expanded access to its ShowMax OTT platforms but looks set to launch a streaming version of DStv in 2019.”
The CEO of MultiChoice South Africa, Calvo Mawela, recently stated that his company was getting ready to roll out a ‘dishless’ product – but would not provide further information.
Following comments, he made in May, Mawela specified that their standalone streaming package is still a work in progress.
He added that the company is waiting for DStv’s digital media division to come forward with a full commercial plan for the service with an activation date.