MultiChoice provides UHD-ready PVR in South Africa

South Africa’s MultiChoice is providing subscribers an upgraded version of its Explora decoder and video recorder that can handle Ultra HD programming.

The pay-TV broadcaster is also providing another set-top box, DStv Streama, that is good for web-streaming.

The Explora Ultra box can support third-party 4K material from the likes of Netflix and is also good for Dolby Atmos. Yet, MultiChoice has stated that at the moment it will not be airing any 4K content although this might change in time.

MultiChoice commented, “Our DStv Explora Ultra brings the best of two worlds together by introducing streaming apps, adding depth to the entertainment offering available. It also sees the addition of built-in Wi-Fi, making it easier to connect to the Internet.”

Subscribers will have to subscribe to third-party suppliers to access UHD material. At present, MultiChoice is not offering Netflix or Amazon Prime.