DSTV or Netflix?


The big question: DSTV or Netflix

Which should you choose, DSTV or Netflix? For many years, DStv held monopoly over SA’s paid TV market, but now that’s all changing. Recently online streaming services have surfaced, giving DStv the long overdue competition they’ve been needing.

Without the much-needed competition, DStv’s prices have escalated at an alarming rate, and although consumers complained about the high prices, most of them have not actually cut the cable. So, now that we have more options, like the godsent Netflix, do you think South Africans are going to boycott DStv?

Well, with prices reaching over R800 per month, excluding the costs of the extra rented movies from the MultiChoice’s BoxOffice service that usually seduces all DStv subscribers, we may see a huge shift towards online streaming as opposed to cable television. At the end of the day, with online streaming, viewers can choose what they want to watch and have the added benefit of skipping ads!