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Could a streaming only service for sport be in the works in South Africa?

August 29, 2017 1:18 PM
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Rumour has it, ShowMax and DSTV will be "integrating". And while sources don't want to divulge too much... we're hoping for some sporting magic...

If you’re a sports fan, your DStv subscription is probably a bit of a grudge payment every month. Sure, you get to watch bucket loads of sport all on one service, but you might feel like the fee you are paying is a bit extortionate.

Well, that might change in the future – emphasis on might. MyBroadband reported this week that Showmax is being integrated into DStv.

Now, while a spokesperson confirmed to the online that a collaboration was “on the cards” they did not provide any details.

However, speculation is rife that content previously exclusive to DStv could become available as part of a video streaming package – without the need for a satellite TV subscription.

When Showmax launched, the sharing of resources between it and DStv – including content rights and staff – was expected. However, the two services would compete against one another for subscribers.


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