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Netflix and Prime Video on DStv

In a surprise announcement to investors during its annual financial results presentation, MultiChoice revealed that it had signed distribution agreements with Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

Such a partnership may seem strange. To an outside observer, MultiChoice custodia iphone 7 plus unieuro and Netflix are mortal enemies.

It said that Netflix should pay taxes in South Africa, get a broadcast licence, amazon custodia samsung galaxy s2 maintain a cover iphone 6s guess local presence in South Africa, have an obligation to develop local content, abide by the Film and Publication Board classification guidelines, samsung galaxy s8 custodia originale and meet BEE requirements.

Naspers set up Showmax to try and build a direct competitor to Netflix, but even with deep pockets, it could not keep pace with the amount of money iphone 5s cover mediaworld Netflix was spending on content acquisition and development.

Since then, Naspers has integrated Showmax into the MultiChoice stable, and spun off MultiChoice as a separate listed custodia cover samsung s9 entity on the custodia iphone 7 plus rosa Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

The inability of Naspers, and later MultiChoice, to outspend Netflix on content is the biggest reason a partnership was inevitable. After all, if you can beat them, join them.

The Great Unbundling

Broadcasting industry pundits have been predicting cover iphone 6 specchio it for years, and subscription based video streaming services like Netflix eventually sparked a wave of unbundling in pay TV.

Services like DStv bundle together content from various studios and networks into channels of movies and shows, then further bundle in channels like SuperSport, Discovery, Comedy Central, and news.

However, pay TV subscribers around the world asked for more customisation and ways cover iphone 5s silicone disney to pay less money every month for only custodia iphone 6 apple pelle the content they wanted to watch.

This is what video vendita cover iphone 5s streaming started to deliver.

Initially, Netflix only aggregated older content from established movie studios and TV networks, but soon enough it started producing its own programmes like House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black.

Hulu had a similar start, but with a different business model. It aggregated shows from American television networks in an online streaming service and amazon cover iphone 8 used advertising to offset its price. Like Netflix, it has also started producing its own original content.

When Netflix went global in January 2016, it gave rise to the global television network, distributing its service over the Internet rather than over custodia cover iphone 11 pro the airwaves, satellites, or specialised cables.

Amazon Prime Video followed suit, launching in over 200 countries at the end of 2016. Apple has also launched its own video streaming platform (Apple TV+) for which it is producing original custodia cover samsung a50 content, as has Walt Disney (Disney+).

Conventional TV networks have custodia cover huawei p20 lite not been blind to these developments and have launched their own custodia cover huawei y6 2018 streaming services such as HBO Now and CBS All Access. We don get these le piĆ¹ belle cover iphone 6 services in South custodia iphone 7 cellularline Africa, but their content gets aggregated into platforms that are available here. MultiChoice has a deal in place with HBO, while Netflix has been distributing CBS Star Trek: Discovery outside the United States.

The Great Rebundling

With each streaming service offering its own silo of content, viewers have been asking for more convenient ways to discover and stream shows and movies from cover legno iphone 5c the different platforms.

If you a Star Trek fan in South Africa, for instance, you might find it frustrating that Star Trek: Discovery is on Netflix, but Star Trek: Picard is on Prime Video.

The rise of aggregation platforms for streaming video, like the one MultiChoice is building, was therefore inevitable the moment that Netflix went global.

It also a more natural transition for MultiChoice than you might think. Aggregating video entertainment from around the world, while bundling in originally developed productions including sport, is precisely what they have been doing for years.

If you can beat them, join them

While the details of the deals between MultiChoice, and Netflix and Amazon haven been announced yet, we do know that at the very least there will be a new DStv Explora decoder with apps for Netflix and Prime Video.

There are also strong indications that DStv will custodia libro samsung s3 neo have some kind of bundle or bolt on product that includes Netflix and Amazon Prime Video along with your DStv subscription.

MultiChoice CFO Tim Jacobs told MyBroadband that the agreements with Netflix and Amazon formed part of a new unified streaming platform that MultiChoice will launch, which will include content from international players.

we are trying to do is to provide an amount of simplicity, choice, and convenience to subscribers they can come to one place and can get access to all of this different content, said Jacobs.

MultiChoice was samsung custodia per galaxy s8 asked whether it would broadcast Netflix and Amazon original content over its linear satellite channels, but the company did not respond to a request for comment…

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