DStv launches new VOD services

Technology & Convergence

Downloads are now available for DStv Catch Up on iPhone and iPad, with live streaming available from SuperSport.

MultiChoice has added new features to its DStv application for iPhones and iPads, allowing DStv Premium subscribers to download selected videos from its Catch Up service.

Live streaming of major sporting events has also been incorporated into the SuperSport iOS and Android apps, it announced on Friday.

DStv Catch Up is a video-on-demand (VOD) service available only to Premium customers — those on DStv’s top-end package — and is available on personal video recorder (PVR) decoders, its new Explora decoder, the iPhone, iPad and the DStv website. The VOD product carries no additional costs, except for bandwidth consumed.

Users can now download videos and save them for later, to watch when travelling, commuting on public transport or waiting in a queue, the company said.

They can also stream major sports events online from the SuperSport website and now via the SuperSport app for iOS and Android as well.

“Streams are available whether you’re connected to the Internet via a mobile network or a Wi-Fi connection,” MultiChoice said. 

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