MultiChoice Launches New ARRIS HD PVR with HEVC for Enhanced Streaming Services

18 November 2016

Technology & Convergence

HEVC technology to improve quality and value of MultiChoice's on-demand streaming experiences in Africa

South African pay television provider MultiChoice recently launched the new DStv Explora 2 decoder from ARRIS International plc (NASDAQ: ARRS) to customers in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.

The flagship decoder is the fourth generation of HD PVR devices that ARRIS and MultiChoice have launched together and makes it easier for customers to access MultiChoice's growing on demand services. In the future, its HEVC technology will reduce the bandwidth needed to stream or download shows, helping to lower the data charges that customers incur when streaming or downloading content from one of the DStv services.

The device features a streamlined hard drive and ships with a new remote control that features motion-sensor back-lit buttons and a dedicated ShowMax button.

Source: PR Newswire 10 November 2016