New DStv Explora decoder launch details

Multichoice says it has more than 30,000 DStv Exploras ready for the retail launch on 15 August.

MultiChoice unveiled its next-generation DStv PVR decoder, the DStv Explora in a glittering ceremony in Sandton last week.

The new DStv Explora will be available in retail stores from next week and is priced at R2,499.

According to MultiChoice, its factory in East London is producing approximately 20,000 new Exploras per month.

“Judging by the reaction from the media and consumers to Wednesday night’s launch, we have no doubt that the DStv Explora will prove to be very popular as it is the device that will take TV entertainment into the future,” the group said.

It features a 2 terabyte hard drive, which will allow subscribers to record up to 220 hours of high definition television.

In June, Naspers, the parent company of MultiChoice said its pay-television businesses recorded growth of 684,000 subscribers in the year ended March 2013, with the total base  at 5.6 million homes.

In South Africa the gross base added 492,000 to some four million households, of which 293,000 new clients came from the lower-priced Compact bouquet,” it said.

Naspers added that the roll-out of BoxOffice, where PVR subscribers view the latest blockbuster movies, proved popular with an average monthly rental of more than 300,000 movies.

In the rest of Africa, subscribers increased by 192,000 to reach 1.6 million homes. The lower-priced Compact/Family bouquets now account for 42% of the base.

More on Multichoice

MultiChoice unveils DStv PVR “on steroids”

Naspers hikes Internet revenue by 70%

Naspers boosted by Internet segment

DStv’s Internet threat

South African TV viewer stats released

Latest news

Partner Content

Show comments

Follow us