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Urban South Africa turning its back on linear pay TV - GfK

Thursday 3 May 2018 | 15:04 CET | News
South African consumers are increasingly shunning linear television broadcasting in favour of subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) alternatives such as Netflix and Showmax, according to new research. Data from GfK's annual international ViewScape survey, which covers South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria for the first time, shows 20 percent of South Africans who sign up for an SVOD service do so with the intention of cancelling their pay-TV subscription. That invariably means people are shifting their spend away from MultiChoice's DStv platform, which has dominated the local subscription TV market

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Internet
Companies: MultiChoice / Netflix
Countries: South Africa
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