DStv is a Sub-Saharan African direct broadcast satellite service owned by MultiChoice.
DStv is a Sub-Saharan African direct broadcast satellite service owned by MultiChoice. It reaches over 10 million subscribers and offers a mix of high quality entertainment including, sports, movies and TV series. As part of its dedication to offering its customers unrivalled online experiences, Multichoice adopted Bitmovin’s player to improve the performance of its OTT service, DStv Now, by minimizing the start-up time on its video streams.
“The OTT market is fiercely competitive, but Bitmovin’s Player and Analytics has helped us increase stickiness to our service by ensuring that we are continuing to offer our customers world-class online experiences. Prior to Bitmovin, we were using a Flash player developed in-house for our OTT service called DStv Now. However, we wanted a secure platform that was also compatible with the different browsers, devices, DRMs, and streaming protocols that our platform required. After an in-depth comparison with various players in the market, Bitmovin proved to be the best for our needs due to its innovative technology and close partnership with Irdeto. Bitmovin provided us with a managed service that allowed us to launch a whole new streaming infrastructure and player, in a very small timeframe. Now, the start-up time on our videos has gone from 15 to 5 seconds, providing our customers with the high-quality video and playback that they expect and deserve.”
– Francois Malan Enterprise Architect, MultiChoice Connected Video