An image of Rami Chuene in The Queen S2

Bumper holiday viewing has seen DStv Now round off the year with a record-breaking December. DStv’s digital streaming service, which gives customers access to live television channels and an extended Catch Up library of full episodes and movies to watch online, saw a massive 18% growth in usage over December, when compared to November.

Almost 20% of total usage of DStv Now is coming from DStv Compact customers, who received access to the service in May last year.

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The top performing shows over the festive period on the Catch Up section of the DStv Now service included Binnelanders, The Queen, Isibaya, Boer Soek ‘n Vrou, The Imposter, Premier League, Lockdown, Paw Patrol, International Rugby, Shameless, Isithembiso and Getroud met Rugby.

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The top live channels streaming during this time were the SuperSport channels, M-Net, eNCA, Mzansi Magic, kykNet, Comedy Central and M-Net Movies Smile.


The bulk of DStv Now usage over the festive period came from Android devices and interestingly, originated from the Gauteng province. Local content and channels, along with SuperSport, continue to be the top performers across all platforms.


The DStv Now offering has expanded with more live channels added during December and January. In December 2017, Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior were added to the delight of our users. Channel additions in January 2018 include Discovery Channel, Discovery TLC, Discovery Family, IDx.


The DStv Now app is free to download on the Google Play Store or Apple App Store and is available to all DStv customers. Availablity of Catch Up content and Live TV channels varies subject to package subscription.