Netflix is becoming a real threat to DStv


MyBroadband recently conducted its 2017 Tech Survey, which revealed that while DStv remains the most popular media platform among South African IT professionals, Netflix is becoming a real threat.

The 2017 Tech Survey was completed by over 3,000 South African IT professionals and tech-savvy consumers.

The survey results showed that 50% of IT professionals subscribe to DStv, while 22% have a Netflix subscription. ShowMax was third, on 13%.

When it comes to music streaming services, Google Play Music was by far the most popular – followed by Apple Music and Deezer.

An interesting result was that only 38% of South African IT professionals said they pirate content, down from over 50% a year ago.

The lower percentage of pirates is likely linked to improved on-demand content from DStv and the growth of Netflix and ShowMax in South Africa.

A summary of the 2017 Tech Survey results related to media streaming is provided below.

Media Services

This article first appeared on MyBroadband and is republished with permission.

Now read: DStv keeping an eye on UHD

Forum discussion

Join the conversation

Netflix is becoming a real threat to DStv

Related posts