DStv, Britbox launch streaming app

By Content Nigeria reporter
June 7, 2023


Pay TV platform DStv in South Africa and SVoD service BritBox International have launched the Britbox app, which will serve as an add-to-bill option for all DStv subscribers.

Marc Jury

The Britbox app offers a range of new and exclusive titles plus hundreds of hours of classic content. Subscribers will have access to comedies, documentaries, lifestyle shows and murder mysteries.

From this month, Britbox will be available as an app on Explora Ultra and Streama devices and DStv subscribers will be able to watch an array of content remotely and on one device, including Showmax, Netflix SA, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube and YouTube Kids.

SVoD service BritBox is a joint venture between UK broadcasting powerhouses the BBC and ITV and carries almost exclusively British programming.

According to DStv parent MultiChoice, the addition of the BritBox app to Explora Ultra and Streama opens the door to “unmissable content,” curated and available ad-free and on-demand.

Marc Jury, CEO of MultiChoice South Africa, said: “We’re delighted to add BritBox to the range of services our customers can enjoy on our devices, with the added benefit of paying only one bill for all their entertainment.

“By making it easy for our subscribers to access and enjoy world-class entertainment in one place, we’re always prioritising a better customer experience. DStv Explora Ultra and Streama are enablers for MultiChoice’s partnership with BritBox, which offers more content, ease of subscription and payment, with the digital world presenting an opportunity for a more enhanced video-on-demand experience.”

Reemah Sakaan, CEO BritBox International, added: “Through this new partnership with MultiChoice we will bring BritBox’s unparalleled original series to DStv subscribers across South Africa, express from the UK, as well as the largest collection of British programming, all in one place.

“This includes exclusive new hits such as Stonehouse, starring Emmy winner Matthew Macfadyen, Death in Paradise spin-off Beyond Paradise, period drama The Confessions of Frannie Langton and dark comedy The Cleaner. MultiChoice joins our list of prestigious international partners as we continue to delight quality-seeking audiences and our more than three million subscribers across the world.”