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Universal+ joining DStv

September 2, 2022

By Chris Forrester

South African pay-TV operator DStv is to add NBCUniversal’s streaming service, Universal+, to its portfolio from October 14th. The service will be free for DStv subscribers and available throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

DStv subscribers will be able to stream thousands of hours of entertainment, including the Safta award-winning Celebrity Game Night, by visiting ‘Catch Up’ on the DStv app or connected Explora (set-top box) and selecting Universal+.

“We’re thrilled to launch Universal+ with our long-standing partners DStv, giving their customers a brand-new way to enjoy a vastly expanded catalogue of our best content,” said Lee Raftery, MD for EMEA at NBCUniversal International Networks & Direct-To-Consumer division.

MultiChoice South Africa COO, Simon Camerer, added: “We are excited to bring the best of international content and the widest possible choice of great shows to satisfy all our viewers.”

Universal+ has already launched in Spain, Brazil, Latin America and India, and offers reality series, dramas, series box sets and movies from studios such as Universal TV, E!, DreamWorks, Studio Universal and Telemundo.

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