MultiChoice selects Elemental for DStv service

South African pay-TV provider now uses complete suite of software-defined solutions
John Nemeth, VP of sales EMEA for Elemental.
John Nemeth, VP of sales EMEA for Elemental.


Elemental Technologies has announced that South African pay-TV provider MultiChoice is now using Elemental for live streaming and video-on-demand (VOD) delivery of its DStv online service, which makes sports and entertainment content available on smartphones and tablets to more than 10 million subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa.

MultiChoice is also employing Elemental to power the launch of its time-shift satellite VOD (SVOD) service. This new offer will support MultiChoice DStv Box Office and MultiChoice DStv Catch-up, so that premium subscribers can watch the latest movies, sports and television shows up to seven days after they air.

Jean-Pierre Rossouw, head of department, Video On Demand operations for MultiChoice, said: “Our biggest challenges with this expansion were managing scalability and our ability to react to market conditions as we launched new services. With Elemental, we were able to adapt to a rapidly increasing volume of content and growing subscriber base while meeting customer expectations around the clock. It gives us confidence to know that we are using reliable products that come with great support.”

John Nemeth, VP of sales EMEA for Elemental, added: “As a quality pay television service, MultiChoice is at the cutting edge of technology, content and service, which has resulted in consistent improvements in subscribers’ viewing and enjoyment. We are pleased to bring the high-resolution, high-performance power of the Elemental software-defined video ecosystem to bear to help MultiChoice deliver quality experiences to its viewers and to support the company’s expansion.”

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