Naspers satellite television subsidiary MultiChoice has announced that its DStv Mobile service will close on October 31 2018. Launched in 2010, DStv Mobile TV which uses DVB-H technology allows users to access DStv on their phone, laptop, or tablet via a Drifta mobile decoder.
“Over the last few years, technology has evolved as broadband access continues to grow. It’s not feasible to continue to maintain a separate land-based, dedicated network for this service alone, when an even better service can be offered to our customers on DStv Now via the Internet and Wi-Fi,” MultiChoice said.
The decoder received a DVB-H signal and converted it into a Wi-Fi signal for smart devices to access.
Mybroadband reported that MultiChoice told customers who currently have a Mobile subscription that it has already started to switch off certain transmitters. This will impact reception for certain users.
As a result, users will not be charged their subscription fee from 1 September 2018. Decoder insurance on Mobile devices will also be cancelled.
MultiChoice added that it has placed recycling bins at its branches in Randburg, Durban, and Cape Town for users to drop their devices in. Customers can also contact DStv if they have any queries.
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