South African telco company Telkom and MultiChoice have come together in order to offer a new Internet-connected DStv Explora decoder for free as part of a 24-month subscription to Telkom customers who upgrade to a 10Mbps or faster Telkom ADSL line.
The DSTv Explora decoder will come with its SmartHome Premium package for R899 on a 24 month contract. The offer will be available from 22 November 2014 to new and existing Telkom customers.
Telkom will also make the DStv Explora decoder and DStv WiFi Connector available at Telkom stores, where customers can get the DStv Explora for R1 999 and the DStv WiFi Connector for R399.
All customers need to do is link their DStv Explora to their existing internet router, either by Ethernet cable or using the DStv WiFi Connector to enable these new services.
“Access to entertainment content is one of the many possibilities that superfast broadband can enable. We are excited to offer customers access to seamless connectivity at superfast speeds that will ultimately amplify their entertainment experience. Going forward we continue to explore opportunities in which we connect our customers to even more content avenues,” said Sipho Maseko, Telkom group CEO.
DStv Customers get an additional 300 titles of the latest and greatest series, movies and other exclusive content on DStv Catch Up Plus through the internet enabled DStv Explora decoder. Remote recording enables customers to record their favourite programmes from a remote location.
Imtiaz Patel, group CEO for MultiChoice South Africa said: “Our connected services give our DStv Premium customers access to an even bigger world of entertainment on DStv Catch Up Plus. Thanks to remote recording, our customers won’t miss any of their favourite shows. Our partnership with Telkom enables our customers to unlock these innovative services.”