MultiChoice South Africa recently revealed its long-awaited media streaming TV box — the DStv Streama – at the company’s 2022 Media Showcase. MultiChoice South Africa CEO Nyiko Shiburi announced that the TV box will officially launch in South Africa on 1 October 2022.
According to Shiburi, the DStv Streama is a compact streaming box that supports 4K video with HDR 10 and Dolby Atmos virtual surround sound.
The Streama includes apps for MultiChoice’s Showmax streaming service and SuperSport and third-party streaming apps, namely Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, and YouTube Kids.
In August 2022, MultiChoice announced the DStv Streama. At the time, the pay-TV operator said its launch date would be revealed “in due course”.
However, in November 2021, Shiburi indicated that the global chip shortage did play a role in the Streama’s delay, as they had to rethink which chipset to use in the device.
Shiburi also said they delayed the Streama to ensure it could hold its own against the best in the world from day one.
“This box has to be top class. You’re entering a market where there’s already so many media devices out there. So you want to make sure that when this product goes out, it’s top-notch,” Shiburi stated.
MultiChoice disclosed that the DStv Streama will have a recommended retail price of US$73.74 at launch.