DStv – Your time is up after 30 years of monopoly
Sasfin Securities deputy chairman David Shapiro has dismissed calls from MultiChoice to impose stricter regulations on Netflix in South Africa.
Speaking on Business Day TV, Shapiro said Netflix is “simply progress”, and that after you have used Netflix, there is “no way that you are ever going to go back to DStv”. “DStv, your time is up,” said Shapiro.
Business Day TV’s The Week That Was host Giulietta Talevi added that MultiChoice had a 30-year monopoly in South Africa, and that companies need to “innovate or die”.
These comments follow calls from MultiChoice SA CEO Calvo Mawela for stricter regulations on video-streaming services like Netflix.
|DStv – Your time is up
Analyst David Shapiro said MultiChoice’s call for Netflix to be regulated is misguided.