South Africa's MultiChoice kills third-party DStv Now and Showmax Kodi add-ons
Instead of working together this big media house chooses to kill off innovation. On the face of it, it does not sound like the 3rd party service was circumventing any controls around paid subscriptions. In fact, it could have even made it easier for subscribers to watch the content they are paying for. It's the attitude... and this is how MultiChoice thinks it will stop subscribers migrating away to streaming services...
Irdeto, on behalf of MultiChoice, has issued takedown requests to shut down Kodi add-ons for Showmax and DStv Now.
The add-ons were created by Matt Huisman, a developer in New Zealand. TorrentFreak reported that the add-ons did not rip content from MultiChoice’s video services and where aimed at legitimate subscribers who had to log in with their credentials to use the apps.
Despite Huisman complying and indicating that he had no intention to contest Irdeto’s demands, the company lodged a complaint with PayPal – which terminated Huisman’s account.
Huisman did not charge for the add-ons and they were available as free downloads.
|MultiChoice kills third-party DStv Now and Showmax Kodi add-ons
Irdeto, on behalf of MultiChoice, issued takedown requests for Kodi add-ons for Showmax and DStv Now.