Source: My Broadband
News website My Broadband has published an article indicating the price differential between online streaming service Netflix and satellite TV provider DStv.
The packages compared were the following:
- Netflix Standard – R139 per month. This offers all content in full HD, which can be watched on two devices.
- DStv Premium – R809 per month. This is DStv’s top package which offers all the base channels.
Other pricing elements which were taken into account are:
- The first month of Netflix is free. One year’s cost is therefore 11 months’ subscription.
- The DStv Premium price excludes the Access Fee of R90 per month. This provides access to PVR usage and DStv Now.
DStv versus Netflix
- DStv Premium – R899 (Annual total: R10 788)
- Netflix Standard – R139 (Annual total: R1 529)
- Total Savings Annually – R9 259
Even if Internet is included, Netflix still comes out cheaper.
- Netflix Standard + 10Mbps Fibre – R139 + R499 (Annual total: R7 517)
- Total Savings Annually – R3 271