The South African streaming industry has shown tremendous growth over the last few years, and it has proven itself to be a serious competitor for the paid TV sector. With Netflix, Showmax and Prime Video thriving — and Disney+ launching in 2022 — streaming is showing no signs of slowing down. 

But pay TV is not out of the game by any means. DSTV reported that it grew its 90-day active linear [paid] subscriber base by another 1.4 million DStv and GOtv subscribers in March 2021. 

But which viewing option is best suited to your needs? media update’s Taylor Goodman unpacks it all here. 

Let’s dig in:

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If you want to learn more about streaming and the options available to you, then be sure to check out Streaming wars: What are the options?
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