MULTICHOICE Africa has launched its next-generation PVR decoder, the DStv Explora, to give viewers a range of additional control and personalisation features to enhance their DStv viewing experience.
Report by Tinashe Sibanda
The Explora introduces a number of new features and offers more recording space. Viewers can now save up to 220 hours of personal recorded content and also view one programme while recording another whilst recording more content. With content discovery, viewers can search for their favourite programmes and find out when they will air again without surfing the TV guide.
They are also able to pause live television for up to two hours, retain buffering when changing channels, conduct word searches and also personalise individualise user themes.
“This is another innovation that results from continued investment in technology to ensure DStv delivers the best television experience in Africa,” said Multichoice Zimbabwe publicity and public relations manager, Liz Dziva.
She said the Explora was part of the technology development that ensures that subscribers get the best viewer experience possible. Dziva added that the Explora was an innovation designed to change television viewing through providing convenience in subscribers’ busy and demanding lives. The DStv Catch Up service has been significantly expanded on the Explora and now offers three times more video-on-demand programming to DStv subscribers.
MultiChoice has expanded the number of series available and now also introduces series stacking, making two episodes of selected series available on demand, later to be expanded to four episodes. This means that viewers will always be able to catch up with all the new TV series.
DStv Catch Up now also includes 30 movies on demand and the content selection will be expanded to other categories such as documentaries and kids’ content in the future.