In an awards ceremony held at The Houghton Hotel in Johannesburg, the winners of the 2019 Sunday Times Top Brands were announced last night.
Paid Streaming Service was one of eight new categories included in this year’s survey, which is in its 21st year. South Africa’s consumers voted Netflix in at 3rd place, Showmax in at 2nd place, and DStv Now took 1st place. Both Showmax and DStv Now are MultiChoice products, housed in the Connected Video division.
The results are based on face-to-face surveys of 3 500 consumers, conducted by Kantar on behalf of the Sunday Times, and are considered a barometer of consumer sentiment towards brands in South Africa.
DStv subscribers – want to get in on the action? Sign up for DStv Now. If you can’t be at home to watch your favourite shows via your decoder, visit now.dstv.com and watch DStv on your laptop, tablet or phone. It’s no extra cost to all DStv subscribers (just remember to keep an eye on your data).
And to sign up for Showmax, go to www.showmax.com for a 14-day free trial.
Here’s a how-what-why guide to streaming in South Africa for more info on each of the streaming apps.