Quarantines and shelter-in-place orders are no longer just a way to stay away from virus threats. It is also becoming a new venue for content makers and distributors to push their services forward. Some of those services, however, do require some form of paid subscription so what better way to both show solidarity and also advertise their product than by offering a new free tier, which is exactly what Dstv Now is doing to give its streaming service a bit of good publicity.
Locked inside their homes, people have little choice but to rely on news services to keep updated, especially regarding the COVID-19 crisis that is gripping the world. People also seem to be quite obsessed about how they will not be bored to death during two or more weeks of being stuck at home. Fortunately for them, Dstv Now as a solution for the former.
Calling it “Stay in. Stay informed” the new free tier expands on previously limited offers by including eight news channels in the no-cost package. News, of course, comes from BBC News, SABC News, NewzRoom Afrika, euronews, eNCA, CNN, SkyNews and Aljazeera.
Dstv Now is just one of the latest to step up to the times where Internet services are becoming more than just a luxury. Other content distributors, like Disney+ and Universal Pictures, are also releasing films in digital format earlier than scheduled in order to give people more choices, not to mention make up for time and money they may lose due to lock-downs.
Showmax earlier today announced that they’ve added seven of the above listed channels – BBC News, SABC News, NewzRoom Afrika, euronews, CNN, SkyNews and Aljazeera – to its streaming service offering at no extra charge. Go on, get streaming!