Multichoice slashes decoder price by 60 pc


MultiChoice Kenya has announced a 60 per cent price drop on its leading high definition PVR decoder – the DStv Explora a head of the Olympics game.

Kenyans will now enjoy these services for only Sh12, 500 down from Sh30, 650 also the new price is inclusive of the decoder, cabling and installation costs

Stephen Isaboke, Regional Director, and MultiChoice East Africa said in a statement that the Explora forms part of the continent’s leading technological innovations in an era of digital TV.

“The DStv Explora offers more viewing control and a customized viewing experience with a pause, play and rewind feature available for live TV” he said.

The PVR functionality of the decoder allows viewers to record shows from the existing programme line up and later access them via a play list stored on a 2TB hard drive within the decoder allowing viewers up to 220 hours of personal recorded content.

The PVR function also allows a viewer to view one programme while recording another.

Video on demand remains a key feature of the Explora through its DStv Catch Up service which allows for series stacking meaning that viewers will always be able to catch-up on their favorite TV series even when away from home during the airing time.

The decoder further allows viewers to connect their box to the internet to enjoy additional shows not stored on the Explora decoder through the DStv Catch Up Plus service. Viewers are able to access more sports, kiddie content, series and movies stored on the cloud and stream them through their DStv Explora.

The DStv Box Office allows viewers access to rent some of the latest blockbuster movies at a small fee for 48 hours and watch them straight off the Explora decoder.

“The DStv Explora has an ultra-modern and stylish HD user interface and an ability to meet the most unique viewer needs in the fast changing world, the Explora is an unparalleled technological innovation that provides convenience to meet TV viewing needs as dictated by busy and demanding lives,” added Isaboke.

Additionally, the DStv Explora has powerful search features that help subscribers find programmes quicker and easier as it searches across an eight-day TV Guide.

The DStv Explora is available at Multichoice Service Centres at T-Mall, Greenspan mall and all leading retail and dealer outlets countrywide.