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Multichoice introduces BoxOffice to Zimbabwe

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Last week Multichoice announced the introduction of its BoxOffice service to Zimbabwean DStv subscribers. The service allows subscribers with DStv Explora and HD PVR decoders to rent blockbuster movies for 48 hours.

This is the first pay-per view service available for the local market, although it has been available in other Multichoice markets like South Africa and Nigeria. Subscribers need to register for BoxOffice first, a process which has to be done online, after which its fairly simple to rent any of the available titles for $2.50.

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Payments can be made via banks that accept DStv payments as well as through EcoCash and telecash, the two mobile money services that provide payment options and billing codes for Multichoice.

DStv BoxOffice was also launched recently in Zambia in September, and it looks like this is part of Multichoice’s drive to expand its product range to markets that have been previously overlooked.

In the case of Zimbabwe the launch comes at a time when  other players both local and foreign are looking at exploring opportunities in entertainment and television.

VOD providers like Aflix and Econet’s yet to be launched ipidi service are all keen on ending up in our backyard, providing services to anyone who has the right internet connection and more importantly, the disposable income.

it looks like MultiChoice is keen on establishing a presence as a VOD provider as well, something that is set to be a whole lot easier for the pay TV giant thanks to its standing relationships with content providers.


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12 thoughts on “Multichoice introduces BoxOffice to Zimbabwe

  1. I received an email a few days telling me about BoxOffice. Being of the curious type, I decided to give it a try and see for myself. I did all the online registration, got my registration confirmation SMS and laid back to “Watch the first movie is on us” as Multichoice advertise but…. nothing. Rebooted my decoder and checked BoxOffice again and still nothing.
    So I thought my PVR software might be out of date so checked for updates and after discovering it was up to date I checked BoxOffice again and, you guessed it, a big fat NOTHING. Tried registering again thinking how unreliable our internet connection could be but I was informed I was already registered.
    If anyone has managed to get it to work, I would be interested to know.

  2. why rent a movie for 48hrs when movies cost $.50c,or $ for 4 kumbare,maya ngazvigare to be honest dstv whether its premium viewing or not its a complete ripoff,old movies on premiere or stars or they give you those movies which are just lower down the ladder, please $77 bucks is not a joke to have the same replayed movies for the whole month back from work same movie replayed supersport is the only chanel worth paying for ..hapana vamwe here vangatibatsire ne content .

      1. FOR LOCAL AND REGIONAL ARTISTS, YES. BUT FOR FOREIGN MATERIAL ESPECIALLY FROM THE WEST, PAMBERI NEPIRACY. THOSE MOVIES AND SERIES ARE OVERPRICED

  3. It’s very normal and a good standard for broadcasters to repeat movies. It caters for everyone. You can watch a movie once if you want. You can also watch it several times. If you miss a movie you will always have a chance to watch it on repeats. Repeats are a MUST if they have to offer a great service. Everywhere you go.

    1. Ok. Understand the if-you-miss-it-you-can-catch-it-later. but;

      Repeats are a MUST if they have to offer a great service

      I don’t agree. Clearly the way repeats are done now is not liked by subscribers. And if the subscriber doesn’t like it then it’s not a great service. Unless those that hate repeats are in the minority. And just because it’s done “Everywhere you go” doesn’t mean its a good thing.

  4. DSTV IS RIPPING US OFF WE PAY FOR $50 PLUS DOLLARS A MONTH BUT WE GET SHORT CHANGED YOU GAVE US LESS CHANELLS COMPARED TO A PERSON WHO PAID LESS IN SOUTH AFRICA TODAY YOU INTRODUCE THE DAMN RENT A MOVIE PLEASE CHIMBOGADZIRISAI PAMURI KUTICHAJA A LOT OF MONEY MOTINYIMA SS3 SURELY GUYS WHY WOULD YOU SPLIT ONE CHANNEL INTO TWO SS3 AND SS3A ,USD IS NOT IS TO COME BY

  5. Why did they remove Hd showcase from premium subscribers,that was wrong,There is no point paying for premium without the Hd showcase.

  6. but they sent ka letter on tv saying b.o. is available to compact,compact plus and premium subscribers. but infact its only for premium subs…smh… Saka we cant rent a movie coz we not premium subs? Garai ne B.O yenyu mhani

  7. People end up promoting piracy with the way dstv carries on.if I don’t have pvr or explorer plus premium bouquet and therer goes the same movie at the robot for $0.50. The whole bull***t of the first free movie.the choice is yours

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