The streaming service Universal+ is set to launch in South Africa this October. NBCUniversal is partnering with DStv to bring the service to the country and other parts of Africa, where viewers will get to enjoy plenty of Universal+ content such as movies, reality TV shows, must-watch dramas and more.
In a recent press release, NBCUniversal detailed its plans to launch Universal+ in South Africa in partnership with DStv, set to arrive on 14 October 2022. Universal+ is currently available in other parts of the world including Brazil, Spain, Latin America and India. It boasts a wide variety of content from linear channels including Universal TV, E!, DreamWorks, Studio Universal and Telemundo.
Lee Raftery, NBCUniversal International Networks & Direct-To-Consumer managing director of Europe, Middle-East & Africa, expressed excitement for the services launch in Africa, stating:
“We’re thrilled to launch Universal+ with our long-standing partners DStv, giving their customers a brand-new way to enjoy a vastly expanded catalogue of our best content. From 14 October, the incredible line-up of entertainment available to DStv customers ranges from award-winning original production Celebrity Game Night – which shortly goes back into production for a fourth season – to gripping dramas and Hollywood blockbusters. And, it’s all at no extra cost to a subscription.”
Simon Camerer, Chief Operating Officer at MultiChoice South Africa, added, “As Africa’s most loved storyteller, we are always looking to offer top entertainment to our DStv customers, and the addition of Universal+ aims to do just that. We are excited to bring the best of international content and the widest possible choice of great shows to satisfy all our viewers.”
Since the partnership is happening with DStv, Universal+ will be made available to all DStv subscribers. The service will be available from 14 October 2022 and viewers can get access to it as long as they have an active subscription to DStv.