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First watch the trailer, then decide to rent.

MultiChoice officially launched BoxOffice this week in what the cable company said is yet another move to provide DStv subscribers with the ultimate in home television entertainment.

BoxOffice is a service that allows subscribers to conveniently rent and watch the latest blockbuster movies in the comfort of their homes, right on their HD & Explora PVR decoders. With BoxOffice, DStv subscribers can now rent and keep movies for up to 48 hours, for a minimal fee per movie. Movie categories vary from comedy, drama and family movies, to horror, fantasy and a whole lot more.

MultiChoice Namibia General Manager, Mr. Roger Gertze said that with BoxOffice, DStv Premium subscribers with an active PVR subscription and a compatible PVR can easily sign up and enjoy Hollywood's best movies.

"DStv services like BoxOffice form part of a bigger MultiChoice strategy to use cutting-edge technological innovation to helping people enjoy some of the best entertainment available at a time that's convenient to them.

"And with the all-new Explora decoder, we're taking on demand video to a whole new level, by offering subscribers an experience that mimics the Internet, but on a decoder, and without the high data bills.

"With this innovative service," Gertze explained, "booking movies beforehand, returning movies the next day and paying those irritating late fees will be a thing of the past!" Gertze added that the first movie is free.

BoxOffice on HD PVR

BoxOffice on HD PVR offers a selection of up to 15 movies to rent at any one time. Customers can expect the service to stay fresh as new movies are added each week. Movies are available to watch almost immediately--so there's no waiting and no need to "book" movies beforehand.

"With BoxOffice you can also watch movie trailers before renting. BoxOffice is always open for business, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Simply press the GREEN button on your PVR remote to access the BoxOffice Screen and find out how to sign up" said MultiChoice.

BoxOffice on Explora

With up to 20 movies at any one time, the DStv Explora is packaged with a brand new, stylish HD user interface, which makes finding favourite movies on BoxOffice so much easier. Content is displayed using HD poster-art--just like an Internet video service. In addition, the Explora has powerful search features that help subscribers find movies quicker and easier as it searches across the entire Electronic Programme Guide. Explora's remote control further enhances the experience with dedicated shortcut buttons to BoxOffice and other viewing options.

Trailers of any movie can be viewed before renting.
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Date:Mar 14, 2014
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