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Old 2017-02-18 , 09:42
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Default Prime Time Buffering

I've tried twice this week to watch DSTV online (Android app) at around 8pm and the buffering has been horrendous. This is using MTN business.

I applied the new app update last night and the blockiness / resolution went down to something awful (impossible to even recognise faces) and then back up to something reasonable then the buffering circle started appearing every 30 seconds or so making it impossible to watch.

Had to switch to an overseas service (no local CDN) and had no issues streaming at 720p for an hour and a half.

Is this an MTN peering issue, or are other people also experiencing this?
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Old 2017-02-18 , 21:18
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I've tried twice this week to watch DSTV online (Android app) at around 8pm and the buffering has been horrendous. This is using MTN business.

I applied the new app update last night and the blockiness / resolution went down to something awful (impossible to even recognise faces) and then back up to something reasonable then the buffering circle started appearing every 30 seconds or so making it impossible to watch.

Had to switch to an overseas service (no local CDN) and had no issues streaming at 720p for an hour and a half.

Is this an MTN peering issue, or are other people also experiencing this?
I'm with Mweb and have the same issue. Guess the problem is on MultiChoice's side.

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Old 2017-02-22 , 17:33
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I've just changed ISP's and I'm still having the same issue. It starts fine and in HD but then after a couple of minutes it buffers and changes to SD. Why is this happening and can it be sorted out?

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Old 2017-03-12 , 19:28
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Still happening MC. And no response for three weeks?

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Old 2017-03-12 , 22:52
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Why am I unable to stream on DSTV Now in HD but am able to do so with Netflix, Showmax and YouTube? Could someone please explain?

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