DSTV has dismissed a hoax message claiming it is suspending Zimbabwean accounts that are subscribed in South Africa.
A message purporting to be from the company has been circulating on social media since Thursday claiming that DStv would use a new Geolocation system to shut down all the pirate accounts.
A notice issued by Multichoice on Friday reads as follows:
It has come to our attention that a hoax letter has surfaced in Zimbabwe alleging that Multichoice South Africa has notified third-party installers of a geolocation system being used to shut down illegal viewing. We wish to inform all our stakeholders that this letter was not issued by Multichoice.
We take piracy of our products and services seriously in order to protect our valued DStv customers, our business, the entertainment industry and society at large.
It is therefore important that our valued DStv customers subscribe in the correct country as rights for programming and channels are cleared for specific countries.
Subscribing in other countries ultimately does not support the local businesses, which creates local employment and tax, and encourages local industry growth.