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Streaming South African content

Your best option to legally watch South African products is to get a subscription to Showmax or Netflix. 

Showmax Kyknet and other SA programs
Netflix You might find some South African content

VPN’s and  DStv

Although it is possible to watch DStv in Germany, it is not recommended.
Please read the warning below.
Additional information can also be found on our TV licence page.


VPN’s are legal in Germany, but infringing on copyright and accessing content that should not be available can result in legal action. Copyrights are governed by GEMA – “The Gesellschaft für musikalische Aufführungs- und mechanische Vervielfältigungsrechte (GEMA; English: Society for musical performing and mechanical reproduction rights) is a government-mandated collecting society and performance rights organization based in Germany.”
This means if you want to watch a South African program but it has no license to air in Germany, and GEMA does not earn their fees, it would be considered illegal.

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