GOtv hikes subscription, remove channels – Multichoice Malawi

GOtv customers in the country will from this Sunday start paying more for subscription following decision by Multichoice Malawi to increase prices.

GOtv, which uses the latest generation digital video broadcast, a cheaper selection of programming from Africa as well as international channels

GOtv, which uses the latest generation digital video broadcast, a cheaper selection of programming from Africa as well as international channels

Multichoice is expected to increase monthly subscription price effective 8th November, 2015 for both GOtv Value and GOtv Plus bouquets.

The subscription price has been increased from K3,400 to K3,800 for the GOtv Value bouquet and from K4,700 to K 5200 for the GOtv Plus bouquet.

Multichoice Malawi Sales and Marketing Manager, Chimwemwe Nyirenda said the increase was due to depreciation of Kwacha as well as a rise in operation costs.

”This Malawi Kwacha subscription price increase is necessitated by the increase in operating costs for Broadcasting which uses a lot of electrical energy,” explained Nyirenda.

He added: ”And the loss of value of the Malawi Kwacha against the US$ which affects license fees and the purchase cost of programming”.

Asked if the increment will not have any effect on customers, Nyirenda said they had already considered their subscribers before coming up with the subscription price change.

”In determining the price increase various factors are taken into account, including the impact on the subscriber and we do not make these decisions without due consideration”.

GOtv subscribers have of late witnessed a removal of some channels including One Gospel and BET2- which will be removed from 1st December.

However, Nyirenda defended the decision, saying channels are removed or added to ensure subscribers get a balanced variety of programming.

”MultiChoice reserves the right to add or remove channels when assessing the performance and viability of channels on the platform.

”To facilitate a review of the content and achieve a diverse variety of programming, we took a decision to remove or add  channels  In reviewing our offering – which we do on a continual basis”.

On signal challenges, he said some customers do not always understand the technicalities of installing the antenna correctly which leads to poor reception.

”We have invested a lot in training GOtv Mmisili people who can help the subscribers with technical difficulties”.

Founded on January 18, 2013, GOtv is regarded as one of the cheapest pay television which has over 29 great channels, from religion series, documentaries, drama, politics, sports and music among others.

GOtv is a product of Multichoice Malawi which is a new pay television aimed at providing great family entertainment and it is Africa first pay television operating using the next generation of Digital Video Broadcast standard (DVB).

GOtv is available in Malawi, Zambia, Uganda, Nigeria and Kenya among other countries.

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12 thoughts on “GOtv hikes subscription, remove channels – Multichoice Malawi”

  1. Ndoda yabwandila says:

    Kodi bwanji ku MultiChoice kuna
    dzadza anganya okha okha ?

  2. Mungete says:

    Multiple Choice are now showing their true colors. Ankatikopa ndi tima introductory prices. Now they hv gone commercial. Shame !!! People now r migrating to Zuku for family entrtnment

  3. chimwe says:

    No logic at all increasing prices and removing channels, MBDN ili bho for free Luso tv, zbs osati zanuzo

  4. khungwa says:

    zuku alibo.. more than 50 channels koma abho okha okha n sachosa ma channels mene afunila ngati Gotv.. moti ah Gotv shud be adding more channels akuchosa wats with that ??

  5. Observer says:

    Ndinkadabwatu ine. Can anything good come from M/Choice? Lord have mercy!!! Zuku Tv N’nyamule, Go tv yandilephera.

  6. Nkhakamila tachokanikoni zuku ndi startimes yabwinobwino kaguleni mumve kukoma ndipo akuwonjezera ma channels.kukoma zukuuuuuu.

  7. master says:

    ZUKU ikutivemsa moyo wathu kukoma tiliphe, khalani nzao za wugalu izo za GOTV

  8. boffin says:

    even gotv ayayayayayaya! migrating to MDNB decoders. Mtv, MDNBL, Times , zodiac & luso very gud prgms. and the other issue ts totally free with luso beaming latest movies
    ma rubbish

  9. chilewe says:

    Am shifting to Zuku zibwana apa. Busy removing channels and incraesing subscription? Kupepela eti?

  10. ben says:

    I blame Goodall Gondwe and charles CHuka for this they are responsible for malawi being the worst performing currency in the WORLD, we know we dont have donors but why introduce policies that will fuel devaluation. To curb devaluation

    1. exporters should not be allowed to hoard forex, they should convert 50% immediately and the balance within 3 months. AT the moment Chuka has allowed them to keep 100% so they can rip off poor malawians. CHUKA what beenfit is this for malawi.

    2. Revoke licence for standard Bank, it is a complete ruthless and unethical bank they just want to make profits they are leaders in devaluing the currency every single day, malawi will be better of without this bank

    3. Increase bank rate to 35% to bring down inflation, once inflation in control then you can bring down bank rate

    4. LRR Ration is too low 7.5% increase it to 12% , there is too much liquidity causing inflation and depreciation of Kwacha

    these are basic economic principles which i am suprised at RBM economic gurus dont know or just dont care about poor malawians

    Wake up before it is too late as We cannot accept an econimic crisis unfolding becasue RBM economic team dont care, if you are not capable please resign

  11. tchama says:

    What does that mean, Hiking subscription and removing channels + Signal yambola????? Gotv zuku atokuposatu

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