Business unusual for MultiChoice Malawi, slashes down DStv subscription fees

MultiChoice Malawi will from November 1 decrease monthly fees for Digital Satellite Television (DStv) packages at 9 percent for Premium, 15 percent for Compact Plus, 7 percent for Compact and 24 percent for Family.

MultiChoice Malawi spokesman, Chimwemwe Nyirenda

MultiChoice Malawi spokesman, Chimwemwe Nyirenda

DStv Premium, the ultimate television entertainment experience in Malawi, is down, is down to K55,600 from K61,100, Compact Plus is at K35,700 from K42,000, Compact is at K22,300 from K23,800 while Family is reduced to K12,700 from K16,700.

To add more value, DStv Premium has been added with eight high definition channels including latest and exclusive first run movies, drama, comedy and sport.

Compact Plus has been added with Vuzu APM, Lifetime, Discovery Channel, Crime & Investigation, Hostory and Africa Magic Showcase. It has been injected with extra sports content including the Uefa Champions League.

Compact also has three new channels including what was already added to it in February — two new SuperSport channels that feature the world’s best football leagues, the Barclays Premier League (EPL) and the Spanish La Liga, which were exclusive for DStv Premier bouquet.

“MultiChoice’s priority is to put customers at the heart of our business and that is why the whole of this year, despite the economic challenges the country is facing, we did not increase our subscription prices.

“It’s been 20 years that we have been doing business in Malawi and we strive to do business differently and that why tonight’s press briefing is named ‘Business Unusual’,” said the company’s Marketing Manager Chimwemwe Nyirenda at a press briefing on Tuesday evening in at Atmosphere Restaurant in Blantyre.

He also announced that MultiChoice Africa has named Annie Kansiime, the Ugandan entertainer, comedian and actress as its brand ambassador. Nyirenda said Kansiime, who has been described as Africa’s Queen of Comedy by the continent’s media, shall visit Malawi on November 4 to add value to these latest development.

MultiChoice’s General Manager Stephen Knight said the significant price drop, coupled with major boost in entertainment value across all DStv bouquets, demonstrates their commitment to ensuring DStv customers receive the best possible access to great entertainment and outstanding value.

“For new customers, the price reductions in both subscription prices and state of the art decoders — the DStv Zappa at K16,999 including one month viewing — will ensure that great family entertainment is available to everyone at the most affordable price.

“These changes are not only a defining moment in our MultiChoice story, but also a defining moment in the African Entertainment landscape and we are proud to be pushing hard as we can to delight every television entertainment fan in Africa,” Knight said.

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Big Man

Multichoice is really doing day robbery don’t you see each and everyday blackout. Ine ndidzayamba kulipira akadzakhala PAY AS YOU WATCH.


Its still expensive, We are watching the S.A Version of DSTV Compact at MK17,OOO with more channels. I don’t think some one will be attracted to subscribe with a MK1,600 difference.


Blackout yake imeneyi. Olo mutasitsa bwanji, one will think twice b4 subscibing

Kandambi Edvence

You are doing great for Africa keep the on doing the good work raising technology


tangonenani chilungamo kuti ndi ka consolidation ka ma blackout basi, osanamapo zambiri apa


The slash in subscription fee is welcome. However, the frequent black outs is a major concern to subscribers. There is no or little time to watch the programs due to lack of electricity. So the question is do people subscribe just for the sake of it when there in no electricity. If it was pay per view then it could make sense. Most of the time there is no power in my area and it is annoying when one has planned to watch an important program like football and news. Is there anything Multi-choice can do in such circumstances?


The reduction is welcome. However, the problem is now power. Most people are accessing electricity for few hours or very late when its time to sleep. Is there anything Multi-choice can do?

grace chunga
Multichoice Malawi are “crooks” no wonder they are facing the music with intense competition. Malawians are barely living from hand to mouth and a company like Multichoice decides to reaping them off, that is sad. Vuzu Amp has always been on Compact according to the DSTV website but Mutichoice Malawi decided to remove this from Compact and now they want to play us that they have added when the rest of Africa has always enjoyed Vuzu AMP on Compact? I have picked this channel particularly because it was the reason I stuck to being a premium member but when the… Read more »

Angalipile ndani ndi mablackout ake amenewa.indeed business unsual.

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