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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Ndoda yabwandila
Ndoda yabwandila
5 years ago

Kodi bwanji ku MultiChoice kuna
dzadza anganya okha okha ?

Mungete
Mungete
5 years ago

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

chimwe
chimwe
5 years ago

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

khungwa
khungwa
5 years ago

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 ??

Observer
Observer
5 years ago

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

Binton wakale
5 years ago

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

master
master
5 years ago

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

Sheik wakudya Khumba
5 years ago

Thas Malawi wa lero!!

boffin
boffin
5 years ago

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

chilewe
chilewe
5 years ago

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

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