Good news for local DStv subscribers as MultiChoice Africa has frozen price increase this year and instead has reduced prices for some of its bouquets.
DStv price increases usually occur around 1 April and South Africa’s MultiChoice is set to effect the price increase.
MultiChoice Malawi General Manager, Stephen Knight said MultiChoice Africa has decided to keep annual subscription prices at their current level despite a particularly tough year it has faced due to a number of harsh macro-economic headwinds in the markets it operates in on the continent.
“From falling commodity and oil prices which affected economies and exchange rates and the ever-rising costs of satellite capacity, there has been quite a number of external economic factors which have create a challenge for us however, we recognize that we’re not the only ones feeling the pinch,” said Knight
“Our valued customers are also suffering so we want to do our bit to relieve the added financial pressure by not increasing the price of their annual subscriptions. Despite the economic challenges, the company stuck to its pledge of putting its customers first by ensuring that they can continue to enjoy their television viewing experience without the worry of a price increase this coming April.”
Just recently, MultiChoice Africa added more value to their customers’ television experience by bringing the FA Cup, to all DStv customers along with the ongoing Big Brother Naija, which is also available across to all DStv customers and the recently-launched James Bond Pop-Up channel are just some of the exciting world-class programming that viewers will continue to enjoy on the platform this month.
“We’re truly committed to going the extra mile for our valued customers. As much as we’re all suffering, we appreciate the fact that DStv has become such a vital part of many of our customers’ daily lifestyles and they continue to choose to remain part of the DStv family throughout the economy’s highs and lows,” Knight added.
Meanwhile, prices for DStv Family has been reduced from K12,768 to K11,200, DStv Access will be K7,600 from K8,800 starting from 1stApril 2017.
South African DStv Premium subscribers will have to fork out R789 per month from April 1st representing an increase of just 3.95% .
DStv Extra subscribers will pay R489 from 1 April 2017 – a 6.53% increase.
DStv Compact is increasing from R345 to R365, an increase of 5.79%. The DStv Compact increase was 8.2% in 2016.
The subscription fees of MultiChoice’s cheapest two offerings, DStv Access (R99) and DStv EasyView (R29) will remain unchanged.