MultiChoice ups DSTV prices
Pay TV operator MultiChoice’s price hike across its DSTV Nigeria subscription packages has come into effect.
Subscribers pay platform DSTV Nigeria were previously informed that they would see an increase in prices, with many voicing opposition to the move and insisting it be stopped, going so far as to plead with the federal government to intervene.
However, DSTV Nigeria countered that the tariff increase is necessary, stating that it is due to the current economic situation in Nigeria and the ever-escalating costs of operations and maintenance.
DSTV Premium customers will now pay N15,800 (US$43.89) per month, up from N14,700; DSTV Compact Plus subscribers will pay N10,650 instead of N9,900; and DSTV Compact customers will pay N6,800, up from N6,300.
DSTV Family now costs N4,000 (formerly N3, 800) and DSTV Access bouquet would be N2000 (previously N1900) per month.
Meanwhile, subscribers to DSTV sister company GOtv will enjoy a reduction on some bouquet prices. MultiChoice informed all customers of GOtv via text message that prices for GOtv Max will fall from N3,800 to N3,200, while GOtv Plus, GOtv Value and GOtv Lite subscribers will continue to pay N1,900, N1,250 and N400 respectively.