In a bid to try and cover rising operating costs as businesses struggle with reduced cash flow, MultiChoice Kenya is increasing DSTV prices. They are going up to 6.3 percent to cut rising operation costs.
DSTV Prices Go Up
“The fee schedule, which takes effect from September 1, 2021, will see an adjustment of between five percent — nine percent for DStv and GOtv customers. All Access fees will go up by KES 50 across the board,” said MultiChoice Kenya managing director Nancy Matimu.
Customers on the Premium tariff plan will pay KES 8,400 per month from the previous KES 7,900. As for the subscribers on the Compact Plus tariff plan, they will pay KES 5,100 from KES 4,800.
Looking into the GOtv Max customers, they will have to part with an extra KES 80 to access their channels. This moves them up to KES 1,150 monthly. Those on small bouquets such as GOtv Lite and GOtv Value will pay an additional KES 10 and KES 40 every month.
Customers on the least packages Great Wall will have to cough an additional KES 40 to access channels. This will take them up to KES 670 per month from September.
It looks like the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic are still with us. Unfortunately, they keep affecting us one way or another. Aside from this, DSTV notes that the rise of Netflix and other streaming platforms is not affecting them. Here’s where people look into their loyalty to DSTV or start cutting their losses and looking for other platforms.