DStv To Raise Prices In April

MultiChoice announced plans to increase DStv prices in April.

MultiChoice is set to increase DStv prices from 1 April. Two DStv packages, Compact Plus and DStv Access will see an above-inflation increase. The hikes of the two packages are reportedly greater than South Africa’s inflation rate of 6%.

According to a report by News24, DStv Access will get a sports injection in the form of access to content from ESPN, La Liga, SuperSport Variety 4 and the SuperSport Blitz channels. The follow are the increased prices that will take effect in April,

  • DStv Premium: R929 (5.7% increase, from R879)
  • DStv Compact Plus: R619 (6.9% increase, from R579)
  • DStv Compact: R469 (4.5% increase, from R449)
  • DStv Family: R329 (3.1% increase, from R319)
  • DStv Access: R139 (7.5% increase, from R129)
  • DStv Access Dee: R120 (4.3% increase, from R115)
  • DStv EasyView: R29 (remains the same)

ADD Movies package will remian at R79 monthly, and DStv BoxOffice rentals also remain unchanged at R40 a pop. This shows that there will be no increases for them. Also, streaming-only services will maintain the current subscription fees.

Marc Jury, MultiChoice SA CEO said, “We’re excited about DStv price guarantee which secures a price lower than today for our customers who sign up for our 24-month deal to beat the increase.”

“Our priority is to ensure that we continue to provide unparalleled entertainment, which includes local South African stories and the world’s best sports. Subscribers can look forward to an array of exciting content such as Big Brother Mzansi as well as major sporting events like the SA20 Cricket and the Olympic games.”

“We believe these adjustments are reasonable considering the significant 16% year-on-year depreciation of the rand against the US dollar, and our commitment to securing long-term broadcast sports rights and international studio deals, which are priced in US dollars.”

As Africa’s premier entertainment provider, we are committed to delivering exceptional value to our customers. We have an excellent lineup of local and international shows and sports. Our customers can also look forward to continued savings on our DStv internet bundles, DStv insurance, and Namola.”

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