Multichoice SA has announced it’s annual price adjustment and subscribers will have to fork out more from April 1, 2018. The majority of the packages are seeing a price increase with the only exception being the DStv Access and Easyview packages.
Updated SA prices
|Packages||2018 Price||2017 Price||% Increase|
|DStv Compact Plus||R509||R489||4.1%|
|Add-ons||2018 Price||2017 Price||% increase|
|BoxOffice PVR rentals||R35||R35||0.0%|
|DStv Indian & Portuguesa (add-on)||R239||R229||4.4%|
|DStv Indian & Portuguesa (standalone)||R375||R360||4.2%|
What does this mean for Zimbabwean customers?
We contacted DSTV Zimbabwe to confirm if the price increases could be coming to Zim as well and a spokesperson said:
While we can confirm that Multichoice South Africa will increase DSTV prices in South Africa, it’s worth noting that Multichoice Africa is a seperate business unit that operates independently. In the past two years, we haven’t increased DSTV subscription prices for our customers in Zimbabwe – and in fact, we’ve decreased some package prices and added exciting premium content across various packages as part of our priority to put customers in the heart of everything we do. Should there be any changes to DStv subscription prices in Zimbabwe, we will inform our customers accordingly.
This is great news as an increase would have put subscribers in a tight spot. With subscribers paying in US$ and considering how hard it is to obtain cash an increase might have been suicide. With the pressure being applied by Kwese, Multichoice Zimbabwe’s move to maintain their prices lessens the possibility of disgruntling customers and causing them to switch to Kwese.
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