Several Countries To Get DStv Price Cuts


DStv seem like its giving in to competition from StarTimes by reducing prices for its subscriptions in a number of African countries. StarTimes is a Chinese pay-TV company which is gradually gaining a foothold in Africa’s pay-TV market.


Part of StarTimes strategy to gain market share is through lowering prices- which it has done in April that’s why DStv has responded to this by cutting down prices in several countries.

DStv has already notified subscribers in Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya about the new-lowered prices which will take effect on the first of September. Ugandan subscribers, for instance will get a 30% reduction whilst Kenyan subscribers will witness between 5% and 37% price reduction.


About this move, MultiChoice Africa’s head of corporate affairs Reatile Tekateka said:

Each country has different cost structures influenced by local dynamics such as inflation, content costs, foreign exchange rates, local taxes and overheads.

We’ve done a lot of research into what pay-TV costs in other parts of the world and we believe that our DStv and GOtv services offer good value for money in the countries
in which we operate.

Will Zimbabwe’s DStv prices be reduced too?

We have contacted Multichoice Zimbabwe and we are yet to get an answer. I’ll update this article when they get back to us.

Also read: Pay Your DStv Subscription In RTGS Dollars

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44 thoughts on “Several Countries To Get DStv Price Cuts

  1. Truly Ghanaians are paying huge sums. We need the reduction as well else we switch to other cheaper ones

  2. In fact DSTV has really made it tough for some of us to continue it’s activation. Never regretted switching to Startimes Which gives me affordable and entertaining packages!

  3. The most annoying is that you can’t even enjoy your dstv channels when it starts drizzling after paying these high subscriptions.
    Multi choice, you better reduce your prices or else we go for StarTimes

  4. My husband is no longer using his DSTV to view his epl matches three months ago cos of high subscription fee of 205Gh per 30 days.He now goes to pay 15Gh.per match at a commercial DSTV operator which he thinks is also too much for 30 days .DSTV should also cut down fees to 120 gh a month

  5. What about Zambia? We don’t deserve any reduction? Very soon you will have half of your clientele gone.

  6. DStv is Nothing to write home about all their programs are repetition. If startimes can give them a fight I will dump the DStv decoder.

  7. I think we Ghanaian have to start switching from DStv because we’re over charged.. very soon we won’t have time for DStv again

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