Tag: DStv Zimbabwe


DStv M-Net Movie channels are getting a facelift

Following up on the Supersport channel renaming. DStv seems to be giving the M-Net movie channels the same treatment. In an announcement made by DStv Zimbabwe, the M-Net movie channels will now have a new format. More of a merger of M-Net Movie channels than a facelift The M-Net movie range of channels will be […]


DStv Avondale branch closed for COVID-19 disinfection

Multichoice Zimbabwe has temporarily closed its DStv Avondale branch for COVID-19 disinfection, their statement is as follows: IMPORTANT NOTICE: We regret to announce that one of our staff members tested positive to Covid-19. MultiChoice Zimbabwe has temporarily closed its office in PaSangano building in Avondale, Harare. The office will be closed for fumigation and staff […]


DStv payments will be unavailable from 19 to 20 July due to scheduled maintenance

IMPORTANT NOTE TO DStv CUSTOMERS Due to a scheduled systems upgrade, subscription payments will be unavailable between Sunday, 19 July at 21:00 until Monday, 20 July at 16:00. DStv customers are encouraged to make payments before this time to avoid interruption in viewing. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please watch this space for more […]


DStv Subscribers Get Lockdown Reward – Free Bouquet Upgrade

As a lockdown bonus, DStv viewers with paid-up subscriptions are being upgraded to the next bouquet for the duration of the subscription period. The MultiChoice Group had made the decision to provide bonus upgrades to provide support during the lockdown, a time when households were watching more television. The upgrades are a reward for customers’ […]


Pay Your DStv Subscription In RTGS Dollars

Having to go in the street or to bureau de changes and banks to buy US Dollars for paying your DStv subscription to Multichoice Zimbabwe can be somewhat a hassle for some folks. Good News! Techzim is here to spare you that hassle. You can now pay for your DSTV subscription in RTGS Dollars right […]


Here Are The DSTV Business Packages Available In Zimbabwe: They Have Something Most Home Customers Have Always Wanted

So yesterday we published an article about how South African businesses are being allowed to cherry pick the DSTV channels they want. Well DSTV Zimbabwean business customers can cherry pick too. Well sort of. There are base packages that businesses have to subscribe to. They can then add channels of their choice on a per […]


DSTV South Africa Allows Businesses To Cherry Pick: They Can Choose A Sports Only Package

Personally, and from what I constantly hear, a lot of people only subscribe to DSTV so they can watch sports. Specifically the English Premiership League and the UEFA Champions League for me. I simply do not have the slightest interest in watching channels like Mnet Movies Action that showcase movies that were released when I […]


Multichoice Zimbabwe Announces That Prices Will Not Increase This Year…

After much speculation, Multichoice Africa has announced that DSTV Zimbabwe will not be increasing their prices this April as has been the custom. Our counterparts who are located down South were subjected to a 4-8% price increase, while Zimbabwe actually had a price reduction in October 2016. Interestingly DSTV states: “The company made this decision to keep annual […]


No price increase for DStv Zimbabwe subscribers…for now

MultiChoice South Africa recently announced that the cost of DStv South Africa bouquets will be going up with effect from the 1st of April 2017. The adjustment, which looks like one of the almost regular DStv annual price increases has also raised questions about whether or not the same adjustment will be made by DStv Zimbabwe. […]


DStv is not the problem, government’s restriction of the media is

It’s high time the government wakes up and be driven by economic rather than political interests in its policies.


Zimbabwe spent US$45 million on DStv subscriptions in six months

DStv subscriptions and card payments totalling US$206 million were the second highest driver of foreign currency payments between July and December 2016. According to the RBZ Governor about US$45 million of that was for DStv payments.


MultiChoice clarifies free February subscription for DStv promo

In December 2016, some DStv subscribers in Zimbabwe received a message which was announcing a promotion offering paid up subscribers one month’s free subscription for February 2017. We published an article sharing this information after some subscribers shared the news which they had received via an SMS from MultiChoice. Now that February is here, there […]


DStv Zimbabwe is offering some of its connected customers a free subscription in 2017 (updated)

This is for the current package that you are on – no upgrades, unfortunately. The only condition is that you have to stay connected to DStv non-stop until 31 January 2017.


DStv responds to customer complaints, promises fewer repeats & over 100 movies in 2017

DStv, the most prominent pay TV service in Africa which is owned by MulitChoice (a subsidiary of corporate giant Naspers) ran a customer earlier this year and based on feedback has promised to show fewer repeats and offer fresher content. This is a followup to promises made in September this year that announced potential changes in […]


EcoCash limits DStv Zimbabwe payments to $100 per month, cites the country’s cash challenges as reason

EcoCash has limited DStv Zimbabwe payments to US$100 per month, citing the country’s cash challenges as its reason.


DStv Zimbabwe’s new prices versus DStv South Africa prices – it’s not that big a difference anymore

So just how much cheaper is DStv South Africa? We compared the two and the results actually show that following the price reductions the Zimbabwean option is still more expensive but the difference between DStv Zimbabwe bouquet prices and DStv South Africa prices is now significantly smaller.


Here are DStv’s old and new bouquet prices compared

MultiChoice Zimbabwe just wowed the crowd with a reduction of their tariffs on most of their DStv bouquets as well as the addition of a number of new channels to these bouquets as well. To get a comparison of  how much you will be saving with the new prices, here is a table that compares […]


Breaking News – MultiChoice Zimbabwe reduces its DStv bouquet prices

Here’s some good news for TV viewers – MultiChoice Zimbabwe has announced that starting from the 1st of November, 2016 it will be reducing the prices on its DStv bouquets. Fees for the Premium, Compact Plus, Compact and Family bouquets are being reduced by between 11% and 21% along with a content upgrade on all […]


DStv adjusts programming to improve cheaper bouquets & deal with repeats, but it’s only for South African subscribers

This will involve the termination of some channels (CBS Action, CBS Drama, AMC and True Movies) and moving at least 6 channels to low-tier bouquets. It’s also adding 35 HD channels before the end of 2016.


What are people watching locally? – here are 8 DStv alternatives in Zimbabwe

In case you don’t want to watch DStv and are willing to pay to free yourself of the torture that comes with only relying on ZBC TV, there are some options at your disposable -we’ve listed 8 of them.


Naspers loses subscribers as DStv annual price increases negatively impact the media giant

Under its video entertainment segment which covers services like DStv and GOtv Naspers registered a loss of 228,000 subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa.


MultiChoice Zimbabwe gives football fans another reason to hold onto DStv Compact with UEFA finals

MultiChoice Zimbabwe has announced that for tonight’s UEFA Europa League Final, football fans can catch the game on its DStv Compact bouquet.


Netflix rival Showmax launches in Zimbabwe as battle for VOD supremacy intensifies

Showmax recently opened up to 36 new African countries including Zimbabwe. The service can be accessed on Showmax.com or through the Showmax mobile application available for iOS and Android.


OpenView HD emerges as another popular but illegal TV alternative for Zimbabweans

Thanks to the easy setup option and all the benefits that it provides subscribers who are keen on signing up for an affordable yet diverse entertainment option (low-cost setup, 20+ diverse channels, no subscriptions required), OpenView HD has become a widely promoted alternative from satellite TV service providers in Zimbabwe.


MultiChoice to take legal action against subscribers & operators involved in access of DStv South Africa

As part of this programme, MultiChoice Zimbabwe will be visiting unregistered DStv agents in the country who have been flagged for promoting the illegal provision of DStv South Africa accounts. MultiChoice has threatened to take legal action against any agents and subscribers found on the wrong side of the issue.


MultiChoice announces DStv South Africa price increases. Will DStv Zimbabwe follow suit?

The sharp price increase has been blamed on a weakening South African rand which has placed MultiChoice in an uncomfortable position as it acquires content from the global market where stronger currencies like the British pound and the United States dollar are used.


MultiChoice Zimbabwe responds to economy & illegal SA subscribers, brings EPL, Euro 2016 & La Liga to DStv Compact

It’s a significant step back for MultiChoice Zimbabwe. Last year, it migrated all major European Football coverage to its Premium bouquet which is priced at $82. Needless to say, the change, which coincided with the start of popular European Leagues in August, wasn’t welcomed by Zimbabwean subscribers who already complain about other unfair practices like regular price increases.


MultiChoice says it welcomes Netflix’s arrival – Here’s why it’s not worried

MultiChoice the Naspers-owned pay TV service and parent company of DStv has welcomed the arrival of VOD service Netflix in Africa because this offers subscribers more options. However there are other reasons why it isn’t worried by the new service.


A word for Zim producers: MultiChoice is calling for local content

Do you know any local film and TV producers that are making content that is worth the notice on a regional scale? It turns out 2015 is their year actually. First it was ZBC, now MultiChoice Zimbabwe, the company behind DStv, is calling for locally produced content to air on its M-Net Africa Channels. This […]


Nigerian High Court stops MultiChoice from raising DStv subscription fees

Here’s something that ought to warm the hearts of everyone who looks at MultiChoice and thinks Monopoly. News coming out of Nigeria (sorry, its not Zimbabwe) is that a Justice in a federal High Court granted an order of interim injunction restraining MultiChoice from enforcing its increase on DStv bouquet prices that was supposed to take […]