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From May 1, DStv, GOtv subscribers will pay more

From May 1, DStv, GOtv subscribers will pay more
April 03
08:44 2017

MultiChoice, owners of DStv and GOtv, has increased subscription rates by five percent, with effect from May 1, 2017.

This is coming less than two years after Nigerians threatened to boycott MultiChoice Nigeria over 20 percent subscription hike.

Back then, a court ordered the company not to increase the rates pending the determination of a suit filed against it by some lawyers, but MultiChoice waved aside the order.

Under the new price regime, the monthly subscription on DStv premium bouquet, which is N13,980 will be N14,700. Compact Plus DStv subscribers will pay N9,900 as against the current N9,420, while Compact subscribers will no longer pay N6,000 but N6,300.

Family bouquet subscribers will now be charged N3,800 as against the N3,600 they are paying at the moment, while Access bouquet would be N1,900 and not N1,800.

Commercial bouquet, which is currently N1,720, has been adjusted to N1,850.

The new rates for, GOtv Value and GOtv Lite bouquets, are N1,300 and N450, against the current rates of N1,200 and N400.

GOtv Plus subscribers will have to pay N1,900 instead of the current rate of N1,800.

MultiChoice has defended its action, saying the adjustment was made after careful consideration and a review of its business operations.

“We announced last year that we would do everything possible to hold the price barring any extreme factors,” John Ugbe, managing director of Multichoice Nigeria, said in a statement.

“However, all our content is purchased in dollars and although we have done everything possible to hold the prices even with the price of everything else going up, we are now left with no choice but to adjust our subscription prices from May 1.

“Our key priority is to put subscribers’ needs at the heart of everything we do and therefore, in determining the price adjustment, we took into account many factors including, the impact on the customer, current inflation which stands at 19 per cent, programming costs and efficiencies within the company. Please be assured that we have worked really hard to keep this year’s fees manageable.”


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  1. Kratos
    Kratos April 03, 19:00

    But d price of d naira is further appreciating against d dollar so wats d justification?

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  2. Gentle
    Gentle April 03, 21:52

    I don’t like the idea of changing it. Because people are complaining of d older price and now it’s even going higher. My God i don’t i know where we are going in this country.

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  3. chendos
    chendos April 03, 22:05

    God please give me another country I’m tired of Nigeria

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  4. jovialbabe
    jovialbabe April 04, 05:05

    Please is not by increasing prices, what about the channels like AFICAN MAGIC EPIC repeating itself with same dramas not even current ones.

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  5. Annoymous
    Annoymous April 04, 08:39

    It is bad .l believe they will not do that in south Africa. God bless them trying as well to exploit Nigerians as well

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  6. divine
    divine April 04, 09:19

    Please, let this be pay as you watch.

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  7. munchy
    munchy April 04, 09:25

    Please leave the price where it is if u don’t want to lose customers. We are yet coping with d 1st increment and fact that u people don’t keep to it promises. Thank u.

    Reply to this comment
  8. Fredado
    Fredado April 04, 09:54

    So where is the Consumer Protection Commission in all this. DSTv should should be compelled to charge on a pay-as-you watch basis. The NCC and the NBC should step in please

    What is best practice around the world for satellite tv?
    God help us

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  9. diamond
    diamond April 04, 13:28

    After paying for Gotv since how many weeks now, u people are telling me to clear error codes which am trying to do instead u say my iuc no is not correct, now u are increasing ur price when u have not finish serving people what they pay for. I will go and buy DVD player.when u call gotv line they will eat ur money and will not answer u.

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  10. Too
    Too April 04, 23:29

    Only few programmes are live on DSTV others are repeat

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  11. samuel kimani
    samuel kimani April 05, 18:10

    Your comment..have paid my decorder till octomber and have switched off why?uc no2016054110

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  12. parlay
    parlay April 28, 12:26

    Your too bad increasing price when is only on Wednesdays and Saturday that u show EPL and laliga games is not good

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  13. suga-suga
    suga-suga May 05, 18:05

    Your comment..the price is much ..tomuch repeatation of movie ,missing channels always .for the past two months am just getting only 24 channels after calling them dey will do nothing,am even tired of tv is much more better dan gotv

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  14. poss
    poss May 05, 21:59

    Your comment..I ate it the price is not justified repeat is the order of the day no latest movie and only one action movie channel too bad

    Reply to this comment
  15. Mimi
    Mimi May 21, 18:14

    I have paid to subscribe after expiry date and still haven’t gotten value for my money… what’s all this drama about with gotv… I guess you are tired of having customers.

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  16. Africa
    Africa August 14, 00:32

    Why not like recharge card in hand phone,light or no light watch or not your money goes,I don’t need it again

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