MultiChoice Africa Decreasing DStv Subscription Fees In East Africa
MultiChoice Africa, the managing company of satellite TV services GOtv and DStv, has announced plans to cut down DStv subscription fees across East Africa.
The company announced that as from September 1, 2019, there would be a reduction in the monthly fees for DStv subscribers in Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique and Tanzania.
A representative of the company stated that not all these countries would have the same fee reduction changes because every country has its own different cost structures that are influenced by local dynamics such as content costs, inflation, local taxes, foreign exchange rates and overheads required for each business.
For example, MultiChoice Uganda will be slashing monthly DStv subscription fees by up to 30%, whereas Kenya’s subscription prices will be cut by between 5% and 37%.
In a statement released by MultiChoice Kenya, the subscription price reductions are aimed at making entertaining TV viewing accessible to more subscribers in Kenya and grant more of customers access to the entire world of exciting channels at a lower fee.
DStv is not the only satellite pay-TV operator that has slashed subscription fees in recent times. In April, the Chinese-owned StarTimes lowered its subscription fees for subscribers in Kenya.
MultiChoice has not revealed if it will be reducing subscription fees in other parts of Africa. Earlier this year, there was an inflation in DStv subscription prices in Zambia, Namibia and South Africa.