Subscribers express disappointment as Multichoice increase subscription rates for DSTV, GOTV

Satellite television service provider, Multichoiceh has announced an increase in subscription rates for DSTV and GOTV in Nigeria.

According to Multichoice, the new rates will take effect from May 1st, 2023.

A sample of the message sent to DStv Premium subscribers’ decoders reads: “Dear Customer, due to rising costs of business operations, please note that from May 1, your monthly subscription (Premium) will be N24,500. To retain your old price of N21,000 for up to 12 months ensure you are active by April 30.”

The new regime would also see the price on the Compact+ bouquet move to N16,600 from N14,250 monthly. Subscribers on the Compact bouquet would under the new price regime, pay N10,500 as against N9,000, with those on Confam set to pay N6,200 as against N5,300.

Those on DStv Yanga and Padi would pay N3,500 and N2,500 respectively as against N2,950 and N2,150.

On the GOtv service, subscribers on GOtv Supa package would pay N6,400 as against N5,500, with those on GOtv Max paying N4,850 as against N4,150.GOtv Jolli subscribers are due to start paying N3,300 as against N2,800, with the tariffs on GOtv Jinja and GOtv Lite also rising from N1,900 to N2,250 and N900 to N1,100 respectively..

The announcement did not go down well with some  subscribers.  They expressed dissatisfaction with the increased cost of the service, especially in light of the current economic situation in the country.

They argue that the new rates are too high and may not be affordable for many Nigerians, particularly those on low incomes.

Ada Nwankwo said she was not surprised at the increase  .“I knew they were upto something when they changed the channels recently. For me, the increase is on the high side. If I don’t have the money to subscribe I will leave it.”

Another subscriber, John Edeh, expressed  disappointed with MultiChoice. He said that they  had been increasing their subscription rates every year 

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