GOTV and DSTV subscription prices have been increased by MultiChoice.
Newsone reports that MultiChoice Nigeria, a pay TV service provider, on Tuesday, April 25, 2023, announced an upward review of prices on its DStv and GOtv packages.
This online news platform understands that a text message to customers by MultiChoice Nigeria revealed that the new GOTV subscription price and new DSTV subscription price will commence on International Workers Day, Monday, May 1, 2023.
In the message to its customers, MultiChoice Nigeria the new GOTV subscription price and new DSTV subscription price adjustment was due to the 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 text message reads.
Meanwhile, Newsone Nigeria reports that the fresh rates hike of DSTV packages means the price of the Compact+ bouquet would move to N16,600 from N14,250 monthly while subscribers on the Compact bouquet will now pay N10,500 as against N9,000; while those on Confam package are set to pay N6,200 compared to the previous N5,300.
This online news newspaper notes that under the new price regime, viewers on DStv Yanga and Padi bouquets will pay N3,500 and N2,500 respectively, as against N2,950 and N2,150.
Similarly, subscribers on the GOtv Supa package will now pay N6,400 as against N5,500; with those on GOtv Max expected to pay N4,850 as against N4,150. More so, the GOtv Jolli package price will increase to N3,300 from N2,800; while that of the GOtv Jinja and GOtv Lite will rise from N1,900 to N2,250; and from N900 to N1,100, respectively.
However, despite the rate increases of GOTV and DSTV packages, MultiChoice Nigeria also made a price lock offer to subscribers who may renew their subscriptions before their due dates.
The offer by the pay-tv service provider, which is meant to cushion the effect of the price review, allows GOTV and DSTV customers to pay the old rates for 12 months if they pay monthly before the expiration of their subscriptions. Similarly, it grants subscribers (who pay for one year at a go, before the new prices kick in) the opportunity to pay the old tariffs.