MultiChoice Speaks On Alleged Changes In Subscription Prices For DStv, GOtv

MultiChoice, the owners of DStv and GOtv, has debunked a viral report that it has reverted to the old subscription packages in Nigeria following a court order.

A company source who spoke to Naturenex anonymously said the firm only reduced its decoder prices for DStv and GOtv to enable customers to join the service.

“While subscription prices did not change, we reduced the decoder prices to enable customers to get on board. That is the only thing that has been reduced,” the source said.

MultiChoice has been battling a revenue decline caused by the loss of about 1.2 million subscribers, which analysts believe is caused by the hike in subscription prices.

According to reports, the company announced in May 2024 that it was increasing its bouquet prices in line with market realities.

DStv subscription prices remain unchanged

The company said new prices for DStv packages are as follows: The premium package will now cost N37,000 monthly, as against the current N29,500 subscription fee.

The price of the compact+ bouquet has also increased to N25,000 from 19,800 monthly.

DStv said subscribers to its compact bouquet will now pay N15,700, as against the N12,500 they are currently paying, while those on the confam package will pay N9,300, compared to the previous N7,400.

Under the new price regime, viewers of DStv Yanga bouquet will pay N5,100 for the monthly subscription instead of the N4,200 currently paid.

Padi subscribers will, starting May 1, 2024, be paying N3,600 instead of the current N2,950 price.

HDPVR Access subscribers will pay N5,000 instead of the N4,000 being paid now.

GOtv prices remain the same

For GOtv users, Multichoice said customers on its Supa Plus package will now pay N15,700, up from the current price of N12,500. Its Supa bouquet will now cost N9,600, up from the current N7,600.

GOtv Max subscription has also increased to N7,200 from N5,700, while its Jolli package will go to N4,850 from N3,950. Multichoice said its customers on the lowest GOtv package, Jinja, will be paying N3,300 monthly instead of N2,700, which they are currently paying.

Users of Smallie will now be paying N1,575 as against N1,300

MultiChoice vows to appeal court order

Following the hike, a Nigerian court ordered the company to revert to the old subscription prices, fined it N150 million, and asked it to provide a one-month free subscription to Nigerians.

The company vowed to appeal the court’s ruling, saying its price adjustment is due to current market realities.


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