DSTV Increases Bouquet Prices

DSTV Increases Bouquet Prices

DSTV Increases Bouquet Prices

No it’s not a joke! DSTV’s parent company, Multichoice, has announced it will be increasing the prices of all its bouquets come April Fool’s Day.

According to Business Tech, MultiChoice’s Chief Operations Officer, Simon Camerer, made the announcements today, “on a weighted average basis, we are looking at about a 2.4 percent increase across the base. We still have to pay most of our content costs in dollars and we have to try and manage the exchange rate as best we can.”

Below are the new DSTV bouquet prices come April the first:
DSTV Premium from R819 to R829
DSTV Compact Plus from R529 to R539
DSTV Compact from R399 to R409
DSTV Family from R279 to R295
DSTV Access from R110 to R115

The price to rent a BoxOffice movie will increase to R40, up from the previous R35. The Access Fee has also increased by a R5 to R105.

It’s now yet to be seen whether the price changes will also be implemented in other countries across the continent where in some the local currency is stronger against the US$. Regardless, many South Africans have since moved to the Free-To-Air (FTA) TV that usually comes with a once off payment fee of just paying the decoder.

In addition, online payTV platforms such as Showmax and Netflix have also seen an increase in subscriptions due to their low cost monthly charges of just under a R100 and their exclusive content. DSTV will definitely have to step up and offer audiences a value of their money compared to the FTAs and online payTV channels otherwise the entity willl soon turn into a white elephant as there is now more diverse, exclusive and quality content which can be obtained at a much cheaper price than what it is offering.

DSTV Increases Bouquet Prices

 

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