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DSTV subscription to shoot by September 2022

The direct broadcast satellite service is owned by MultiChoice, South Africa.

In Summary

• Last year, the company had raised its prices further even as it faced stiff competition from online streaming sites and platforms.

• DSTV Uganda has also announced a similar change effective September 1, 2022.

DSTV
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Kenyan customers on the pay TV service DStv will in a month's time have to fork out more to watch their favourite channels.

This follows an announcement on Tuesday by Multichoice to increase subscription fees across all packages by September, 2022.

DStv (Digital Satellite Television) is a direct broadcast satellite service owned by MultiChoice, South Africa.

DSTV Uganda has also announced a similar price change effective September 1, 2022.

The packages include Premium, Compact, Compact Plus, Family and Access.

Users can choose add-on packages at an extra fee after subscribing to any of the existing packages.

Premium monthly charges in 2021 stood at Sh8,400 from Sh7,900 in 2020 and now will now shoot to Sh8,900 in September after the price review.

Current charges

DSTV new charges expected as of September
DSTV new charges expected as of September
Image: MARGARET WANJIRU

Last year, Multichoice raised its subscription even as it faced stiff competition from online streaming sites and platforms.

The move was blamed on inflation which affected its business operations.

The company currently faces stiff competition due to home internet, digital TV, and telephone connections from telcos and similar firms such as Zuku, Go TV, Startimes and demand for streaming services such as YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon prime, Showmax and HBO which are becoming popular in the country.

To neutralise the competition, the firm was forced to slash its monthly subscription by nearly 30 per cent in September last year for its clients.