MultiChoice has announced new prices for its DStv services, which will result in increases for many subscribers. The new prices will kick in on 1 April 2016.
This year’s price increases are significant, with the subscription fees of DStv Premium, DStv Extra, and DStv Compact increasing by 8% or more.
This was brought on by the weakness of the rand, which has lost around 30% of its value against the US dollar in the past year.
“We buy most of [our] content in foreign currency, and due to the depreciation of the rand by 29% since April 2015, our costs have gone up dramatically,” said MultiChoice.
“Over the past five years our adjustments have been in line with inflation. We’ve worked really hard to keep this year’s fees manageable.”
MultiChoice said it should be noted that DStv Access and decoder insurance prices did not increase, and that DStv EasyView pricing decreased.
The new DStv prices are listed in the table below.
|DStv packages||2015 price||2016 price|
|DStv specialist packages||2015 price||2016 price|
|DStv South Indian*||R239||R260|
|DStv add-ons||2015 price||2016 price|
|BoxOffice PVR rentals||R30||R35|
|DStv Indian add-on||R205||R220|
|DStv South Indian add-on||R155||R170|
|DStv Portuguesa add-on||R205||R220|
*No longer on offer – only available to subscribers still on the package.