Cut DStv prices if you really care about consumers, challenges minister

Macethy

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Why should they cut their prices? DSTV provide a "luxury" service that you don't need to have as SABC provides news and other entertainment.

Cellular providers on the other hand provide a somewhat essential service that everyone in the country needs and uses.
 

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Why should they cut their prices? DSTV provide a "luxury" service that you don't need to have as SABC provides news and other entertainment.

Cellular providers on the other hand provide a somewhat essential service that everyone in the country needs and uses.
We are paying nearly R800 per month, its way over priced.
 

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fsuckn dstv playing poor again. what is it with these monopolies. vodascum, empty-n, and monochoice all 'champions' of the consumer. give me a break. you have been overcharging us for years already and now that someone is doing their job you want to cry.
 

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Why should they cut their prices? DSTV provide a "luxury" service that you don't need to have as SABC provides news and other entertainment.

Cellular providers on the other hand provide a somewhat essential service that everyone in the country needs and uses.
Because they hold the exclusive rights to most of the premium content and sport.

Its only luxury because they hold a monopoly on it.
 

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Fscking 3D and HD!

How many HD channels do we have? Like 8.

DSTV isnt expensive at all!
 

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Because they hold the exclusive rights to most of the premium content and sport.

Its only luxury because they hold a monopoly on it.
This and the FACT that DSTV is withholding consumer choice and limiting access to the medium, they control sport as stated which is also watched and participated by the lower class in their masses.
 

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Why should they cut their prices? DSTV provide a "luxury" service that you don't need to have as SABC provides news and other entertainment.

Cellular providers on the other hand provide a somewhat essential service that everyone in the country needs and uses.
Must be a staff member.
 

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Cut DStv prices if you really care about consumers, challenges minister
They will only do that IF and WHEN they have an actual competitor who can offer something CHEAPER than they do. Until then their prices are only going to go in one direction: UP!
 

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Why should they cut their prices? DSTV provide a "luxury" service that you don't need to have as SABC provides news and other entertainment.

Cellular providers on the other hand provide a somewhat essential service that everyone in the country needs and uses.
So TV is a luxury but cellphones and internet is essential? Im assuming BMW and Merc provide an essential service as well since everyone needs a car?
 

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Let us see if he can do something. less talking minister....
 

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Multichoice should be prevented from licensing all the good content. This is what makes it very difficult for any new entrant to survive in this market. DSTV have x years of exclusive rights to certain content. Get rid of that issue, and competition would succeed.
 

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Mr. Minister, if you really care about consumers, then make LLU, DTT and MTR's happen - don't keep wishing on a star that the companies will come to the table and solve things amiably between them. Not going to happen. It's your job to pick the solution which favours the public who voted you in.
 

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This and the FACT that DSTV is withholding consumer choice and limiting access to the medium, they control sport as stated which is also watched and participated by the lower class in their masses.

They are killing the development of a lot of sports because those sports are simply not exposed to the masses.
 

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Multichoice should be prevented from licensing all the good content. This is what makes it very difficult for any new entrant to survive in this market. DSTV have x years of exclusive rights to certain content. Get rid of that issue, and competition would succeed.
They pay the highest price for the content.Its called free market for a reason.
That's why the SABC looks like it does. Too much meddling from Government.
 

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Why doesn't government just steam roll the regulations through like they did with e-tolls? Or is it because the public might benefit from it unlike with e-tolls?
As for the STB: put encryption on it please. And transfer the TV license fee to the set top box rather. I don't have a dish, nor an antenna, but I do have kick-ass media center, and I don't want to pay to keep the corrupt SABC with their terrible programming which I can't even watch funded.
 

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Fscking 3D and HD!

How many HD channels do we have? Like 8.

DSTV isnt expensive at all!
But if you want sports you have to add 22 pounds to that. So the sky equivalent of DSTV is 54 pounds = R960. Sure, it's probably better, but still bloody expensive by any metric.

Pay TV is expensive all over the world.
 

elvis_presley

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Why doesn't government just steam roll the regulations through like they did with e-tolls? Or is it because the public might benefit from it unlike with e-tolls?
Let's start a fund and buy Zuma shares in TopTV as a birthday present. That should do it.
 

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Elections are close we are hearing a lot of the "right noises" from Ministers and government.
Will they carry on after the elections.
 
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