DStv prices in South Africa – 2000 to 2018

MultiChoice recently announced its annual price adjustments for DStv, which kick in on 1 April.

The subscription fees of several packages will increase, including DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, and Family.

DStv Family was launched in South Africa in 2013 for R175 per month. Its price has increased steadily over the years and will become R249 per month from April – an increase of 6% from last year.

The price of DStv Premium will increase to R809 per month, which is a 2.5% increase.

DStv Extra was renamed to Compact Plus last year and will increase to R509 per month from R489, a 4.1% increase.

To see how DStv’s prices have increased over the years, the graph below plots the monthly fees of DStv Premium since 2000 and DStv Family since 2013.

DStv Prices

DStv prices – 2017 vs 2018

DStv Price Increases
Packages 2018 Price 2017 Price % Increase
DStv Premium R809 R789 2.5%
DStv Compact Plus R509 R489 4.1%
DStv Compact R385 R365 5.5%
DStv Family R249 R235 6.0%
DStv Access R99 R99 0.0%
DStv EasyView R29 R29 0.0%
DStv Select R249 R235 6.0%
M-Net analogue R409 R389 5.1%
Add-ons 2018 Price 2017 Price % increase
Access fee R90 R85 5.9%
BoxOffice PVR rentals R35 R35 0.0%
DStv Indian & Portuguesa (add-on) R239 R229 4.4%
DStv Indian & Portuguesa (standalone) R375 R360 4.2%

Now read: DStv Now expands to Family, Access, and EasyView

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DStv prices in South Africa – 2000 to 2018