Multichoice sets to increase subscription fee for DStv, GOtv again

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Barely one year after the last subscription fee increase, there are strong indicators that Multichoice Nigeria will increase the subscription fee across all its DStv and GOtv packages from September 2021.

It was gathered from reliable sources that the company may increase by about 10% with premium packages going as high as N21,000, Compact Plus will go above N14,000 and GOtv Max subscription jumping to slightly above N4000, once the new price takes effect.

Multichoice has increased the subscription charges in other African countries over the last 6 months. This week, Ghana, Malawi, and Tanzania announced a new price regime from September 1.

Despite the probe by the Nigerian Senate in 2016, over alleged unwholesome practices and unreasonable subscription hikes, Multichoice Nigeria still makes price adjustment a yearly ritual. The company has hiked its subscriptions by an average of 31% in five years.

In 2020, pay-TV increased its subscription price twice within a space of three months. Recall that there was a price increase in June 2020 (to reflect a 2.5% VAT) and another 9 – 14 percent increase in subscription prices in August 2020. The 10 – 14% increase across board from September 2021, is coming exactly one year after the last one.