According to the messages sent by the company to subscribers, the increase will take place from August 1, 2018. Premium package has been increased from N14,700 to N15,800; Compact Plus from N9,900 to N10,650; Compact from N6,300 to N6,800; Family from N3,800 to N4,000, and Access from N1,900 to N2,000. People have beckon the Federal Government to prevail on South Africa’s Multichoice, owners of the platform, to discard the plan.
MeanWhile Multichoice blamed the price hike on the current economic situation in the country, Though, there has not been any official statement, but the South African firm, replied to an online enquiry.
The firm, through its Twitter Handle, @DStvng, explained: “The price adjustment was necessitated by the escalating costs to business.
These, it said, include satellite costs, maintenance of network, channel and operational costs.
It added: “The DStv cost structure has marketing costs and channel costs. We have however managed to restrict the price adjustment as much as possible.”