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MultiChoice Raises DStv,GOtv Subscription Prices By 20%: Customers Kick 

Nigeria’s leading pay television provider, MultiChoice Nigeria, has announced a significant increase in subscription charges for its DStv and GOtv Packages, effective May 1, 2024. 

The Chief Executive Officer of the company, John Ugbe, revealed the price adjustments in a letter addressed to customers on Wednesday.

The price hike, averaging over 20 per cent across all packages, has sparked concerns among subscribers who fear the potential strain on their finances.

 In the DSTV package, the Premium subscription, previously priced at N29,500 monthly, will now cost N37,000, while the Compact Plus package rises from N19,800 to N25,000.

The Compact package, which was initially priced at N12,500, will see a hike to N15,700, and subscribers on the Confam Package will now pay N9,300, up from N7,400.

 Similarly, those on the Yanga package will face a monthly charge of N5,100, compared to the previous N4,200, and Padi package subscribers will see an increase from N3,600 to N4,500.

PLATFORM TIMES reports that for GOtv subscribers, the Supa+ package will now cost N15,700 monthly, up from N12,500, while Supa subscribers will pay N9,600, compared to the previous N7,600.

It was further gathered that  Max package subscribers will face a monthly charge of N7,200, up from N5,700, and Jolli Package subscribers will see their monthly fee rise to N4,850 from N3,950.

PLATFORM TIMES also reported that Jinja package subscribers will now pay N3,300 monthly, compared to N2,700 previously, and Smallie subscribers will face a charge of N1,575, up from N1,300.

Meanwhile,MultiChoice has attributed the price adjustments to the rising cost of business operations.

 In his letter to customers, Ugbe acknowledged the potential impact of the price increase on subscribers but emphasized the company’s commitment to providing high-quality entertainment and service.

“We understand the impact this change may have on you – our valued customer, but the rise in the cost of business operations, has led us to make this difficult decision.

 

“It remains our mission to provide the best entertainment and viewing experience to you and are committed to continue to deliver high-quality content and unparalleled service.

 

“So, from Wednesday, 1 May 2024, the price adjustment will take effect as follows:

Despite MultiChoice’s assurance of continued delivery of premium content and service excellence, some customers have expressed dissatisfaction with the price hike. 

Many subscribers, already grappling with economic challenges, view the increase as an additional financial burden, especially amid inflationary pressures and reduced purchasing power.

The announcement has prompted discussions on social media platforms, with some users calling for alternatives and expressing frustration over what they perceive as a lack of affordable options for accessing entertainment content.

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