MultiChoice has stated that DStv subscribers in South Africa will not see a price cut this year, and that the price of DStv in the country compares favourably with pricing in other African countries.
According to a report by Channel24, MultiChoice made the statement after announcing it will lower monthly DStv subscription fees in several African countries from 1 November.
Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and Botswana are among the countries receiving a discount in subscription fees.
“We’ve done a lot of research into what pay-TV costs in other parts of the world, and we believe that DStv offers good value for money in the countries in which it operates,” it said.
MultiChoice said DStv Premium in South Africa “compares favourably with pricing in other African countries”, and that subscription prices in SA are reviewed once a year.
“We review the DStv prices once a year when we do our business planning – our prices for next year will be announced before 1 April 2017.”
“In South Africa, we’ve implemented a number of cost-saving options for our customers – those who pay annually receive one month free, and our Price Lock packages enable customers to freeze their package price for two years,” said the company.