igerians have flayed MultiChoice for increasing the prices of its DStv and GOtv packages after the South African company revealed that beginning from April 1, subscribers will start paying more for all its bouquets.
The company made this known in a statement on Tuesday to the chagrin of Nigerians saying: “In light of the rising costs of inflation and business operations, we have had to review the price of our packages to keep delighting our customers with great entertainment, anytime and anywhere. Therefore, from April 1, 2022, a new pricing regime for both our DStv and GOtv packages will be in effect”.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports MultiChoice Nigeria is the Nigerian subsidiary of MultiChoice Africa, owner of DStv and GOtv.
Multichoice said its DStv package would now cost: Premium (N21,000); Compact + (N14,250); Compact (N9,000); Confam (N5,300); Yanga (N2,950); Padi (N2,150); Business (N2,669) and Xtraview + PVR access fee (N2,900).
It said that the new prices for GOtv package were: Gotv Max for N4,150; GOtv Jolli for N2,800; GOtv Jinja for N1,900 and GOtv Lite for N900.
To cushion the price adjustments, Multichoice said customers who pay on or before their due date (before April 1), would be eligible to pay the old price.
Also, customers who pay consistently on time (before their due dates) for a period of 12 months, would also be eligible to pay the old price.
“Customers who pay for 10 months upfront on the new price will get the 11th and 12th month free,” the company said.
The company said the price adjustments would enable it to serve customers better.
However, Nigerians did not find the development funny at all, coming at a time when they are battling with lack of electricity supply, fuel scarcity, rising inflation and dwindling income.
Read reactions from Nigerians below:
Time to boycott DSTV for adding an extra N1500 to my subscription plan even tho I’m well aware Diesel has 5x & exchange rate has jumped 60% since their last review. Enough so enough with the sheer exploitation.
— Igwe (@Ssaasquatch) March 22, 2022
MultiChoice ,owners of DSTV and GOTV increases tariff . This is the best time to get Nigerian-owned TSTV decoders and pay as low as 2 Naira per station. A subscription of N1000 can last you 4 months with multiple channels. I watched the Real Madrid vs Barcelona Elclasico there.
— ᴏnowvo_ᴏᴍᴀsᴏʀᴏ ᴀʟɪ ᴏᴠɪᴇ ™☤🇳🇬 (@OvieNews) March 22, 2022
The most annoying thing is @DStv @DStvNg will reduce my subscription date to 28 days in February like say na me be Julius Caesar wey invent calendar. Contact them, they won't respond. Please warn your customer care staff to not call me, because it will be explosive. https://t.co/ElJEiuBZS5
— TọppMann•Da•Ündispütẹd™🇳🇬 (@hychief) March 22, 2022
Dstv and gotv subscription fee has been increased another man down,govt been acting deaf and blind to all of this things happening until people start protesting and they will be so quick to send out police and soldiers to shoot citizens 🙁…
— drizzy (@drizzyM2000) March 22, 2022
Bye bye to Dstv. Make I add to the money to my Spectranet subscription
— Anu.O (@O_Aanuu) March 22, 2022