Subscribers on pay TV platform – Dstv will see their monthly bills hike by up to 6.3 percent in a move aimed at cutting down on operation costs. MultiChoice Kenya, announced the new rates that range from 5 percent for some packages, and up to 9 percent on some packages. Affected customers are those who are currently on the Gotv and Dstv platforms.
The latest move by Kenya’s largest pay TV provider is seen as a tactical move aimed at mitigating the effects of the current pandemic which has wreaked havoc across the world. Covid-19 has had a significant impact on many businesses which saw their revenue streams shrink and at the same time lead to massive job loses.
Dstv Kenya and Gotv New Rates
Premium package has increased from Ksh. 7,900 to Ksh. 8,400, while the Compact Plus bouquet increased from Ksh. 4,800 to Ksh. 5,100.
Speaking on the new rates, MultiChoice Kenya managing director Nancy Matimu said the new rates will take effect from September 1, 2021 and affects customers on both Dstv and Gotv platforms.
Gotv also saw paltry increases in prices such as the Max bouquet which will now attract Ksh. 1,150 from Ksh. 1,070. For those on lower packages such as Gotv Lite and Gotv Value will pay additional Ksh, 10 and Ksh 40 consecutively.