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DStv’s 2022 Price Increase: What You Will Pay From September 2022

Multichoice also owns GOtv – a digital TV provider, and Showmax – an on-demand streaming service. Gotv competes with cheaper digital tv providers, while Showmax competes with the likes of Netflix.

Multichoice also owns GOtv – a digital TV provider, and Showmax – an on-demand streaming service. Gotv competes with cheaper digital tv providers, while Showmax competes with the likes of Netflix.

Multichoice Kenya Head of Customer Value Management (CVM), Lucy Mwakalama, Head of Marketing, Celeste Muli (center) and Head of Corporate Affairs Phillip Wahome interact during the official launch of DStv and GOtv Upgrade Campaigns in January 2022.

Multichoice has announced that DSTV prices in Kenya will increase this September. All the packages have been revised from Ksh 50 to Ksh 500. 

“These price adjustments will come into effect as of September 1, 2022, and will see an adjustment of between 5% – 9% for DStv customers. KSh50 across the board will increase all access fees,” it said in a statement.

Across the African continent, DStv still presents the most value among other competitive pay TV offerings. DStv now boasts over 115 channels, including audio, sport, kids, news, and entertainment.

Multichoice also owns GOtv – a digital TV provider, and Showmax – an on-demand streaming service. Gotv competes with cheaper digital tv providers, while Showmax competes with the likes of Netflix.

Showmax also offers live-streaming of local TV channels and sports targeted at everyone who may not want to have a whole DSTv or GOTV setup just for watching sports.

The table below breaks down the old prices versus the new ones. All prices inclusive 16% VAT.

PACKAGES OLD PRICES NEW PRICES
Access KES 1,050 KES 1,100
Family KES 1,500 KES 1,600
Compact KES 2,800 KES 3,000
Compact Plus KES 5,100 KES 5,500
Premium KES 8,400 KES 8,900

Local content remains a strategic differentiator. Viewers can continue to enjoy no less than 4 Maisha Magic channels on DStv: Maisha Magic Plus, Maisha Magic East, Pearl Magic, Maisha Magic Bongo and the newly launched Maisha Magic Movies across various bouquets, with numerous new shows across all bouquets. 

DStv also has a considerable international sports and entertainment variety and has brought customers the New Football Season leagues such as the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, and the UEFA Europa Conference League. Other premium sports varieties are Formula One, rugby, and golf.


 

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