DStv revises prices as streaming services continue to grip the market

Digital Satellite Television (DStv) is set to revise its monthly subscription downwards, a move seen from streaming service providers in particular to counter competition.

With a total of 127 world TV channels, the Premium package will now pay Sh7500, from Sh7900, under the latest fees. Sh4500 down from Sh5200 will be charged to Compact plus subscribers.

The other customer category that uses Compact, Family and Access will pay Sh2500,1200 and Sh900 beginning next month, respectively.

This includes 104 channels for Compact users,86 for the family, while 69 channels will be available for the last group of customers using Access.

The company from South Africa last revised its prices in 2017.

The price revision arises at a moment when its parent business, MultiChoice, is complaining to the watchdog of South Africa’s communication, South Africa’s Independent Communications Authority, about the competition it is facing from’ unregulated’ streaming services like Netflix and its effect on its income.

Earlier this year, Calvo Mawela, CEO of MultiChoice, blamed Netflix for the loss in the last financial year of more than 100,000 subscribers and an extra 40,000 in the new South financial year.


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