MultiChoice Kenya has announced an increased its DStv and GOtv charges by up to 8.61 percent in order to meet up with the rising operation costs.
The increase which will take effect from September 1, 2022, will give adjustments to the prices of its various bouquets.
MultiChoice Kenya managing director, Nancy Matimu said:
“DStv has over the past year absorbed increased content costs and foreign exchange impacts, due to the weakening Kenya shilling.
“Africa’s most-loved storyteller has considered the rate of consumer inflation and current economic pressures facing Kenyans when considering its annual price adjustments.”
Customers on DStv Premium tariff plan will pay Sh8,900 per month from the previous Sh8,400 in the new rates.
Subscribers to the Compact Plus tariff plan will pay Sh5,500 from Sh5,100, while those on the Compact tariff plan will pay Sh3,000 from Sh2,800 and the DStv access package will pay Sh1,150 from Sh1,050.
GOtv Supa customers will have to pay an extra Sh100 to access their channels. Currently, they are paying Sh1,499 monthly. Those on the GOtv Max bouquet will pay Sh1,249 from Sh1,150.
Customers on lower bouquets such as GOtv Plus and GOtv Value will pay an additional Sh60 and Sh40 every month respectively. They are currently paying Sh870 and Sh550 respectively.
The firm has in the last three years increased charges on its bouquets citing increased operational costs.
It was gathered that GOtv Kenya’s subscriber base has declined by seven percent.