CEM REPORT, ENTERTAINMENT | From May 1 GOTV and DSTV customers will be paying an increased subscription fee as the company has announced an increase in all its packages.
Multichoice in a disclosure revealed that its subscribers will now pay over 16 per cent increase depending on the package.
According to the disclosure, GOtv Max package will now cost N4,850 from N4,150; while GOtv Jolli subscribers will now pay N3,300 from a previous rate of N2,800.
The GOtv Jinja and GOtv Lite packages formerly N1,900 and N900 were also increased to N2,250 and N1,100, respectively.
For DSTV, the premium package will now cost N24,500 from N21,000, a 16.7 per cent rise.
Compact Plus experienced a 16.5 per cent increase from N14,250 to N16,600, while Compact will cost N10,500 from N9,000, an increase of 16.7 per cent.
The DStv Padi package has been increased from N2,150 to N2,500, representing a 16.3 per cent rise.
Also, the Confam and Yanga packages saw an increase from N5,300 and N2,950 to N6,200 and N3,500 respectively.
Explaining the increase, Multichoice said present economic challenges which had affected its operating environment led the firm to take the decision.
It added that the prices were kept at the lowest to accommodate its subscribers.
“At MultiChoice Nigeria, our mission is to deliver value to our customers by making great entertainment accessible. Our key priority is to put our customer’s needs at the heart of everything we do.
“Due to the various economic challenges impacting our business operations, we have had to review the price of our packages to continue delighting our customers with great entertainment, anytime and anywhere.
“MultiChoice acknowledges the difficult economic climate and thus kept the increase at the lowest possible point whilst ensuring sustainability and provision of quality services.”