MultiChoice Readjusts Subscription Prices For DStv, GOtv After Court Order

MultiChoice Readjusts Subscription Prices For DStv, GOtv After Court Order

  • MultiChoice has reverted to the former subscription prices following a court ruling on the issue
  • The company vowed to challenge the court order, saying it does not favour its business model
  • A check on the company’s apps shows that the firm reverted to the old prices pending the outcome of its appeal

MultiChoice, owners of DStv and GOtv, has reverted to the old subscription prices following a court order mandating the pay television company to halt its move to hike prices.

The company has reverted to the old prices after subscribers paid the new rates for May 2024 after the new hike.

MultiChoice makes changes to DStv, GOtv subscription prices
MultiChoice obeys court order and reverts to old subscription prices for DStv, GOtv Credit: MultiChoice
Source: UGC

The company, which vowed to challenge the order of the Competition Consumer Tribunal (CCT), reported a decline in its subscriber base in Nigeria, where it lost over a million subscribers.

Read also

2024 BECE at risk of cancellation following government's indebtedness to WAEC

Old DStv prices vs new ones

Checks show that DStv subscribers are now required to pay N29,500 instead of N37,000 for the Premium package, and Compact+ package subscribers can now pay N19,800 instead of the new price of N25,000.

Compact Bouquet subscribers can now pay the previous rate of N12,500 instead of N15,700, while Confam package subscribers must pay the old price of N7,400 instead of the increased rate of N9,300 per month.

Yanga package subscribers' prices have reverted to the old N4,200 per month instead of the new N5,100.

Padi subscribers will pay the former price of N2,950 instead of the N3,600 new price.

Old GOtv prices vs new

GOtv subscribers are now required to pay the old rates of N12,500 for the Super+ package from the N15,700 it increased to. 

Read also

“We are utterly shocked“: Tenants union demands passage of the Rent Bill before the end of 2024

GOtv Super users have their prices reverted to N7,600 from N9,600, which increased before the court order.

Others include N5,700 for GOtv Max, N3,950 for GOtv Joli, and N2,700 for the lowest package, GOtv Jinja, which subscribers will now pay from the new N3,300 rate.

It is still being determined if the company is also offering a month-free subscription as ordered by the court.

No official comments from MultiChoice to confirm the development, as the company's officials could not comment on the issue.

According to reports, the company hiked its subscription prices to align with market realities following high inflation in Nigeria and the naira devaluation.

Man Who Spent GH₵142K To Install Solar Makes Interesting Discovery

Earlier, YEN.com.gh wrote about a Nigerian man who installed solar power at his house in response to an increase in electricity prices has shared his findings.

Read also

Tamale man jailed 6 months with hard labour over illegal power connection

The man, Morris Monye, paid N6 million for the solar installation and mentioned that his electricity bill was up because of the Band A tariff. Morris claimed to have found that a 1.5-horsepower air conditioner used less energy than a microwave.

Source: Legit.ng

Authors:
Portia Arthur avatar

Portia Arthur (Entertainment Editor) Portia Arthur holds a BA in publishing from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (2013). She worked as a Lifestyle editor for Pulse.com.gh for 5 years. She has worked with celebrities and footballers in image consultancy and management. She is currently the fashion editor at Yen.com.gh. She can be reached via email:portia.arthur@yen.com.gh

Berlinda Entsie avatar

Berlinda Entsie (Copy Editor) Berlinda Entsie is a Copy Editor at YEN.com.gh. She has worked as a proofreader and editor since 2016. Berlinda has over 5 years' experience editing and writing for leading publications in Ghana. She previously worked with Graphic Communications Group LTD, Business Insider SSA and Pulse.com.gh. She obtained a B.A in English Studies from the Methodist University College in 2016 and a Diploma in Broadcast Journalism from the GH Media School in 2019. Reach out to her via berlinda.entsie@yen.com.gh