DSTv increases prices in Kenya, here are the new rates
Multichoice has announced that DSTv prices in Kenya will be going up this September. All the packages have been revised upwards from as low as KES 50 to as high as KES 500. The table below breaks down the old prices versus the new ones.
New vs Old DSTv prices in Kenya:
|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|
DSTv remains a popular broadcast service provider not only in Kenya, but also across Africa. It’s that hold of the market – and the fact the company owns football streaming rights – that gives them control and power to be able to price packages at far higher costs than any other digital TV providers.
It will be interesting to see market reaction – especially since this is coming in at a time when there’s a new Premier League season underway, plus the World Cup later on.
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. Which is targeted at everyone who may not want to have a whole DSTv or GOtv setup just for watching sports.
Do you use DSTv? Which package do you pay for, and what do you think of the new prices?
DSTV is the worst choice I ever did in life wish I stayed with my startimes,,prices are too high for nothing
You keep increasing the price for the packages yet you don’t add anything new the movies are from past centuries and the sports especially champions league limited in compact package. You prices are becoming to high and we might opt to have Internet installed and watch online
Too exorbitant…it is because of our depreciating Kenya Shilling against the Dollar
They should introduce pay-per-view. Some of us only subscribe because of the sports channels. We end up pay ing for unnecessary channels that we do not need. DStv should listen to the peoples’ voices.
I concur with this
Dstv Should introduce pay per View to avoid unnecessary channels that we do not need.