MultiChoice Unveils DStv Price Adjustments for 2024

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MultiChoice has officially announced its annual DStv price adjustments set to take effect on April 1, 2024. The adjustments will impact prices across DStv’s satellite pay-TV portfolio, with increases ranging from 3.1% to 7.8%. However, DStv’s streaming-only packages will remain unchanged.

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Key Highlights

  • Inflation Impact: With South Africa’s average inflation for 2023 reported at 6%, DStv’s adjustments align with these economic factors.
  • DStv Access Upgrade: Despite the largest price increase affecting DStv Access, MultiChoice South Africa CEO Marc Jury revealed that the entry-level package would receive a significant upgrade in its sports offerings. This includes a renewal of La Liga and ongoing negotiations for a long-term extension.
  • Sports Offerings: DStv Access’s sports lineup will now include ESPN, La Liga, SuperSport Variety 4, and SuperSport Blitz.
  • Compact Plus Enhancement: DStv Compact Plus subscribers will experience a notable increase of 6.9%. In addition to the price adjustment, these subscribers will enjoy a revamped set of channels, featuring the best of Showmax’s original content.
  • Focus on Price-Guaranteed Contracts: MultiChoice plans to prioritize its price-guaranteed contract packages. Customers committing to a 24-month contract will benefit from MultiChoice’s price guarantee, ensuring no price increases throughout the contract duration.
  • Upgrading Contracts: Subscribers can upgrade their contracts at any point during the two-year period. However, downgrades are not permitted without cancellation and associated fees.

MultiChoice Price Guarantee Offers (24-Month Contracts):

  • DStv Premium: R929
  • DStv Compact: R399
  • DStv Access: R109

DStv Price Increases for 2024

DStv PremiumR929R8795.7%
Compact PlusR619R5796.9%

Add-ons Price Increases

Access FeeR120R1154.3%
ADD MoviesR79R790%
Box OfficeR40R400%

The DStv price adjustments aim to balance economic factors while enhancing content offerings, providing subscribers with an improved viewing experience. Customers seeking stability can opt for the 24-month price-guaranteed contracts, ensuring predictable costs over the contract period.