MultiChoice Africa which owns DStv says it has reviewed its subscription rates to take into account various factors like inflation, satellite lease costs, programming costs and efficiencies effected within the company.
“Please be advised that MultiChoice Africa’s annual subscription price increase will become effective 1 April 2015,” the company said in communication to its subscribers.
Premium and Compact Plus bouquets subscribers will experience the highest rise margin, compared to others on Compact, Family and Access.
The new prices will now be as follows;
Premium – Sh8,200 (from Sh7,400)
Compact Plus – Sh5,550 (from Sh4,750)
Compact – Sh3,250 (from Sh2,900)
Family – Sh1,890 (from 1,760)
Access – Sh930 (from Sh880)
PVR Access Fee – Sh1,020
Meanwhile the new changes come even as the company plans to invest Sh1billion to set up its regional headquarters offices in Nairobi, Kenya.
The new MultiChoice East Africa offices will be located on Oloitoktok Road opposite the Methodist Guest House.