NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 18- MultiChoice Kenya has announced reduction in DStv subscription rates starting November 1, 2016.
In the new revision prices, Premium subscribers will now pay a rate of Sh8,180 per month from Sh9,400 representing a 13 percent drop.
Compact Plus subscribers will pay Sh5,425 from previous Sh6,400, a 15 percent cut while Compact rates will be Sh3,550 from Sh3,750, which is the lowest drop of 5 percent.
According to MultiChoice Kenya Corporate Communications Manager Philip Wahome, the move is aimed at rewarding its customers adding there is no upward review of prices upwards any time soon.
“For new customers the price reductions in both subscription prices and state-of-the-art decoders will ensure that great family entertainment is available to everyone at the most affordable price,” Wahome commented during a media briefing on Tuesday.
The DStv family bouquet will now be Sh2,150 from Sh1,900, a 12 percent drop while the Access package will remain the same at Sh1,050.
DStv has also made changes in terms of additional channels where four new high definition (HD) channels have been added to the DStv Premium bouquet bringing the total number of HD channels to 16.
Compact Plus subscribers will also receive 11 new channels including Vuzu AMP, Lifetime, Discovery Channel, Crime and Investigation, History Channel and Africa Magic Showcase.
DStv Compact customers will get six new channels including ITV Choice, TCM, SS4 ROK, Eva Plus and B4U Movies while the DStv Family package will be boosted with five additional channels including B4U Movies, Eva, Eva Plus, SS4 and FOX.
DStv Access will also get a content boost of three new channels namely SS4, B4U Movies and Eva Plus.
“This significant price drop, coupled with the major boost in entertainment value across all DStv bouquets demonstrates our commitment to ensuring DStv customers receive the best possible access to great entertainment and outstanding value,” Wahome said.