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Multichoice Uganda announces massive price cuts for DStv subscribers

MultiChoice has reduced subscription rates for DStv and GOtv as pay TV wars rage on. (PHOTO/Fille)

KAMPALA – Pay TV service provider, MultiChoice Uganda is set to announce massive subscription rate cuts for DSTV and GOtv subscribers as competition war enters the pay TV industry, a leaked e-mail indicated on Monday.

The Pay TV, in a major price shift will now offer the DSTV Premium Bouquet at UGX 219,000 from 280,000, DSTV Compact Plus will now be at UGX 129,000 from 180,000, DSTV Compact will be paid for UGX 79,000 from UGX 115,000 while DSTV family is now at UGX 49,000 from the current UGX 60,000.

A leaked mail has indicated that MultiChoice Uganda, that owns both satellite TV services DStv and GOtv, is set to unveil new enticing deals.

For GOtv customers on GOtv plus will pay 26000 from 28000 while other packages such as GOtv Max, GOtv Value, GOtv lite packages (monthly, quarterly and annually) have not been changed.

The New Prices:

DStv Package Current Price (UGX) New Price (UGX)
DStv Premium 280000 219000
DStv Compact Plus 180000 129000
DStv Compact 115000 79000
DStv Family 60000 49000
DStv Access 33000 no change
Premium + Asia Addon 298000 237000
Premium + French Addon 410000 349000

New GOtv packages:

Efforts to speak to Multichoice Uganda Managing Director, Hassan Saleh proved futile as he was not responding to his calls but this website understands that DSTV is also dropping prices in Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana and Malawi, a move that believed to be informed by tough market conditions in these countries.

GOtv Package Current Price (UGX) New Price (UGX)
GOtv Max 39000 No change
GOtv Plus 28000 25000
GOtv Value 16000 No change
GOtv Lite (Monthly) 11000 No change
GOtv Lite (Quarterly) 25000 No change
GOtv Lite (Annually) 70000 No change

 

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