Cape Town – MultiChoice has announced its annual price increases for DStv which will come into effect from 1 April, with DStv Premium set to cost R699 per month from April and M-Net R335 per month.
MultiChoice, South Africa’s biggest pay-TV operator, published the new April 2015 prices on its website today, 26 February, a day after finance minister Nhlanhla Nene revealed in his budget speech that South Africans in the coming year will have to get ready for tougher times.
South African consumers will be paying more in personal tax as well as for fuel, electricity, alcoholic beverages and tobacco products and also for subscription television services.
From 1 April 2015:
DStv Premium will cost R699 (from R665)DStv Extra will cost R425 (from R399)DStv Compact will cost R319 (from R295)DStv Select will cost R199 (from R185)DStv Family will cost R199 (from R185)DStv Access will cost R99 (unchanged)DStv EasyView will cost R39 (from R29)DStv Mobile will cost R49M-Net as a stand-alone analogue service will cost R335 per month (from R315).
Last year MultiChoice made no change to the monthly subscription fees of DStv Access and is again keeping that price unchanged for a second year in a row. DStv EasyView which also didn't see a price increase in 2014 from 2013 is however increasing in 2015 with R10 per month from R29 to R39.
Despite tougher economic times and with pay-TV deemed a luxury expense as part of discretionary spending, South Africa's pay-TV market remains buoyant with strong ongoing subscriber growth the past few years.
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