DStv lowers monthly subscription fees in Ghana

2014-11-04 18:10
Thinus Ferreira

Cape Town – MultiChoice is lowering the monthly DStv subscription fees, but only in Ghana, due to that country's improving currency.

South African consumers buckling under a weak Rand are not getting a reduction in subscription fees.

The satellite pay-TV platform has decided to lower the monthly subscription fees for subscribers in Ghana for DStv Premium, DStv Compact, DStv Family and DStv Access from the beginning of November.

MultiChoice says that its costs are largely based on the United States Dollar and the Euro when it comes to paying for satellite capacity to transmit TV channels, as well as for paying for the TV channels and its content.

"With the strengthening of the currency in Ghana it has enabled us to review our subscription rates and make adjustments to improve the price to our loyal subscribers," says MultiChoice Africa.

"As a pioneer in Africa's pay television service, MultiChoice Africa strives to ensure that all subscribers are exposed to the best television entertainment on offer and are always looking for innovative ways of delivering to subscribers the best total offering."

MultiChoice says several new channels recently launched on DStv like the M-Net supplied M-Net Edge and VUZU AMP, as well as Nick Toons and Nick Jr from Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa), and shows and channels like the new season of Big Brother Africa entitled Big Brother Hotshots.

Comments

  • Jackie Moon - 2014-11-04 18:53

    Pigs would fly. Why not in SA?

  • Nonhlanhla Ngcobo - 2014-11-04 19:22

    We too as South Africa we want Dstv to decrease our monthly fees, we paying more that what we receiving, they repeat programs.

  • Rendani Nemavhidi - 2014-11-04 20:01

    And we call ours a free market system whilst the consumer is under siege from these monopolies?

  • Marco Miguel Jardim - 2014-11-04 20:17

    So let me get this right. In an economy that is increasing you decrease the subscription but in the country that is suffering you keep it the same?

  • Joseph Desmond Clarence - 2014-11-05 09:20

    Please lower it in SA as well as it's becoming difficult for tax payers to keep up with government's spending

  • Coretta Green - 2014-11-05 10:21

    Cancelled this and have no regrets whatsoever

  • MinaMoo - 2014-11-05 13:38

    And that's why we cancelled our DSTV. Way too many repeats. Thank goodness for Netflix and other (legal) sources to obtain movies and series from. DSTV, you have HUGE competition coming your way, sooner than you think...

  • MinaMoo - 2014-11-05 22:10

    @Andrew Kgasago... nope, no sport. Only TV shows and movies :)

  • Lerato Agreement Matiwane - 2014-11-06 13:19

    Dstv is like sabc n Etv year after year we get da same movies they shuld dereas sa 2

  • Lerato Agreement Matiwane - 2014-11-06 13:19

    Dstv is like sabc n Etv year after year we get da same movies they shuld dereas sa 2

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