Multichoice has just announced the increment of subscription fees for its Compact & Premium plan. The reports are coming from Nigerians who laid complaints about this on Twitter.
DStv Compact subscribers were informed to expect a 13.3% price increase to N7,900 up from N6,975, starting September 1st. Similarly, the subscription fee for DStv Compact Plus was increased by 9.8% from N10,925 to N12,000. We also understand that the subscription fee for DStv Premium was increased from N16,200 to 18,400, indicating a 13.6% hike.
As we all know, DStv told its customers that at the end of H1 2020, they would be increasing prices for its bouquets in a bid to reflect the new Value Added Tax. The company said it had been absorbing the additional 2.5% tax, in hopes that the federal government would revert to the old tax rate before the end of Q1 2020. It also claimed that it would no longer be able to continue absorbing the extra costs, hence the decision to shift the burden to the customers.
As expected, Nigerians are not happy about this recent development as they’ve poured out all of their anger on Twitter.
DStv has successfully bribed lawmakers in this country for this impunity to continue. Some people in government raised the issue of the costly price for DSTV bouquet, now no one is talking price is up again. Please we need #dstvpayperview , retweet if you are concerned #bbnaija pic.twitter.com/7rJcJKiaW1
— odubayo Nathaniel (@natoodus) August 21, 2020
— your favourite stubborn boy (@lovest0147) August 21, 2020