South African PAY TV Company, Multichoice Nigeria has increased its subscription price on its digital satellite TV platform, DStv and decrease its terrestrial platform, GOTV from August 1, 2018.
Subscribers on GOTV Max package will enjoy a decrease from N3, 800 to N3, 200 while the prices on GOTV Plus, GOTV Value and GOTV Lite packages remain fixed at N1, 900, N1, 250 and N400 respectively.
However, subscribers on DSTV Premium package will see a price increase from N14,700 to N15,800; Compact Plus from N9,900 to N10,650; Compact from N6,300 to N6,800; Family from N3,800 to N4,000 and on Access, N1,900 to N2,000.
DStv has been generally viewed as exploitative by its Nigerian subscribers as the company has been reluctant to implement pay per view , a billing method it uses for its home based subscribers in South Africa.
This exploitative practices have unfortunately marked the culture of most South African firms like MTN . The telecommunication giant was the last GSM network to introduce per second billing system in Nigeria despite being amongst the first two GSM network to commence operations in Nigeria.