Effective 1st April, GoTV Uganda subscribers will have new monthly subscription rates. The Multichoice-owned Pay TV provider has increased its subscription fees by over Ugx 2,000 for the GoTV Standard and GoTV Plus packages.
@oquidave the rates are UGX 25500 and UGX 18000 for GOtv Plus and GOtv bouquet. Effective 1 April these change to 28000 & 20000 respectivelyAdvertisement - Continue reading below
— GOtv Uganda (@GOtvUganda) March 4, 2015
GoTV Uganda Packages/bouquets and Prices
Rising dollar against the Uganda Shilling must be to blame for the increase. DSTV Uganda which is under the same company at the beginning of the year hiked its subscription fees because of the rising dollar rate. GoTV Open package which is meant to give viewers access to free-to-air channels for a one-time fee of Ugx 77,000 hasn’t changed.
GoTV Standard (30 channels) — Ugx 20,000 from 18,000
GoTV Plus(41 channels) — Ugx 28,000 from 25,000
GoTV Open (5 local channels)– Ugx 77,000
@oquidave Hi David, the GOtv Open bouquet is still available at a cost of UGX 77,000
— GOtv Uganda (@GOtvUganda) March 5, 2015
GoTV Uganda Channel list
Now we know that GoTV is like flying the economy class, DSTV being the business class on Multichoice’s digital Pay TV service. You’ll no doubt get some DSTV goodness, even though not everything.
GoTV standard has 30+ channels which includes global news channels like CNN, Al Jazerra, Discovery channel for documentary genre am particularly a big fan of, Sony Max, Africa magic world, e.TV Africa on entertainment , Nickelodeon for the kids and SuperSport Select 1 for sports highlights. Generally, you get a taste of everything. But for Ugx 8,000 more you’ll have a little more fun with GoTV Plus that comes with 41 channels.
GoTV Plus gets a bit more interesting especially on the entertainment sections. On top of everything on the standard package, you’ll get NAT Geo Wild for documentary, E! Entertainment, M-Net movie zone, e.TV Africa, Telemundo, BET on entertainment, Nickelodeon, Disney Junior for the kids, SuperSPort Blitz, Supersport select 1 & 2 for the sports fun. There’s a bit of something for everyone.
GoTV open offers local channels for a flat fee of Ugx 77,000. It’s still not clear if this means viewers don’t have to pay monthly subscriptions fees or not to get local channels. But we shall find out.
Below is the complete list of channels across the 3 GoTV packages in Uganda.
The Gotenna is GoTV’s external outdoor antennae that improves on your TV signal quality. Remember GoTV, unlike DSTV doesn’t require a satellite dish. That’s because it uses digital TV terrestrial network similar to mobile networks to transmit TV signals. The Gotennna external antenna goes for a price of Ugx 27,000 in Uganda.