As has become an annual tradition with MultiChoice, through its subsidiary, DSTV Uganda has announced a significant price reduction effective today, 1st November 2017. This is in preparation for the upcoming festive season. DStv’s strategic move aligns with their commitment to ensuring its customers receive the best possible access to great home entertainment at a pocket-friendly price.
DStv further sweetens the deal with their year-on-year price deductions. In a bid to offer true value for money vis-à-vis the economic situation, DSTv has added extra channels to their bouquets. The DStv Family bouquet will now include additional lifestyle and children channels. SuperSport, too, recently secured WWE broadcasting rights, a first across sub-Saharan Africa. So you have that too, along with La Liga among other international football leagues to look forward to.
Quotable: “We recognize that our customers are living in tough economic times and want to reward them for their ongoing loyalty and support by providing the best local and international entertainment. We want to do our part by adjusting the price of our DStv packages through making them more affordable while adding more value at the same time.”
“The majority of our input costs are in US dollars and we hope we won’t experience any further currency devaluations or other unexpected increases in costs for the remainder of the year. We will continue to review pricing from time to time, taking into account the economic conditions of our operations.” Charles Hamya, General Manager, MultiChoice Uganda.
“Additionally customers of DStv Compact or DStv Compact Plus who pay on time will view all Sport channels available on DStv Premium for a week after 31 st December 2017. Whereas DStv Access and DStv Family customers who pay on time will view all Sports channels available to DStv Compact for a week after 31 st December 2017.” Phoebe Nakabazzi, Marketing Manager DStv Uganda
(1st Nov. 2017)
(1st Nov. 2016)
|Much older price|
(1st Nov. 2015)
(1st Nov. 2017)
|DStv Premium||UGX 280,000||UGX 287,250||UGX 334,000||178|
|DStv Compact Plus||UGX 180,000||UGX 190,700||UGX 224,000||174|
|DStv Compact||UGX 115,000||UGX 121,600||UGX 128,000||164|
|DStv Family||UGX 60,000||UGX 66,750||UGX 73,000||138|
|DStv Access||UGX 33,000||UGX 38,000||UGX 38,000||120|
DStv Uganda Blue Christmas Promo
As evidenced in the table above, DSTv has consistently revised their rates. We should clarify that these rates differ from those of GOTv Uganda. The Pay-tv giant has often justified their price increments to an unstable dollar. Keep in mind that sourcing for and paying for the content you enjoy is done in dollars, the global monetary lingua franca. Hopefully, the economy will remain stable enough so that we don’t see these unwelcome price hikes. With the entry of big-hitters like KweseTV, DStv has to give its subscribers a reason to stay even as they chalk up more subscriptions.
As if that this offering isn’t enough, DStv is also offering a few perks for its customers. Dubbed ‘Blue Christmas’, the promo will award customers who either purchase the full kit at UGX 132,500 or re-subscribe to the Compact, Compact Plus and Premium bouquets exciting prizes ranging from weekend getaway trips for 2, branded items and subscription.
More on this, DStv will reward subscribers one full week of extra sports channels when they pay for their monthly active DStv subscriptions on time. DStv Compact or DStv Compact Plus subscribers will watch all Sports channels available on DStv Premium for a week after the payment from 31st December 2017. Those subscribing to DStv Access and DStv Family will watch all Sports channels available to DStv Compact for a week after the payment.