In an unprecedented move, DStv Uganda has broken with tradition for the first time in more than 5 years. Starting this month September 2020, DStv subscribers are going to have to dig deeper in their pockets after the sudden hike in bouquet subscription prices.
DStv Premium subscribers will have to part with UGX 8,000 more (3.5% increase) while Compact Plus will cost UGX 6,000 more (4.4% increase). DStv Compact, Dstv Access and Dstv Family rates have gone up 5.6%, (UGX 5,000), 5.7% (UGX 2,000) and 5.8% (UGX 3,000) respectively.
It’s no big secret that since Netflix made inroads in Africa, DStv has been struggling to retain viewership. Of recent, quite possibly due to the outbreak of the Corona virus, Pay TV service providers and media streaming service providers alike have been hard pressed to find fresh new content for their subscribers.
If you must know, DStv recently added some new content to their lineup after months rehashing the same reruns. Of late, we have started to see some brand new international and African TV shows and movies. We are talking about VMA Awards, I May Destroy You, No Limit Chronicles and Barkskins e.t.c. Unfortunately, it appears these fresh new titles came with revised subscription rates.
To be quite honest, these price hikes could not have come at a worse time for everybody. Covid-19 has grounded legions of workers. People are cooped up in their homes, struggling to make ends meet and raise their children as best they can. There isn’t as much disposable income as there used to be.
DStv Uganda bouquet prices in the last 5 years
|Bouquet/Package||New 7th Sept 2020||1st Sept 2019||1st Nov 2017||1st Nov 2016||1st Nov 2015|
|DStv Premium||UGX 227,000||UGX 219,000||UGX 280,000||UGX 287,250||UGX 334,000|
|DStv Compact Plus||UGX 135,000||UGX 129,000||UGX 180,000||UGX 190,700||UGX 224,000|
|DStv Compact||UGX 84,000||UGX 79,000||UGX 115,000||UGX 121,600||UGX 128,000|
|DStv Family||UGX 52,000||UGX 49,000||UGX 60,000||UGX 66,750||UGX 73,000|
|DStv Access||UGX 35,000||UGX 33,000||UGX 33,000||UGX 38,000||UGX 38,000|