DStv Uganda hikes bouquet prices effective September 2020: Here are the new rates

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.

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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/PackageNew 7th Sept 20201st Sept 20191st Nov 20171st Nov 20161st Nov 2015
DStv PremiumUGX 227,000UGX 219,000UGX 280,000UGX 287,250UGX 334,000
DStv Compact PlusUGX 135,000UGX 129,000UGX 180,000UGX 190,700UGX 224,000
DStv CompactUGX 84,000UGX 79,000UGX 115,000UGX 121,600UGX 128,000
DStv FamilyUGX 52,000UGX 49,000UGX 60,000UGX 66,750UGX 73,000
DStv AccessUGX 35,000UGX 33,000UGX 33,000UGX 38,000UGX 38,000

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