DSTV customers in Uganda today woke up to a new notification on their TV screens about the price changes in their TV packages and will have to dig deeper into their pockets to be able to enjoy the new football season. The new DSTV Uganda rates will be effective on September 1st, 2022.
Premium subscribers will have to top up UGX 16,000 more (6.6% increase) while Compact Plus will cost UGX 8,000 more (5.6% increase). DSTV Compact, DSTV Access and DSTV Family rates have gone up 6.7%, (UGX 6,000), 5.4% (UGX 2,000) and 7.2% (UGX 4,000) respectively.
Charges for services like the DSTV Xtraview and HD PVR access service have also gone up to UGX 46,000 ,a 4.5% increase(UGX 2,000 more).
As you must know, DSTV hasn’t recently added new content to their lineup. Most of their new movie originals and shows are available and are focused on Multichoice’s streaming platform Showmax. Apart from the most-in-demand content of live sports, there is little to no justification for the price increase.
To be quite honest, these price hikes could not have come at a worse time for everybody. The significant slowdown in global growth makes it harder for people to have enough disposable budget for entertainment.
DStv Uganda Bouquet Prices in the Last 6 Years
|Bouquet Package||New Sept 1st 2022||2021||7th Sept 2020||1st Sept 2019||1st Nov 2017||1st Nov 2016|
|Premium Package||UGX |
|UGX 239,000||UGX 227,000||UGX 219,000||UGX 280,000||UGX 287,250|
|DSTV Compact Plus||UGX |
|UGX 142,000||UGX 135,000||UGX 129,000||UGX 180,000||UGX 190,700|
|UGX 89,000||UGX 84,000||UGX 79,000||UGX 115,000||UGX 121,600|
|DSTV Family||UGX |
|UGX 55,000||UGX 52,000||UGX 49,000||UGX 60,000||UGX 66,750|
|DSTV Access||UGX |
|UGX 37,000||UGX 35,000||UGX 33,000||UGX 33,000||UGX 38,000|
|DSTV Asian||UGX |
Share with us in the comment section your reaction and thoughts about the DSTV Uganda move to increase the prices of the packages and bouquets. Are you the point of looking for alternatives for your entertainment needs?