While many TV consumers have since moved to the online way of content delivery with YouTube and video on demand platforms continuing to grow and become mainstream, there is still space for satellite TV.
In Africa, few providers are as accomplished as Multichoice’s DStv. These guys continue to dominate satellite TV and while they have since diversified into other fields like home internet and video on demand, DStv continues to be one of the most popular and preferred home entertainment services.
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New DStv Prices in Kenya in 2022
Below is a quick breakdown of the DStv tariffs offered to subscribers in Kenya, the current rates and the new rates that will take effect come September 1.
|DStv Package||Current Price||Price as from September|
|DStv Access||Ksh 1050||Ksh 1150|
|DStv Family||Ksh 1,500||Ksh 1600|
|DStv Compact||Ksh 2,800||Ksh 3000|
|DStv Compact Plus||Ksh 5,100||Ksh 5500|
|DStv Premium||Ksh 8,400||Ksh 8900|
This new change will see subscribers of the Access and Family packages part with an extra Ksh. 100 over the current rate while the Compact and Compact Plus subscribers will part with Ksh. 200 and Ksh. 400 extra respectively.
Subscribers of the highest tier, the DStv Premium package will have to part with an extra Ksh. 500 just to renew their subscription. The company cites consumer inflation and the current economic pressures as the reason for this price increase.
The sad part is that, once these prices go up, they rarely come back down. This means that Kenyans will have to undergo even more pressure on their finances in light of the recent increase of prices of basic commodities, and fuel.
With these new DStv Kenya Prices for 2022, a lot of users might be on the lookout for alternatives including YouTube and in some cases, shady pirating sites to get a fix of the Premier League set to start in a few days.