The multichoice TV provider said that from 1st September 2019, there will be a reduction in monthly fees for DStv consumers in Uganda, Kenya, Mozambique and Tanzania
For instance, Ugandan subscribers will get a 30% reduction whilst Kenyan subscribers will witness between 5% and 37% price reduction.
DStv representative stated that all these countries will not have the same price reduction changes because each country has different cost structures influenced by local dynamics such as inflation, content costs, foreign exchange rates, local taxes, and overheads required for each business plus other factors effects.
Currently Mozambique the prices of DStv Portuguese packages including DStv Bue, DStv Grande+, DStv Grande, and DStv Facil will be reduced. However, DStv Business, as well as GOtv Plus and GOtv Lite subscription fees, will be increased.
From the look of things, DStv seems to be given in to competition from other cable channels providers by reducing prices for its subscriptions in a number of African countries. for example, StarTimes is a Chinese pay-TV company which is gradually gaining a foothold in Africa’s pay-TV market.
Remember in 1st April this year StarTimes lowered its subscription fees for consumers in Kenya. DStv has not said they reduction in the subscription fees will be extended to other parts of Africa.