DStv Premium will cost you R60 per month more in April

MultiChoice has announced new prices for its DStv services, which will result in increases for many subscribers. The new prices will kick in on 1 April 2016.

This year’s price increases are significant, with the subscription fees of DStv Premium, DStv Extra, and DStv Compact increasing by 8% or more.

This was brought on by the weakness of the rand, which has lost around 30% of its value against the US dollar in the past year.

“We buy most of [our] content in foreign currency, and due to the depreciation of the rand by 29% since April 2015, our costs have gone up dramatically,” said MultiChoice.

“Over the past five years our adjustments have been in line with inflation. We’ve worked really hard to keep this year’s fees manageable.”

MultiChoice said it should be noted that DStv Access and decoder insurance prices did not increase, and that DStv EasyView pricing decreased.

The new DStv prices are listed in the table below.

DStv packages 2015 price 2016 price
DStv Premium R699 R759
DStv Extra R425 R459
DStv Compact R319 R345
DStv Family R199 R219
DStv Select* R199 R219
DStv Access R99 R99
DStv EasyView R39 R29
M-Net Analogue/CSN* R335 R369
DStv specialist packages 2015 price 2016 price
DStv Indian R319 R345
DStv South Indian* R239 R260
DStv Portugeasa R410 R445
DStv add-ons 2015 price 2016 price
Access Fee R80 R85
BoxOffice PVR rentals R30 R35
DStv Indian add-on R205 R220
DStv South Indian add-on R155 R170
DStv Portugeasa add-on R205 R220

*No longer on offer – only available to subscribers still on the package.

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