MultiChoice has announced that DStv price hikes will kick in on 1 April 2017.
The company said it did its best to keep subscription fees down, despite “the tough economic climate”.
“We’re committed to keep improving our offering so it gets better every year,” said DStv.
Not all packages are affected by price increases, and the following services will not be hit by the hikes.
- DStv EasyView
- DStv Access
- Access Fee
- BoxOffice rentals
- Decoder insurance
The prices will be increasing as follows
- DStv Premium – from R759 to R789 (R30 more)
- DStv Extra – R459 to R489 (R30 more)
- DStv Compact – R345 to R365 (R20 more)
- DStv Family – R219 to R235 (R20 more)
DStv Access and DStv EasyView will remain the same price at R99 and R29 per month, respectively.
Other price changes for the specialist packages can be seen on MyBroadband.
MultiChoice said customers can “manage their DStv costs” by making one annual payment for the full year’s subscription and then receive one month of DStv for free.
Users can also “lock in” their price for two years by taking a 24-month Price Lock deal.