We made serious rants and concerns about DStv Zimbabwe reaping off the economically ravaged local market. Their prices were obviously inflated and insensitive to the economic environment and we cried out foul when we compared the prices to our South African counterpart.
Zimbabweans can now enjoy more for less of sports, movies, educational channels, music entertainment as MultiChoice has announced a reduction on DStv subscription prices coupled with content upgrade on DStv packages, effective on 1 November 2016. The percentage drop ranges between 11 % and 15%.
This bargain comes at a time when some Zimbabweans were complaining of the company’s pricing which offered few channels compared to South Africa.
By Kudakwashe Pembere
In a press statement, Multichoice said today’s announcement introduces even greater changes to benefit customers.
“DStv Premium remains the ultimate television entertainment experience in Zimbabwe – with the best of everything including the world’s most popular local and international channels. To entrench real value, DStv Premium will now offer more for less with a reduction of 11% on the subscription price from 1 November, the new subscription price will be $72.
“With the addition of eight high definition (HD) channels, customers can now watch more of their favourite shows including the latest and exclusive first run movies, drama, comedy and sport in picture-perfect, crystal clear quality on the 20 HD channels now available to them.
“Also this October, DStv Premium customers will celebrate with M-Net on the M-Net Movies Blockparty pop-up channel on 109, and can look forward to more exciting pop-up channels in the coming months like the M-Net Movies Harry Potter pop-up channel which will run from 4 to 14 November,” said the pay-TV company.
“In a major revamp of DStv Compact Plus, customers will enjoy more fantastic channels with buzzworthy original series plus hilarious local sitcoms, riveting talk shows and thought-provoking documentaries previously only available on the DStv Premium package along with a 15% drop in subscription price to $47.
“As of 1 November, new channels will include Vuzu AMP, Lifetime, Discovery channel,Crime & Investigation, HISTORY channel, Africa Magic Showcase and a new channel coming soon to DStv to bring the best of Nollywood content to the package is ROK.
“DStv Compact Plus will also be injected with extra sports content with the addition of moreUefa Champions League matches alongside the best European Football leagues and the Europa league on SuperSport 6 (SS6),” noted the company.
“In addition to this, customers will now get even more content from the best of English programming on ITV Choice (123) as well as a trip down memory lane with the nostalgic movies on TCM (137). This November, DStv Compact customers will get a local content boost with the launch of an exciting new channel, RO,” said Multichoice.
A 21 % price cut will see the DStv Family bouquet viewers get two more channels
“The DStv Family package will be reduced by 21% to $17 and will be boosted with two additional channels Eva (141) for the best and latest telenovelas from Latin America dubbed in English along with an exciting mix of US dramas, comedies and unscripted programming including the latest season of the critically-acclaimed Empire series on and FOX (125),” MultiChoice said.
Norman Raisbeck, the General Manager of MultiChoice Zimbabwe said: “This significant price drop, coupled with the major boost in entertainment value across all DStv packages demonstrates our commitment to ensuring DStv customers receive the best possible access to great entertainment and outstanding value.
“For new customers the price reductions in both subscription prices will ensure that great family entertainment is available to everyone at the most affordable price. These changes are not only a defining moment in our MultiChoice story, but also a defining moment in the African entertainment landscape and we are proud to be pushing as hard as we can to delight every television entertainment fan in Africa.”