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Business News of Friday, 3 November 2023


'Is this not wickedness?' - Anger as Multichoice increases monthly subscription

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MultiChoice Nigeria has come under heavy criticism from Nigerians following its announcement of a further 19% hike in all of its DStv and GoTv monthly subscription packages, which will go into effect on Sunday, November 5, 2023.

On Thursday, November 3, 2023, a notification message was sent to the company's clients stating the price rise.

Customers of the DStv Premium plan are receiving notifications stating that the monthly membership rate will increase from N24,500 to N29,500.

In a same vein, the monthly charge for the Compact+ bouquet has increased from 16,600 to N19,800. Additionally, DStv has revealed that customers on the Compact bouquet will pay N12,500 per month instead of the initial N10,500.

Six months have passed since Multichoice made a comparable price review that was announced in May 2023. This is therefore, Multichoice's third increase in subscription packages for the year 2023.

Following the news, a lot of individuals took to social media to express their disapproval of the behaviour as they criticize the company.

See comments here

pricelessnetta: "MultiChoice company thinks too highly of themselves fr The only people Nigerians have signed an abusive relationship with are the politicians, you can’t be giving us shitty services & increasing access price.That’s overreaching. As it is your decoders are decors. stop playing"

Seankleann: "If I have to pay 19,800 every month to watch DSTV channels, will i still be seeing fast and furious 1-9, Jurassic park 1-5 and 2006 Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto? Please reply @DStvNg @MultiChoiceGRP @MultiChoice before i pay. Thank you."

iamNgentility: "Dear @GOtvNg @MultiChoice with your recent increment I humbly pledge to dump your ass and I will influence everyone around me. Good riddance
Seyi Tinubu"

Slade1_: "Multichoice increased the price of Gotv and Dstv subscriptions without increasing the number of channels but keep on repeating same circle of movies every damn week/month. Is this not wickedness?"

ShukuShakers: "Please all reasonable Nigerians should be ready to boycott @MultiChoice @DStvNg … Stop empowering this idiots that keeps increasing sub every 2 market days"

the_beardedsina: "DSTV you are still sending me Sms messages after I declined your customer care calls. Is it by force to subscribe? What is wrong with Multichoice & Dstv. Pressure yi ti poju. E fimi sile."