Tuesday, August 25th, 2020
By Rita uzuh
Multichoice once again announced an increment in the prices of DSTV and GOTV subscriptions for the second time in less than 4 months.
The development has, however, angered Nigerians both on social media and on streets who blame the government for allowing the South African-owned company to manipulate them.
The price hike is coming despite the unprecedented hardship and suffering being experienced by Nigerians as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Giving reasons for its upward review of the pricing, the company cited factors such as inflation, operations, the mandatory increase in Value Added Tax, VAT, and devaluation of Naira by the government (see attachment).
DAILY POST observed that from Tuesday, September 1, 2020, MultiChoice will effect its new price regime which is as follows: DSTV Premium will move from N16, 200 to N18, 400, Compact Plus from N10, 925 to N12, 400, Compact from 6,975 to 7,900 and for users of GOtv Max, they will have to pay the sum N3,600 from 3,280.
These New increase has not gone down well with Nigerians who are angry over the increase within a space of 4 months after the first increase all within a year
Below is the press release from multi-choice