The most popular Satellite Television Provider in Nigeria, Multichoice Nigeria, owners of DStv and GOtv have increased the prices of their subscription packages across board with effect from April 1, 2022.
The company, Multichoice Nigeria in a tweet where it stated that, “In light of the rising costs of inflation and business operations, we have to review the prices of our packages to keep delighting our customers with great entertainment, anytime and anywhere, therefore, from April 1 2022, a new pricing will be implemented on the DSTV and Gotv packages.”
This is coming after the satellite television provider revised its pricelist in 2021, where the DSTV Compact Plus package costs N12,400, the premium package costs N18,400, the compact package costs 7,900 and the confam package costs N4,615 per month.
From April 1st 2022, the new package prices will now be; the DSTV Compact plus package cost will be N14,250; the Compact package will be N9,000; and the premium will be N21,000. Information on the “Confam package” has not be made known.
This has geared many reactions amongst the pubic who subscribe to these platforms for exciting entertainment news, football stations, drama, documentaries and lots more.
Some of the responses from the customers read, “They’ll have to operate n diesel-powered generators. Price of diesel has just risen from N235/ltr to N800/ltr, so how do you expect them to sun afloat if not increase their charges.”
Some others were unhappy by the decision and stated that. “National Grid collapsed, and you’re still having guts to increase the subscription.”
Other comments showed how Nigerians laughed about the situation as they mentioned tweeted funny things like “make I go buy DVD!”, “please give me links to stream life matches”, “am getting antenna to decode to local channels”, among others.