Charles Hamya (R) General Manager MultiChoice Uganda and Phoebe Nakabazzi (L) DStv Marketing Manager unveil the new pricing for DStv packages which take effect November 1

Sports lovers are all smiles as MultiChoice Uganda has announced downward adjustments on its DStv subscription prices across all bouquets, effective November 1.

The move is part of the pay TV company’s strategy to ensure DStv customers get the best international and local channels at affordable prices in addition to its recent initiative in providing La Liga games to the DStv Family package as well as added great lifestyle and kiddies programming, DStv says.

In addition, SuperSport recently secured the rights to broadcast WWE programming live for the first time ever across sub-Saharan Africa.

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While addressing journalists at a press conference to announce the price reduction, Charles Hamya, General Manager MultiChoice Uganda said: “We recognise that our customers are living in tough economic times and want to reward them for their ongoing loyalty and support by providing the best local and international entertainment. We want to do our part by adjusting the price of our DStv packages through making them more affordable while adding more value at the same time.”

He added: “The majority of our input costs are in US dollars and we hope we won’t experience any further currency devaluations or other unexpected increases in costs for the remainder of the year. We will continue to review pricing from time to time, taking into account the economic conditions of our operations.”

TIMELINES

Over the last two years, MultiChoice has executed its customer promise by providing best entertainment – combining both quality and variety – at a reduced rate to ensure access to great family entertainment.

In February 2016, DStv brought two of the world’s best football leagues, the English Premier League (EPL) and La Liga to DStv Compact customers. Plus, the company added seven entertainment channels and opened up Box Office and DStv Catch Up.

In April 2016, DStv introduced a ‘no price increase’ , and in October 2016, the company reduced prices in some countries and added another six great entertainment channels to the Compact Plus bouquet.

In August 2017 the company brought all the Spanish La Liga games to DStv Family and added three new international channels (BBC Lifestyle, Food Network and Cbeebies). All countries – excluding Nigeria and Ghana – will also get Africa Magic Epic on DStv Access while Trace Mziki will be available in East African markets.

“These downwards adjustments to DStv packages reinforces our commitment to ensuring that our customers receive the best possible access to great entertainment and outstanding value, said Hamya.

“Entertainment is a powerful way to tell stories that open our minds, bring people together around shared passions, and connect us to new realities. It makes us laugh and cry. It informs, it educates and it inspires. As a Video Entertainment company our role is to enrich lives of our customers across the various territories we operate in,” Hamya added.

In addition to that DStv has announced its festive offer for customers dubbed Blue Christmas. The promotion will see numerous customers of DStv who either purchase the full kit at Shs132,500 or re-subscribe to compact, compact plus and premium win themselves exciting prizes ranging from weekend getaway trips for 2, subscription and branded items.

Additionally, customers of DStv Compact or DStv Compact Plus who pay on time will view all Sport channels available on DStv Premium for a week after December 31, 2017.

Whereas DStv Access  and DStv Family customers who pay on time will view all Sports channels available to DStv Compact for a week after 31st December 2017’ said Phoebe Nakabazzi, Marketing Manager DStv.

The new pricing:

Premium

UGX 287 250 to

UGX 280 000

2.52% drop

Compact Plus

UGX 190 700 to

UGX 180 000

5.61% drop

Compact

UGX 121 600 to

UGX 115 000

5.43% drop

Family

UGX 66 750 to

UGX 60 000

10.11% drop

Access

UGX 38 000 to

UGX 33 000

13.16% drop