MultiChoice on Sunday announced that it would effect a price adjustment of five per cent on all its DStv and GOtv packages from May 1, 2017.
As a result, subscribers on the DStv premium bouquet will pay N14,700 as against N13,980 currently being charged. While GOtv Plus subscribers will have to pay N1,900 instead of the current rate of N1,800.
According to the company, the increment in subscription rates will also affect other bouquets, as Compact Plus DStv subscribers will pay N9,900 instead of the current N9,420, while Compact subscribers will no longer pay N6,000 but N6,300.
It said that the new rate for the Family bouquet would be N3,800 against the running rate of N3,600, while that of the Access bouquet would be N1,900 and not N1,800.
The current rate for the Commercial bouquet is N1,720, but with the adjustment in rates, subscribers will have to cough out N1,850 monthly.
The pay TV platform, however said the access fee of N2,160 on the High-Definition decoders and extra view remained the same.
The decision, which is coming just over a year after a 20 per cent raise, was announced via text messages to subscribers on Saturday. Nigerians have however reacted with anger to the decision of satellite television provider, Multichoice Nigeria, to increase its Dstv and GOtv subscription fees by five percent.
Subscribers slammed the company, accusing it of insensitivity given the current economic crisis that has made life difficult.
But the Managing Director, Multichoice Nigeria, John Ugbe, said the decision was made after careful consideration into the market and review of its business operations.