Between 2018 and 2022 DStv reportedly has lost about 300,000 premium subscribers and yet the entertainment corporation keeps increasing the DStv package prices.
Package increases have gone up year in and year out despite the loss of customer base migrating from premium to other alternatives. The increases have also occurred amid a lot of customer disavows to the platform services especially here in Zambia.
Beginning, 2022 in Zambia customer disavows and complaints to MultiChoice Zambia pricing models have gone to deaf ears. At the height of complaints especially aired on social media DStv announced its long awaited price adjustments and it was nothing than upward.
Additionally, on September 11th Multi Choice announced engaging its subsidiary tech company Irdeto to crack down on DStv password sharing. This followed DStv early in the year limiting streaming to one device at a time. The streaming applied to all packages in Zambia and Africa.
This DStv approach is more restrictive than compared to Netflix and some international sports entertainment platforms. Additionally the corporation also removed useful wireless screen casting, including Apple AirPlay and Google’s Chromecast.
The Irdeto control is a very strong security system using DRM based heartbeats “It prevents any attempt to circumvent the systems’ heartbeats, enabling operators to accurately enforce content and service usage rules in real-time.” Said Mawela MultiChoice Group CEO.
All these tighter changes and package increments to date are been enforced to ensure DStv collects for its every delivery of the services. This also means DStv is still reaping off from the entertainment industry despite the loss in the premium range.
Against this backdrop we thought to shelf with you the current DStv Multichoice packages and pricing for Zambia as shown below in the table.
Here are the DStv package prices for 2022;
|DStv Package||DStv Price||# of Channels||HD Channels|
|DStv Premium||1,100.00 Kwacha||150+||38|
|DStv Compact Plus||680.00 Kwacha||135+||30|
|DStv Compact||450.00 Kwacha||120+||20|
|DStv Family||295.00 Kwacha||95+||10|
|DStv Access||165.00 Kwacha||75+||7|
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