DStv subscribers in Nigeria are currently enraged by the latest announcement of tariff hike by the pay-TV operator, Multichoice. The increment which is to become effective from September 1, came as second within the space of three months, having effected an upward price increase in June this year.
A message to a Premium subscriber from DSTV read: “Dear Customer, please be advised of a price adjustment on your DStv Premium package from 1 September. Your new monthly subscription will be N18,400”. Until June 1 this year, Premium customers were paying N15,800. This was, however, jerked up to N16,200 in June.
Subscriber on Compact Plus bouquet, who were hitherto paying N10,925, are now to start renewing their package at N12,000 from September 1, while those on Compact package are to pay N7,900 instead of N6,900.
While Multichoice attributed the June increment to the implementation of the 2.5% increment on Value Added Tax (VAT) by the Nigerian government, it is yet to cite any reason for the latest price hike.
Nigerians who took to the microblogging site, Twitter, to express their anger and frustration over the increase, blamed the lack of competition for what they describe as the rip off by Multichoice. TechTrackAfrica presents some of their tweets below: