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MultiChoice Zambia slashes subscription prices

Headlines MultiChoice Zambia slashes subscription prices

Multichoice Zambia Acting Managing Diirector Ngoza Kasunga
Multichoice Zambia Acting Managing Diirector Ngoza Kasunga

Multichoice Zambia has today launched a Real Deal campaign which has seen the pay TV provider reducing its subscriber rates by an average K20 across all packages.

The announcement was made in Lusaka this morning at a media breakfast meeting where Multichoice Zambia Acting Managing Director Ngoza Kasunga.

She said MultiChoice continuously reviews its packages and price points in the dynamic market conditions with the interests of its customers at heart and with one objective in mind which is to delight customers by constantly offering them more value.

“We are delivering more value to our customers by giving them access to amazing local and international content at a price they can afford,” she said.

“The business recognizes that we are living in changing economic times and wants to reward customers for their ongoing loyalty and support. In April 2016, we had a ‘no price increases’ or price lock on all packages in order to provide relief to our customers in the current tough economic conditions.”

The subscriber rates are as follows:

DSTV Premium K790 (from K818), Compact Plus K450 (from K536), Compact K300 (From K321), Family K200 (From K205) and Access K100 (From K108).

The new prices are effective 1st September 2017.

40 COMMENTS

    • No wonder I love competition. The coming in of Star TV has come forced multichoice to do this after they started losing a lot of customers

    • I WAS ON COMPACT PLUS BUT COULD NOT WATCH US TENNIS OPEN AND WAS FORCED TO UPGRADE TO PREMIUM. I WAS NOT “DELIGHTED” IF THE M.D. WOULD LIKE TO KNOW!

    • How much is the Explorer? DSTV has not got the message yet. We have crazy Zambian fellowz still dating them(Da elites). Those prices will have to fall, I tell you. Meanwhile their Decoder is gathering dust in my closet for all I care.
      I said to my self, compact plus has greatly degraded to ZNBC’s topstar in its current form. Currently my level in Premium but I can sacrifice K790 (could not sacrifice K818) for a 1 month view especially that I don’t wanna be glued to TV fidgeting around some damn features on one decoder.

    • Many of us may have taken longer to complete construction of our houses. Savings made from May2015 when Lafarge & Zambezi connived to peg cement @ average K90 compared to Dangote’s K55 since June 2015. K35 saved/pocket * 800 pockets I used = K28,000 total saved that went 2purchase of tiled roofing sheets. Yet Dangote @K55/bag still makes huge profits, what bunch of thieves are Lafarge & Zambezi?
      Thanks Dangote despite wrong accusations against u! Thanks China Malls: prices at other malls (Mukuba, Jacaranda, Copperhill, Mandahill, Levy Junction etc) are tumbling i.e. discounted & laybyed!
      Thanks FJT for the free market economy. We would never have known.

  1. In Zambia watching English Premier League is more important than working .Now DSTV has just made lazy-ing off cheaper.

  2. With the partnership of the Chinese company with ZNBC, we will see DSTV dancing to the tune, knowing the Chinese the same packages we are watching on DSTV will soon flood ZNBC sets ……..way to go…… DUNUNA REVERSE ……

    • ZNBC has shares in DSTV…you think your own dog would bite you; if that’s the case then its govt who will lose out. You are happy to be watching Chine shows ..in China you are classed as sub-human to them!!

    • @Jay Yay. DSTV is white monopoly capitalist and like all capitalists it must be inflating its operational costs so that it pays very little to ZNBC. What investment did DSTV bring to Zambia. It bought a very cheap house on Bishops Road in Kabulonga from which it started operating.

  3. Still very high, at least a reduction of K50.00 IS BETTER. Why is it that Family and access rates the reduction is just about k8.00? Topstar and Startimes welcome on board!

  4. SHE IS A REAL DIIRECTOR BUT HAVE YOU ASKED FOR APPROVAL FROM THE DIRECTOR AND CEO , REMEMBER YOU ARE JUST ACTING HENCE CAN’T MAKE SUCH SENSITIVE DECISIONS IT WILL COST YOUR JOB, ASK DR NEVERS MUMBA WHEN HE WAS VP MWANAWASA WENT OUT FOR SOME INTERNATIONAL TRIP LEFT MUMBA ACTING VP THEN HE ISSUED THREATENING STATEMENTS TO DRC THE END RESULT HE WAS FIRED NOW LANGUISHING WITH HH

  5. DSTV’S DAYS ARE NUMBERED …THEY SHOULD ASK CHILANGA CEMENT ..ANOTHER DANGOTE IS COMING …

    “The business recognizes that we are living in changing economic times and wants to reward customers for their ongoing loyalty and support” YOU THINK WE ARE LOYAL CUSTOMERS MAWEEEEEEE ..IT IS JUST BECAUSE WE HAVE NO CHOICE. WHEN KWESE TV WILL ADD THE ENGLISH PREMIER AND SPANISH LEAGUES TO THEIR PACKAGE, THAT WILL BE THE END OF YOU…

    YOU DAYS ARE NUMBERED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Zambia National Broadcasting Cooperation do something with your Top Star partner by giving us affordable charges for your services when you start charging. At the same time you should carryout a survey on what people love to watch packages like Football. Let me assure you that we shall all migrate to your services. With me it is over four months now since I abandoned DSTV decoder. DSTV is so much exploiting, I don’t know if it is monopoly of the market. Please ZNBC do something.

  7. Its not a reduction in real sense. The KWACHA IS NOW POWERFUL. Multi Choice is still getting the same amount in dollars. In fact more.

  8. To Slash
    :to make a long cut in (something)
    :to reduce (something) by a large amount.

    To looks like prices have been trimmed a bit but definitely not slashed

  9. Ba LT naimwe put things in context otherwise this is halfbaked news. The headline should be: Top TV pressurizes
    MultiChoice Zambia to slash subscription price.

  10. Family and access it’s k5 and k8 respectively is that across according to you. Soon your decoder will start gathering dust

  11. Government must open up the market. Why continue aiding DSTV to continue exploiting our own people? Does that make sense to you? Compare what they charge in other countries and in any case these prices were put up when the Kwacha had slumped to K18 to one British Pound. Now one Pound is about K11.5. Compact should change from K321 to K205 and then apply a fixed percentage reduction across board.

  12. Vili busy bwetete bwetete ati reduction. Hilarious. I now download the latest series and movies within an hour, watch football via a free internet stream. Top Star ni mahala for news and my children’s cartoons. You can stuff your reduction where it belongs mwe! MTN TV+ is even better than this extortionate company!

  13. Next it’s should be Commecial Bank…there lending rates are just too high!BOZ has reduced theres And The FM Mr Mutati has already made appeal what are they waiting for??

  14. ZESCO SHOULD HAVE SOME FORM OF COMPETITOR TOO. TOO MANY DEAD WOOD IN THERE -ALWAYS COMPLAINING OF THIS OR THAT . WE CANT CONNECT COZ WEVE NO CABLES,…..OR TRANSPORT OR WE HAVENT EATEN BREAKFAST YET.

  15. DSTV should further reduce their package else they risk their business to drop even further. They increased by K200.00 and above as a result of dollar issue, this time the dollar has come down but they have reduced by K20, K5 and K20. This reduction is very very low and it does not mean anything. Previously there were ques in all DSTV outlets, but today walk in in their shops you will find those sales personels just sited no customers. They were not opening during Sunday’s but today they do, why this is because the business has become so difficult. Going forward you should introduce a system were customers can pay their preferred channels than what you have been doing. Another option is to reduce subscription to acceptable charges. Thanks goes to these introduction of of other companies…

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