DStv has adjusted the prices of its packages for 2023. The updated fee schedule will take effect from 1 April 2023. The average 4.3% adjustment across all of DStv’s offerings is far lower than the projected CPI for 2023.
Premium subscribers will pay 4.77% or just R40 more per month. There are also further below-inflation increase adjustments for Compact Plus (+5.46% or R30), Compact (+4.66% or R20), Family (+3.24% or R10) and DStv Access (+7.5% or R9). Pricing for EasyView and BoxOffice will remain unchanged for 2023. ADD Movies has decreased by 20%, giving customers a saving of R20. All streaming-only services will not be increasing their subscription fees.
These nominal adjustments help DStv to ensure that South Africans continue to enjoy the best value, and unrivalled access to entertainment, anywhere, anytime, and at the most affordable price. Moreover, all streaming-only services will not be increasing their subscription fees.
The challenges and financial strain that South African consumers have had to face were considered and once again DStv absorbed as much of the increase of the cost of doing business as possible in order to implement minimal adjustments.
“The pressure that consumers are facing due to remnants of the pandemic, as well as the continued rolling blackouts nation-wide has not been lost on us. These adjustments will help us to ensure that South Africans continue to enjoy their favourite shows at the most affordable price.DStv spokesperson
DStv Premium subscribers will get Showmax as a value-added service at no additional charge (100% discount) and DStv Compact, Compact Plus, Family and Access subscribers get Showmax at a 50% discount.
DStv continues to also bolster its Rewards offering. Subscribers are given access to specials, competitions, and customer discounts as well as benefits from BoxOffice, Showmax and other DStv related products and services. DStv customers can also enjoy the financial benefits of exclusive contracts, bringing all their entertainment needs to one central place, rewards and also the opportunity to add their Disney+ account to their DStv bill for convenience. The Explora Ultra decoder which already offers other streaming services now includes the Disney+ streaming service. Furthermore, DStv now also offers its customers in South Africa access to affordable emergency medical and security response services, thanks to its recently acquired on-demand emergency response app, Namola.
As Africa’s most loved storyteller, we hold firm that by creating increasingly unique and authentic local content we will continue to resonate with our customers. This year subscribers can look forward to more sparkling entertainment such as Big Brother Titans and the highly anticipated Shaka Ilembe, as well as major sporting events like the 2023 Rugby World Cup, the 2023 Women’s Cricket World Cup and the Women’s Netball World Cup. Customers can also look forward to continued savings thanks to discounts on our DStv Internet bundles.DStv spokesperson