DStv customers should expect a slew of changes in the weeks coming up to April 2022, including price rises, channel reorganizations, and a divisive streaming adjustment. It’s clear that viewers dislike it, yet it’s unavoidable.
MultiChoice is currently under significant pressure from various video-streaming providers, which is negatively impacting its premium subscriber base. As a result, MultiChoice intends to concentrate on mid and lower-tier subscribers, a strategy it says would give it an advantage in providing regionally attractive movies and TV series that foreign content providers will find difficult to produce.
Meanwhile, here are some of the changes you may expect in the coming weeks.
DStv Price Changes
From April 1, 2022, the start of the new financial year, DStv will introduce pricing hikes on its packages.
The changes come following a time of “enhanced value offers” in the broadcaster’s local and worldwide general entertainment and sports content, DStv Internet, and DStv Rewards, according to the company.
It is said to have absorbed as much of the cost-of-doing-business rise as feasible in order to apply minimum increases.
DStv Changes in the Channel
As previously stated, three channels will be added to the DStv platform, while four stations will be removed. Following a renewed channel supply deal between MultiChoice and eMedia, eMovies, eMovies Extra, eExtra, and eToonz will be discontinued on April 1, 2022.
Three more channels will be added to the service, including kids chaneel Dreamworks, which will debut on March 18th. From March 31, the new KIX movie channel (DStv 114) will be available on all bundles except EasyView.
According to Mybroadband blog post, another movie channel will be introduced, the name of which has yet to be revealed.
DStv Sharing Passwords
Customers will be limited to streaming DStv on one device at a time starting March 22. They’ll be able to watch previously downloaded videos on a second device. According to Multichoice, it’s one of many ongoing measures to counteract fraud and piracy.
Subscribers that watch DStv on more than one internet-connected device at the same time will be affected by this change. Subscribers can now view DStv on just one internet-connected device at a time.
Additional changes are on the way.