DStv Retains New Rates, Shuns Court Judgement

Satellite service provider DStv has maintained its new bouquet rates despite court order restraining the action.

An official of DStv, who declined to give his name because they had been asked by the company not to speak on the issue, confirmed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday that subscribers still pay the increased rates.

“The case is being reviewed at the moment and there are some information that I cannot disclose.

“But as it is, for all of the DStv subscriptions, the price still remains at its increased rate price list.

“I do not have any information as to how long it will take to review the prices but the case is being reviewed in the court with the business and legal experts.”

A court restraining order was given to the company from increasing its subscription rates.

The court also restrained MultiChoice from any conduct capable of interfering with the regulatory process of the Consumer Protection Council (CPC).

In July, MultiChoice raised the subscription rate for the DStv Premium package from N14,700 to N15,800, Compact Plus from N9,900 to N10,650, Compact from N6,300 to N6,800. Family package went from N3,800 to N4,000, and Access from N1,900 to N2,000 which was implemented from Aug 1.

DStv is a Sub-Saharan African direct broadcast satellite service owned by MultiChoice. The service which was launched in 1995, provides multiple channels and services to its more than 11.9 million subscribers

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