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DSTV hikes monthly premium fee

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KAMPALA, UGANDA- MultiChoice Uganda (DStv) customers will from the start of April this year have to cough a few more dollars after the company announced new monthly subscription charges.
According to Louis Maepa the Chief Operating Officer the new DStv monthly subscription fees have changed to $78 around (Ushs1872000) from $76 (Ushs182400), showing a $2 (Ushs4800) increment.
She said last week that all other bouquets and access fees remained unchanged. The access fees apply in a case of Dual View, XtraView, PVR and HDPVR installation.
"Please be advised that MultiChoice Africa annual subscription price increase will become effective 1st April 2011.
"In determining a price increase, MultiChoice takes into account many factors including, and amongst others, the impact on the subscriber, operational costs, satellite lease cost, programming costs and efficiencies affected within the company," stressed Maepa.
 Maepa indicated that DStv will continue to provide world class home television entertainment, news and sports programming in line with the best digital pay television platforms worldwide.
Helen Mayanja the MultiChoice Uganda Public Relations manager explained that the increase in the price is an annual increase which is necessitated by escalating input costs to the business. She said they include satellite costs, channel costs and operational costs.
"As such, it is likely that such an increase will occur every year in April," noted Mayanja.
She added that the MultiChoice cost structure has, like any other business, various input costs, which include salaries, technical infrastructure costs, satellite lease costs, marketing costs and channel costs.
In determining the price increase MultiChoice also took into account many factors including the impact on the subscriber, current inflation, and efficiencies affected within the company that may offset the necessity for a price increase.
"It is unfortunate that we are implementing the price increase on an annual basis but it is due to the rising costs to do business," she acknowledged.
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written by christine leonard, June 12, 2011
Please can you tell me how much a decoder and card cost to buy. Thank you.
Christine Leonard
written by kasule jonathan, August 13, 2011
i have adecoder but it power cable got aproblem,i wanted to know where i can get anew one en at how much....even to know the new charges of premium.....thanx.
written by james, September 06, 2011
can you pliz send me the current monthly charges all cartegories. thanks
written by ganesh, October 19, 2011
Dear sir
i am the dstv customer but i want to recharge my card . but i would like to say i want to know your office address in rwanda . where is your office is located in rwanda just i want to know. can you send me all place in rwanda your office address can u call also +250 0788753375

written by Obete Calvin, October 28, 2011
i want to a customer but kindly could you please give me the detail on how mach money does a DSTV decoder can cost in shilling plus the monthly charges for the full foot ball Chanel.
thanks for your information awaited.
written by samuel, November 03, 2011
Please can you tell me how much does it cost to install dstv services in my apartment. Thank you.
written by Jude, November 14, 2011
How much is a full installation of DStv, I am in Uganda and in need of buying please inform me as soon as you read this message.

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