Nigeria: DSTV launches new low-cost bouquet


New DSTV access, with over 25 channels at the monthly subscription of N1, 500, with the access, subscribers will pay $10 as monthly subscription emerges. MultiChoice Africa, operator of Africa's pay TV platform DStv, announced the launch of the continent's most accessible pay television package, DStv Access recently. Priced at only $10 per month, Dstv is therefore for family entertainment at the lowest cost in the market.

According to Joseph Hundah, DStv, the new package is a significant milestone in making premium pay television an everyday reality for homes in Africa and demonstrates MultiChoice Africa's commitment to creating a vibrant and exciting pay television industry in Africa. "We are responding to the needs of a broader television viewing market," he said.

He said the new bouquet contains over 25 channels and is the result of an expansive research based on the preferences of subscribers and would be subscribers. The DStv pay television service is one of the most cost effective options for family entertainment. We believe that this new bouquet will open up new avenues for both our business and television viewers.

Multichoice commitment remains focused on providing exceptional customer services to DStv subscribers to ensure that they have access to the finest quality premium content, local and international channels on carefully selected bouquets, designed to meet the viewing needs of the whole family, while ensuring flexible pricing options," Hundah said.

DStv Access subscribers will have an extensive choice of family entertainment, combining general entertainment, movies, documentaries, news, children's programming, music, religion and sport.

Among other channels, DStv Access features BBC World, Aljazeera, National Geographic Wild, Fashion TV, Magic World and CNBC Africa as well as Metro TV and GTV. The bouquet will also have two Ugandan free-to-air channels; UBC TV and NTV Uganda and Kenya's KBC and Citizen TV. It will also include specialist foreign language channels namely RAI (Italian) CCTV E&F (Chinese) RTPi (Portuguese) and TV5 Monde Afrique (French). It will also have DStv's acclaimed DMX audio bouquet.

The DStv Access bouquet will mostly benefit subscribers that periodically want to "downgrade" to a more affordable bouquet, especially during the football dry spells and the times children have gone back to school. It also gives DStv subscribers a wider choice in what bouquet tier they will want to subscribe to. They can still choose from the Premium, Compact and Family bouquets priced at $73, $25 and $19 respectively."