MultiChoice South Africa renames Extra plan Compact Plus
24 August 2017
MultiChoice South Africa announced it will rename its DStv Extra bouquet of satellite TV channels. Effective immediately, the bouquet will be known as DStv Compact Plus. The plan costs ZAR 489/month, and is placed between the more affordable Compact bouquet and the top-end Premium plan. The change will eliminate confusion between the Extra package and the company’s XtraView service, which allows customers to connect more than one decoder under one subscription, said MultiChoice South Africa CEO Mark Rayner.
MultiChoice hopes to encourage DStv Compact subscribers to upgrade to the more expensive Compact Plus plan. As part of this, it is offering Compact customers the opportunity to try Compact Plus at no additional cost in September. Active Compact customers will automatically be upgraded to Compact Plus for this time without having to do anything, the company said.