Updated DStv packages’ monthly prices in Kenya [September 2022]

In September, Multichoice announced an increase in its DStv package prices in Kenya. All the packages prices increased upwards between Ksh 50 and Ksh 500.

PACKAGES OLD PRICES NEW PRICES
Access KES 1,050 KES 1,100
Family KES 1,500 KES 1,600
Compact KES 2,800 KES 3,000
Compact Plus KES 5,100 KES 5,500
Premium KES 8,400 KES 8,900

DSTv is the most popular broadcast service provider in Kenya and Africa at large. DStv prices are higher in Africa than other service providers because they have a large market share , and they own football streaming rights for major leagues around the world.

Kenyans reacted to the news by demanding that DStv should introduce “pay per view” payment methods where subscribers will only pay for the channels they want to watch. Most Kenyans only pay and watch at most three channels on the DStv packages.

Along with DStv, Multichoice also owns GOtv, a digital TV provider competing with cheaper digital TV providers, and Showmax, an on-demand streaming service competing with Netflix.