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Television pay-per-view provider Multichoice Africa has announced an annual subscription fee increase on all DStv bouquets with effect from April 1.

In a statement, Multichoice Africa said the HD PVR Premium bouquet currently going for $87 has increased to $92, Premium bouquet from $77 to $81, Compact Plus from $51 to $55 , Family bouquet from $20 to $21, Access bouquet from $10 to $11. The Extraview access fee from $10 to $11.

The increase, Multichoice has said, was necessitated by increases in the operational costs such as satellite and channel costs, as well as the devaluation of currencies against the US dollar. “In determining a price increase, MultiChoice takes into account many factors including, the impact on the subscriber, current inflation, satellite lease costs, programming costs and efficiencies effected within the company”, reads the statement.

However, the South African tariffs in rands which is trading at 11.81 against the US dollar are cheaper than in countries that use the US dollar like Zimbabwe.

Source : The Herald