Multichoice Nigeria on Tuesday announced a slash in the prices of its DStv bouquets as well as introduction of two new sport channels.
The new channels â€“ Super Sport 11 (DStv Channel 231) and Super Sport 12 (DStv Channel 232) â€“ will be dedicated to showcasing the English Premier League (EPL), the Spanish La Liga and Euro 2016. They will be available on the DStv Compact Bouquet.
The DSTV Compact Bouquet was revamped in July 2015 to include over 95 world class channels at a monthly subscription of N6 000.
MultiChoiceâ€™s Managing Director John Ugbe, said the South African firm decided to slash prices to enable more Nigerians enjoy quality entertainment at no extra cost as the countryâ€™s economic challenges is bound to affect everyone.
The firm also announced a massive price slash in the prices of its premium decoders, the Zapper and Explora.
â€œThe Explora, dish kit with one month Compact subscription initially sold at N71 000, has been reduced by more than 50 per cent to N30 000.
The DStv Zapper decoder, dish kit plus 1 month Compact subscription will now be sold at N12 500 as against the previous price of N18 500. This offer, which is valid while stocks last further reiterates MultiChoiceâ€™s commitment to provide Nigerians with quality entertainment they can afford,â€ Ugbe said.
The development follows after the Nigerian governmentâ€™s recently penalized the firm for violating consumer rights.
The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) ordered MultiChoice Nigeria Limited, provider of Digital Satellite Broadcast Television (DStv) service to compensate and provide toll-free lines to its subscribers.