As from 15th May 2016, GOtv Kenyan customers will have to part with Ksh 650 for GOtv value and Ksh 920 for GOtv Plus due to the high costs of operations involved in channel transmission; this is according to the parent company Multichoice.
The latest price increase is just one among the wave of increases that Multichoice has done across the continent over the last one year. DSTV users had to pay 20% more in a move that the company said was primarily due to the increase in the foreign exchange rate.
GOtv’s main selling point when it was initially formed was that it would provide high-quality content at a lower price. However, the company seems to be tracking back on its initial promises with the current increase. The move hasn’t been received well either by consumers, who have resorted to social media to share their resentment.
With the current increase in prices, GOtv Plus subscribers will have to pay an additional Ksh 70 while GOtv value subscribers will pay a further KSh 50 to continue viewing their favorite channels. Gotv Lite subscribers haven’t been affected by this move, and they’ll continue to pay Ksh 555 quarterly or KSh1800 per year for a subscription that airs free-to-air local content and barely any international channels.