MultiChoice Managing Director Eric Odipo during the launch of Value Strategy Phase 3

Price decrease on DStv Access by 9.52%, DStv Compact by 9.86%, Compact Plus by 4.15% and DStv Premium by 3.42%

You asked, we listened! Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better for Kenyan consumers – it did! MultiChoice is devoted to ensure that DStv customers get the best international and local channels at affordable prices. True to our commitment to put our customers at the heart of everything we do, today MultiChoice Kenya has announced a huge decrease on DStv subscription prices, effective from Friday 1 September 2017.

As a customer-centric business, we are constantly looking for new ways to deliver more value to our customers. As such, we recently made the below recent moves aimed at achieving this.

According to the MultiChoice Kenya Managing Director, Eric Odipo, MultiChoice recognises customers are living in tough economic times and the business is ever-cognisant of their need to access quality content.

He said: “We want to reward them for their ongoing loyalty and support by providing them with the best local and international entertainment. We will do our bit by adjusting the price of their DStv packages to make them more affordable while adding more value.”

“The majority of our input costs are in US dollars and we hope we won’t experience any further currency devaluations or other unexpected increases in costs for the remainder of the year. We will continue to review pricing from time to time, taking into account the economic conditions of our operations,” concluded Odipo.

The new pricing is as follows:


Current Price

New Price

% drop


KES 8 180

KES 7 900


Compact Plus

KES  5 425

KES 5 200



KES 3 550

KES 3 200



KES 1 050

KES 950.00



Over the last two years, MultiChoice has stuck to its customer promise by providing the best entertainment - combining both quality and variety - at a reduced rate to ensure access to great family entertainment.

  • In February 2016, we brought two of the world’s best football leagues, the English Premier League (EPL) and La Liga to DStv Compact customers. Plus, we added seven entertainment channels and opened up BoxOffice and DStv Catch Up.
  • In April 2016, we introduced a “No Price Increase” to provide relief to our customers in the current tough economic conditions.  
  • In October 2016, we reduced our prices in some countries and added another six great entertainment channels to the Compact Plus bouquet.

Earlier this month, August 2017, we brought all the Spanish La Liga games to DStv Family and added 3 new international channels (BBC Lifestyle (174), Food Network (175) and Cbeebies (306). All countries - excluding Nigeria and Ghana - will also get Africa Magic Epic (152) on DStv Access while Trace Mziki (323) will be available in East African markets. We remain committed to delivering the best league in the world – the Premier League – straight to your living rooms. And beginning 1 September, for much less!

“This substantial price drop across our DStv packages reinforces our commitment to ensuring that our customers receive the best possible access to great entertainment and outstanding value," said Odipo.

Currently, a DStv Zappa decoder retails at Kshs5,000 while the Explora decoder is going for Kshs10,499. Both decoders come as full kits with satellite dish, cabling and connectors.

Entertainment is a powerful way to tell stories that open our minds, bring people together around shared passions, and connect us to new realities. It makes us laugh and cry. It informs, it educates and it inspires. As a Video Entertainment company our role is to enrich the lives of our customers across the various territories we operate in, he added.