Kenya just got a big DStv price drop – but South Africans still pay far less. Here’s how prices compare from Nigeria to Zimbabwe.

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  • Business Insider South Africa compared DStv subscription prices across Africa. 
  • Despite DStv dropping prices by as much as 30% in Kenya recently, the satellite TV service remains cheaper in SA. 
  • Angola has the cheapest DStv premium service in Africa in rand terms, and the Democratic Republic of Conga the most expensive. 
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Despite Multichoice dropping the price of DStv by as much as 30% in Kenya, South African DStv prices remain far below the rest of Africa in rand terms.

Multichoice, which recently listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), said it has cut prices in several East African countries to remain competitive in those markets. 

Multichoice offers services in over 40 African countries, delivering pay-tv subscription services under its DStv brand.

Also read: Multichoice plans to make 52 local movies the next year - and saw streaming subscriber double 

Business Insider South Africa compared DStv bouquet prices across Africa, and found that DStv’s premium service is cheapest in Angola where it costs 12,000 Angolan kwanza a month, or roughly R505.25. 

The kwanza has lost around half its value over the last two years.

The comparison was made using listed prices for DStv in each country, as per DStv's website, and converting the local-currency price to rand. 

In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), DStv’s premium service is the most expensive, at $105 a month or roughly R1,600 rand. 

*Other African include prices for Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Djibouti, , Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Togo, Guinea, Liberia, Madagascar, Mauritania, Rwanda, and Senegal. 

On average DStv premium services in Africa costs R1,052.02 a month, compared to R809.00 in South Africa. 

DStv premium prices in African countries, ranked h
DStv premium prices in African countries, ranked highest to lowest.

DStv has 7.4 million subscribers in South Africa, compared to 7.7 million in the rest of Africa.

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