DSTV Increases Subscription Fee Amid COVID-19

DSTV New Subscription Fee – Nigerians have protested DSTV’s decision to increase subscription fees with ‘No To DSTV Extortion’. DSTV announced a new subscription fee just a month after the Minister of State for Labour & Employment, Festus Keyamo, requested that DSTV should offer its subscribers a one-month free service to ease the pains of Nigerian workers during the lockdown.

But DSTV pulled a plot twist as the cable TV increased the price for its subscription rather than cut charges or offer free service. In a bulletin conveying the new prices, DSTV included VAT in its subscription fee for packages and Add-ons channels. The price will be effective on June 1, 2020

This is the exact opposite of what Keyamo urged DSTV to do, “As one of the Ministers entrusted with the welfare of Nigerian workers, I politely urge @DStvNg & @StarTimes_Ng to extend all EXISTING subscriptions by at least one month, free-of-charge, as their own contribution to ease the pains of Nigerian workers at this time of lockdown.”


Although DSTV later donated N1.2 billion, spreading the money across the Federal, State and movie practitioners days after Keyamo’s request. But today, DSTV sent messages across various platforms, including Twitter, stating that, “Dear DStv customer, please be informed that effective 1 June 2020, we will implement 7.5% VAT on all DStv services.”


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