Uganda, November 3rd – From the onset of the year 2017, there has been a series of tough and rough times in the African countries. From agriculture to political temperatures, corruption to weak trades that has left countries in shatters and economies turned upside down. The governments have done all they can in their power to stabilize their countries and ensure their citizens are well taken care of. There have been signs of improvements with mouth-watering headlines of development in infrastructure, recuperation of agriculture among many.
However, other areas seem to suffer. The entertainment industry is having a rather difficult time in some of the East African countries, pulling strings to keep things in place. Among the African countries that have had a hard time is Uganda. The entertainment company, MultiChoice Uganda has acknowledged the rocky situation and has taken the initiative to balance their prices in the purchase of their services by their consumers in the sub-Saharan state. The influential service provider has had to make sacrifices on its DStv bouquets that will be effect immediately.
On a recent report, the economy of Uganda has been seen to take a slow progression on a scale up but at 5% less, which is quite a poor performance. The struggle can be attributed to the climatic conditions in the early months of the year that has made their backbone source, agriculture, to suffer greatly. Little bilateral trade agreements with investors and countries have not showcased the potential to soar the country’s economy to the place it intended to be by this time this year.
DStv bouquets are one of the most source MultiChoice products in the country due to their wide variety of entertainment and educational platforms they provide. The economic constraint, however, has found many subscribers begging to keep the entertainment alive in their households, taking a toll in their pockets. Across all their bouquets though, adjustments have been made to keep them at bay with their surrounding and globally.
The General Manager for MultiChoice Uganda, Charles Hamya has openly acknowledged the efforts made by subscribers to show their tenacity in the tough economic times by being loyal to the company. The GM has hence pledged to show their gratefulness by giving them the best local and international entertainment. Mr. Charles Hamya assured the subscribers the DStv packages price will be slashed to an affordable amount for a pocket-friendly fee. They will as well be given value on their services purchased.
The Premium bouquets on a monthly basis have been dropped by 2.52%, significantly falling to Ushs. 287, 250 to Ushs.280,000 while Compact Plus price fell to UGX180,000 from UGX190,700, a reduction of 5.61%. On the other hand, the Compact bouquet subscribers will enjoy a 5.61% drop in price to UGX115,000 from UGX121,600. This is a significant move that the subscribers will enjoy in the hope of more valuable entertainment.
The biggest discount came in the Access bouquet with a massive reduction of 13.16%. This took the tally to UGX33,000 from UGX38,000.
The company is adding more entertainment channels especially in the world of Sports. With the increasing number of sports competition around the globe, there is a demand for the airing of the tournaments. The football galore has been at the peak of requests by football fans that have expressed their desires to follow the ultimate fixtures from the plethora of leagues around the world. This has been one of the sole reason as to why the popularity of DStv is increasing worldwide.
La Liga is one of the leagues that has drawn the attention of many and DStv has vowed to give more of these games. The Spanish League has been in close competition with the Barclays Premier League that generates a lot of venue for different platforms that air their matches. The English league which is the most renowned sports entertainment covers football matches that has brought sponsors together.