Thinus Ferreira | DStv's 2022 prices: How Netflix and Disney+ are forcing MultiChoice to take a chill pill

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DStv fees increase for 2022.
DStv fees increase for 2022.
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OPINION: Independent television critic Thinus Ferreira gives his take on the latest DStv price increase. "The price increase reflects that MultiChoice is starting to understand that video consumers in South Africa have choices now," he writes.

Tu-Dum: Following years of DStv's steep price increases, it is competition in the form of It-That-Can't-Be-Named that finally seems to have brought a sense of cents sanity in 2022 to MultiChoice's manic price hikes. We'll whisper you its name: Netflix.

On Tuesday, MultiChoice announced a price increase for 2022 that it said is a "2.7% weighed adjustment across all of DStv's offerings" from March. 

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