Multichoice bouquets remain fixed
Multichoice is still not ready to let viewers choose the channels that they want to watch. “We know that our subscribers want the flexibility of choosing their own channels. However, by packaging channels in the way we do into predetermined bouquets, we make the services more affordable for more of our customers” Mutlichoice Corporate Affairs Manager Lizzette Foot said adding that MultiChoice is always improving choice and flexibility by improving their on-demand services and providing access on many other devices.
In terms of adding value, MultiChoice announced a large content upgrade on the DStv bouquets on 01 November. “As such, DStv is bringing quality and variety to its bouquets to ensure all customers have access to the best family entertainment at an affordable price. In mid-May this year, MultiChoice implemented a subscription price increase in Namibia on the Premium, Compact and Family bouquets, with no increase on the Access bouquet.”
The latest addition to Multichoice Namibia’s bouquet, Gotv, caters more for the sports enthusiast at a reduced monthly subscription compared to the mainstay, Dstv, of which Multichoice believes both bouquets contain the best in digital pay television channels in the world and can be benchmarked against international peers.
“While being known for our world-class sports offering we also pride ourselves for the telenovelas, the latest global blockbusters,” Foot said on the investment in leading-edge content and technology systems that deliver a plethora of shows for different tastes and different cultural groups.
MultiChoice Namibia is adamant that growing the creative industries into vibrant, economic powerhouses is high on their agenda. This, they said, is not only to their benefit but also so that local film and television productions can be supported and promoted. “Recently we’ve seen the rise of Namibians to stardom through television shows such as M-Net’s Greatest Movie Ever Made; Trace Africa; Big Brother Africa; MasterChef; Survivor; TLC Next Great Presenter, Southern African Countdown and CNN MultiChoice Journalist of the Year Awards – albeit in their capacity as winners or finalists in these initiatives” Foot said.