DStv, GOtv Rate Hike: Nigerians Consider SLTV, Other Cheaper Alternatives 

DStv, GOtv Rate Hike: Nigerians Consider SLTV, Other Cheaper Alternatives 

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Following the latest cable TV subscription tariff increase by Multichoice, a South African satellite television company that operates DStv, and GOtv, some users have moved to seek a better and cheaper alternative.

Many netizens have said Silver Lake Television (SLTV), a premier satellite television company operated by Metro Digital Limited based in Nigeria, renders the same service as DStv.

Comparing DStv with SLTV, many who have subscribed to the new service (SLTV) stated that the difference between the both is just a little which is the number of channels provided but SLTV is cheaper.

Speaking further, some made it known that the hikes in so many things ranging from food items to fuel and other commodities in Nigeria is really affecting everyone and the increment to their source of entertainment is a big challenge for them.

When scanning the services on SLTV, it has over 50 HD channels with 10 Sports channels that show live football matches from the Premier League, Champions League, Laliga, Serie A, and UEL among others with a monthly subscription ranging from N2,500 to N5,000. This is considered by many to be affordable.

READ ALSO: MultiChoice Nigeria Raises DStv, GOtv Subscription Prices 6 Months After Last Increase

The increase in subscription charges has stirred mixed reactions online and among users, with each individual airing their views and preferences.

Mr Uchenna Gabriel said Nigeria is already a country where we can easily improvise things instead of lamenting. He further said that the recent increase came at the wrong time making reference to the economic conditions people are facing in Nigeria currently.

Also, Kehinde Ogunleye called out the cable TV company saying it is “milking” the country and that people should use the power of social media to discredit DStv. She said:  “Enough is enough, Enough of DStv milking us dry. DStv is insensitive to the plight of Nigerians. Let’s give our local content a chance.  SLTV is an opportunity to do away finally with this South African firm.”

Another X user named Chappy Jay stated that he has gotten his SLTV and his family loves it and has left DSTV.

According to Lawrence Obi, bringing SLTV  is the best option at this time, adding,  “That is very good and also learn how to patronize your own.”

Also, Ahmed Babatunde Omojarabi voiced his concern saying: “I didn’t know that they had increased their price. I wanted to renew my subscription and saw N5,100 on their app. It was very frustrating and annoying. They increased it from N2,950 to N4,200 last month. And no government officials are saying anything about it. Because they have the monopoly doesn’t mean they will be doing anyhow”.

Jacinta Chisom Oguadinma

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