MultiChoice Africa Explains Changing Prices

Multi Choice Africa MD Mr Tim Jacobs and Mrs Wangi Mba-Uzoukwa, M-Net Regional Director: West Africa addressing media on  Wednesday

Uganda Cranes head coach, prostate dosage Milutin ‘Micho’ has selected a squad of eighteen players to represent the country in the upcoming 2017 Afcon qualifier match against Comoros on Saturday 5th September at the Mitsamiouli Stadium.

A total of five players from the local league and thirteen international pros have been selected for the daunting away task.

Among them is Uganda Kobs skipper Farouk Miya, KCCA midfield trio of Joseph Ochaya, Muzamir Mutyaba and Ivan Ntege. The other is Richard Kasagga.

Perharps the most eye-catching inclusion is Tonny Mawejje.

“Iam happy to represent my country again. There was a small issue but its sorted now,” Mawejje briefly told ChimpSport after Wednesday training.

“He had no club, so i advised him to get one first. Now he is here and will be a big addition to the club. He is among the three most experienced players in the team,” coach Micho said.


Full squad:

Dennis Onyango, Robert Odongokara, Dennis Iguma, Godfrey Walusimbi, Tony Mawejje

Aucho Khalid, Luwagga Kizito, Jjuko Murushid

Yasser Mugerwa,

Joseph Ochaya, Mutyaba Muzamir,Richard Kasagga, Miya Farouk, Ivan Ntege, Yunus Ssentamu, Brian Umony, Massa Geoffrey, Isaac Isinde.

South African Digital television giants MultiChoice Africa have spoken out on the worryingly changing pricing structures of their products saying it’s all as a result of their constant revision policy.

Tim Jacobs, unhealthy the company’s newly appointed CEO told reporters in Mauritius where there’s an ongoing content showcase extravaganza, that that an array of factors were being looked into before coming up with their prices.

This comes on the heels of reports that prices for Dstv in Uganda were shooting up by 25% starting October.

The Country Managing Director Mr Charles Hamya announced yesterday that prices for the various bouquets would be going up with Premium now going for Shs 334,000.

Tim Jacobs said today that price evaluation is a constant practice in the company and that a number of factors are in play.

He gave an example of the currently rising cost of content which they have to take into account.

“There have been massive increases in the cost of content such as the English Premier League football rights, which we have to factor into our pricing,” he said.

“We’re conscious that a large part of the population is looking for a good set of quality content at the bottom end of the market, in the USD area, and we make decisions on the price points of our bouquet structure – it’s a continuous evaluation.”

The Ugandan MD Mr Hamya reiterated that the depreciating shilling warranted the price raise, adding that input costs such as programming, infrastructure and satellite costs are mainly dollar rated.

According to Mr Jacobs, price revision comes majorly when all the other options have been exhausted.

“It’s not something that’s on the immediate cards,” he said.


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