DStv , which enjoys a near monopoly in the Nigerian Pay TV market has said that subscribers would have pay more to access its content starting from September 1.
But for those who renew their subscription before it expires, the old rates would apply.
According to DStv operated by Multichoice Nigeria limited, subscribers that renew their subscriptions before it expires would get 10 percent discount and would pay a little less than their previous monthly subscription.
DStv Family formerly N2, 800 is now N3000 and DStv Compact previously N4, 800 is now N5000 while Compact Plus now N7, 500 from N7, 000.
DStv premium is now N11, 000, previously N10, 000.
There is however no increase in the prices of DStv Access which remains at N1,500, while the dual view access fee for HDPVR both remains at N1,800.
The company said that the increase has been necessitated by ongoing increases in the company's operational and ancillary costs which include; content acquisition and development, technical infrastructure, satellite lease, facilities and maintenance.
Multichoice has increased prices annually since all its rivals fell.
The situation was made worse after HiTV, the indigenous Pay-Tv operators, lost the lucrative English Premier League (EPL) broadcast rights in Nigeria to Multichoice for the 2010-2011.