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DSTV exits Malawi after Court halts plans to increase subscriber fees



In reaction to a high court ruling preventing MultiChioce from invoking further price increases for DStv service, the company has announced its exit from Malawi.

MultiChoice announced the decision on Wednesday.

MultiChoice had hiked DStv tariffs in July, but Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) obtained an injunction against the hike, and the company obtained a stay to allow it to comply with the request.

In its ruling on Tuesday, the Court ordered Multichoice to comply with the interim order, Business Day reports.

The company stopped new subscriptions or reconnections on Wednesday, August 9, as all ongoing subscriptions will be honoured until September 10, 2023.

But in Nigeria, MultiChoice increased its subscription fees by at least 10 per cent in May 2023 without opposition from the country’s regulatory authority.