Why MultiChoice Zimbabwe quotes subs in US dollars


WE would like to re-iterate that the DStv service is an imported service provided by MultiChoice Africa, a foreign-based company.


The majority of the costs incurred by MultiChoice Africa are based in US do

llars — this includes the cost of international channels and satellite transponder space. For this reason DStv subscriptions are charged in US dollars and are payable to MultiChoice Africa.


As the subscription management company for DStv in Zimbabwe, MultiChoice Zimbabwe’s role is to collect payments on behalf of MultiChoice Africa and provide customer service to Zimbabwean subscribers.


MultiChoice Zimbabwe is not associated with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and is not in a position to comment on the company’s operations.


However, it is our understanding that broadcast rights for SABC channels do not extend to other countries; and that the encryption of the SABC signal is being upgraded, in order to prevent the illegal viewing of these channels outside of South Africa.



Kirsty Brien,


Marketing & PR manager,


MultiChoice Zimbabwe.

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