GOtv Kenya subscribers will not be paying anymore monthly subscription fees for Free-To-Channels said the Felix Kyengo, the General Manager of GOtv Kenya.
The general manager is reported to have said by Humanipo that customers have the option of the GOtv Open Bouquet, a non-subscription bouquet which provides FTA channels in digital quality.
“This is an option for television viewers to receive their local free-to-air channels for a once off administration fee,” said Kyengo.
Currently the GOtv decoder is available at KSh 3,399 (US$45) inclusive of two months GOtv Plus subscription from MultiChoice agents countrywide. On purchasing a new GOtv decoder, customers are provided with a two-month inclusive viewing of GOtv Plus, after which they can subscribe to GOtv or GOtv Plus – or activate GOtv Open by paying a once-off administration fee of KSh 2,600 (US$30).
In Uganda Gotv Plus with decoder and 1 month subscription goes for 89,000ugx (US$35.6) and monthly subscription is 25,500ugx (US$10.2), this is for 31 channels, Gotv for 19 channels subscription fees is 18,000ugx (US$7.2) while Free to air channels administration fees is 84,000ugx (US$33.6).
Kyengo confirmed GOtv customers can choose from the three GOtv options available and that a subscriber who is unable to select one of the options on time, post the initial two month period, will continue to have access to six FTA channels for two weeks. During the two-week period customers can then renew their subscription or pay the one off non-refundable administration fee for GOtv Open with access to six FTA channels.