DStv withdraws services in Malawi following court order

MultiChoice Africa Holdings B.V, MAH, has withdrawn DStv services from Malawi with immediate effect.

MultiChoice Group in a statement, Wednesday, said: “MultiChoice Africa Holdings B.V (MAH) regrettably notifies DStv subscribers of its withdrawal of services from Malawi with immediate effect.

“This follows the injunction issued by the High Court in Lilongwe in a matter between MultiChoice Malawi, MCM and the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority, MACRA, prohibiting an adjustment to the DStv tariffs.

“MCM does not offer the DStv service to the public and therefore, cannot set or adjust tariffs for this service, a point repeatedly made to MACRA.

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“As a result, the order handed down to MCM is incapable of being implemented by them but carries with it grave consequences for the directors and management of MultiChoice Malawi, including imprisonment.

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“MAH given the impact on its supplier (MCM) and an increasingly adverse regulatory environment is therefore left with no option but to terminate the DStv service indefinitely.

“Customers are hereby, and with immediate effect, requested to halt payment for the DStv service.

“Customers who have already paid their new subscription for the DStv service will have those services honored until the current 30 day viewing cycle ends on or before September 10, 2023.

“From August 9, 2023, no new subscriptions or reconnections will be accepted.

“MAH would like to thank customers for their support over many years.

“MAH would also like to thank MCM for their professional conduct in supplying services to MAH over as many years,” the statement added.

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