The popular television entertainment provider DStv/ MultiChoice has dismissed the rumours that its services in Zimbabwe have been suspended stating that they are inaccurate.
MultiChoice, which has a wide coverage in Zimbabwe through DStv stated that it would; contrary to public rumours, continue to provide a wide range of channels for Zimbabwean viewers.
“Rumours circulating in Zimbabwe to the effect that DStv services to the country are being suspended are wholly inaccurate, and the set of DStv bouquets available to Zimbabwean viewers are on offer” read the Official Statement.
Many urban viewers have migrated to DStv to get a wider choice of television content as Zimbabwe remains with ZBC as the only television broadcaster.
The official statement comes as banks make it hard for the Multichoice subscribers in paying their subscriptions.
StewardBankk, a local bank suspended DStv payments for all accounts citing foreign currency shortages being experienced in the country according to the Chronicle.
Adding to this, the NMB increased its commission from $2 to $5 owing to high costs in foreign currency according to New Zimbabwe, an online publication.
According to Technomag, in March this year, CABS halted the processing of DStv payments to none CABS account holders and went on to restrict a single payment per month for its cardholders.
Such developments could have arguably led to the suspension rumours among the Zimbabwean public.
All the while, the rise of internet access has made Video on Demand a firm threat for the entertainment provider coupled with the Zimbabwean cash crisis making such rumours not entirely unfounded. DStv is a South African based MultiChoice company which provide television channels on subscription and has operated in Zimbabwe since the 90s.