Is This the End of DSTV’s Reign in the Nigerian Pay TV Market?

Kendall Russell of Via Satellite attempts to answer one of the most popular questions many Nigerians have been asking since the emergence of Nigeria's latest player in satellite TV industry.

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When Telecom Satellites TV (TSTV) announced it would be introducing a new Direct-to-Home (DTH) broadcast service in Nigeria, local consumers seemed to breathe a collective sigh of relief. After all, according to PriceWaterhouseCoopers Partner Olufemi Onisubi, Nigerians have languished for years under mounting price hikes imposed by MultiChoice Africa, the dominant player in the region’s […]

DSTV Begins Open Week: Subscribers To View All Stations FREE

DSTV has announced that all active subscribers will have access to premium channels as it sets to flag off its Premium Open Week. For one week – Thursday, 14 April to Thursday, 21 April – all active DStv subscribers on Compact Plus, Compact, Family and Access bouquets will enjoy unlimited access to a buffet of premium […]

Controversies, gains of DSTv probe by CPC

Recently, the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) announced that it had “substantiated” allegations of abuses of consumer rights brought before the council against MultiChoice Nigeria, the owner of the Digital Satellite Broadcast Television (DStv). The federal government had in August last year begun investigating the operations of the DStv based on complaints of alleged consumer rights […]

MultiChoice announces price slash

Multichoice Nigeria has announced a price reduction on some of its decoders and additions that will thrill sports lovers on its compact bouquet. Addressing members of the press, Mr. John Ugbe, Managing Director Multichoice Nigeria, said the company was reducing price and updating some of their packages because of consumer considerations. The Explora, dish kit […]

Homosexuality Movie “I Am Jazz” Banned On Nigerian TV Stations

On Monday, October 26, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), has directed MultiChoice not to air a particular homosexual programme titled “I am Jazz”, which has just been introduced by the cable network. In a statement released by the director of public affairs of the NBC, Mr. Awwalu Salihu stated that the programme is a mini-series […]

Why We Can’t Implement Pay Per View Option in Nigeria – DStv

Tim Jacobs, chief executive officer of Multichoice in an interview published by Premium Times has explained why the company cannot implement the pay per view content option in Nigeria. Narrating how the content works, he said “pay per view is a very simple financial equation. If you want to do pay per view, you have […]

DStv Might Increase Subscription Fee Again

Multichoice’s Chief Executive Officer, Tim Jacobs, has said that Nigerians pay less for DStv subscriptions than its African neighbors. In an interview published by Premium Times, he said the company would rather not increase DStv subscription price unless it has to. “We also understand that there are times when we do things that are not […]

Nigeria’s Consumer protection agency raids Multichoice office in Lagos

Officials of the Consumer Protection Council on Thursday raided the head office of pay-TV service provider, MultiChoice Nigeria, in Lagos. The officials, armed with a warrant, were accompanied by policemen and journalists to the company’s office at about 1pm. In a statement on Thursday, the CPC said it conducted the raid in an effort to […]

Multichoice DStv Considers Review of Subscription Plans for Nigeria

MultiChoice, owners of DStv has said it’s planning to expand its content and improve on its services to millions of subscribers in Nigeria and across the continent. The Chief Executive Officer of MultiChoice Africa, Tim Jacobs, speaking recently said the company would continue to evaluate its pricing structures as part of its plan to fulfill […]

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